Jeff Lynne’s ELO Sets Out on North American Summer Tour
Legendary English rock band Jeff Lynne’s ELO will kick off a limited 20-date North American tour that will bring the band across major U.S. cities this summer.
On an extensive tour for the first time since 1981, Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra brings with them an iconic catalog of top-40 hits, many of which that have not been played live in the U.S. in decades.
ELO fans remember some of the band’s biggest hits, including “Don’t Bring Me Down,” “Can’t Get It Out of My Head,” “Strange Magic,” “Do Ya,” “Sweet Talkin’ Woman,” “Turn to Stone,” “Telephone Line,” “Evil Woman,” “Livin’ Thing” and “Mr. Blue Sky.” The 20-date arena tour kicks off June 20 in Anaheim CA and wraps up August 1 in Pittsburgh.
Formed in 1972 by Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood and Bev Bevan, the band transitioned from their former identity as The Move, a band first formed in 1965 which would go on to produce 14 hit singles, including “Brontosaurus” and “Do Ya,” and four studio albums, including The Move and Shazam.
Electric Light Orchestra created their own unique sound of music with a mix of rock and classic music with a heavy classical instrumental (violin, cello, french horn) influence in most of their music, bursting onto the scene with their amazing version eight-minute of “Roll Over Beethoven” in 1973.Electric Light Orchestra continued as a band until 1986, when they was disbanded. In 2014, the band was restarted by Jeff Lynne and longtime keyboardist Richard Tandy. Together they assembled a group of experienced touring band members playing synthesizers, guitars, cellos, violins, drums and keyboards that brought the unique sounds of ELO back live on stage.
Electric Light Orchestra has recorded 13 studio albums, including its last two albums by Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Alone in the Universe released in 2015 and Wembley or Bust from 2017. The band has also release a total of seven live albums and 40 compilations. From 1972 to 1986, ELO had more combined UK and US hits than any other band in the world.
JEFF LYNNE’S ELO TOUR DATES
JUNE 20 ANAHEIM, CA – HONDA CENTER
JUNE 22 SACRAMENTO, CA – GOLDEN 1 CENTER
JUNE 24 SAN JOSE, CA – SAP CENTER
JUNE 26 VANCOUVER, BC – ROGERS ARENA
JUNE 28 TACOMA, WA – TACOMA DOME
JUNE 29 PORTLAND, OR – MODA CENTER
JULY 3 NASHVILLE, TN – BRIDGESTONE ARENA
JULY 5 ATLANTA, GA – STATE FARM ARENA
JULY 7 TAMPA, FL – AMALIE ARENA
JULY 9 SUNRISE, FL – BB&T CENTER
JULY 11 WASHINGTON, DC – CAPITAL ONE ARENA
JULY 13 PHILADELPHIA, PA – WELLS FARGO CENTER
JULY 16 NEWARK, NJ – PRUDENTIAL CENTER
JULY 18 TORONTO, ON – SCOTIABANK ARENA
JULY 20 DETROIT, MI – LITTLE CAESARS ARENA
JULY 23 GRAND RAPIDS, MI – VAN ANDEL ARENA
JULY 25 ST. PAUL, MN – XCEL ENERGY CENTER
JULY 27 CHICAGO, IL – UNITED CENTER
JULY 30 COLUMBUS, OH – NATIONWIDE ARENA
AUGUST 1 PITTSBURGH, PA – PPG PAINTS ARENA