Photo: James O’Mara
Elvis Costello‘s new record National Ransom comes out on November 2 in the US and he’s planning a little promotional blitz for that week including a November 1 performance at WNYC’s Greene Space.
Leonard Lopate brings Elvis Costello and his six-piece band the Sugarcanes and Pete Thomas to The Greene Space at WNYC on the eve of his new record release, National Ransom. For over 30 years, Costello has drawn on many different genres – and National Ransom is no exception. Elvis and Company will perform songs from the album, which includes new rock, bluegrass, and country songs, produced by T. Bone Burnett. Leonard will also engage him in a conversation about his influences and his career. This is a special opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the music scene’s most interesting voices.
Check out all of Elvis’ upcoming US and UK promotional appearances after the jump.
Elvis Costello UK Appearances
Monday, October 25
National Ransom, is released internationally (everywhere except the US)
Tuesday, October 26
Later with Jools Holland w/ Paul McCartney and The Black Keys (more)
Thursday, October 28
Elvis Live at Ronnie Scott’s London, UK
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Elvis Costello US Appearances
Saturday, October 23 & Sunday, October 24
Bridge School Benefit (more)
Monday, November 1
• “The Greene Space” at WNYC
• CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman”
Tuesday, November 2 (release date for National Ransom)
• AOL Sessions
• PBS’ “Live from the Artists Den”
Wednesday, November 3rd
• MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”
• WFUV Presents “Words & Music with Elvis Costello”
• WNYC’s “The Leonard Lopate Show”
• Sirius/XM Satellite Radio multiple interviews
Thursday, November 4th
• Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report”
Friday, November 5
• NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”
Saturday, November 6 & Sunday, November 7
• “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”
All band performances are with the Sugarcanes and Pete Thomas. The Sugarcanes, who appear on ‘National Ransom,’ are: Jerry Douglas (dobro, lap steel), Stuart Duncan (violin), Mike Compton (mandolin), Jim Lauderdale (guitar and vocals), Jeff Taylor (accordion), Dennis Crouch (double bass). Pete Thomas (drums) has played with Costello since 1977.