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.  


“EPIC… AN AVALANCHE OF ROCK” – Daily Express, 5*
Tickets available to general public starting November 17, 2017 at

(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 ‘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.
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

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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

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