As the Electric Light Orchestra gear up for a UK tour, including a show at Liverpool Echo Arena, Getintothis‘ Daniel Bundy ticks off the reasons you must be there.
Putting the ‘classic’ back into classic rock for nearly fifty years, Electric Light Orchestra have become embedded in the UK’s musical conscience.
Whether looking at the early days with the enigmatic and visually arresting Roy Wood or under the leadership of world renowned musician and producer Jeff Lynne, songs like Mr. Blue Sky and Sweet Talkin’ Woman have solidified ELO‘s status in the British rock and roll establishment. Take elements of classical music, add a rock sound, blow the world away. What more can you ask for?
You still want more? You’ll get it.
After a series of smash shows at venues such as Wembley, Hydro and the Sheffield Arena, Jeff Lynne’s ELO have announced a follow up tour for Autumn 2018. Liverpool is amongst those cities lucky enough to expect a healthy dose of space ships and sound, packing late September/October with opportunities to see a band known for their epic performances.
If for some reason you’re on the fence about seeing them live, they’ve just released a concert film of their London show earlier this year. Promising the Jeff Lynne ensemble, a spectacular light show and of course the catalogue of ELO tunes, a watch of Wembley Or Bust should clear any doubt. There’s been some great nights this summer and there’ll be even more come Autumn next year.
Jeff Lynne’s ELO tour dates are:
Nottingham, Mortorpoint Arena September 30
Glasgow, SSE Hydro Arena October 3
Manchester, Manchester Arena October 5
Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena October 9
Birmingham, Arena Birmingham October 10
Leeds, First Direct Arena October 15
London, O2 Arena October 17
Liverpool, Echo Arena October 23