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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Elvis is Everywhere

UPDATE - Season Premiere - Spectacle on CTV
Friday, April 3 at 10 p.m. ET - Elvis Costello with...Elton John

I’ve received a few emails about this recently and now I can answer them unequivocally. At long last, Elvis Costello’s acclaimed new television foray, Spectacle will be broadcast on Canadian Network television. Elton John joins Declan McDynamite Krall for the show’s premiere on April 3rd and the combination is a good one. The two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers prove that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery as the artists discuss each other's work and give the viewer priceless insight into their collective creative genius. Executive Producer Sir Elton John, an admitted Costello fan, discusses his love and passion for many of the musicians who have had an impact on his life and career. In a television first, Elvis and Elton perform together, and Elvis covers some of Elton John's most beloved songs. Special musical guests include Allen Toussaint and James Burton, who join Pete Thomas and Davey Faragher of Elvis Costello's band The Imposters.

Encore presentations of CTV's Friday night broadcast airing on Bravo! Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET and Sundays at 6 p.m. ET, beginning April 4th.

Additional musical special guests confirmed for this season include musicians Davey Faragher, Pete Thomas and Steve Nieve of The Imposters; guitarist James Burton, who played with Elvis Presley; legendary producer, pianist, writer, arranger and singer Allen Toussaint; three-time Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Charlie Haden; jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny, winner of 17 Grammy Awards; jazz pianist Bill Charlap; Larry Campbell and Tony Garnier of Bob Dylan's touring band; keyboard player Kevin Hearn, of Barenaked Ladies; and violinist/vocalist Jenny Scheinman.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

This will be worth watching. Elvis has still got it.

Allison said...

Finally, a reason to turn on CTV.