Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Week Ahead: Norah Jones, Elvis Costello

Looking to get an early listen to material from Norah Jones' forthcoming ...Featuring collection, which isn't set for release until Nov. 16?

You can catch Norah Jones and The Roots performing the song "Chasing Pirates" on NBC-TV's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Monday, Oct. 25.

Blues Notes Records will release ...Featuring, a star-studded collection of the multi-platinum selling, multi-Grammy Award winning singer Norah Jones' musical collaborations from the past decade. The 18 songs on the album include duets with such legends as Ray Charles, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton, and with 21st Century icons from OutKast to the Foo Fighters.

The tracks span Jones's entire career, and reveal her astonishing musical versatility, from jazz to country, hip-hop to rock. The result serves as a kind of parallel history to her own four albums, which have sold over 40 million copies worldwide.

Elvis Costello takes 'National Ransom' to the people via Web, TV and Radio

Release week includes WNYC, Ustream, Letterman, Fallon, Colbert, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, WFUV, SiriusXM and more

ColbertNation hosts week-long album stream kicking off Oct. 25

Elvis Costello will spend release week for National Ransom (November 2 by Hear Music/Concord Music Group) in NYC with a mix of intimate appearances and major special performances that will reach fans worldwide, across every media platform conceivable.

Stay tuned for more details on tickets to these shows, links to the streaming content and other updates. Watch for National Ransom at these and other locations. Read on:

Monday, October 25 - For those who just can't wait a minute longer, check out, where Elvis Costello's National Ransom premieres and will be featured as a full week-long stream.

Monday, November 1
"The Greene Space" at WNYC - On the eve of release, Elvis Costello brings in his six-piece band the Sugarcanes with Pete Thomas on drums to WNYC's innovative performance venue for a unique concert that marks the first New York City performance of this line-up. The concert streams live at 8:30 pm ET on and is powered by Ustream, the leading live interactive broadcast platform. will also link visitors to the performance.
CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman" - Later that night, Costello and band take on domestic broadcast with an interview and performance of "National Ransom."

Tuesday, November 2
AOL Sessions - Costello and band will tape an in-studio performance to stream on AOL this November.
Costello tapes a full set in front of a live audience at a stately, unconventional venue (TBA) for PBS' "Live from the Artists Den," which will air in early 2011. Costello will release several pairs of tickets via an NYC-based Foursquare scavenger hunt.

Wednesday, November 3
Costello appears for an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," as part of a special episode, shot live in front of a studio audience.
WFUV Presents "Words & Music with Elvis Costello" - Costello will be the featured artist of the day, all day on 90.7fm / At 7pm, WFUV presents: "Words & Music: A Conversation and Live Performance with Elvis Costello." With an encore on November 5th at 7pm on WFUV's "The Whole Wide World."
WNYC's "The Leonard Lopate Show" airs a four-song excerpt from Costello's Monday night WNYC/Ustream concert at 12pm on WNYC 93.9 FM / AM 820 /
Sirius/XM Satellite Radio will air multiple interviews and a live in studio performance featuring a four-song excerpt from Costello's recent visit to the outlet's world class NYC studio. Listen for Elvis on Willie's Place, Outlaw Country, Spectrum, The Bob Edwards Show and more.

Thursday, November 4th
Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" - Elvis Costello makes a solo appearance performing "Slow Drag with Josephine" and speaks with Stephen Colbert.

Friday, November 5
NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" - Costello joins Fallon for an interview and collaborates with The Roots on "Stations of the Cross."

Saturday, November 6 & Sunday, November 7
"Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!" - NPR listeners across the U.S. will hear Costello play "Not My Job" on November 6 and 7.
All band performances are with the Sugarcanes and Pete Thomas. The Sugarcanes, who appear on 'National Ransom,' are: Jerry Douglas (dobro, lap steel), Stuart Duncan (violin), Mike Compton (mandolin), Jim Lauderdale (guitar and vocals), Jeff Taylor (accordion), Dennis Crouch (double bass). Pete Thomas (drums) has played with Costello since 1977.

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