Jeff Lynne’s ELO add Manchester and Birmingham dates to 2016 UK tour

Band have already announced four nights at London's O2 in April

ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) have added two summer dates to their upcoming UK tour.

Now known as Jeff Lynne’s ELO, they are touring the UK in 2016, kicking off with a gig at Liverpool Echo Arena on April 5. They will then play Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and Birmingham before a four-night stint at The O2 in London between April 20 and 26.

The Alone In The Universe Tour will then continue in June for dates in Manchester and Birmingham. The band will play Manchester Arena on June 22 and Birmingham Barclaycard Arena on June 24.


Tickets for the new dates go on sale this Friday (December 11) at 9am. Find tickets here.

Lynne performed at BBC Radio 2’s Festival In A Day in London’s Hyde Park in September 2014, marking ELO’s return to the UK stage 28 years after their last full concert performance.

ELO enjoyed a run of 27 Top 40 hits from 1972 to 1986, when Lynne retired the group. He reactivated the ELO name, with a different line-up, for the 2001 album ‘Zoom’.

‘Alone In The Universe’ was released in November, reaching Number Four in the UK Albums Chart.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO will play the following live dates:

Liverpool, Echo Arena (April 5)
Nottingham, Capital FM Arena (April 7)
Leeds, First Direct Arena (April 9)
Manchester, Arena (April 10)
Glasgow, SSE Hydro (April 12)
Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena (April 14)
Birmingham, Genting Arena (April 16, 17)
London, The O2 (April 20, 22, 23, 26)
Manchester, Arena (June 22)
Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena (June 24)

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