Jeff Lynne’s ELO Announces Hollywood Bowl Dates

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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)

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced February 4th that Jeff Lynne’s ELO will perform three shows at the Hollywood Bowl for the Fireworks Finale on September 9, 10 & 11. Joined by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Strings, conducted by Thomas Wilkins, these concerts mark the first time the band has played at the iconic venue. With the exception of a club show to celebrate the release of the album, this is also the first time Jeff Lynne’s ELO has performed in Los Angeles in nearly 30 years.

As Best Classic Bands tipped you off earlier this week, we have it on good authority that there will be more U.S. dates to come for the classic rock band. 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.”

Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2016 summer season will be available online at or via phone at 323.850.2000 on the following dates:

– New subscriptions and group sales will be available February 9, 2016.
– “Five or More” packages will be available March 15, 2016.
– The Hollywood Bowl box office opens for single ticket sales in early May 2016.

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.

Here’s their performance of “Don’t Bring Me Down” at the Fonda Theatre last fall…

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 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
Sept 9 – Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl
Sept 10 – Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl
Sept 11 – Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl

Best Classic Bands Staff

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  1. Dtm
    #1 Dtm 21 March, 2016, 01:43

    Anything else you guys can reveal about the upcoming U.S. dates? Before or after the L.A. shows? P&TY

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