Kevin Costner has never been accused of laziness. "I don’t give up. I’m a plotter, and I move," he says. "I just need time to figure out how to do things. And I'm willing to work with that." That tenacity has paid off, not least for his two Oscars. His schedule is characteristically chockablock: He recently wrapped the Superman reboot 'Man of Steel' and appeared as "Devil" Anse Hatfield on History’s mini-series 'Hatfields & McCoys.' All the while he tours with Modern West, the country-rock band he founded in 2007. Despite his hectic schedule, Costner took time to chat with us backstage at his New York City debut.
La Cigale Concert Hall
Making its home since 1887 in Paris' 18th arrondissement – the same district as the infamous Moulin Rouge – La Cigale was once home to vaudeville stars Mistinguett and Maurice Chevalier (and more recently everyone from Radiohead to the Red Hot Chili Peppers). Costner and Modern West debuted here on their first European tour in 2007, and to date it remains his favorite. "I saw people jumping on the floor," says Costner, "and I thought, God, these French people are really in sync, man! They're really in sync!" Experience the Philippe Starck-renovated hall yourself to catch the best in modern French music, or current international acts playing this summer like Esperanza Spalding, Stephen Marley, and Dr. John.