Friday, November 17, 2017

Sights and Sounds: John Oates, Morrissey, Pearl Jam

Happy Friday everybody. Here is a round-up of timely music news...


JOHN OATES EMBRACES AMERICANA ON ‘ARKANSAS

NEW ALBUM WILL BE RELEASED BY THIRTY TIGERS IN FEBRUARY


“This is the record I have always wanted to make, with the band to bring it to life. After all these years, I feel I’ve finally been able to capture the sound that’s in my head.”  John Oates
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Oates has teamed with an amazing group of accomplished and rising stars in the Americana music world to bring his new album, Arkansas, to life. Scheduled for release on February 2, 2018, the project is his first for Thirty Tigers.  Arkansas is available for advance order through e-retailers and a Pledge Music campaign including autographed vinyl, limited edition exclusives, hats, shirts, and more.
The project originally began as a tribute to Oates’ idol, Mississippi John Hurt. During a series of Nashville recording sessions, it evolved organically to become a unique collection drawing from a wide range of Oates’ musical influences. Asked about the style and sound of Arkansas, John says, “It’s like Dixieland, dipped in bluegrass, and salted with Delta blues.”
The album was recorded at Addiction Studios in Nashville and produced by Oates and David Kalmusky who also engineered and mixed it. The sonic glue that cements the project is "The Good Road Band". The impressive lineup consists of Sam Bush on mandolin, Russ Pahl on pedal steel, Guthrie Trapp on electric guitar, Steve Mackey on bass, Nathaniel Smith on cello, and Josh Day on drums and percussion.
With this incredible band, Oates shines a light on music from America’s past long before the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. Fresh interpretations include the Emmett Miller classic “Anytime” from 1924 as well as the Jimmie Rodgers tune, “Miss the Mississippi and You,” from 1932. Reimagined traditional Delta, country blues and ragtime selections salute legendary artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Blake.
Two new original songs by Oates blend seamlessly with the traditional roots material, as well as John's deep catalog of Hall and Oates hits. Taken together, Oates’ music becomes a retrospective of American popular song.

ABOUT JOHN OATES
John Oates is one half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, as well as an accomplished solo artist. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Oates embarked on a long-awaited solo career in 1999. He has recorded six solo albums and the 2015 DVD docu-concert Another Good Road. His seventh project, Arkansas, will be released by Thirty Tigers in February..
Influenced by R&B and folk music while growing up near Philadelphia, Oates was honored as a BMI Icon in 2008. In 2016, Hall & Oates received a star on the Hollywood of Fame. In addition to his solo shows, Oates continues to tour with Daryl Hall, playing sold-out concerts around the world. St. Martin’s Press released the hardcover of Oates’ memoir, Change of Seasons, in March 2017; the paperback will be released in 2018. Oates resides in Nashville.

Morrissey Strikes Again With 'Low in High School,' Out Today

LA pop-up shop, more North American shows, and more follow Morrissey's latest release


Today, Morrissey releases 'Low in High School,' his first studio album since 2014 and his debut for BMG and his new label, Etienne Records. The album was produced by Joe Chiccarelli (Frank Zappa, The Strokes, Beck, The White Stripes) and was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and Ennio Morricone's Forum Studios in Rome.
The album's debut single "Spent the Day in Bed," a departure from his beloved sound, driven by electric piano, synthesizers, and acoustic guitars, delivers "sage advice for our troubled times" (LA Times). Q Magazine hails 'Low in High School' as one of Morrissey's "most consistently excellent albums" in a 4/5-star review, while MOJO calls it a "glistening and richly textured beast." Watch Morrissey perform "Spent the Day in Bed" live on The Graham Norton Show: http://shorefi.re/2imQLtT

Other album standouts include "Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up On The Stage," released on a 7" that features a cover of Elvis Presley's "You'll Be Gone," and "I Wish You Lonely" share the intimate call to arms of "Spent the Day in Bed" and are welcoming additions to this already classic canon.

Last Friday, the Los Angeles City Council declared November 10th "Morrissey Day" in Los Angeles, California, which included an official commemorative certificate presented at the first of two sold-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl, which, for the first time, changed its menus to all vegetarian. The performances included new material from 'Low in High School,' fan favorites, and surprising covers of Elvis Presley and The Pretenders for a show where, as the LA Times observed in its positive review, "Morrissey was welcomed as the hero." The current tour has also been praised by Billboard ("fantastic"), Variety ("triumphant"), LA Weekly ("asserts his place in the pantheon"), and more.
The tour continues through December:

Morrissey Fall 2017 Tour
Sat, Nov 18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall
Mon, Nov 20 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
Wed, Nov 22 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
Sat, Nov 25 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater
Tue, Nov 28 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
Thu, Nov 30 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
Sat, Dec 2 - New York, NY - Theatre at Madison Square Garden
Mon, Dec 4 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
Thu, Dec 7 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
This weekend (Nov. 17-19), Morrissey will host a pop-up shop at 8250 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048 to celebrate the new album. There will be 100 album test pressings autographed by Morrissey available for purchase on a first come, first served basis each day. This will also be the one of the only physical stores stocking all of the Language Edition colored LPs and the 7" limited edition boxset. There will also be photo opportunities with special artwork backdrops.
Follow Morrissey on social media for more information on the pop-up store:

Read Morrissey's interview with Billboard: http://shorefi.re/2muN8Gw 
Also read Morrissey's interview with Rolling Stone: http://shorefi.re/2hD70Wr

Order and download links below. 'Low in High School' is available digitally and in physical formats: CD, colored vinyl and limited edition cassette.
'Low in High School' available here: https://morrissey.lnk.to/LiHSPR


PEARL JAM’S WRIGLEY FIELD DOCUMENTARY FILM LET’S PLAY TWO NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD
BLU-RAY AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH AMAZON IN THE US
SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE NOW VIA AMAZON PRIME STREAMING AND MUSIC UNLIMITED

“This is one of the most vibrant-looking rock performance films of recent years.” - Chicago Sun Times

Pearl Jam’s sold-out August 2016 shows from Wrigley Field are immortalized in LET’S PLAY TWO, a documentary film that is now available on DVD & Blu-ray. All DVDs will include 5 bonus performances (Black, Mind Your Manners, Masters of War, Rearviewmirror and Immortality) as well as a deluxe edition of the soundtrack that includes the same 5 bonus tracks. The Blu-ray, which will be available exclusively through Amazon in the United States, will also include the 5 bonus tracks in the film, without the accompanying soundtrack.
 
Purchase the DVD/Blue-ray HERE
 
Watch the official trailer for LET’S PLAY TWO HERE and purchase the official soundtrack HERE
 
LET’S PLAY TWO was directed by Danny Clinch and produced by FOX Sports Originals, Monkeywrench Productions, Tourgigs Productions, Universal Music Publishing Group, Republic Records and Major League Baseball in collaboration with Milkt Films and Polygram Entertainment.
 
For more information, visit the film’s official site Pearl Jam’s LET’S PLAY TWO.

About Fox Sports Originals
FOX Sports Originals is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets.  Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships.  FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FS1, FS2; FOX Sports Regional Networks, their affiliated regional web sites and national programming; FOX Soccer Plus; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports.  In addition, FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com, FOX Sports GO, Whatifsports.com and Yardbarker.com.  Also included in the Group are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

About Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in the U.S. and Canada, representing the highest level of professional baseball. Major League Baseball is the best-attended sport in North America, and since 2004, MLB has enjoyed its best-attended seasons in the history of the game, with each regular season eclipsing the 73 million mark. Now led by Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., MLB currently features record levels of labor peace, competitive balance and industry revenues, as well as the most comprehensive drug-testing program in American professional sports. MLB remains committed to making an impact in the communities of the U.S., Canada and throughout the world, perpetuating the sport’s larger role in society and permeating every facet of baseball’s business, marketing and community relations endeavors. With the continued success of MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network, MLB continues to find innovative ways for its fans to enjoy America’s National Pastime and a truly global game. For more information on Major League Baseball, visit www.MLB.com.

About MILKT Films
Milkt is a creative collective producing diverse and relevant music driven content. Owner and Executive Producer Lindha Narvaez has produced music documentaries and concert films including artists such as Pearl Jam, Ben Harper, Bruce Springsteen, Father John Misty, Foo Fighters, Jay-Z and John Mayer, earning two Grammy Award nominations. Recently Milkt has produced commercial spots for Ram featuring Chris Stapleton, Squarespace featuring Leon Bridges, branded content for Elizabeth Arden featuring Shawn Mendes and an hour-long documentary TV special featuring Dave Matthews Band for State Farm. Milkt has also longstanding collaborations with Turner Network Television and NBCUniversal.

About Republic Records
A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Belly, Justine Skye, The Dream), Tuff Gong (Damian Marley), Victor Victor Records (D Savage, Ski Mask The Slump God), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels' STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

About TourGIgs Productions
TourGigs is a digital media company dedicated to live music. The business has produced content for the biggest and best artists, venues and festivals around the world including Pearl Jam, Jack White, My Morning Jacket, Umphrey's McGee, Shaky Knees, ACL, and X-Games. TourGigs is capable of managing all formats of content - from live-streaming to on-demand asset management and direct-to-consumer content sales. Based in Austin, Texas - TourGigs is led by a storied group of industry veterans including renowned photographer and filmmaker Danny Clinch.

About Universal Music Publishing Group
Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is a leading global music publisher with 43 offices in 36 countries. UMPG represents music in every genre from some of the world's most important songwriters and catalogs. These include ABBA, Adele, A Great Big World, Jhené Aiko, Alabama Shakes, Axwell & Ingrosso, Bastille, Beach Boys, Beastie Boys, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Jeff Bhasker, Justin Bieber, Big Sean, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, The Clash, Coldplay, J.Cole, Elvis Costello, Miley Cyrus, Jason Derulo, Neil Diamond, Disclosure, Danny Elfman, Eminem, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Florence + the Machine, Future, Martin Garrix, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Al Green, Haim, Halsey, Emile Haynie, Jimi Hendrix, Sam Hunt, Imagine Dragons, Demi Lovato, Carly Rae Jepsen, Billy Joel, Elton John/Bernie Taupin, Tobias Jesso Jr., Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, The Mamas and Papas, Pearl Jam, Lil Yachty, Linkin Park, Steve Mac, Post Malone, Maroon 5, Shawn Mendes, Metallica, Metro Boomin, Miguel, Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons, Jimmy Napes, R. City, Randy Newman, Red Hot Chili Peppers, New Order, Ne-Yo, Steve Perry, Otis Redding, R.E.M., Carole Bayer Sager, Gustavo Santaolalla, Travis Scott, Sex Pistols, Paul Simon, Britney Spears, Bruce Springsteen, Stax (East Memphis Music), SZA, Justin Timberlake, Quavo, U2, Keith Urban, Diane Warren, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jack White, Zedd and many more.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Morrissey biopic "England Is Mine" coming December 12, 2017

I just saw this movie recently and it is must-see viewing for fans of The Smiths and Morrissey...



MORRISSEY Biopic "England Is Mine"
Directed by Academy Award and BAFTA-nominee Mark Gill
coming to Blu-rayDVD, and Digital Formats on Tuesday, December 12, 2017




ENGLAND IS MINE is a new drama about the early days of Morrissey, the iconic pop star and original front man for the seminal band, The Smiths. Directed by Academy Award® and BAFTA-nominee Mark Gill, the film stars Jack Lowden as the artist formerly known as Steven Patrick Morrissey and Jessica Brown Findlay of "Downton Abbey" fame as his soul mate and muse. 

Set in Thatcher's Britain of the 70's and 80's, a time when working class Manchester was beset by unemployment and riots, the film tells the story of 17 year-old Steven (Lowden), a painfully shy, intellectually precocious loner who lives for, and writes about, the burgeoning local music scene-a surprisingly vibrant subculture in an otherwise drab industrial city. Too intimidated to join that scene, he writes reviews from the sidelines, imagining what he would do if he were on stage. When one of his write-ups is noticed by kindred spirit Linder Sterling (Brown Findlay), an aspiring painter, the two become fast friends, and she pushes him to form a band and take to the stage. Steven finally works up the courage to book a club date, and performs a dazzling cover of an old girl-group standard. This is the first time the world gets to hear the distinctive, emotion-filled voice that would eventually propel him to stardom.


That very night, a manager reaches out with an offer. Unfortunately, it's only for guitarist Billy, not the lead singer, meaning Steven will be left behind. His dreams of a musical career vanish and he's left with nothing but wasted days at a soul-crushing civil servant job, and lonely nights holed up in the same bedroom he's slept in his whole life. Only his mother's unwavering belief in his talent, and Linder's constant reminder-"be yourself, everyone else is taken"-give him the strength to keep trying to become the artist he was always meant to be.
Brian Perera, founder of Cleopatra Entertainment, says "Our company has deep roots in music, so we couldn't more excited to bring this film over here to US audiences and to Morrissey's enormous fan base."

Director Gill, who also wrote the screenplay (with William Thacker), burst onto the international film scene with his 2011 short film, "The Voorman Problem," which earned him an Academy Award-nomination for Best Live Action short, as well as a BAFTA nomination. Lowden's stage work (which has already earned him the UK's highest honor, the Olivier Award) was recently featured in Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk," and films such as "A United Kingdom" and "'71." 

Since capturing, and breaking, hearts as Lady Sybil in the smash success "Downton Abbey," Brown Findlay has also been seen in "Winter's Tale," "The Riot Club" and "Victor Frankenstein." 

Baldwin Li, Gill's producer and fellow "Voorman" Oscar-nominee, produced ENGLAND IS MINEalong with Orian Williams, producer of Anton Corbijn's "Control," the multi-award-winning biopic of Ian Curtis and the band Joy Division.

Pre-order now at MVDshop.com


About Cleopatra Entertainment:
Cleopatra Entertainment is a Los Angeles based multimedia company founded by Cleopatra Records head Brian Perera. Recent films in release include the critically acclaimed A STREET CAT NAMED BOB, based on the international bestseller by James Bowen and Garry Jenkins and directed by Roger Spottiswoode, which premiered last fall in the U.K. and U.S. and in Canada last year. For more information about Cleopatra Entertainment, please contact Tim Yasui tim@cleorecs.com or (310) 477-4000.


AXS TV takes viewers behind the scenes of the Influential "Us Festival 1982" Tuesday, Nov. 28

I know I'll be watching! Long before Coachella there was the groundbreaking Us Festival...




AXS TV TAKES VIEWERS BEHIND THE SCENES OF ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL MUSIC FESTIVALS IN HISTORY IN THE PREMIERE OF THE US FESTIVAL 1982: THE US GENERATION DOCUMENTARY, AIRING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 AT 10pE/7pP


Highlights Include Performances by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Police, Fleetwood Mac, Santana & More, and Interviews with Steve Wozniak, Stewart Copeland, Mick Fleetwood, Kate Pierson, Marky Ramone, Among Others

AXS TV, the premier destination for classic rock programming, gives viewers an in-depth look at one of the most influential music festivals of all time in the world premiere of the 2017 rock doc The Us Festival 1982: The Us Generation Documentary, airing Tuesday, November 28 at 10pE/7pP. The film is helmed by award-winning filmmaker and rockumentarian Glenn Aveni, with Jay Cederholm serving as co-director, and is produced by Bruce Gibb and executive produced by Rich Schmig.

Steve Wozniak
Blending rare concert footage with insightful interviews with both organizers and performers, The Us Generation tells the story of the groundbreaking 1982 Us Festival—an epic three-day event featuring an eclectic and unprecedented lineup boasting some of the biggest names in music, performing live in front of over two million people at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA. The Us Festival was the brainchild of Apple visionary Steve Wozniak, who wanted to create something that was a true celebration of Americana, cultivating positive vibes and building a deep sense of community through the power of technology and music. The film is produced by Icon Television Music, Inc., Plum Media, and in association with Us Festival original founders Unuson Corporation. Icon Television Music is handling worldwide distribution.

Highlights include performances by chart-topping superstars, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, alt-rock trio The Police, blues rock heroes Fleetwood Mac, guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana, retro-chic favorites The B-52s, and new wave icons The Cars; as well as archived appearances by Johnny & Joey RamoneCarlos SantanaStingRic Ocasek,Danny Elfman, and Fred Schneider; plus exclusive sit-downs with festival founder Steve Wozniak, Mick FleetwoodEddie MoneyMarky RamoneKate PiersonStewart Copeland, and Mickey Hart, among others.

ABOUT AXS TV
Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban, AXS TV delivers the ultimate in music entertainment programming with an eclectic lineup that includes classic concerts from music's most iconic bands, as well as exclusive music festival coverage, original hit series, docs that rock, insightful specials, and knock-out live mixed martial arts action. AXS TV is a partnership between Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available nationally in the United States and can be seen in parts of Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For a list of providers, visit axs.tv/subscribe. For more information, see www.axs.tv and www.axs.tv/press. Follow AXS TV on Facebook,Twitter @axstvInstagram; and YouTube.

Ian Anderson Presents '50 Years of Jethro Tull' at the Greek Theatre

Very cool news...


Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 14, 2017) – It was on the 2nd of February 1968 at the world-famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street that Jethro Tull first performed under that name. The group would go on to become one of the most successful and enduring bands of their era, selling over 60 million albums worldwide and entering the cultural collective consciousness along the way.

To celebrate this golden anniversary, Ian Anderson will present 50 years of Jethro Tull at the Greek Theatre, Los Angeles on Friday, June 1.  Tickets on sale Friday, November 17 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com.

The debut album, This Was, was released later that same year.  Founder, frontman and flautist, Ian Anderson, is rightly credited with introducing the flute to rock as a front line instrument, not to mention the codpiece! 

Jethro Tull are one of the biggest selling Progressive Rock artists of all time and their immense and diverse catalogue of work encompasses folk, blues, classical and heavy rock. The anniversary concerts will feature a broad mix of material, some of it focusing on the earlier formative period through to the “heavy hitters” of the Tull catalogue from the albums This Was, Stand Up, Benefit, Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, Too Old To Rock And Roll: Too Young To Die, Songs From The Wood, Heavy Horses, Crest Of A Knave and even a touch of TAAB2 from 2012.

Anderson says:  “I am not usually a birthday or anniversary kind of guy but, just for once, I won't be a party-pooper either! I treasure the memories of the earlier years of Jethro Tull repertoire, associated as it is with the adventures of visiting so many countries for the first time to connect with new fans around the world. And this is a celebration of all the 33 band members who graced our ranks - musicians who brought their talents, skills and styles to bear on the performances live and in the studio. Join me and the current band for a nostalgic evening of varied music, representative of my ever-changing songwriting as our careers progressed through the years.”

Ian Anderson is accompanied by Tull band musicians David Goodier (bass), John O'Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums) and surprise virtual guests.


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Presented by Nederlander Concerts and Live Nation

Monday, November 13, 2017

Jeff Lynne's ELO announces 2018 U.S. Tour

Jeff Lynne performing at the Hollywood Bowl on
September 9, 2016. Photo: Kim Kinsler
Mondays aren't all bad! It has just been announced that Jeff Lynne's ELO is set to embark on a tour of the U.S. in 2018; this will mark Lynne & company's first tour of the U.S. in more than 30 year. I saw Jeff Lynne's ELO at the Hollywood Bowl in September 2016 and they were simply amazing. The string of dates includes an Aug. 4, 2018 concert at the Forum.

You can read my review of Jeff Lynne's ELO's debut at the Hollywood Bowl here.  


JEFF LYNNE’S ELO ANNOUNCES 2018 U.S. TOUR
FIRST U.S. TOUR IN 30+ YEARS
 
COMING TO THE 'FABULOUS' FORUM ON AUGUST 4

 “NOTHING SHORT OF FLAWLESS” – Guardian
“EPIC… AN AVALANCHE OF ROCK” – Daily Express, 5*
 
Tickets available to general public starting November 17, 2017 at Ticketmaster.com



 
(November 13, 2017) – On the heels of a once-in-a-lifetime Wembley Stadium show and a European tour in 2017, Jeff Lynne’s ELO announces its first North American tour in 30 plus years produced by Live Nation. Jeff Lynne’s last extensive U.S. tour with ELO was in 1981.  Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne’s ELO has spent the last two years with a critically acclaimed and chart-topping album, a sold out run of UK and European shows, as well as an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  The tour announcement comes just ahead of this Friday’s release of the live concert CD/DVD, ‘Wembley or Bust,’ which will give fans a glimpse into the extraordinary ELO live experience that critics in the UK raving; a video sneak peek is here and here.
 
Of the tour, Jeff Lynne says, “Our Audiences are amazing. It’s like they’re in the group. We can’t wait to play for them again.” The tour will hit 10 cities, starting in Oakland, CA at Oracle Arena with a stop at the Forum in Inglewood, CA on August 4th, before wrapping in Philadelphia, PA at Wells Fargo Center. See below for full tour routing.
 
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, November 16 at 10 p.m. local time. The Live Nation presale begins Thursday, November, 16th and public on-sale begins Friday, November 17 starting at 10 a.m. local time with tickets available at Ticketmaster.com. ‘Wembley or Bust’ will be available Friday, November 17, preorder here.
 
All preorders of ‘Wembley Or Bust’ made at Jeff Lynne’s ELO Official US Store prior to 4 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 are eligible to receive a ticket presale code for 2018 US tour dates. Codes can be used during the presale window for access to tickets before the general public on-sale. 1 code is granted per customer and allows access to purchase up to four (4) tickets. Tickets will be available while supplies last and presale codes do not guarantee inventory.
 
More popular than ever, Jeff Lynne’s ELO have always been known for their epic live shows and with a distinct style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical, ELO has had more than 20 Top 40 Hits across the U.S. and the U.K., making Lynne's sweeping productions some of the most recognizable music of the last forty years and helping sell over 50 million records worldwide.
 
Widely agreed upon as one of the greatest record producers in music history, Lynne was a co-founder and member of The Travelling Wilburys together with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Tom Petty as well as a producer and collaborator with some of the biggest names in music including The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, and most recently, Bryan Adams.
 
2018 US TOUR DATES
DATE
CITY
VENUE
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Oakland, CA
Oracle Arena
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
Friday, August 10, 2018
Houston, TX
Toyota Center
Monday, August 13, 2018
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Center
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Rosemont, IL
Allstate Arena
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Detroit, MI
Little Caesars Arena
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
*NY on sale Saturday at 10AM
Friday, August 24, 2018
Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Center
 
 
 

 
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visitwww.livenationentertainment.com.
 
About The Forum
The award-winning "Fabulous" Forum, located in Inglewood, CA, is the largest indoor performance venue in the country designed with a focus on music and entertainment, in addition to select sporting events. The interior of the bowl features flexible seating that ranges from 17,500 seats to 7,000 seats, enabling the venue to attract a wide variety of premier events. Fans at the Forum enjoy approximately 8,000 square feet of event level hospitality offerings, including merchandise, along with food and beverage options from some of SoCal’s most celebrated brands. A tinted glass wall separates this concession area from the arena, ensuring fans do not miss a moment of the performance. A 40,000 square foot outdoor terrace surrounds the perimeter of the building and offers food and beverage options, as well as comfortable furnishings, to further elevate guests’ enjoyment. The Forum delivers a one-of-a-kind experience for all thanks to its superior acoustics, intimate ambiance and state-of-the-art facilities. Designed with entertainers and performers in mind, the venue includes nine, star-caliber dressing rooms that provide unparalleled comfort. The Forum is part of The Madison Square Garden Company’s portfolio of iconic venues, which also includes: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston. For more information, please visit www.fabulousforum.com.