Jeff Lynne’s ELO adds additional North American tour dates

On the heels of a once-in-a-lifetime Wembley Stadium show and a European tour in 2017, Jeff Lynne’s ELO announced 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. Due to high ticket demand, the tour announces additional shows in Los Angeles, and New York. See additions in tour routing below.

The announcement comes just after the release of the live concert CD/DVD, Wembley or Bust, which will give fans a glimpse into the extraordinary ELO live experience that critics are raving.

“Our audiences are amazing. It’s like they’re in the group,” Lynne says of the tour. “We can’t wait to play for them again.” The tour will hit ten cities, starting in Oakland, CA at Oracle Arena before wrapping in Philadelphia, PA at Wells Fargo Center.

American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, December 6th at 10 am local time. The Live Nation pre-sale begins Thursday, December 7th at 10 am local time, all pre-sales end the night prior to public on sale at 10 pm local time. Public on-sale begins Friday, December 8th for Los Angeles, and Saturday, December 9th for New York starting at 10 am local time with tickets available at

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.

Tour Dates:

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Oakland, CA

Oracle Arena

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Los Angeles, CA

The Forum

Sunday, August 5, 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

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

New York, NY

Madison Square Garden

Friday, August 24, 2018

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center

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