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Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra Announce Over and Out Farewell Tour

Jeff Lynne‘s Electric Light Orchestra are going to call it quits after one final run they’re dubbing The Over and Out Tour. The 27-date tour kicks off Aug, 24 in Palm Desert, California, and wraps up Oct, 25 in Los Angeles, California, though it’s possible they’ll add additional legs before it ends. Ticket sales begin March 22.

The original incarnation of Electric Light Orchestra ran from 1970 to 1986, landing timeless hits on the charts like “Mr. Blue Sky,” “Evil Woman,” “Strange Magic,” “Don’t Bring Me Down,” and “Turn to Stone.” When frontman Jeff Lynne dissolved the group to produce other artists, including George Harrison and Tom Petty, ELO drummer Bev Bevan carried on with new musicians under the moniker ELO Part II, creating bitterness between the two camps that lasts to this day.

Lynne resurrected Electric Light Orchestra in 2001, but he only invited original keyboardist Richard Tandy back into the fold. Their new LP Zoom was a commercial disappointment, and an arena tour was canceled due to poor ticket sales. In the summer of 2014, Lynne and Tandy brought the group back to life under the new name Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra for a massive outdoor concert in London’s Hyde Park.

“I had all these negative thoughts before agreeing to play Hyde Park,” Lynne told Rolling Stone in 2016, “but the crowd just went bananas all the way through. They loved every minute of it. It was the best show I’d ever been involved with up until that point.”

The reaction to the show inspired Lynne to bring ELO back on the road for a series of successful arena tours between 2015 and 2019. They recorded the new albums Alone in the Universe in 2015 and From Out of Nowhere in 2019, though Tandy missed the last few tours for reasons that have never been explained. A 2020 tour was canceled due to Covid. The group’s first show since 2019 took place Nov. 12, 2023, at Joe Walsh’s VetsAid concert in Chula Vista, California.


Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra’s Over and Out Tour Dates

Aug. 24 – Palm Desert, CA @ Acrisure Arena
Aug. 27 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena
Aug. 28 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
Aug. 30 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Sept. 1 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
Sept. 6 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
Sept. 7 – Indianapolis, IN @ Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Sept. 9 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
Sept. 10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Sept. 13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center
Sept. 14 – Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Sept. 16 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Sept. 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 23 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Sept. 25 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
Sept. 27 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Sept. 30 – St, Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Oct. 2 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena
Oct. 9 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Oct. 11 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Oct. 12 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
Oct. 15 – Austin, TX @ Moody Center
Oct. 16 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Oct. 18 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Oct. 21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint Center
Oct. 23 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Oct. 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Kia Forum

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