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Jeff Lynne's ELO Announce First North American Tour in Over 35 Years

Jeff Lynne's ELO—just a few days before the release of their upcoming concert film and live album, Wembley or Bust—have announced a small North American tour. The shows will be the band's first run of North American tour dates since 1981.

  • The dates will occur in August 2018, and will see the group stop by select venues in the South, Midwest and East Coast, plus a date in Toronto.

“Our audiences are amazing. It’s like they’re in the group," Lynne said in a statement announcing the tour. "We can’t wait to play for them again.”

You can see the full itinerary below.

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Jeff Lynne's ELO U.S. Tour Dates

Aug. 2, 2018 — Oakland, CA — Oracle Arena
Aug. 4, 2018 — Los Angeles, CA — The Forum
Aug. 8, 2018 — Denver, CO — Pepsi Center
Aug. 10, 2018 — Houston, TX — Toyota Center
Aug. 13, 2018 — Dallas, TX — American Airlines Center
Aug. 15, 2018 — Rosemont, IL — Allstate Arena
Aug. 16, 2018 — Detroit, MI — Little Caesars Arena
Aug. 18, 2018 — Toronto, ON — Air Canada Centre
Aug. 21, 2018 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
Aug. 24, 2018 — Philadelphia, PA — Wells Fargo Center

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.