Elvis Costello & The Imposters' new song ‘Paint the Red Rose Blue’ is out today. ‘Paint the Red Rose Blue’ is the second song to be released from 'The Boy Named If' out January 14th 2022, the new album of urgent, immediate songs with bright melodies, guitar solos that sting and a quick step to the rhythm.
According to Costello, the song is "The account of someone who has long-courted theatrical darkness, only for its violence and cruelty to become all too real. In its wake, a bereft couple learn to love again, painting a melancholy blue over the red of romance.”
Listen to ‘Paint the Red Rose Blue’ - BELOW:
Elvis will return to the UK in June 2022 with The Imposters (Steve Nieve - keyboards; Pete Thomas - drums; Davey Faragher - bass & backing vocals) along with Charlie Sexton for the extensive UK run of dates.
Ian Prowse will be opening the show, performing songs from his upcoming album. ‘One Hand on the Starry Plough’ will be released on 11th February 2022.
Tickets are available HERE. Elvis Costello & The Imposters play the following dates:
Sun 5th - Brighton Dome
Tue 7th - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Wed 8th - Newcastle O2 City Hall
Fri 10th - Liverpool Philharmonic
Sat 11th - Manchester Opera House
Mon 13th - Birmingham Symphony Hall
Tue 14th - Leicester De Montfort Hall
Thu 16th - Oxford New Theatre
Fri 17th - Bath The Forum
Sun 19th - Portsmouth Guildhall
Mon 20th - Swansea Arena
Wed 22nd - Ipswich Regent Theatre
Thur 23rd - London Eventim Apollo
Wednesday, 8th December saw the release of a Lupe-O-Vision short feature for the album’s first cut ‘Magnificent Hurt’ by marionette maker, Tony Sinnett in collaboration with Eamon Singer and Arlo McFurlow and edited by Elliot Thomas. Watch here.
Since his U.K. tour of 2020 was curtailed after a triumphant Hammersmith Apollo appearance in March 2020, Elvis Costello has released the album, ‘Hey Clockface’ and the subsequent French-language E.P., ‘La Face de Pendule à Coucou’ - featuring the voices of Iggy Pop and Isabelle Adjani.