Alone In The Universe Tour

 

Jeff Lynne's ELO -- Alone In The Universe Tour

An in-depth look at the 2018 tour


Comments and Observations

This tour was announced on October 11, 2017. Details are still forthcoming. This page will serve as a placeholder before the tour and details will be added as they become available.

Band and crew members

The band and crew on this tour were as shown below.

The Band
The Crew
Jeff Lynne: vocals, guitar
others To be determined
To Be Determined To Be Determined To Be Determined

Tour Dates

Performance Date City, Country Venue Opening Act(s) Images Comments
North American Tour
August 2, 2018 Oakland, California, USA Oracle Arena Dawes
August 4, 2018 Los Angeles, California, USA The Forum Dawes
August 5, 2018 Los Angeles, California, USA The Forum Dawes
August 8, 2018 Denver, Colorado, USA Pepsi Center Dawes
August 10, 2018 Houston, Texas, USA Toyota Center Dawes
August 13, 2018 Dallas, Texas, USA American Airlines Center Dawes
August 15, 2018 Rosemont, Illinois, USA Allstate Arena Dawes
August 16, 2018 Detroit, Michigan, USA Little Caesars Arena Dawes
August 18, 2018 Toronto, Ontaria, Canada Air Canada Centre Dawes
August 21, 2018 New York City, New York, USA Madison Square Garden Dawes
August 22, 2018 New York City, New York, USA Madison Square Garden Dawes
August 24, 2018 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Wells Fargo Center Dawes
European Tour
September 12, 2018 Stockholm, Sweden Ericsson Globe Unknown
September 14, 2018 Oslo, Norway Spektrum Unknown
September 16, 2018 Copenhagen, Denmark Royal Arena Unknown
September 18, 2018 Hamburg, Germany Barclayard Arena Unknown
September 19, 2018 Berlin, Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena Unknown
September 21, 2018 Munich, Germany Olympiahalle Unknown
September 23, 2018 Vienna, Austria Stadthalle Unknown
September 25, 2018 Mannheim, Germany SAP Arena Unknown
September 27, 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome Unknown
September 30, 2018 Notthingham, UK Motorpoint Arena Unknown
October 3, 2018 Glasgow, UK SSE Hydro Unknown
October 5, 2018 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena Unknown
October 6, 2018 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena Unknown
October 9, 2018 Newcastle, UK Metro Radio Arena Unknown
October 10, 2018 Birmingham, UK Birmingham Arena Unknown
October 12, 2018 Birmingham, UK Birmingham Arena Unknown
October 13, 2018 Birmingham, UK Birmingham Arena Unknown
October 15, 2018 Leeds, UK First Direct Arena Unknown
October 17, 2018 London, UK The O2 Unknown
October 18, 2018 London, UK The O2 Unknown
October 20, 2018 London, UK The O2 Unknown
October 21, 2018 London, UK The O2 Unknown
October 23, 2018 Liverpool, UK Echo Arena Unknown
October 25, 2018 Dublin, Ireland 3Arena Unknown
October 26, 2018 Belfast, Ireland SSE Arena Unknown

Setlist

To Be Determined

The Tour in 2018
Song Title Arrangement Graphics Used Song comments
To Be Determined

Releases

To Be Determined

Opening Acts

To Be Determined. At least one article (so far) indicates the band Dawes is to scheduled to open at least one show.

Promotions

Several online and TV ads were produced to promote the initial sale of tickets in late 2017. These are:

Video Running Time Source Date Description
Live 2018 Early Teaser #1
Live 2018 Early Teaser #1
0:15 Facebook - Live Nation Concerts November 9, 2017
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This is animation that shows a space nebulae with the ELO spaceship first flying from left to right very close-up across the screen, then from right to left in the distance in the bottom of the screen. It's shown in such a way as to hide the "ELO" part of the spaceship. Heard is a short edit of Don't Bring Me Down.
Live 2018 Early Teaser #2
Live 2018 Early Teaser #2
0:14 Facebook - Live Nation Concerts November 10, 2017
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This is animation that shows a space nebulae with the ELO spaceship first flying from upper right to lower left very close-up across the screen. It's shown in such a way as to hide the "ELO" part of the spaceship. Heard is a short edit of Evil Woman.
Live 2018 Early Teaser #3
Live 2018 Early Teaser #3
0:15 Facebook - Live Nation Concerts November 11, 2017
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This is animation that shows a space nebulae with the ELO spaceship first flying toward the screen, then the text "Jeff Lynne's ELO" is displayed. The spaceship flies toward the viewer and below the bottom of the screen, revealing a "Live 2018" text. Heard is a short edit of Mr. Blue Sky.
Live 2018 Announcement
Live 2018 Announcement
0:15 Facebook - Live Nation Concerts November 13, 2017
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This features many quick cuts of ELO from the Live At Wembley concert, mixed with various ELO spaceship graphics, all while an announcer touts the tour and short bits of Don't Bring Me Down, Mr. Blue Sky and Evil Woman play. The end shows text anouncing the tour and tickets for sale as well as the release of Wembley Or Bust on November 17. This video, unedited, was used multiple times on Facebook and YouTube to promote several individual North American shows.
Jeff Lynne's ELO at SSE Arena Belfast
Jeff Lynne's ELO at SSE Arena Belfast Commercial commercial
0:30 YouTube - SSE Arena Belfast November 13, 2017
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It shows some ELO animations and several scenes from the Wembley Or Bust concert, while featuring audio clips of Don't Bring Me Down, Evil Woman, Mr. Blue Sky, Livin' Thing and Telephone Line, all while an announcer in English touts the tour and the Wembley Or Bust album.
Jeff Lynne's ELO at American Airlines Center Dallas
Jeff Lynne's ELO at American Airlines Center Dallas Commercial commercial
0:30 Facebook - American Airlines Center November 13, 2017
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It shows some ELO animations and several scenes from the Wembley Or Bust concert, while featuring audio clips of Don't Bring Me Down, Evil Woman, Mr. Blue Sky, Livin' Thing and Telephone Line, all while an announcer in English touts the tour and the Wembley Or Bust album.
Jeff Lynne's ELO in Stockholm 2018
Jeff Lynne's ELO in Stockholm 2018 Commercial commercial
0:30 YouTube - Live Nation Sweden November 15, 2017
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It shows some ELO animations and several scenes from the Wembley Or Bust concert, while featuring audio clips of Don't Bring Me Down, Evil Woman, Mr. Blue Sky, Livin' Thing and Telephone Line, all while an announcer in English touts the tour and the Wembley Or Bust album.
Jeff Lynne's ELO - 3Arena - October 25th 2018
Jeff Lynne's ELO - 3Arena - October 25th 2018 Commercial commercial
0:07 YouTube - MCD Productions November 15, 2017
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It shows some very short ELO animations and several scenes from the Wembley Or Bust concert, while featuring audio clips of Don't Bring Me Down, Evil Woman, and Mr. Blue Sky, all while an announcer in English touts the tour.
Jeff Lynne's ELO - 3Arena Dublin - October 25th 2018
Jeff Lynne's ELO - 3Arena Dublin - October 25th 2018 Commercial commercial
0:30 YouTube - MCD Productions November 15, 2017
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It shows some ELO animations and several scenes from the Wembley Or Bust concert, while featuring audio clips of Don't Bring Me Down, Evil Woman, Mr. Blue Sky, Livin' Thing and Telephone Line, all while an announcer in English touts the tour and the Wembley Or Bust album.
Jeff Lynne's ELO in Germany 2018
Jeff Lynne's ELO in Germany 2018 Commercial commercial
0:20 YouTube - Live Nation GSA November 16, 2017
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It shows some ELO animations and several scenes from the Wembley Or Bust concert, while featuring audio clips of Evil Woman, Livin' Thing, Don't Bring Me Down, and Telephone Line, all while an announcer in German touts the tour and the Wembley Or Bust album. All five German and Austrian dates are mentioned and displayed on screen.
Jeff Lynne's ELO in Copenhagen 2018
Jeff Lynne's ELO in Copenhagen 2018 Commercial commercial
0:30 YouTube - Live Nation DK November 16, 2017
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It shows some ELO animations and several scenes from the Wembley Or Bust concert, while featuring audio clips of Don't Bring Me Down, Evil Woman, Mr. Blue Sky, Livin' Thing and Telephone Line, all while an announcer in English touts the tour and the Wembley Or Bust album. Note that this is the exact same commercial as the one for Stockholm, including the announcer, with teh exception of different screen text specfic to the Copenhagen concert location, date and where to purchase.
Jeff Lynne's ELO. 3 October 2018, The SSE Hydro
Jeff Lynne's ELO. 3 October 2018, The SSE Hydro Commercial commercial
0:20 YouTube - The SSE Hydro November 20, 2017
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It shows some ELO animations and several scenes from the Wembley Or Bust concert, while featuring audio clips of Don't Bring Me Down, Mr. Blue Sky, and Evil Woman, all while an announcer in English touts the tour and the Wembley Or Bust album.
Jeff Lynne's ELO at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on 30 September 2018
Jeff Lynne's ELO at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on 30 September 2018 Commercial commercial
0:20 YouTube - Motorpoint Arena November 22, 2017
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It shows some ELO animations and several scenes from the Wembley Or Bust concert, while featuring audio clips of Don't Bring Me Down, Mr. Blue Sky, and Evil Woman, all while an announcer in English touts the tour and the Wembley Or Bust album.
NEW SHOW ADDED (London O2)
NEW SHOW ADDED (London O2) Commercial commercial
0:20 Facebook - Jeff Lynne Official March 19, 2018
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It shows some ELO animations and several scenes from the Wembley Or Bust concert, while featuring audio clips of Don't Bring Me Down, Mr. Blue Sky, and Evil Woman, all while an announcer in English touts the tour and new show added for the O2 and the Wembley Or Bust album.

Photos

Concert Photos Tickets, Promo Items and Others
To Be Determined
To Be Determined
Initial announcement at jefflynneselo.com
Initial announcement at jefflynneselo.com
Initial announcement at jefflynneselo.com showing European dates only
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Fan Comments

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Tour Song Comments

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This page is intended to be a complete record of information on the Jeff Lynne's ELO 2018 Alone In The Universe 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
April 2018