Jeff Lynne's ELO announce 2020 tour dates

Jeff Lynne onstage
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Jeff Lynne's ELO have announced a European tour for October of this year.

The band will play seven UK and Irish shows on the From Out Of Nowhere tour, kicking off with a pair of London performances before heading off to Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Dublin and Glasgow. The band have also confirmed a further seven shows in mainland Europe, starting in September. 

"The audiences in the UK and Europe were so good," says Lynne. "We're looking forward to bringing a new show and some musical surprises this fall. I can’t wait!"

Full dates below. Tickets go on sale Friday January 31 at 9am. 

From Out Of Nowhere was released in November. It's the second album from Jeff Lynne's ELO since the band reformed to play London's Hyde Park in the summer of 2014.

"I can't believe it's gone as well as it has", Lynne told Classic Rock last year. "I was worried about it. Would people still know who we were? We'd taken 30 years off! But we went down a storm, and it's been like that ever since."

Jeff Lynne's ELO tour poster

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Jeff Lynne's ELO: 2020 European Tour

Sep 19: Oslo Telenor Arena, Norway
Sep 21: Stockholm, Ericsson Globe Arena, Sweden
Sep 23: Herning Jyske Bank Boxen, Denmark
Sep 26: Hamburg Barclaycard Arena, Germany
Sep 27: Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany
Sep 30: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
Oct 02: Amsterdam Ziggo Drome, Netherlands
Oct 05: London The O2, UK  
Oct 06: London The O2, UK
Oct 11: Birmingham Arena, UK
Oct 16: Manchester Arena, UK
Oct 18: Belfast SSE Arena, UK
Oct 19: Dublin 3Arena, Ireland
Oct 21: Glasgow The SSE Hydro, UK

Jeff Lynne's ELO: From Out Of Nowhere

Jeff Lynne's ELO: From Out Of Nowhere

The wistfulness, the super-saturated sound, the layered harmonies and instrumentation, the timeless echo of pasts and retro-futures colliding. The humanity, the performed frailty at the heart of manufactured perfection. Lynne still has it. He still knows how to create the magic. 

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.