Who would have guessed in 1977 that the skinny guitar player and part-time London-based computer programmer who dared to call himself "Elvis" would one day headline Las Vegas.
Arguably, there might be as many Elvis Costello fans today as there are Elvis Presley fans and you can be sure the irony will not be lost on Mr. Costello when he brings his redoubtable band The Imposters to the Wynn in Las Vegas February 28 through March 10 for a series of concerts that will no doubt raise the roof on the hotel with classic catalog nuggets as well as new songs from Elvis' long rumored new album of new material due later this year. Mr. C recently debuted a new song, "You Shouldn't Look at Me That Way Now" written for the upcoming film, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
. And we hope there is lots more to come.
Costello is a big fan of classic electric guitars and has been seen on stage with a Casino
("my first Epiphone, of course
"), a Sheraton II PRO
, as well as an Epiphone Zephyr Emperor Regent Tenor (similar in body style and tone to the new Masterbilt Century Collection
). Visit Costello's website
for further tour details and check out the EC live in North Carolina as he puts his Zephyr Emperor Regent through its paces on stage with producer and fellow "Coward" Brother (as the two called themselves in the 80s) on a smoking cover of Chuck Berry's, "Don't Lie to Me."