Recently, the folks behind the media affairs of Mr. Jeff Lynne and his incredible Electric Light Orchestra, revealed their 2018 touring plans. Please check out the full press release and dates and know that I will return with some editorial notations.
The Press Release:
On the heels of a once-in-a-lifetime Wembley Stadium show and a European tour in 2017, Jeff Lynne’s ELO announces its first North American tour in 30 plus years produced by Live Nation. Jeff Lynne’s last extensive U.S. tour with ELO was in 1981. Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne’s ELO has spent the last two years with a critically acclaimed and chart-topping album, a sold out run of UK and European shows, as well as an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The tour announcement comes just ahead of this Friday’s release of the live concert CD/DVD, ‘Wembley or Bust,’ which will give fans a glimpse into the extraordinary ELO live experience that critics in the UK raving; a video sneak peek is here and here.
Of the tour, Jeff Lynne says, “Our Audiences are amazing. It’s like they’re in the group. We can’t wait to play for them again.” The tour will hit 10 cities, starting in Oakland, CA at Oracle Arena before wrapping in Philadelphia, PA at Wells Fargo Center. See below for full tour routing.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, November 15th at 10AM local time through Thursday, November 16th at 10PM local time. The Live Nation presale begins Thursday, November, 16th and public on-sale begins Friday, November 17th starting at 10AM local time with tickets available at Ticketmaster.com. ‘Wembley or Bust’ will be available Friday, November 17th, preorder here.
All preorders of ‘Wembley Or Bust’ made at Jeff Lynne’s ELO Official US Store prior to 4:00pm EST on November 14, 2017 are eligible to receive a ticket presale code for 2018 US tour dates. Codes can be used during the presale window for access to tickets before the general public on-sale. 1 code is granted per customer and allows access to purchase up to four (4) tickets. Tickets will be available while supplies last and presale codes do not guarantee inventory.
More popular than ever, Jeff Lynne’s ELO have always been known for their epic live shows and with a distinct style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical, ELO has had more than 20 Top 40 Hits across the U.S. and the U.K., making Lynne’s sweeping productions some of the most recognizable music of the last forty years and helping sell over 50 million records worldwide.
Widely agreed upon as one of the greatest record producers in music history, Lynne was a co-founder and member of The Travelling Wilburys together with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Tom Petty as well as a producer and collaborator with some of the biggest names in music including The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, and most recently, Bryan Adams.
The Tour Dates:
August 2, 2018: Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
August 4, 2018: Los Angeles, CA @The Forum
August 8, 2018: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
August 10, 2018: Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
August 13, 2018: Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
August 15, 2018: Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
August 16, 2018: Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
August 18, 2018: Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
August 21, 2018: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
August 24, 2018: Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I’ve never ever managed to catch them in concert, the music of ELO takes me back to the days of my Rock and Roll youth. I’ve loved so many of their numbers that it amazes me how special these songs remain in my musical mind to this very day. Now the regional date for me is very far away from us at the time of this writing so I am going to just listen to the “All Over The World: The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra” from several years ago along with the relatively recent video “Live In Hyde Park” to get me more excited about it. Should I end up at the MSG show you can count on some kind of show review being done for the website. They are one of my bucket list bands that I’d love to check out. What about you readers? Are you fans? Have you ever seen them before? If so please dish down below in the comments section and #shamelessplug – If you want to see my reviews of the two mentioned releases just click their titles to be transported to those items.
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