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Jeff Lynne’s ELO announce 10-date UK tour for 2016

Story by Jack Foley

JEFF Lynne’s ELO has announced a 10-date UK tour in April 2016.

The tour will come in support of Alone In The Universe, the first new ELO music in 15 years on November 13, 2015.

After the success of Jeff Lynne’s ELO headline set at BBC Radio 2’s Festival In A Day in Hyde Park in 2014, where he played to a sold-out crowd of 50,000 fans in attendance, and nearly a million people on TV, Jeff will be bringing his back catalogue and new album Alone In The Universe to the masses in 2016.

Before these dates, Jeff Lynne’s ELO will be performing a live set for BBC Radio 2 In Concert on Thursday, November 12 at the BBC Radio Theatre in London, presented by Jo Whiley.

The band are also is confirmed to play the Royal Variety Performance, which TX’s on December 8, 2015, on ITV.

The UK tour dates are (all April 2016)

5 – Liverpool Echo Arena
7 – Nottingham Capital FM Arena
9 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
10 – Manchester, Arena
12 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
14 – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
16 – Birmingham, Genting Arena
17 – Birmingham, Genting Arena
20 & 22 – London, The O2

Tickets for the UK shows go on sale at 9am on Friday, November 13.