From Out Of Nowhere Tour

 

Jeff Lynne's ELO -- From Out Of Nowhere Tour

An in-depth look at the 2020 tour


Comments and Observations

This tour was first announced on January 24, 2020. It was only a tour of Europe from September 19 to October 21, 2020 and hitting 14 cities. Sadly, on May 15, 2020 on Jeff Lynne's official Facebook page, it was announced that the tour was cancelled.

The cause of the cancellation was reported to be due to the "ongoing coronavirus pandemic". Although the start of the tour was about four months away, it was likely decided that the closing of venues may still occur at that time and it was a waste to hire crew and staff, as well as design and produce tour specific products when chances were good they would not be needed. There was a double sided tour t-shirt and a tour screenprint produced and sold on the Jeff Lynne's ELO UK shop at about the time the tour was announced, so these are products for a tour that will never happen.

It was announced that Dhani Harrison was expected to open all shows on the tour, much as he had done for the Live 2019 tour shows. And, of course, this gives a good indication that he would likely have come on stage to sing the Traveling Wilburys' Handle With Care with the band again as he did for the Live 2019 shows.

Although the actual tour didn't happen, there was a promotional appearance on the BBC's In Concert program, broadcast on both BBC Radio and TV, on November 7, 2019 and recorded at BBC Radio Theatre. This concert was a shortened version of the expected concert and including three songs from the new From Out Of Nowhere album, including From Out Of Nowhere, All My Love and Time Of Our Life. This is the only surviving performance of what might have been for 2020.

Band and crew members

The band and crew on this tour might have been as shown below as all appeared at the November 2019 BBC performance.

The Band
Jeff Lynne: vocals, guitar
Mike Stevens: musical director, guitar, backing vocals, harmonica
Lee Pomeroy: bass, backing vocals
Milton McDonald: guitar, backing vocals
Marcus Byrne: piano, keyboards, vocoder
Jo Webb: keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
Steve Turner: keyboards
Donavan Hepburn: drums
Melanie Lewis-McDonald: backing vocals
Iain Hornal: backing vocals, co-lead vocals, guitar, fire extinguisher
Jessie Murphy: violin
Amy Langley: cello
Jess Cox: cello

Tour Dates

Performance Date City, Country Venue Opening Act(s) Images Comments
Promotional Appearances
November 7, 2019 London, UK BBC Radio Theatre N/A
European Tour
September 19, 2020 Oslo, Norway Telenor Arena Dhani Harrison
September 21, 2020 Stockholm, Sweden Ericsson Globe Arena Dhani Harrison
September 23, 2020 Herning, Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen Dhani Harrison
September 26, 2020 Hamburg, Germany Barclaycard Arena Dhani Harrison
September 27, 2020 Berlin, Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena Dhani Harrison
September 29, 2020 Cologne, Germany Lanxess Arena Dhani Harrison
September 30, 2020 Munich, Germany Olympiahalle Dhani Harrison
October 2, 2020 Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome Dhani Harrison
October 5, 2020 London, UK O2 Arena Dhani Harrison
October 6, 2020 London, UK O2 Arena Dhani Harrison
October 11, 2020 Birmingham, UK Arena Birmingham Dhani Harrison
October 13, 2020 Birmingham, UK Arena Birmingham Dhani Harrison
October 16, 2020 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena Dhani Harrison
October 18, 2020 Belfast, UK SSE Arena Dhani Harrison
October 19, 2020 Dublin, Ireland 3Arena Dhani Harrison
October 21, 2020 Glasgow, UK SSE Hydro Arena Dhani Harrison

Setlist

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Song Title Arrangement Song comments
Evil Woman TBD
All Over The World TBD
Do Ya TBD
Handle With Care TBD
Livin' Thing TBD
From Out Of Nowhere TBD
Don't Bring Me Down TBD
All My Love TBD
Eldorado Overture/Can't Get It Out Of My Head TBD
Time Of Our Life TBD
Rockaria! TBD
Turn To Stone TBD
Mr. Blue Sky TBD

Releases

TBD

Opening Acts

Dhani Harrison is again reported to be the opener.

Promotions

TBD Photos

Concert Photos Tickets, Promo Items and Others
Coming soon (we hope!)
Announcements
Initial announcement at Facebook
Initial announcement at Facebook
Initial announcement at Facebook
Tour Merchandise
No other photos from this tour are currently available. If you have any to share, please contact the email address at the bottom of this page.

Fan Comments

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Tour Song Comments

Evil Woman (BBC Radio Theatre - November 7, 2019)

All Over The World (BBC Radio Theatre - November 7, 2019)

Do Ya (BBC Radio Theatre - November 7, 2019)

Handle With Care (BBC Radio Theatre - November 7, 2019)

Livin' Thing (BBC Radio Theatre - November 7, 2019)

From Out Of Nowhere (BBC Radio Theatre - November 7, 2019)

Don't Bring Me Down (BBC Radio Theatre - November 7, 2019)

All My Love (BBC Radio Theatre - November 7, 2019)

Eldorado Overture/Can't Get It Out Of My Head (BBC Radio Theatre - November 7, 2019)

Time Of Our Life (BBC Radio Theatre - November 7, 2019)

Rockaria! (BBC Radio Theatre - November 7, 2019)

Turn To Stone (BBC Radio Theatre - November 7, 2019)

Mr. Blue Sky (BBC Radio Theatre - November 7, 2019)


This page is intended to be a complete record of information on the Jeff Lynne's ELO's From Out Of Nowhere tour. If you notice any errors or omissions (which there are many), please contact me at jefflynnesongs@gmail.com and let me know. I strive for accuracy.

Robert Porter
October 2020