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Elvis Costello Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.3 Stars)

Number of reviews: 78



1.0 star rating Steven from Seattle, Washington


Not sure if this wonderful artist has lost his sound or his hearing, but the Woodinville show was easily the worst concert I’ve ever heard. Some good stories, but frankly it would have been more entertaining if he left the band behind and just talked. I’m a fan, but there was no excuse for how bad this show was.

1.0 star rating Allison from San Francisco, California


My husband and I have been in Elvis Costello fans for years. Last time we saw him he opened for the Police and he was perfection! Like it or not, Elvis, we came to hear you play your hits I thought it was very disrespectful to the crowd to give us hardly any!!!

1.0 star rating Elaine from Los Angeles, California


We were looking forward to this concert so much but it was so disappointing. We didn't didn't make it through the whole performance.

1.0 star rating An EC and DK fan from Los Angeles, California


The worst concert I’ve ever been to. Between the total loss of pitch, the slagging of his fans at Reno and Bend and simply a clear loss singing ability, Elvis dishonoured himself and his fans. At times, his si of. Was like bad college frat boys karaoke. There is nothing f positive to say about the performance so I will stop here.

1.0 star rating James C from Vancouver, British Columbia


Elvis is clearly tired of playing the songs the fans actually enjoy, so instead he created atonal, decidedly unmusical arrangements that are barely recognizable as the songs we know. This was the single worst concert I’ve ever attended. It was my fourth and absolutely last time seeing him live. He has lost all the joy and energy that used to make him such a singular live performer. Nothing remains but a pretentious, self-indulgent shell filled with spite and an overblown ego. I want my money back.

1.0 star rating Karan P from Boston, Massachusetts


Seeing EC was on my bucket list. I saw him 7/2/23 at the Casino Ballroom on Hampton Beach. The other poor reviews say it all: his hits were almost unrecognizable and the sound mix was poor. I fell asleep during a long, weird song. He's a great guitarist and his voice was great too. But the arrangements were very unpleasant. Tickets cost a lot these days and I splurged and was disappointed.

1.0 star rating John Navillus from Fairfield CT


WTF Declan? I mean really - you can't sing on key...or make the attempt? What a colossal waste of time and money. GO home and have your wife tuck you into bed for a nap. And stop wasting your fans time and money. I want my money back.

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