Jeff Lynne’s ELO To Announce U.S. Tour

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Jeff Lynne's ELO performing at NYC's Irving Plaza on November 20, 2015 (via Instagram)

Jeff Lynne’s ELO performing at NYC’s Irving Plaza on November 20, 2015 (via Instagram)

Update (2/4/16): For the latest update, click here.

Update (2/3/16): Best Classic Bands can confirm that Jeff Lynne’s ELO will, indeed, be playing a Los Angeles date, though the date and venue are still TBA. In addition, we have it on good authority that there will be more U.S. dates to come.  So unless you were among the lucky few (thousand) who got to experience the NYC and LA dates last November, have patience!

After teasing U.S. audiences with two concerts last November upon the release of their first studio album in 14 years, it appears that Jeff Lynne’s ELO is about to announce a more elaborate U.S. tour. On Monday (February 1st) night, Lynne teased on Facebook and Twitter, an image of the familiar ELO spaceship with the words “Landing Soon Los Angeles.” We’re not rocket scientists but we think it’s safe to say that an announcement of a Jeff Lynne’s ELO 2016 U.S. tour is imminent and that it will commence on the west coast.

Our guess? Based on the band’s U.K. and European dates this spring (see below), the ELO ship will land on U.S. shores this summer.

The re-tooled Electric Light Orchestra has played a handful of dates over the past 18 months. A huge comeback event before 50,000 in London’s Hyde Park in September 2014 gave Lynne the confidence that the public interest was not only there, it was insatiable. He recorded Alone In The Universe and signed a worldwide deal with Columbia Records.

Under the moniker Jeff Lynne’s ELO, the album was released on November 13, 2015 and the band did an intimate show at London’s Porchester Hall on November 9th. Club dates in New York (November 20th) and Los Angeles (November 24th) with the 12-piece orchestra followed while Lynne did tons of press and TV appearances.

In its review of the NYC Irving Plaza gig, Best Classic Bands called it a “triumph” and wrote Lynne’s “singing voice sounded great and even at 67 was able to hit most of the high notes of songs that he originally recorded while in his twenties.”

Be assured BCB will update this story when the announcement is made. (If you’re a new Best Classic Bands reader, we’d be grateful if you would Like our Facebook page and/or bookmark our Home page.)

2016 Alone In The Universe UK, Europe Arena Tour Dates:
April 05 – Liverpool Echo Arena
April 07 – Nottingham Capital FM Arena
April 09 – Leeds First Direct Arena
April 10 – Manchester Arena
April 12 – Glasgow SSE Hydro
April 14 – Newcastle Upon Tyne Metro Radio Arena
April 16 – Birmingham Genting Arena
April 17 – Birmingham Genting Arena
April 20 – London O2 Arena
April 22 – London O2 Arena
April 23 – London O2 Arena
April 26 – London O2 Arena
April 29 – Dublin 3 Arena
May 1 – Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
May 3 – Zurich Hallenstadion
May 5 Oberhausen Koenig Pilsener Arena
June 22 – Manchester Manchester Arena
June 24 – Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
June 26 – Somerset Glastonbury Festival

Best Classic Bands Staff

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  1. Kimmmie
    #1 Kimmmie 3 February, 2016, 00:57

    Please come to Ohio!!! I listen to you all the time! You are my favorite!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. WolfCreature
    #2 WolfCreature 3 February, 2016, 18:55

    Please come to Florida! (The folks in Ohio have moved here.)

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  3. Char
    #3 Char 3 February, 2016, 19:03

    Please come to Chicago.That would cover one of my wishes on my bucket list!

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  4. Lea
    #4 Lea 3 February, 2016, 19:06

    Would love for you to tour in st Louis Arkansas or Oklahoma please love your band many people still listen to your old music

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  5. Konkrypton
    #5 Konkrypton 3 February, 2016, 22:06

    I hope they come to the Midwest. I got to see them twice in the 70’s (Out of the Blue) and 80’s (Time). Fingers crossed.

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  6. Jim
    #6 Jim 4 February, 2016, 00:46

    Would love for you to come to Charlotte N.C.,haven’t seen you since 1973 in Salem, Ore., Roll over Beethoven only song out at the time.

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  7. Mixeta
    #7 Mixeta 4 February, 2016, 10:05

    Come to Barcelona, please!
    I need to ear you in life.

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  8. Victoria
    #8 Victoria 4 February, 2016, 16:41

    Please come to Boston or Orlando.

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  9. JimiG
    #9 JimiG 5 February, 2016, 14:35

    Cheers Jeff, we await the ELO Starship Landing in #Detroit. Sounding better than ever with Richard and the retooled band! JimiG

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  10. James
    #10 James 23 February, 2016, 17:09

    Please come to Dallas, or even Oklahoma or Louisiana…I would totally make the drive to see one of my all time favorite bands. Been listening to yall since I was 4 years old back in 1990 and have heard how amazing your live performance is from my Dad for years. Love the new album, keep up the good work.

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  11. Willy
    #11 Willy 3 February, 2017, 00:38

    They just need to come , do a US TOUR if even one last time …. They will be welcomed with open arms all over America , we’ve been waiting Jeff , ELO PATIENTLY … 2018 should be the year ELO North American Tour KC ! And I’ll be there and it would sell out I’m sure . Don’t hide away for so long . Just DO IT . I’m sure it won’t go wrong . And mr blue sky will be lookin over your shoulder and everyone will remember that day !!! Hey Hey ..

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