Venue Details

1360 Star Starred
Greek Theatre
2700 North Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-665-5857
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Member Tips

Goldstar Member
Dress warm, it can get pretty chilly
info Aug 19 2009 star this tip starred
Alan Trevor
Parking is the main drawback of The Greek - expensive & stacked.
info Aug 19 2009 star this tip starred
Alan Trevor
They need better deserts like the Hollywood Bowl.
info Aug 19 2009 star this tip starred
CoreyC
Bring a blanket
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CoreyC
Walk if you can
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Goldstar Member
Yes ut was chilly - I will ring a blamket for the next time.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.8 average rating
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35 events
15 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

Elvis Costello is a legend, but I wish I would have realized that his current traveling gig was with the SOUTHERN almost Country Western-type group called the Sugarcanes,... continued

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

This was a pretty good evening at the Greek. The bad news first: I was dissapointed by the sound system at the Greek. Trebles were brittle and bass was sloppy, to the... continued

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7 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

Thought both performers were great especially Elvis Costello - it was my first time seeing him - I loved hearing his classic sings with the new band - he sounded so... continued

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Website

http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1632

Description

Elvis Costello and the Sugarcanes perform at the Greek Theatre with special guest Lucinda Williams.

Elvis Costello has followed his musical curiosity in a career spanning more than 30 years. He is perhaps best known for his performances with The Attractions, The Imposters and for concert appearances with pianist Steve Nieve. However, he has also entered into acclaimed collaborations with Burt Bacharach, The Brodsky Quartet, Paul McCartney, Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, guitarist Bill Frisell, composer Roy Nathanson, The Charles Mingus Orchestra, record producer and songwriter T Bone Burnett and Allen Toussaint. For his Greek Theatre performance, Costello will be accompanied by the Sugarcanes. The Sugarcanes are Costello’s new acoustic band comprised of Jim Lauderdale, Jerry Douglas, Mike Compton, Stuart Duncan, Dennis Crouch and Jeff Taylor.

Costello’s songs have been recorded by a great number of artists. The list of performers reflects his interest in a wide range of musical styles: George Jones, Chet Baker, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Robert Wyatt, Charles Brown, No Doubt, Solomon Burke, June Tabor, Howard Tate, the gospel vocal group The Fairfield Four and the viol consort Fretwork with the countertenor Michael Chance. In 2003, he began a songwriting partnership with his wife, the jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall, resulting in six songs included in her highly successful album The Girl In The Other Room.

Elvis Costello’s new album Secret, Profane & Sugarcane was released by Hear Music on June 2. Secret, Profane & Sugarcane was produced by T Bone Burnett and recorded by Mike Piersante during a three-day session at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studio. Joining Costello were Jerry Douglas (dobro), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Mike Compton (mandolin), Jeff Taylor (accordion) and Dennis Crouch (double bass), some of the most highly regarded recording artists and musicians in traditional American country music, Bluegrass and beyond.

Don’t miss your chance to witness two of music’s most relevant and respected artists, Elvis Costello and Lucinda Williams when they hit the Greek Theatre stage.