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Hoping for (Mr) Blue Sky as Jeff Lynne’s ELO ‘Zoom’ to Hull KCOM Stadium, 1 July

Due to outstanding demand Jeff Lynne’s ELO, the globally-renowned group known for their epic live events, are soon to perform two more shows in the UK playing the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on the 28th June as well as taking part in Hull’s 2017 City of Culture celebrations at the KCOM Stadium on the 1st July.

With a distinct style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical, Jeff Lynne’s ELO have had 26 UK Top 40 singles to date selling in excess of 50 million records worldwide. From the orchestral brilliance of ‘Eldorado’ to the upbeat dancefloor tempos of 1979s ‘Discovery’, or ‘Disco-very’ as keyboard wizard Richard Tandy refers to the album, and beyond the sound of ELO has found its way into the lives of almost everyone.

Songs such as ‘Mr. Blue Sky’, ‘Evil Woman’, ‘Livin’ Thing’ and ‘Sweet Talkin’ Woman’ remain as vibrant today as they ever did thanks to wonderful arrangements, layered harmonies and captivating melodies that have helped the brand attain heights Jeff never thought possible when he agreed to perform as part of BBC Radio Two’s Festival in a Day back in 2014.

Continuing to go from strength to strength with the release of last year’s platinum album ‘Alone in the Universe’, a runaway success both commercially and critically, this year has also seen ‘All Over the World – The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra’ tip more than one million sales.

The Hull concert is being presented as a collaboration between music promoters Cuffe and Taylor and the Hull UK City of Culture team. Martin Green, CEO and Director of Hull 2017, said: “Having ELO confirm their plans to come to Hull in 2017 adds to what is turning into an amazing year of music for this city.

“Hull is already a brilliant place for music and we are thrilled that it is attracting more talent during its UK City of Culture year.”

Widely agreed upon as one of the greatest record producers in music history, Jeff was also a co-founding member of The Travelling Wilburys together with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Tom Petty before producing and collaborating with some of the biggest names in music including The Beatles.

“I’ve been in love with music since I was probably just five years old,” says Lynne. “I was mad for music then – and I still am today.”

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