Jeff Lynne: Dhani Harrison to Open 2019 ELO Tour

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Jeff Lynne has revealed the opening act for his upcoming 2019 North American tour. On March 18, Lynne announced that Dhani Harrison, George’s son, will be his special guest. While the pair have collaborated on many projects, it marks the first time they will tour together. Jeff Lynne’s ELO tour begins June 20.

On Oct. 20, 2018, Lynne began teasing “Where will the ship land?” on his social media platforms. On Oct. 22, Lynne announced 20 North American dates in 2019 for what’s been billed for several years now as Jeff Lynne’s ELO. And it’s a relief for his fans on this side of the Atlantic, many of whom were bypassed when his first North American tour since 1981 consisted of just 12 dates in August.

Fans can expect a set of classic rock crowd pleasers: “Evil Woman,” “Telephone Line,” “Don’t Bring Me Down” and “Sweet Talkin’ Woman,” among them.

The tour, produced by Live Nation, begins June 20 and concludes on August 1. Only four of the cities on the new itinerary were also on their 2018 schedule.

Tickets are available at and here.

Related: Our review of the August 21, 2018 concert at Madison Square Garden

Lynne served as Musical Director (with Eric Clapton) at the 2002 Concert For George.

Watch the performance of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” featuring Clapton, McCartney, Starr, Lynne and Dhani Harrison

On April 7, 2017, Dhani Harrison presented ELO at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, calling Lynne “my dear, dear pal. [He is] a great songwriter, producer… a rare genius, a real live legend, ELO’s mastermind for nearly 50 years.”

Watch Lynne, Dhani Harrison and Joe Walsh perform George Harrison’s “Something”

Related: Coverage of ELO’s induction into the Rock Hall Class of 2017

Jeff Lynne’s ELO 2019 Tour Dates

Jun 20 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
Jun 22 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Jun 24 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Jun 26 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Jun 28 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Jun 29 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Jul 03 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Jul 05 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Jul 07 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Jul 09 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
Jul 11 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Jul 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Jul 16 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Jul 18 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Jul 20 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Jul 23 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Jul 25 – St. Paul, MI – Xcel Energy Center
Jul 27 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Jul 30 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
Aug 01 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena

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