Jeff Lynne and Dhani Harrison Sing Wilburys’ Favorite: Watch

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

Jeff Lynne opened his North American tour last night (June 20) with a 20-song show at the Honda Center in Anahem, Calif. The performance was his first since he completed a European tour last October 26, 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 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.

It was all the way back on October 22, 2018, that 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.

Two songs in… “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
Showdown
Do Ya
When I Was a Boy
Livin’ Thing
Handle With Care
Last Train to London
Rockaria!
Xanadu
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

[Thanks to Kim Roberts and Ross Fiuzi for the great clips!]

Opening for the whole tour is Dhani Harrison, who just released a new film, IN///PARALIVE, which was recorded “in-the-round” at the and released on June 14.

Watch him perform “Never Know”

Jeff Lynne’s ELO 2019 Tour Dates (Tickets are available at here and here)

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

Related: Our review of the August 21, 2018 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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