Jeff Lynne’s Elo Announces 2018 U.S Tour First U.S. Tour in 30+ Years

Jeff Lynne’s Elo Announces 2018 U.S Tour First U.S. Tour in 30+ Years

“NOTHING SHORT OF FLAWLESS” – Guardian
“EPIC… AN AVALANCHE OF ROCK” – Daily Express, 5*

TICKETS AVAILABLE TO GENERAL PUBLIC STARTING NOVEMBER 17 AT TICKETMASTER.COM

(November 13, 2017) – On the heels of a once-in-a-lifetime Wembley Stadium show and a European tour in 2017, Jeff Lynne’s ELO announces its first North American tour in 30 plus years produced by Live Nation. Jeff Lynne’s last extensive U.S. tour with ELO was in 1981. Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne’s ELO has spent the last two years with a critically acclaimed and chart-topping album, a sold-out run of UK and European shows, as well as an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The tour announcement comes just ahead of this Friday’s release of the live concert CD/DVD, ‘Wembley or Bust,’ which will give fans a glimpse into the extraordinary ELO live experience that critics in the UK raving; a video sneak peek is here and here.

Of the tour, Jeff Lynne says, “Our Audiences are amazing. It’s like they’re in the group. We can’t wait to play for them again.” The tour will hit 10 cities, starting in Oakland, CA at Oracle Arena before wrapping in Philadelphia, PA at Wells Fargo Center. See below for full tour routing.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, November 15th at 10AM local time through Thursday, November 16th at 10PM local time. The Live Nation presale begins Thursday, November, 16th and public on-sale begins Friday, November 17th starting at 10AM local time with tickets available at Ticketmaster.com. ‘Wembley or Bust’ will be available Friday, November 17th, preorder here.

All preorders of ‘Wembley Or Bust’ made at Jeff Lynne’s ELO Official US Store prior to 4:00pm EST on November 14, 2017 are eligible to receive a ticket presale code for 2018 US tour dates. Codes can be used during the presale window for access to tickets before the general public on-sale. 1 code is granted per customer and allows access to purchase up to four (4) tickets. Tickets will be available while supplies last and presale codes do not guarantee inventory.

More popular than ever, Jeff Lynne’s ELO have always been known for their epic live shows and with a distinct style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical, ELO has had more than 20 Top 40 Hits across the U.S. and the U.K., making Lynne’s sweeping productions some of the most recognizable music of the last forty years and helping sell over 50 million records worldwide.

Widely agreed upon as one of the greatest record producers in music history, Lynne was a co-founder and member of The Travelling Wilburys together with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Tom Petty as well as a producer and collaborator with some of the biggest names in music including The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, and most recently, Bryan Adams.

2018 US TOUR DATES

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

 

 

HIM

HIM says goodbye to Detroit at their sold-out tour at The Fillmore 11/11/17.

One of Finland’s most famous bands, with their heartagram emblem, found all over the world, played for adoring and faithful fans tonight.

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The music was raw and powerful, embodying the light, the dark and the love that can be found there.

I️ spoke with several fans who had traveled from all over just to be there; some up to 10 hours drive! Two businessmen visiting from Finland for example, yes Finland…. who wanted to get in and unfortunately could not because the concert was sold out! They offered to be my assistant to get the best ‘seats’ in the house. With a kind “thank you but no”, I️ continued into The Fillmore, eager to photograph a band that I listened to growing up.

You could feel the fans emotions; many were in tears and HIM had not walked out on the stage yet. They were not ready to say good-bye and several fans expressed it was HIM‘s music that had gotten them through very rough teen years.

Ville was in classic Ville-style – black with his dark eye makeup. His unique, deep and moody sounds that draw you in and keep you reminiscing about their music new and old.

Fillmore’s classic architecture only seemed to deepen the emotions that were rampant tonight.

3Teeth and CKY rocked out prior to HIM. They both successfully got the crowd ready.

HIM started the show out with the song playing over the speakers ‘Bye Bye Love‘, by the Everly Brothers; lyrics very fitting for this moment. As HIM walked out, it made me think, ‘yes, it’s goodbye, but your songs and lyrics will remain an inspiration and legacy to many.’

Thank You, Him, for a wonderful finale in Detroit!

Setlist: (coming soon)

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Splice Photojournalist: Pamela MacIntyre

Kari Jobe + Cody Carnes

Plymouth, Michigan (November 9, 2017) – Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes at NorthRidge Church, Plymouth, MI

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Lonnie Stump & Friends
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Nikki Lane

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Kip Moore + Drake White + Jordan Davis

Detroit, Michigan (November 4, 2017) – Kip Moore, Drake White & Jordan Davis stopped into MusicTown Detroit this afternoon before their concert at The Fillmore Detroit tonight.
Guests were entertained with a great selection of acoustic music; as well as some Q&A and a lot of laughs. This intimate concert was a perfect way to spend a very rainy afternoon in the D.

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Japandroids + Cloud Nothings

Detroit, Michigan (November 4, 2018) – It was pouring rain tonight when I pulled into the parking lot behind The Majestic on Woodward in Detroit, MI. As I pulled in, a tall guy in a leather jacket, with shaggy hair and a shorter guy in a sweater were walking up the drive in front of me. They turned around and looked at my headlights and continued walking.  It was at that moment that I realized that the two guys that make up one of my favorite contemporary bands were walking back to their tour bus as I was driving behind them.

After a five year hiatus, Japandroids, comprised of guitarist Brian King and drummer, David Prowse, has returned to with ‘Near To The Wild Heart of Life’. It’s an older, wiser, more poetic Japandroids than the loud angsty ‘Celebration Rock’, released in 2012. It’s a bittersweet reflection of the past and the excitement of the potential future. It’s their coming of age and in my humble opinion, it’s one of the best alternative albums of 2017; it’s been on my playlist since its release in March. The vinyl copy has been in my record player since mid-April. In many ways, this album and my life currently share a weird parallel.

 

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Their setlist was filled with new tracks like “North South East West”, “True Love and A Free Life of Free Will”, and “Near To The Wild Heart of Life” and older gems such as “Heart Sweats” and “The Nights of Wine and Roses“. Brian King had endless energy and both he and Prowse commanded the stage. At one point in between songs, King states that it’s been a long time since they’ve been back to Detroit. He asks the crowd if anyone was at their last show in town and a few hands go up. He launched into “Younger Us”; a musical toast to those that had shared time with the band years ago at their last show.

The set design, comprised of floor lighting, open softbox lighting, and a smoke machine, all from behind, play into the band’s aesthetic. You won’t ever see King wear any other colors aside from black and white.  Prowse is a little more flexible with his wardrobe, but he mostly adheres to this. All of their merch is black and white. Their album covers are black and white. Their vinyl edition of “Near To The Wild Heart of Life” is full of the most amazing black and white photographs of them playing live. While seeing them live isn’t quite a black and white experience, its close; As the dimly lit King and Prowse play their loud anthems from shadows and smoke, their silhouettes telling the story of life, love and growing older.  It was an experience like none other.

If Japandroids is coming to your town, go see them. They’ll live up to every expectation that the band’s carefully curated aesthetic sets.

Opening for Japandroids, Cloud Nothings rocked the stage tonight. While photographing the show, I was in awe of how amazing their drummer, Jayson Gerycz is. Gerycz easily stole the show with his incredible talent and energy.

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Photojournalist: Shannon Ferguson

Annabelle Road

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Full concert review – coming soon

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