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Elvis Costello Playing 10-Night Residency in New York in February

The first five encompass solo performances and the final five feature Costello with pianist Steve Nieve.

Elvis Costello has never been shy about testing out new and interesting concepts with his recordings and live shows, and he’s got another trick up his sleeve early next year. The artist will stage 100 songs and More, a 10-night residency at New York’s Gramercy Theatre from Feb. 9-22, with the first five encompassing solo performances and the final five featuring Costello with pianist Steve Nieve.

Costello plays to perform different themed set lists each night without repeating any of the 10 pre-selected songs from each show. The rest of the nightly repertoire will be chosen and played impromptu. Costello has even penned a rhyme for the occasion:

For 10 nights at the Gramercy Theatre
I’ll name 10 songs to set the scene
I’ll play those 10 and then 10 more
Shake off the old routine

Each night will tell a different tale
So come to one or come to all
100 Songs is what I promise
But twice that number is quite a haul

I will start this stand alone, that’s fine
Nights one to five, the Feast Day of St. Valentine
Steve Nieve will join me for Nights six, seven, eight & nine
But what else may happen is a secret of mine
Let’s just set up the chair or two and play
In case some friends turn up along the way

Citi cardholders get first crack at tickets today through Thursday. The general public on sale is Friday. See below for details on what Costello has in store for each of the 10 concerts.

Thursday, Feb. 9th – Elvis Costello Solo – Night One
1. Welcome To The Working Week
2. Hoover Factory
3. Red Shoes
4. Stranger In The House
5. Poison Moon
6. Wave A White Flag
7. Radio Sweetheart
8. Mystery Dance
9. Cheap Reward
10. Alison
And At Least Ten More!

Friday, Feb. 10th – Elvis Costello Solo – Night Two
1. Jack Of All Parades
2. Watch Your Step
3. Home Is Anywhere You Hang Your Head
4. New Amsterdam
5. Battered Old Bird
6. Last Boat Leaving
7. Little Palaces
8. Red Cotton
9. Sulphur To Sugarcane
10. Sleep Of The Just
And At Least Ten More!

Saturday, Feb. 11th – Elvis Costello Solo – Night Three
1. Complicated Shadows
2. Less Than Zero
3. The River In Reverse
4. Bullets For The New-Born King
5. We Are All Cowards Now
6. She’s Pulling Out The Pin
7. Stations Of The Cross
8. Brilliant Mistake
9. The Scarlet Tide
10. That Day Is Done
And At Least Ten More!

Monday, Feb. 13th – Elvis Costello Solo – Night Four
1. 45
2. Stella Hurt
3. Black & White World
4. Ghost Train
5. Church Underground
6. God’s Comic
7. Suit Of Lights
8. Jimmie Standing In The Rain
9. Dr. Watson, I Presume
10. I Want To Vanish
And At Least Ten More!

Tuesday, Feb. 14th – Elvis Costello Solo – Night Five
1. I Hope You’re Happy Now
2. Starting To Come To Me
3. Blue Chair
4. Dishonour The Stars
5. Toledo
6. High Fidelity
7. Stripping Paper
8. Riot Act
9. Beyond Belief
10. Indoor Fireworks
And At Least Ten More!

Thursday, Feb 16th – Elvis Costello with Steve Nieve – Night Six
1. Accidents Will Happen
2. Just A Memory
3. Suspect My Tears
4. The Loved Ones
5. Motel Matches
6. All Grown Up
7. Long Honeymoon
8. You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way
9. Veronica
10. God Give Me Strength
And At Least Ten More!

Friday, Feb. 17th – Elvis Costello with Steve Nieve – Night Seven
1. Shot With His Own Gun
2. Still
3. When I Was Cruel No.2
4. The Whirlwind
5. Isabelle In Tears
6. Town Cryer
7. I’ll Wear It Proudly
8. The Comedians
9. My Dark Life
10. This House Is Empty Now
And At Least Ten More!

Sunday, Feb. 19th – Elvis Costello with Steve Nieve – Night Eight
1. Talking In The Dark
2. London’s Brilliant Parade
3. I’m In The Mood Again
4. So Like Candy
5. He’s Given Me Things
6. Almost Blue
7. I Still Have That Other Girl
8. Favorite Hour
9. April 5th.
10. The Birds Will Still Be Singing
And At Least Ten More!

Monday, Feb. 20th – Elvis Costello with Steve Nieve – Night Nine
1. In The Darkest Place
2. All This Useless Beauty
3. Hey Clock-face
4. You’ll Never Be A Man
5. The Last Confession Of Vivian Whip
6. Country Darkness
7. Deep Dark Truthful Mirror
8. Shipbuilding
9. All The Rage
10. Couldn’t Call It Unexpected No.4
And At Least Ten More!

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd – Finale – Night Ten
1. Radio Radio
2. Greenshirt
3. Hetty O’Hara Confidential
4. Everyday I Write The Book
5. The Boy Named If
6. Lipstick Vogue
7. Watching The Detectives
8. What If I Can’t Give You Anything But Love?
9. Man Out Of Time
10. I Want You
And At Least Ten More!