ELO to perform at Grammys

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The Electric Light Orchestra will perform at this year’s Grammys ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, mainman Jeff Lynne has confirmed.

They’ll appear on the live TV extravaganza alongside AC/DC, Madonna and other big names.

It’s more confirmation that Lynne is taking the project seriously again after a cautious return to the stage in London last year.

Following ELO’s Hyde Park concert he said: “I was really worried before the show; I was thinking, ‘What the hell is it going to be like after all these years?’ I thought the crowd would all disperse and go their own sweet way – but they all loved it.”

He later said of a fully-fledged comeback: “With all these great string samplers and synths, it wouldn’t be such a drag for me – the sound would be perfect, everything would be sweet. So never say never. But it would be nice to find a way of doing it without going anywhere.”

In November he confirmed he was working on a new ELO album and added: “That’ll be involved in the new times when we play.”