After returning this summer with their first extensive North American tour since 1981, Jeff Lynne’s ELO is set to bring their outstanding live show to even more audiences with a 20-date summer 2019 tour. The trek, produced by Live Nation, will kick off June 20 in Anaheim, CA and travel across North America to cities like Vancouver, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington DC, Toronto, Philadelphia, Newark, Detroit and Chicago before concluding in Pittsburgh, PA on August 1. The tour hits Tampa’s AMALIE Arena on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM.
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 band has 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 George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, 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.
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Jeff Lynne's ELO:
Electric Light Orchestra formed in Birmingham, England in 1970 and quickly became one of the most celebrated bands in music. Led by multi-talented Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood, the musical pioneers offered the world a revolutionary new sound by combining vibrant space-age iconography with classical orchestrations and progressive rock. The result was ambitious, adventuresome and unforgettable. Between 1974 and 1981, Electric Light Orchestra gathered an astounding nine consecutive gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums and had charted more combined Top 40 singles than virtually any other band around. In later years, Lynne went on to produce for the likes of Tom Petty and The Beatles, as well as perform with supergroup the Traveling Wilburys.
On September 10, 2015, Lynne's website announced he had signed a contract to deliver an album of new ELO music for Columbia Records marking the first time in 14 years new ELO music would be released. On September 24, 2015, under the name Jeff Lynne's ELO, "When I Was a Boy", the first single from Alone in the Universe was released on the internet with a music video released not long after. The album was released in 2015 and was followed by promotional shows including the first ELO shows in the United States in 30 years.