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Old 10-22-18, 05:48 PM
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Jeff Lynne's ELO 2019 North American Summer tour announced

Finally, D.C.!!!

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...9-tour-745501/

After Jeff Lynne and his Electric Light Orchestra embarked on their first U.S. tour in 35 years this summer, the Rock Hall-inducted act will return to North America for an encore trek in 2019. The 20-date trek launches June 20th at Anaheim, California’s Honda Center and hits arenas across the nation before concluding August 1st in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning October 29th. Prior to the band’s 2018 summer tour, ELO last trekked through North America in 1981. Jeff Lynne’s ELO is currently on a fall tour through Europe, where the band’s set lists have mixed ELO classics alongside Traveling Wilburys’ “Handle With Care” and “When I Was a Boy,” a cut off ELO’s 2015 LP Alone in the Universe.

Tour Dates

June 20 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
June 22 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
June 24 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
June 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
June 28 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
June 29 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
July 3 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
July 5 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
July 7 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
July 9 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
July 11 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
July 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
July 16 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
July 18 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
July 20 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
July 23 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
July 25 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
July 27 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
July 30 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
August 1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
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Re: Jeff Lynne's ELO 2019 North American Summer tour announced

Still no Vegas.

The show was filed in Wembley and is
streaming on Showtime streaming on Showtime
. It's a fun show.
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Old 10-22-18, 08:57 PM
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Re: Jeff Lynne's ELO 2019 North American Summer tour announced

Very excited about this since the last tour was so limited and he came no where near me.

I looked and fan club tickets go on presale tomorrow but I can't seem to find how to join the fan club on his site. Probably gonna do the Nashville visit instead of the Atlanta one.
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I looked and fan club tickets go on presale tomorrow but I can't seem to find how to join the fan club on his site.
No one can. And it's frustrating everyone. Last time the passcode was either "Alone" or "Universe". Can't remember which. But it was one of those.
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Re: Jeff Lynne's ELO 2019 North American Summer tour announced

Didn't ELO have a tour(Zoom Tour Live) back in 2001(shown on PBS) but got cancelled after one show?

They sort of mentioned that it wasn't part of the tour but it sounded like it too me but the tour was cancelled due to poor ticket sales(and possibly only two members of the original group would be performing).
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Originally Posted by dvd-4-life View Post
Didn't ELO have a tour(Zoom Tour Live) back in 2001(shown on PBS) but got cancelled after one show?

They sort of mentioned that it wasn't part of the tour but it sounded like it too me but the tour was cancelled due to poor ticket sales(and possibly only two members of the original group would be performing).
Completely forgot about this. Just looked on Wiki and found:

After the release of the 2001 album Zoom, Jeff Lynne announced a North American tour, their first live set of concerts in 15 years. A promotional PBS show was recorded over two consecutive nights at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. ELO's management abruptly cancelled the tour (due to slow ticket sales) and this footage was released on VHS and DVD by Image Entertainment.
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No one can. And it's frustrating everyone. Last time the passcode was either "Alone" or "Universe". Can't remember which. But it was one of those.
If anyone finds it out today, please post here or PM me, pretty please.

And yes, I was all set to buy tickets for that Zoom tour and was very disappointed when it got cancelled. I was too young to see him the last time he toured America.

Zoom is a fantastic album from start to finish, by the way. I highly recommend it.
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I'm all in for the July 9th Sunrise show. One of my favorite alltime bands five minutes down the street? SOLD!
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Re: Jeff Lynne's ELO 2019 North American Summer tour announced

the June 22 show is a block and a half from my office. i probably should go
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Anyone on the fence should absolutely go. In 2016 I flew to LA to see them and I just saw them in Chicago two months ago.
I plan on going to one of these shows.
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Anyone on the fence should absolutely go. In 2016 I flew to LA to see them and I just saw them in Chicago two months ago.
I plan on going to one of these shows.
Seconded. I caught them in Detroit. Once in a lifetime opportunity. Never mind that they're playing 20 or so stops on this tour, you never get a second chance to see ELO for the first time.

Uh. Heh, you know what I mean.

I posted a video from that Detroit show around here somewhere. Lemme see if I can scounge that up.
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Found it. This was the encore - Roll Over Beethoven.


Everyone in the audience was in their 50's, or they were the kids/grandkids of someone in their 50's that they came with. And everybody... I mean EVERYBODY... knew all the words to all the songs all night long. It was less a concert and more like a full immersion.

Edited to Add: By the way, my phones' camera made it look like I was much farther from the stage than the mere 20 rows back that I actually was. As a result there's an easter egg detail of the background video that you might not have noticed. Starting at 4:15 as the ELO logo begins to appear on screen, it then pulls back to reveal that its on the ELOship that adorns the cover of Out Of The Blue. Okay, fine, nothing unexpected there. Still cool, but totally in-line with this being an ELO concert. But then the image continues to pull back and you begin to notice that the ELOship is resting in the center of an even larger spaceship. What originally appears to be just "artistic license" is actually a nod to the unheralded 2001 album "Zoom" that Jeff collaborated with George Harrison on. The ship the ELOship is apparently docked with is none other than the ZOOMship.


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Found a site that posted the fan club password. Got my two tickets for the Nashville show.

Was very happy on the floor in the 17th row...then 9th and 10th rows popped up available right after my purchase. Goddammit!

Well...just happy to get to see him before I die...if I make it to July!
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Saw them last week at the O2 arena (in part based on the recommendations here). It really was a spectacular show, and sounded amazing. Tickets were fairly inexpensive on the secondary market, as they ended up doing four shows there. Bought one online (Viagogo) the day before the show - not super cheap (~$100), but still about half price. And I was in the 5th row, absolute dead center, right in front of Jeff. Fantastic!!


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Originally Posted by Toddarino View Post
Anyone on the fence should absolutely go. In 2016 I flew to LA to see them and I just saw them in Chicago two months ago.
I plan on going to one of these shows.
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Seconded. I caught them in Detroit. Once in a lifetime opportunity. Never mind that they're playing 20 or so stops on this tour, you never get a second chance to see ELO for the first time.

Uh. Heh, you know what I mean.

I posted a video from that Detroit show around here somewhere. Lemme see if I can scounge that up.
Add me in on tipping anyone on the fence. This is the band that truly made me love music. Started listening to them when I was around 13. I never had the chance to see them live before until this past Summer. They didn't play D.C. so I went up to Philadelphia to see them there. I looked at my friend once during the show (who had never seen them before either) and said "You know, this is a once in a life time event. We'll never have the opportunity to see them ever again". And this happened! Jeff clearly has the touring bug. He is loving the turn out and it shows. Thanking the audience for coming several times during the concert, with such a huge smile on his face. I've seen over 500 concerts in my life, and they rank in the top 5 for sure. The lights, the sound, the nostalgia, the energy in the arena (with everyone singing).....it was magical.
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Re: Jeff Lynne's ELO 2019 North American Summer tour announced

got tix for July in DC ... one of the few artists that I was willing to pay what they were charging to see. Can't wait!
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Originally Posted by Spiderbite View Post
Found a site that posted the fan club password. Got my two tickets for the Nashville show.
Yeah, I just found it too. Now to decide if I'm gonna pick a show or wait for my friend Bev in Tampa to "accidentally" buy an extra and invite me down.

Edited to add: Oh, who am I kidding? Of course I'm gonna go see them. Nashville, July 3rd, with a day off the next day? Locked-in. Main Floor, Section 3, Row 18, here I come!

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got tix for July in DC ... one of the few artists that I was willing to pay what they were charging to see. Can't wait!
Worth every penny.
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