Elvis Costello describes his stay on 200 songs with a poem

Elvis Costello revealed details of his stay in New York previously discussedwhich will see him perform over 200 different songs over 10 nights.

Confirms that he will play at the Gramercy Theater between February. 9 and 22 under the banner “100 songs and more”, Costello published a poem explaining his approach to collective performances. He also outlined plans for some sets to be solo and others with unidentified guests.

The opening 10 songs for each night can be seen below, while the other 10 will be chosen during the performance. Costello wrote:

For ten nights at the Gramercy Theatre
I’ll list ten songs to set the stage
I play the ten and then ten more
Shake off the old routine

Each night will tell a different story
So come to one or come to all
“100 songs” is what I promise
But the double figure is quite a stretch

I want to start this stand alone, that’s fine
1-5 nights, the feast day of St. Valentine
Steve Nieve will be joining me for Nights Six, Seven, Eight & Nine
But what else can happen is my secret
Let’s just put up a chair or two and play
In case some friends show up along the way

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Elvis Costello, ‘100 Songs and More’ dates and programme
02/09 – Elvis Costello Solo – Night One
01. “Welcome to the working week”
02. “Hoover Factory”
03. “Red Shoes”
04. “Stranger In The House”
05. “Poison Moon”
06. “Wave a White Flag”
07. “Radio Sweetheart”
08. “Mystery Dance”
09. “Cheap Reward”
10. “Alison”
And at least ten more!

02/10 – Elvis Costello Solo – Night 2
01. “Jack of All Parades”
02. “Watch Your Step”
03. “Home is wherever you hang your head”
04. “New Amsterdam”
05. “Bruised Old Bird”
06. “Last Boat Leaving”
07. “Small Palaces”
08. “Red Cotton”
09. “Sulphur for sugar cane”
10. “Sleep of the Righteous”
And at least ten more!

02/11 – Elvis Costello Solo – Night Three
01. “Complicated Shadows”
02. “Less Than Zero”
03. “The River In Reverse”
04. “Bullets for the Newborn King”
05. “We’re All Cowards Now”
06. “She pulls out the pin”
07. “Stations Of The Cross”
08. “Brilliant Mistake”
09. “The Scarlet Tide”
10. “That Day Is Done”
And at least ten more!

02/13 – Elvis Costello Solo – Night Four
01. “45”
02. “Stella Hurt”
03. “Black and White World”
04. “Ghost Train”
05. “Church Underground”
06. “God’s Cartoon”
07. “Suit Of Lights”
08. “Jimmie Standing in the Rain”
09. “Dr. Watson, I Guess”
10. “I Want To Disappear”
And at least ten more!

02/14 – Elvis Costello Solo – Night Five
01. “I Hope You’re Happy Now”
02. “Watch Your Step”
03. “Blue Chair”
04. “Dishonour the Stars”
05. “Toledo”
06. “High Fidelity”
07. “Striping paper”
08. “Riot Act”
09. “Beyond Belief”
10. “Indoor Fireworks”
And at least ten more!

02/16 – Elvis Costello with Steve Nieve – Night Six
01. “Accidents Will Happen”
02. “Just a Memory”
03. “Drop My Tears”
04. “The Loved Ones”
05. “Motel Matches”
06. “All Adults”
07. “Long Honeymoon”
08. “You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way”
09. “Veronica”
10. “God give me strength”
And at least ten more!

17/02 – Elvis Costello with Steve Nieve – Night Seven
01. “Shot with his own gun”
02. “Still”
03. “When I Was Cruel No. 2”
04. “The Whirlwind”
05. “Isabelle in tears”
06. “Town Cyer”
07. “I’ll Wear It Proudly”
08. “The Comedians”
09. “My Dark Life”
10. “This house is empty now”
And at least ten more!

19/02 – Elvis Costello with Steve Nieve – Night Eight
01. “Talking In The Dark”
02. “London’s Brilliant Parade”
03. “I’m in the Mood Again”
04. “So Like Candy”
05. “He’s Given Me Things”
06. “Almost Blue”
07. “I Still Got The Other Girl”
08. “Favorite hour”
09. “April 5th”
10. “The Birds Will Still Sing”
And at least ten more!

20/02 – Elvis Costello with Steve Nieve – Night Nine
01. “In the Darkest Place”
02. “All This Useless Beauty”
03. “Hello Dial”
04. “You’ll Never Be A Man”
05. “Vivian Whip’s Last Confession”
06. “Country Darkness”
07. “Deep Dark Truthful Mirror”
08. “Shipbuilding”
09. “All the Rage”
10. “Couldn’t say no to the unexpected. 4”
And at least ten more!

22/02 – Final – Night ten
01. “Radio Radio”
02. “Greenshirt”
03. “Hetty O’Hara Confidential”
04. “Every day I write the book”
05. “The Boy Named If”
06. “Lipstick Vogue”
07. “See the Investigators”
08. “What if I can give you nothing but love?”
09. “Man Out of Time”
10. “I Want You”
And at least ten more!

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