The ELO Experience pays tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra, with a stunning string section, spectacular light show and screen projections to bring the show to the next level.
The production, which runs 2 hours and 20 minutes, is touring the UK with stops in Penistone, Wimborne, Hull, Newark, Swansea, Stamford, Cheltenham, Bromley, Worcester, Aylesbury and more.
ELO needs no introduction, with more Top 40 hits in the US and UK than any other band in the world. Some of their most famous singles include “Evil Woman,” “10538 Overture,” “Diary of Horace Wimp,” “Living Thing,” “Mr Blue Sky” and “Don’t Bring me Down.”
In 2016, ELO released a new album Alone in the Universe, and launched a world tour.
The ELO Experience tour in 2017 will include material from the new album, but the act will focus mainly on Out of the Blue in celebration of its 40th anniversary.
English rock band ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) was formed in Birmingham in 1970 by Jef Lynne and Roy Wood. The band’s music is a mixture of classical arrangements, Beatle-esque pop and futuristic iconography.
During the band’s first 13 years together, they sold more than 50 million records across the world. ELO collected 38 BPI, 19 CRIA and 21 RIAA awards during this time. Between 1972 and 1986, ELO had 20 Top 20 songs on the Singles Chart in the UK and 15 Top 20 songs on Billboard Hot 100.
ELO holds the record for having the most Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.
Wood left ELO soon after the band released its debut album, leaving Lynne to take over. The band’s name changed to Jeff Lynne’s ELO, and Lynne fleshed out the band. He added a new violinist and two cellists.
After dabbling in progressive rock, Lynne turned back to pop, and several hits emerged from the band, including “Evil Woman,” “Can’t Get It Out of My Head,” and “Showdown.”
In their later years, ELO’s sound grew “poppier,” but after moving more towards disco music, the band alienated their fans. They landed a few more hits, but it seemed the band had reached the peak of success.
ELO had several Top 10 albums, including A New World Record, Face the Music, Xanadu with Olivia Newton-John and Discovery.
While ELO fell out of popularity in the 1980s, Jeff Lynne became a well-known producer in the 1980s and 1990s. He worked on “Fully Moon Fever” by Tom Petty, “You Got It” by Roy Orbison, and “Cloud Nine” by George Harrison.