Jeff Lynne, Dhani Harrison Sing Wilburys’ Favorite: 2019

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Jeff Lynne and Dhani Harrison performing “Handle With Care,” June 20, 2019

Jeff Lynne opened his 2019 North American tour on June 20 with a 20-song show at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The performance was his first since he completed a European tour on October 26, 2018, with an almost identical setlist from the ELO catalog, including such crowd pleasers as “Evil Woman,” “Mr. Blue Sky,” “Don’t Bring Me Down” and “Sweet Talkin’ Woman.”

Eight songs in, Lynne welcomed his opening act, Dhani Harrison, son of Lynne’s friend and bandmate, George Harrison, to perform the Traveling Wilburys’ “Handle With Care.” Dhani sang his father’s parts of the song. Watch it below.

Back on October 22, 2018, Lynne announced 20 North American dates in 2019 for what’s been billed for several years now as Jeff Lynne’s ELO. And it was a relief for his fans on this side of the Atlantic, many of whom were bypassed when last year’s tour – his first North American run since 1981 – consisted of just 12 dates.

“You made a fool of meeee…”

Lynne doesn’t do much talking to the audience. “It’s wonderful to be here… it really is. Thanks for coming,” he said, before starting “All Over the World.”

Watch Lynne and Harrison perform “Handle With Care”

Midway through the set, an early favorite from the Electric Light Orchestra…

“Mr. Blue Sky” closed the main set.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Honda Center, Anaheim, CA, June 20, 2019 Setlist

Standin’ in the Rain
Evil Woman
All Over the World
Do Ya
When I Was a Boy
Livin’ Thing
Handle With Care
Last Train to London
10538 Overture
Shine a Little Love
Wild West Hero
Sweet Talkin’ Woman
Telephone Line
Don’t Bring Me Down
Turn to Stone
Mr. Blue Sky
Roll Over Beethoven

Watch Harrison perform “Never Know”

Jeff Lynne’s ELO is touring again in 2024; tickets are available here and here.

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

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  1. Jules
    #1 Jules 21 June, 2019, 15:09

    Jeff Lynne and band were better than ever last night at the Honda Center. I’m still on high this morning from this concert.

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