Elvis Costello has apparently got cancer

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Elvis Costello has apparently got cancer

Postby caramba » 06 Jul 2018, 11:29

Terrible, terrible news. Hope he pulls through

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Postby never/ever » 06 Jul 2018, 11:41

This always gets my nut. You can beat it once but seldom does cancer stay away.
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Postby The Slider » 06 Jul 2018, 11:46

It reads like rather good news to me. :?
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Re: Elvis Costello has apparently got cancer

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 06 Jul 2018, 12:37

Was hoping to see him in Manchester tonight.

Wishing him well and hoping it does not return but that he does in the near future.
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Re: Elvis Costello has apparently got cancer

Postby Hugh » 06 Jul 2018, 12:58

Saw him doing a terrific two and a half hour set in Edinburgh on 24 June. There was no hint that he was flagging. Hopefully he has just overdone it and needs to take it easy for a while. Here is his full statement:

Elvis Costello Forced To Cancel Remaining European Dates

Elvis Costello has been forced to cancel the remaining 6 dates of his current European tour on medical grounds. His doctor has strongly advised him to take a break from his current tour itinerary and rest.

Ticket holders should go to point of purchase for refunds.

Elvis apologises to his fans and releases the following statement:

“Six weeks ago my specialist called me and said, "You should start playing the Lotto". He had rarely, if ever, seen such a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy that could be defeated by a single surgery.

I was elated and relieved that our European summer tour could go ahead.

Post-surgical guidelines for such surgery, recommend three weeks to four weeks recovery depending on whether you are returning to a desk job or an occupation that involves physical work or travel.

It was impossible to judge how this advisory would line up with the demands on a traveling musician, playing 90-minute to 2-hour plus performances on a nightly basis but by the time we reached the Edinburgh Playhouse, I was almost fooled into thinking that normal service had been resumed.

I have to thank our friends attending last night's show in Amsterdam and those in Antwerp, Glynde and at Newcastle City Hall for bearing me up. The spirit has been more than willing but I have to now accept that it is going to take longer than I would have wished for me to recover my full strength. Therefore, I must reluctantly cancel all the remaining engagements of this tour.

My apologies go to our ticket holders in Manchester, Pula, Graz, Vienna, Tysnes and Rattvik but I would rather disappoint our friends there by not appearing than in pressing on with a show that is compromised and
eventually puts my health at risk.

My deep thanks go to Pete Thomas, Steve Nieve and Davey Faragher of The Imposters for all their deep friendship, love and support during this upsetting time. Thanks also to Kitten Kuroi and Briana Lee whose beautiful voices have spurred me on to do the singing that I've managed, whatever the cost. It goes without saying that there are many others who have worked to get us to the stage and from town to town to whom I am also deeply grateful.

To leave you with some more optimistic news, The Imposters and I - together with several of our other friends - have made a magnificent new record of which we are truly proud. It will be issued in October, I believe. We will return at the soonest opportunity to play that music and your favourite songs that still make sense to us all.

Take very good care of your loved ones but Gentleman, do talk to you friends - you'll find you are not alone - seek your doctor's advice if you are in doubt or when it is timely and act as swiftly as you may in these matters. It may save your life. Believe me, it is better than playing roulette."

Yours through music. Elvis Costello”

Dates Affected

June
Wed 27th UK, Southend, Cliffs Pavilions
Thu 28th UK, Plymouth, Plymouth Pavilions

July
Fri 6th UK, Manchester, Castlefield Bowl
Sun 8th CROATIA, Pula, Pula Arena
Mon 9th AUSTRIA, Graz, Kasematten - Schlossberguhne
Weds 11th AUSTRIA, Vienna, Konzerthaus
Sat 14th NORWAY, Tysnes, Tysnesfest Gjesrstad Arena
Mon 16th SWEDEN, Rattvik, Dalhalla

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Re: Elvis Costello has apparently got cancer

Postby Hugh » 06 Jul 2018, 13:05

And, if anyone is interested, my review of the gig:

http://hifipig.com/elvis-costello-the-i ... edinburgh/

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Re: Elvis Costello has apparently got cancer

Postby The Prof » 06 Jul 2018, 13:08

Tom Waits For No One wrote:Was hoping to see him in Manchester tonight.



I'm guessing that's why The Buzzcocks have been added to the bill.

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Re: Elvis Costello has apparently got cancer

Postby Pansy Puff » 06 Jul 2018, 14:45

The Slider wrote:It reads like rather good news to me. :?

At first I thought you were just being horrible, then I read the article. Looks like it got cut out.

“To leave you with some more optimistic news, The Imposters and I -together with several of our other friends - have made a magnificent new record of which we are truly proud. It will be issued in October, I believe. We will return at the soonest opportunity to play that music and your favourite songs that still make sense to us all.”
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Re: Elvis Costello has apparently got cancer

Postby Nuts » 06 Jul 2018, 15:49

Fingers crossed it's just a rest he needs. This is the first year since I first started going to see him back in 1981 that I haven't seen him on a tour. Just felt that after seeing him in what must be triple figures, that I could give it a miss this year.
I'm hoping he's got a good few years of gigs left in him and hopefully at least one more great album.
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Re: Elvis Costello has apparently got cancer

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 06 Jul 2018, 16:58

Hugh wrote:And, if anyone is interested, my review of the gig:

http://hifipig.com/elvis-costello-the-i ... edinburgh/


Nice
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Re: Elvis Costello has apparently got cancer

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 06 Jul 2018, 18:03

The Prof wrote:
Tom Waits For No One wrote:Was hoping to see him in Manchester tonight.



I'm guessing that's why The Buzzcocks have been added to the bill.


As replacements go that's hard to beat.
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Re: Elvis Costello has apparently got cancer

Postby Matt Wilson » 06 Jul 2018, 18:48

Pansy Puff wrote:
The Slider wrote:It reads like rather good news to me. :?

At first I thought you were just being horrible, then I read the article. Looks like it got cut out.

“To leave you with some more optimistic news, The Imposters and I -together with several of our other friends - have made a magnificent new record of which we are truly proud. It will be issued in October, I believe. We will return at the soonest opportunity to play that music and your favourite songs that still make sense to us all.”


Not to say that John isn't horrible, or anything...

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Re: Elvis Costello has apparently got cancer

Postby goldstoned » 08 Jul 2018, 00:25

One of the artists who have enriched people's lives so much and redefined the term 'singer song writer'. I was shocked by the news. The cruelties of life and man's inability to handle them have been his topic. This news fits right in. Hope he'll be ok soon.