In what must be the smallest tour in his musical history, Elvis Costello launched a mini-tour with Amoeba Music today, June 22nd. At 12:00 p.m. Costello performed at the Amoeba San Francisco location then will perform at Amoeba Hollywood location at 8 p.m. Costello also signed limited amount of copies of his new album Secret, Profane & Sugarcane after both performances. The purchase of the CD or vinyl will include a silk screen poster commemorating the event.
Backing Costello is Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, Jim Lauderdale, who also appears on his new release.
The capacity crowd was wound around the side of the store at 10AM and once inside wated patiently for the show to start roughly two hours later. Elvis was in fine form inviting people to move in closer and to sing along with the chorus of several songs.
Amoeba will stream the Hollywood performance live on Amoeba.com at 8 p.m. pst.
Amoeba San Francisco location set list (to my recollection)
set duraton roughly 50 minutes.
Down Among the Wines and Spirits
My All Time Doll
A new song about a convict cheating death and getting revenge.
Sulphur to Sugarcane