Elvis Costello to perform in San Luis Obispo in April

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Elvis Costello will perform in San Luis Obispo in April, according to a press release issued this afternoon by Cal Poly Arts.

Tickets for the show will go on sale this Friday.

Costello, whose hits include “Watching the Detectives,” “Radio Radio” and “Alison,” formed his group the Attractions in 1977. Early in his career, his cynical lyrics connected him to the punk and new wave movements, though later he became associated more with more sophisticated songwriters like Bob Dylan.

A former computer programmer, Costello is married to jazz singer Diana Krall.

Tickets for the show, which will be held at the Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday both at the PAC box office and online at www.calpolyarts.org.

Tickets for the performance range from $56 to $74.

- Pat Pemberton