The Return of The King…: Roots Report

Okee dokee folks…

The King, Elvis Presley, died in 1977. Soon thereafter a new Elvis emerged, Elvis Costello. The previous Elvis’ live reign lasted less than 25 years but has endured even in death. Elvis Costello has outlasted the King’s earthly tenure by decades. Even though there is little common ground between the two there is often confusion and comparison when speaking of any Elvis.

Just like “The King”, Elvis Costello has explored many different styles during his long career- new wave, pop, rock, soul, country, orchestral and jazz. He has contributed to over thirty five albums, collaborated with countless other musicians, appeared in films and on tv, written articles and books and so much more. His immense body of work has garnered him fans around the globe.


If you are an Elvis fan you are in luck! Costello will be swinging into Rhode Island on October 28th for a show at The Providence Performing Arts Center. Elvis will be once again teaming up with his backing band The Imposters to bring his Hello Again show on a twenty city tour that includes Providence. The Imposters are pianist and organist Steve Nieve, drummer Peter Thomas, and bassist and vocalist Davey Faragher. “Costello & The Imposters will perform songs from the pages of his formidable songbook. ‘Hello Again’ will also see the first performances of songs from the future, as the band time-travel in all directions.” 

It’s been a long Covid break and music is back. Don’t miss this opportunity to see an Elvis live, in concert. Though I doubt Declan McManus (Elvis’ real name) will be donning a jump suit and doing karate kicks during the show, he surely will provide an entertaining evening of timeless tunes. 

PPAC has no capacity restrictions; all PPAC event employees are fully vaccinated. PPAC is a GBAC STAR® accredited performing arts venue, indicating that the theatre has adopted the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention. PPAC is following current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines as recommended by the CDC and state government.

For more about the show, “Pump It Up” to: Also coming up at PPAC: Ali Wong, Joe Bonamossa, Cheap Trick, Bob Dylan, Black Violin, Billy Gilman, Brian Regan and much, much more!

That’s it for now, thanks for reading.