Elvis Costello & The Imposters are planning some summer shows — with the first date already announced. On August 27th, the band is set to play Kansas City, Missouri's famed Uptown Theater. The public onsale is set for Friday, June 18th at 10 a.m. local time. So far, no other dates have been announced.
Costello's primary band since 2001 — the Imposters — features Attractions keyboardist Stevie Nieve, drummer Pete Thomas — with Davey Faragher replacing Attractions bassist Bruce Thomas.
Elvis Costello spoke to us about when he realized the Attractions had run their course in the mid-'90s after reuniting after nearly a decade apart: “We were in Japan and we just recognized, it just was at the end of the line. It never had really been a second line, it was just an attempt to work together, 'cause it, sort of, developed naturally over Brutal Youth — but it wasn't really natural by the time we got to that. It was done with gritted teeth and I didn't feel that was very healthy. And you can't go back like that — it's a different thing. Y'know, we definitely play, rhythmically, much more convincingly than the Attractions ever did. The Imposters is really an R&B band, in my opinion. I think there's a big distinction in the thing that Davey Faragher brings to it. If you want him to play in that English style of bass playing, he's not going to do that; he doesn't play like that — he's an American”