Jeff Lynne’s ELO announces first North American tour in 30 years

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.

“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. See below for full tour routing.

American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, November 15th at 10 am local time through Thursday, November 16th at 10 pm local time. The Live Nation pre-sale begins Thursday, November, 16th and public on-sale begins Friday, November 17th starting at 10 am local time with tickets available at

All preorders of Wembley Or Bust made at Jeff Lynne’s ELO Official US Store prior to 4 pm EST on November 14th are eligible to receive a ticket pre-sale code for 2018 US tour dates. Codes can be used during the pre-sale window for access to tickets before the general public on-sale. One code is granted per customer and allows access to purchase up to four tickets. Tickets will be available while supplies last and pre-sale 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 Tour Dates

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 Cente

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