Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra Announces First U.S. Tour in Over 35 Years
The British rock band's announcement comes just four days before the release of their new concert film and live album.
The Rock Hall-inducted band will be embarking on a tour next summer that marks the first time the group has toured the U.S. in over 35 years. The tour kicks off in Oakland next August and zig-zags across the country before wrapping up at Philadephia's Wells Fargo Center. The tour announcement comes four days before the arrival of ELO's Wembley or Bust concert film and live album.
"Our audiences are amazing. It’s like they’re in the group. We can’t wait to play for them again," Lynne said in a statement.
After a nearly 30-year hiatus, Lynne revived the group in September 2014 under the moniker "Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra" at the sold-out BBC Radio 2's Festival in a Day. They performed at the Grammy Awards in February 2015 and released Alone in the Universe -- the first album credited to "Jeff Lynne's ELO" -- the following November, promoting the release with rare performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live and CBS This Morning.
Last year, the band performed their first two shows in the United States in more than 30 years embarked on the Alone in the Universe tour in Europe. On June 24 this year, Lynne and ELO played a sold-out concert at Wembley Stadium, which will be featured in their Wembley or Bust film and on the live album.
Tickets for ELO's North American tour go on sale Nov. 17 on Ticketmaster. Fans who preorder Wembley or Bust will receive a "priority access" presale code allowing them to purchase tickets to ELO's the tour starting Nov. 14.
Jeff Lynne's ELO U.S. tour dates:
August 2 – Oakland, CA at Oracle Arena
August 4 – Los Angeles, CA at The Forum
August 8 – Denver, CO at Pepsi Center
August 10 – Houston, TX at Toyota Center
August 13 – Dallas, TX at American Airlines Center
August 15 – Rosemont, IL at Allstate Arena
August 16 – Detroit, MI at Little Caesars Arena
August 18 – Toronto, ON at Air Canada Centre
August 21 – New York, NY at Madison Square Garden
August 24 – Philadelphia, PA at Wells Fargo Center