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BookPeople presents: Elvis Costello

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ELVIS COSTELLO - Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

BookPeople Presents

Grammy Award-Winning Musician

in conversation with Evan Smith
here at BookPeople about Costello's new book, 

Unfaithful Music & Disapppearing Ink

Tickets will be available in-store only Friday, August 21 - Sunday August 23. Tickets are not available over the phone or online. 

Any remaining tickets will be available to purchase via our website, over the phone and in-store at 10:00AM on Monday, August 24. 

Why aren't tickets available online right away? 

We have a limited number of tickets we can sell. Simply put, we don't want to see these tickets go to scalpers. We want you, the readers who support your independent bookstore year after year, Costello's biggest fans right here in Austin, to have the opportunity to attend this very special rare event. As Elvis Costello fans ourselves, we are taking this seriously, y'all. 

The one. The only. Elvis Costello. 

Yes, you read that right. ELVIS COSTELLO is coming HERE to BookPeople to discuss his new memoir, Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink, with Evan Smith of Overheard with Evan Smith. We are BESIDE ourselves, y'all. 

Tickets include a pre-signed copy of Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink. (There will not be a public signing.) 


Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and had taken the popular music world by storm before he was twenty-four.
Costello continues to add to one of the most intriguing and extensive songbooks of the day. His performances have taken him from a cardboard guitar in his front room to fronting a rock and roll band on your television screen and performing in the world's greatest concert halls in a wild variety of company. “Unfaithful Music” describes how Costello's career has somehow endured for almost four decades through a combination of dumb luck and animal cunning, even managing the occasional absurd episode of pop stardom.
The memoir, written entirely by Costello himself, offers his unique view of his unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success, with diversions through the previously undocumented emotional foundations of some of his best known songs and the hits of tomorrow. The book contains many stories and observations about his renowned co-writers and co-conspirators, though Costello also pauses along the way for considerations on the less appealing side of infamy.
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink is destined to be a classic, idiosyncratic memoir of a singular man.


Elvis Costello is a Grammy award-winning musician whose career spans almost four decades. A prolific singer-songwriter, Costello has released several critically-acclaimed albums, and in 2003 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703-5413