When it comes to writing songs, few can do it with the uniqueness and passion that Elvis Costello brings to the table. Collaborating with many different artists over the years, his influence can be felt across music as his sound continues to evolve. Come see what makes him one of the legends of music by getting your Elvis Costello tickets now while you can.
Born August 25, 1954, in London, England, Elvis Costello was born with music in his blood. His father, Ross MacManus, was a musician in his own right and even included his son in a song for a television commercial. It didn't take long for Costello to seek a music career of his own, as in 1976 he stopped into the office of the label Stiff Records and was signed to a deal on the spot. Quickly joining up with a band to back him up, Elvis Costello and the Attractions was born. Their first album, My Aim is True (1977), has been critically acclaimed over the years, landing on lists like Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and being called the 80th best album ever by VH1.
Such critical acclaim became common place for Elvis Costello. Many of his albums were considered the best of the year, gaining Costello the praise that a rare few had received. Although his albums were considered among the best, rarely did he make his mark on the singles charts. It wasn't until "Everyday I Write the Book" off of his eighth album Punch the Clock (1983) that he was able to crack the Top Forty in the U.S.
He has collaborated with many great artists over the years, while continuing to tour and record himself. Elvis Costello and the members of the Attractions were honored for their work in 2003, when they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. That night they were presented by all time great Elton John.