27 June, 2016 - NME.com
Jeff Lynne’s ELO have announced a show at Wembley Stadium for 2017, following their successful performance at Glastonbury.
The band will play at Wembley on June 24 in 2017 – which is also the Saturday of next year’s Glastonbury festival. Tickets go on sale on Friday, priced £35-£110.
Officially billed in full as Jeff Lynne’s ELO due to copyright issues over the name between Lynne and his former bandmates, their tour ended with a homecoming show in Birmingham on Friday before their slot on Sunday afternoon in the traditional “legends” slot of Glatsonbury.
Following on from previous performances by the likes of Dolly Parton, Leonard Cohen and Neil Diamond, Jeff Lynne’s ELO played hits including ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ and ‘Livin’ Thing’. Their performance of ‘Mr Blue Sky’ took place in pouring rain.
After ELO split in 1986, Lynne took a long break from performing live before Jeff Lynne’s ELO headlined at London’s Hyde Park for Radio 2 in 2014. The following year, he released ‘Alone In The Universe’, his first album under an ELO name since the 1986 split.
In the interim, Lynne had played with supergroup The Traveling Wilburys with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, George Harrison and Roy Orbison. He also produced The Beatles’ two new songs ‘Free As A Bird’ and ‘Real Love’ based on unreleased John Lennon demos for their ITV series The Beatles Anthology in 1995.