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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 Diane from Baltimore MD


What a terrible performance. The man's vocals were off tune and he played a series of low tempo boring arrangements, instructing the audience to clap for him and the band at various intervals. His stopped to tell pretentious stories now and then. We got about three quarters of the way through and couldn't take it anymore and left,...might I say along with others who had come to the same conclusion.

1.0 star rating Adrian B from Boston, Massachusetts


Classic example of disappearing up your own arse , crap sound

1.0 star rating Jack Fite from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Very disappointing. It seemed like a jazz show. Barely played any hits. His fans were sitting on their hands the entire show. Very mellow

1.0 star rating Francis Rogers from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Nick Lowe was great as usual, but Elvis was unlistenable he talked way too much and insulted audience members. I was so glad when my wife said let’s go. When we left Broad St. was full of other people who also left the concert.

1.0 star rating Libby from Mornington


Nearer the isle we would have walked out. Pathetic performance, did not sing one complete song, sex appeal zilch. Save your money.

1.0 star rating Tracy Marshall from Nashville, Tennessee


We saw him at the Ryman last night and it was the only show I've ever walked out on. He is wother losing his hearing, or his mind. He introduced the brass 3 times. He was off key and behind the band half the time. He seemed like a lost old man on stage - zero charisma, with weird repetive gestures like holding up every guitar after each song, holding his hat off his head, gesturing for applause over and over, going back for a drink over and over . He rambled at times, and would walk away from those stupid old fashioned microphones and you couldnt even hear him. Any song from his album that he did play, he butchered. News flash Costello: people don't pay to see you experiment with self indulgent BS unless you're going to play a few hits (indulge your paying audience). It was horrible and we left after Larken Poe got off stage because they were literally the highlight but even their mics weren't capturing them enough to save Blame it on Cain. Garbage. I'll be pissed about this for days.

1.0 star rating Patricia from Atlanta, Georgia


We saw Elvis 30 years ago and he was fantastic! To say we were disappointed with his ATLANTA concert is an understatement. It was like sitting in a jazz club and trying to not fall asleep. The old songs I was hoping to hear he didn’t play and the couple that he did sounded nothing like the originals. I can’t believe we actually endured 2 hours hoping it would get better. Ended up leaving early because we just couldn’t listen anymore.

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