Live Review

Live Review: Elvis Costello, Vicar Street, 1 July 2010

Artist: Elvis Costello and the Sugarcanes
Venue: Vicar Street, Dublin
Date: 1 July 2010
Support: None

Setlist (partial):
Mystery Train
Blame it on Cain
American Without Tears
The Wind Cries Mary
Mystery Dance
New Amsterdam >
Hide Your Love Away
It’s Been a Good Year For the Roses
Complicated Shadows
Red Shoes
Little Palaces
Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover)
What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding
Every Day I Write the Book

Girls Talk
The Spell You Cast



Vanessa Monaghan, Goldenplec
“From the first notes of ‘Mystery Train’, it becomes apparent that Costello, along with his backing band ‘The Sugarcanes’, will be treating us to some country and bluegrass.”

Tony Clayton-Lea, The Irish Times
“For some years we have stopped believing that he is the best thing since the invention of the wheel – his last truly brilliant album, in our opinion, was 2003’s North – but it would be a foolish person indeed to bet against him delivering a show that didn’t provide equal measures of reinvention, humour, cracking tunes and a staggering range of influences and references. Business as usual, then.”


‘Every Day I Write the Book’:

‘Little Palaces’:

‘Red Shoes’:

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