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Elvis Costello to perform intimate Boise show

Elvis Costello’s biggest single, “Oliver’s Army,” was released in 1979.
Elvis Costello’s biggest single, “Oliver’s Army,” was released in 1979. Invision/AP

Singer-songwriter Elvis Costello is headed back to Boise for the first time in a decade.

Costello will headline an 8 p.m. concert Friday, April 15, at the 740-capacity Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.

Costello’s last visit to Idaho was a 2005 concert at the 999-capacity Big Easy, now called the Knitting Factory. That show sold out in advance.

Costello, 61, is on his solo “Detour” tour, according to a press releaes, which features him “performing with guitar and piano in front of a giant television set on which are projected family photos, mysteries, mottos and other mischief.”

Reviews have been exceedingly positive. Earlier this year, The Denver Post called it “The best showcase of (Costello’s) talent to date.”

Tickets for reserved seats go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at Ticketfly for $45, $75 and $100 golden circle.

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