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Jeff Lynne’s ELO Announce Final Tour: ‘Over and Out’

Jeff Lynne’s ELO have announced their final tour, dubbed “The Over and Out Tour.” The 27-date excursion, produced by Live Nation, will kick off in Palm Desert, CA on August 24 and travel across North America before concluding in Los Angeles on October 25.

Artist presale will begin on Wednesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. local time and the general onsale will start on Friday, March 22 at 10 a.m. local time. Exclusive VIP experiences will be available March 20 at 10am local.

While no international dates have been announced, it seems likely the group will tour Europe and possibly other territories following the North American shows.

“A brilliant catalog returns to U.S. stages and gives the strings-starved people what they want,” Variety wrote of the group’s previous tour in 2018. “The ELO catalog speaks for itself… and it was a glorious thing to behold… in a 19-song set that reprised the closest thing to truly Beatle-level pop the 1970s had to offer.”

ELO — originally named the Electric Light Orchestra — was formed in 1972 by singers/multi-instrumentalists Lynne and Roy Wood and drummer Bev Bevan from the ashes of legendary rockers the Move, with the intention of fusing rock music with classical instruments. Wood left after one album and Lynne assumed leadership of the group — taking on lead singer, songwriter, producer and guitarist roles — which went on to score such massive hits through the ‘70s as “Evil Woman,” “Strange Magic,” “Living Thing,” “Can’t Get It Out of My Head,” “Mr. Blue Sky,” “Telephone Line,” “Don’t Bring Me Down” and more.

The group officially disbanded in 1986 and Lynne went on to a solo career and extensive production work with George Harrison, Tom, Petty, Roy Orbison, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Bryan Adams and even the Beatles’ two new songs on their 1995-96 “Anthology” series. With Harrison, Petty, Orbison and Bob Dylan, he was also a member of the 1980s all-star group the Traveling Wilburys. Lynne is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Lynne revived the ELO brand in 2001, with himself and longtime keyboardist Richard Tandy as the only remaining early members, for the album “Zoom” (featuring Harrison and Starr) and tour. He did so again in 2014 and has toured extensively and released two albums with the group, 2015’s “Alone in the Universe” and 2019’s “From Out of Nowhere.”

Date                City                                         Venue

August 24       Palm Desert, CA                     Acrisure Arena

August 27       Seattle, WA                            Climate Pledge Arena

August 28       Vancouver, BC                       Rogers Arena

August 30       Portland, OR                           Moda Center

September 1    San Francisco, CA                  Chase Center

September 6    St. Louis, MO                         Enterprise Center

September 7    Indianapolis, IN                      Gainbridge Fieldhouse

September 9    Toronto, ON                           Scotiabank Arena

September 10  Pittsburgh, PA                        PPG Paints Arena

September 13  Cincinnati, OH                       Heritage Bank Center

September 14  Cleveland, OH                        Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

September 16  New York, NY                       Madison Square Garden

September 20  Philadelphia, PA                     Wells Fargo Center

September 23  Boston, MA                            TD Garden

September 25  Washington, DC                     Capital One Arena

September 27  Chicago, IL                             United Center

September 30  St, Paul, MN                           Xcel Energy Center

October 2        Denver, CO                             Ball Arena

October 9        Detroit, MI                              Little Caesars Arena

October 11      Nashville, TN                         Bridgestone Arena

October 12      Atlanta, GA                            State Farm Arena

October 15      Austin, TX                              Moody Center

October 16      Houston, TX                           Toyota Center

October 18      Dallas, TX                              American Airlines Center

October 21      Phoenix, AZ                            Footprint Center

October 23      Sacramento, CA                     Golden 1 Center

October 25      Los Angeles, CA                    Kia Forum

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