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Elvis Costello to play Amoeba's S.F. and L.A. stores same day -- June 22

June 9, 2009 |  1:03 pm

Elvis Costello will cover more than 300 miles in a day on June 22 to log same-day performances at Amoeba Music stores in San Francisco and Los Angeles around the release of his new album, “Secret, Profane & Sugarcane.”

The British singer-songwriter plans to do a noon set in San Francisco and then head south for an 8 p.m. performance at the chain’s Hollywood store. Both are free, and the L.A. show will be streamed live on Amoeba's website. Both performances also will be posted on the website for later viewing.

He’ll be accompanied at the in-stores by singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale, who sings harmony on several of the album’s songs. That will give Costello at least three settings for his music at Southland stops in the months ahead. He’s also scheduled to play July 10 with his longtime band the Impostors at the Agua Caliente Resort & Casino's new concert theater in Palm Springs, ahead of his Aug. 18 date at the Greek Theatre with his new band, the Sugarcanes, formed for the folk- and bluegrass-drenched material from his new T-Bone Burnett-produced album.

--Randy Lewis

Photo: Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times