Including London Palladium and 4 nights at Vicar Street, Dublin

Elvis Costello and Steve Nieve have announced a 15 date tour of the UK & Ireland for September 2024, playing selections from a songbook that is fifty years long and twice as deep. 


The tour kicks off in Glasgow on September 5, includes the London Palladium on September 21st, and finishes with a four – night run in Dublin at Vicar Street. They also play Wolverhampton for the first time in 30 years!


Tickets go on-sale Friday, December 10th at 10:00am from ElvisCostello.com.  


ELVIS COSTELLO & STEVE NIEVE Play the following shows:

September 2024

Thu 5 Glasgow, Theatre Royal Glasgow

Sat 7 Gateshead, The Glasshouse International Centre for Music

Sun 8 Manchester, Opera House Manchester

Wed 11 Liverpool, Liverpool Olympia

Sat 14 Cardiff, New Theatre, Cardiff

Sun 15 Oxford, New Theatre Oxford

Tue 17 Bristol, Bristol Beacon

Wed 18 Poole, Lighthouse 

Sat 21 London, The London Palladium

Tue 24 Ipswich, Regent Theatre

Wed 25 Wolverhampton, The Civic at The Halls Wolverhampton

Fri 27 Dublin, Vicar Street

Sat 28 Dublin, Vicar Street

Mon 30 Dublin, Vicar Street



Tue 1 Dublin, Vicar Street


Following the acclaim for their 2023 appearance at the National Concert Hall, Costello and Nieve return to Dublin to close the tour with a four-night stand at Vicar St, during which they will present something approaching 100 songs in four different programmes.


 “Costello is one of the world’s greatest songwriters, up there with McCartney. You forget how many timeless songs he actually has until he plays them. It is immediately obvious of the enduring power of them too.” 

Irish Independent, Dublin, Ireland – September 7th, 2023


The collaboration of Elvis Costello and Steve Nieve has spanned over 45 years, with appearances together on 25 record albums – from “Watching The Detectives” to “The Boy Named If” – and on countless stages. Yet twenty years have elapsed since Costello and Nieve made their last full-length appearance in the U.K. at the Cafe de Paris, London in 2004.


Since early 2023 – when Costello undertook a ten-night engagement at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City – the songwriter has taken a deeper, more curious look at his repertoire. 


Costello said, “I want to uncover, rediscover, dismantle and re-assemble songs, “Before your very eyes”, as stage magicians used to announce before their next trick.” 


That NYC stand promised “100 Songs In 10 Nights”, a figure which was surpassed by Night Four. More than 230 different songs had been performed by Night Ten with Steve Nieve sharing the stage for over half of those performances.


From late August to early October 2023 the “Costello & Nieve” presentation visited twenty-two European cities; from Madrid to Oslo, from Brussels to Budapest, arriving at new connections with well-known titles after having received some of the most sustained applause for songs that had rarely, if ever, featured in concert and garnering rave press notices along the way.


“Costello’s unique singing is of astonishing quality, the voice is always powerful, as is the piano.”

Luzerner Zeitung, Lucerne, Switzerland – October 3rd, 2023. 


Costello’s songs have recently featured in the Rupert Goold-directed Almeida Theatre production of “Cold War”, adapted for the stage by Conor McPherson from Pawel Pawlikowski’s 2018 OSCAR-nominated motion picture. 


“I Do (Zula’s Song)” was written in response upon first viewing “Cold War”, before the idea of an adaptation was even proposed. 


The stage version of “Cold War” features new arrangements and interpretations of titles from Costello’s catalogue alongside songs specially written for this adaptation. 


The Almeida production of “Cold War” has been in preview since November 30th, 2023, and runs until January 27th, 2024.