Live 2019 Tour

 

Jeff Lynne's ELO -- Live 2019 Tour

An in-depth look at the 2019 tour


Comments and Observations

This tour was first announced on October 22, 2018. It was only a tour of North America from June 20 to August 1, 2019 and hitting 20 cities. Other than a few shows, the tour mostly hit major North America cities that were not visited in 2018.

The tour was mostly a continuation of the Live 2018 tour. It used nearly the same band line-up, the same screen graphics and nearly the same setlist. The merchandise however, was mostly new, many of it "Live 2019" branded.

Like the Live 2018 tour, the setlist reflected the 2017 Wembley Or Bust concert album, although it was not branded as such. The setlist changes from Live 2018 to Live 2019 include cutting Can't Get It Out Of My Head which was replaced with two songs, Last Train To London and Xanadu. A little more than halfway into the tour, Xanadu was dropped and Can't Get It Out Of My Head was put back in its place, but this time including the Eldorado Overture as well. Last Train To London remained in the setlist throughout the tour.

Dhani Harrison Changes from the Live 2018 tour to the Live 2019 tour included a new violin player, with Jessie Murphy replacing Rosie Langley.

Attendance and reviews

Band and crew members

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

The Band
The Crew
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
Dhani Harrison: vocals, guitar (Handle With Care only)
TBD TBD TBD

Tour Dates

Performance Date City, Country Venue Opening Act(s) Images Comments
2019 ASCAP Pop Music Awards
May 16, 2019 Beverly Hills, USA Beverly Hilton Hotel N/A
North American Tour
June 20, 2019 Anaheim, California, USA Honda Center Dhani Harrison
Band selfie at the June 20, 2019 show
Band selfie at the June 20, 2019 show
Concert Selfie
June 22, 2019 Sacramento, California, USA Golden 1 Center Dhani Harrison
Band selfie at the June 22, 2019 show
Band selfie at the June 22, 2019 show
Concert Selfie
June 24, 2019 San Jose, California, USA SAP Center Dhani Harrison
Band selfie at the June 24, 2019 show
Band selfie at the June 24, 2019 show
Concert Selfie
June 26, 2019 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Rogers Arena Dhani Harrison
Band selfie at the June 26, 2019 show
Band selfie at the June 26, 2019 show
Concert Selfie
Roger and Tal Bachman attended this show.
June 28, 2019 Tacoma, Washington, USA Tacoma Dome Dhani Harrison
Band selfie at the June 28, 2019 show
Band selfie at the June 28, 2019 show
Concert Selfie
June 29, 2019 Portland, Oregon, USA Moda Center Dhani Harrison
Band selfie at the June 29, 2019 show
Band selfie at the June 29, 2019 show
Concert Selfie
July 3, 2019 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Bridgestone Arena Dhani Harrison
Band selfie at the July 3, 2019 show
Band selfie at the July 3, 2019 show
Concert Selfie
July 5, 2019 Atlanta, Georgia, USA State Farm Arena Dhani Harrison
Band selfie at the July 5, 2019 show
Band selfie at the July 5, 2019 show
Concert Selfie
July 7, 2019 Tampa, Florida, USA Amalie Arena Dhani Harrison
Band selfie at the July 7, 2019 show
Band selfie at the July 7, 2019 show
Concert Selfie
July 9, 2019 Sunrise, Florida, USA BB&T Center Dhani Harrison
Band selfie at the July 9, 2019 show
Band selfie at the July 9, 2019 show
Concert Selfie
July 11, 2019 Washington, DC, USA Capitol One Arena Dhani Harrison
Band selfie at the July 11, 2019 show
Band selfie at the July 11, 2019 show
Concert Selfie
July 13, 2019 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Wells Fargo Center Dhani Harrison
Band selfie at the July 13, 2019 show
Band selfie at the July 13, 2019 show
Concert Selfie
July 16, 2019 Newark, New Jersey, USA Prudential Center Dhani Harrison
Band selfie at the July 16, 2019 show
Band selfie at the July 16, 2019 show
Concert Selfie
July 18, 2019 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Scotiabank Arena Dhani Harrison
Band selfie at the July 18, 2019 show
Band selfie at the July 18, 2019 show
Concert Selfie
July 20, 2019 Detroit, Michigan, USA Little Casears Arena Dhani Harrison
Band selfie at the July 20, 2019 show
Band selfie at the July 20, 2019 show
Concert Selfie
July 23, 2019 Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Van Andel Arena Dhani Harrison
Band selfie at the July 23, 2019 show
Band selfie at the July 23, 2019 show
Setlist for the July 23, 2019 show
Setlist for the July 23, 2019 show
Concert Selfie Setlist
July 25, 2019 St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Xcel Energy Center Dhani Harrison
Band selfie at the July 25, 2019 show
Band selfie at the July 25, 2019 show
Concert Selfie
July 27, 2019 Chicago, Illinois, USA United Center Dhani Harrison
Band selfie at the July 27, 2019 show
Band selfie at the July 27, 2019 show
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Omaze contest for the July 27, 2019
Omaze contest for the July 27, 2019

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Concert Selfie Announcements
July 30, 2019 Columbus, Ohio, USA Nationwide Arena Dhani Harrison
Band selfie at the July 30, 2019 show
Band selfie at the July 30, 2019 show
Band selfie at the July 30, 2019 show
Band selfie at the July 30, 2019 show
Concert Selfies
August 1, 2019 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA PPG Paints Arena Dhani Harrison
Band selfie at the August 1, 2019 show
Band selfie at the August 1, 2019 show
Concert Selfie

Setlist

2019 ASCAP Pop Music Awards
Song Title Arrangement Song comments
Telephone Line TBD
Evil Woman TBD
All Over The World TBD
The Tour in 2019
Song Title Arrangement Graphics Used Song comments
Standin' In The Rain This is the same as the Out Of The Blue album arrangement, but with a taped intro (the "Concerto For A Rainy Day" intro) and slightly different ending. Standin' In The Rain graphicsThe back screen graphic shows animation of point-of-view flying through stormy, rainy skies, with many of the lightning effects timed to the music. The projection floor graphics show rain and storm effects that mirror the back screen animation.
Evil Woman This is the same as the Face The Music album arrangement, but without the orchestral intro and a non-fading ending. Evil Woman graphicsThe back screen graphic shows animation of a woman's eye, sometimes with flames running through the iris, but mostly on the middle three screens only. Big billowy flames roll across two side screens most of the time too. The projection floor graphics show roiling fire similar to the back screen animation.
All Over The World This is the same as the Xanadu album arrangement. All Over The World graphicsThese graphics are rotating images of the planet Earth, with heavy lights coming from all the cities, including fireworks and streaks of light linking various cities. Strangely, this means that it's night time "all over the world" since no daylight images of the planet are ever seen. The projection floor graphics show fireworks similar to the back screen animation.
Showdown This is the same as the original single arrangement, but with a non-fading ending. Showdown graphicsThese graphics show a nighttime scene, moving through a clearing in a forest, with starts and clouds streaking by. About halfway through, the point of view goes up to the sky only, where the stars rotate and the viewer flies through various space nebula There are no projection floor graphics used. Note, that this appears to be the same graphic used for When The Night Comes at the 2016 Alone In The Universe tour shows, although much more of the graphic is visible due to the different screen configuration.
Do Ya This is the same as the A New World Record album arrangement. There was no back screen or floor graphics used.
When I Was A Boy This is the same as the Alone In The Universe album arrangement. When I Was A Boy graphicsThis graphic is only featured on the center three screens with the outer screens left blank. It includes various point of view images of a large field at night, with several trees, a house and sometimes a single tree (and at one point, the silhouette of a giant bird). The footage ends with a bright light shining out from the night sky and the ELO spaceship flying in. This symbolically shows Jeff's boyhood dreams with the ELO spaceship being the final realization of those dreams. The projection floor graphics show several shimmering dots (too big to be stars), different from the back screen animation.
Livin' Thing This is the same as the A New World Record album arrangement, but with a non-fading ending. Livin' Thing graphicsThis is a strange graphic showing a rotating garden. It starts with a scene from space and during the violin intro, the point of view zooms in to a planet and through the clouds. As the main part of the song starts, the view comes to a garden in the middle of a jungle. The view rotates around the jungle, staying focused on the garden. During the choruses, it zooms into a closeup of the garden (still rotating), then zooms back out during the non-choruses. There were no projection floor graphics used.
Handle With Care This is the same as the Volume One album arrangement with a non-fading ending. Dhani Harrison is welcomed on stage and sings the George Harrison lead vocal parts and Iain Hornal sings the Roy Orbison lead vocal parts. Also, the string players play as well, which was not on the original song at all. Handle With Care graphicsThis graphic shows a series of rotating yellow and brown circles and morphing, jagged geometric shapes; and about halfway through the song, a half circle comes to the fore and shows select scenes from the Traveling Wilburys home videos and music vidoes.The projection floor graphics show several moving geometric shapes, similar to the back screen animation but not matching exactly as the Traveling Wilburys are not shown.
Rockaria! This is the same as the A New World Record album arrangement, but Jeff and backing vocalist Iain Hornal take turns on each verse and they sing alternate lines on the closing lines (starting with "Well we were reelin' and a rockin' all through the night"). Backing vocalist Melanie Lewis-McDonald supplies the opera singer bits. Rockaria! graphicsThis is a frenetic graphic of the ELO spaceship, rotating constantly with various geometric designs moving in the middle. Many of the images in the middle are also the label of the promo UK Rockaria! single (with the large "A" indicating it was the A-side). The projection floor graphics show a rotating record label, similar to the back screen animation.
Last Train To London This is the same as the Discovery album arrangement, with a non-fading end. Last Train To London graphicsThis graphic shows a point-of-view of traveling over train tracks. The verses and instrumental break showing the slower movement across a futuristic landscape with strange structures around and odd crafts flying by. At the start of the choruses, there is a warp effect and the faster movement is through an neon-lit series of tunnels. At the "underneath the starry skies" line, the point-of-view momentarily shifts upward, showing the starry sky. The projection floor graphics are clever as they show movement over the train tracks, as if the tracks are moving across the stage floor, then over hte back screen.
Xanadu This is the same as the Flashback box set arrangement. Xanadu graphicsThis graphic shows the point of view of looking into an alien cloudy sky, then panning down to an alien desert landscape, with strange alien plants in the foreground. This eventually transitions to a nighttine view of a large city, moving through the streets. At one point, the point of view lifts to the nighttime sky, with views of stars and nebulae, before returning to the city street view to end the song. The projection floor graphics show an alien landscape similar to the back screen animation. This was only performed early on the tour, and was eventually replaced by Can't Get It Out Of My Head.
Eldorado Overture/Can't Get It Out Of My Head This is the same as the Eldorado album version, complete with the intro and full song. Eldorado Overture graphicsCan't Get It Out Of My Head graphicsThe graphic for Eldorado Overture shows old black and white footage of a full orchestra performing, as if they are peforming the song. The Can't Get It Out Of My Head graphic is a somewhat static graphic, showing a large moon over gently undulating water. The graphic is almost the same graphic as used in 2018, but the two outer screens include additional star fields to fill out the screens. The top half of the moon images is also missing, due to these limitations. The projection floor graphics show a moon and water similar to the back screen animation. There is a nice swirl pattern displayed onn the floor during the transition from Eldorado Overture to Can't Get It Out Of My Head. This was only performed later on the tour, replacing Xanadu.
10538 Overture This is the same as the original album/single arrangement, but with a non-fading ending. 10538 Overture graphicsThis is a series of barbed wire and chains flying toward the viewer. It is the same graphic used for the later 2016 shows. The projection floor graphics show the flying barbed wire and chains, similar to the back screen animation.
Shine A Little Love This is a shortened version of the single version (no choral intro), cutting everything from the second bridge ("can you understand...") to the end of the fourth verse, and inserting an acapella chorus in its place where the band claps along in an attempt to get the audience involved. Note that this is the same shortened arrangment as at the 2016, 2017 and 2018 shows. Shine A Little Love graphicsThe graphics are of a silvery glitter being tossed about on a black background, giving the effect of a fun, party atmosphere. Heavy green lasers also shine and move about across the audience (but not on the screen). The projection floor graphics show the same silvery glitter effects, similar to the back screen animation.
Wild West Hero This is the same as the Out Of The Blue album arrangement, with a long pause after the acapella bit starting with the [TBD] show. Wild West Hero graphicsThis graphic depicts a day on an American west landscape. It starts with a static view of an American western desert landscape; in an accelerated day, during daylight, clouds roll by until eventually the sun sets and the stars roll across the sky during night until eventually the sun rises to a new day. The projection floor graphics show the American western landscape, similar to the back screen animation.
Sweet Talkin' Woman This is the same as the Out Of The Blue album arrangement, but with a non-fading ending. Also, Jeff answers the "Where could she be?" line by singing "I don't know." Sweet Talkin' Woman graphicsThis graphic shows undulating, multi-colored ribbons flowing across the screens. The projection floor graphics show the flowing ribbons, similar to the back screen animation.
Telephone Line This is the same as the A New World Record album arrangement, but without the muted intro and with a non-fading ending. Telephone Line graphicsThis graphic starts with a series of electronic circuit drawings against a starfield rotating across the screens horizontally. Nearing the chorus, these circuit drawings then turn diagonal, then at the chorus, a collection of ribbons rotate about too. Following this, the patterns of circuit drawings get more complicated, taking on rotating geometric shapes, as if the telephone communications are getting more and more complicated. These graphics are accompanied with bright green lasers shining on the audience, which make the graphics sometimes difficult to see because they are obscured by the lasers and the smoke that was pumped out to illuminate the lasers. The projection floor graphics show the flowing circuit drawings, similar to the back screen animation.
Don't Bring Me Down This is the same as the Discovery album arrangement, but with a slightly bigger drum ending. Don't Bring Me Down graphicsThis graphic shows a neon football, often rotating in various directions. The projection floor graphics show the neon football, an exact duplicate of the back screen animation.
Turn To Stone This is the same as the Out Of The Blue album arrangement, but with a non-fading ending. Turn To Stone graphicsThis graphic features several displays of the viewer flying through asteroid fields in space. The scenes change with the music, changing with the lead versus the backing vocals, the choruses, musical fills, etc. This is the same as the 2017 graphics, but on five screens instead of seven. The projection floor graphics show the a slowly rotating field of stars and occasional asteroids. This is related to the back screen graphics, but it is not a duplicate of them.
Mr. Blue Sky This is the same as the Out Of The Blue album arrangement, complete with the "Concerto For A Rainy Day" coda, and a big drum finish. Mr. Blue Sky graphicsThis graphic is a blue sky with fast rolling white clouds. After the song finishes, an ELO spaceship flies to the center of the screen while the band gets together for a stage bow. The projection floor graphics show the blue sky and clouds, an exact duplicate of the back screen animation.
Roll Over Beethoven This is the ELO 2 UK album version, but missing the mellotron intro and Jeff and backing vocalist Iain Hornal take turns on each verse. The guitar jam in the middle is free form, with Jeff and Milton simply jamming away and each performance varies. TBD

Releases

TBD

Opening Acts

All shows were opened by Dhani Harrison and his band, promoting the new In Parallel album. Dhani also later joined Jeff Lynne's ELO onstage to play and sing on Handle With Care, singing the George Harrison parts.

Promotions

Omaze promotion for Chicago show
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To benefit the Simms/Mann at Massachusetts General Hospital, charity organization OMaze joined with Sony and Jeff Lynne for a chance to win front row VIP seats for two for the July 27, 2019 show in Chicago. The winners also got to watch the pre-show sound check, meet Jeff Lynne, take a backstage tour, and take home a Les Gibson guitar signed by Jeff. In addition, the winners also were giving free round trip airfare to Chicago and their hotel stay. Overall, it was a nice package, with the promotion starting on May 29 and ending on June 28 and the winner announced on July 17.

In addition to the original webpage (seen HERE), two versions of a promo video of Jeff were release. These were the same recording, but one featured a promo tag at the top and the text of the words at the bottom throughout the video, while the second was just the video. It was just a short bit with Jeff backstage somewhere talking about the promotion and the Les Paul guitar behind him. It ends with a short bit of the Livin' Thing chorus. This video was posted in multiple places, including (but not limited to): the plain video on YouTube (posted June 4) and Jeff Lynne's official Facebook (posted June 5 and again on July 10); and the subtitled video on LiveNation Facebook (posted June 4), Columbia Records Facebook (June 19) and Sony Music Facebook (June27).

Omaze contest winner The lucky winner, announced on July 17 on both Twitter and the Omaze website, was a woman from Loomis, California named Juliana B. (last name not disclosed). No further details are known.

Several online and TV ads were produced to promote the initial sale of tickets in early 2019. These are:

Video Running Time Source Date Description
Live 2019 Teasers #1
Live 2019 Early Teaser #1
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This is animation that shows the ELO spaceship wipe across the screen to reveal ELO playing Do Ya, reveaing a graphic of the date/city/venue, followed by another spaceship wipe and a reveal of the website. Cities cited on this date include: Anaheim, Columbus, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Chicago, Nashville, Newark, Philadelphia, San Jose and Pittsburgh.
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This is animation that shows the ELO spaceship wipe across the screen to reveal ELO playing Do Ya, reveaing a graphic of the date/city/venue, followed by another spaceship wipe and a reveal of the website. Cities cited on this date include: Sunrise, Sacramento, Tacoma, St. Paul, Tampa, Vancouver, Toronto, Washington DC, Atlanta and Portland.
Photos

Concert Photos Tickets, Promo Items and Others
July 5, 2019 in Detroit
July 5, 2019 show
July 5, 2019 show
July 20, 2019 in Detroit
July 20, 2019 show
July 20, 2019 show
Announcements
Initial announcement at jefflynneselo.com
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Tour Merchandise
Tour t-shirt (female)
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Pin/badge
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Tour t-shirt (female)
Also sold at Live 2018 shows and online at jefflynneselo
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Also sold at Live 2018 shows and online at jefflynneselo
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Fan Comments

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Loved this concert. Awesome that Jeff Lynne is till killin' it. I only wish they'd included "HOLD ON TIGHT TO YOUR DREAMS". United Center holds 23,500 and to my old eyes, it looked pretty near capacity. Don't know about the luxury boxes, but seats in the sections and the floor were packed.

I was lucky enough to see Jeff Lynne's ELO in Nashville in 2019. It was easily one of the best modern ELO shows I've been too, mostly thanks to the audience enthusiasm and the band's appreciation of it.

I'll admit, I was thinking it was not going to be a great show because before the show the attendees seemed to not be into it. The reaction to Dhani Harrison was polite, but restrained. However, with the "Standin' In The Rain" opening, the audience was on their feet, clapping, dancing and singing along. It was so infectious and so much fun. Jeff in particular really seemed to be enjoying it as he kept saying "thanks" and giving his enthusiastic thumbs-up gesture. It was os good to see everyone having a good time. Easily one of the best shows I've been to.
-Robert


Went to the show in Philadelphia
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!
Favorite Band of all time!!
One Request Jeff “Confusion “
Love Love Love this song
Please !!! Maybe next year!

Thank you! As a musician (keyboards) for over fifty years how I really appreciate how everyone in the band played their parts with feeling,and nailing it both musically and vocally was awesome!The musical director,and sound and lights,

Jeff's pick, was right on, and Jeff, his wonderful attitude and song, those songs! WOW Thank you


when is ELO coming to San Antonio Texas?

Tour Song Comments

Telephone Line (Los Angeles, May 16, 2019)

Evil Woman (Los Angeles, May 16, 2019)

All Over The World (Los Angeles, May 16, 2019)

Standin' In The Rain (Live 2019 Tour)

Evil Woman (Live 2019 Tour)

All Over The World (Live 2019 Tour)

Showdown (Live 2019 Tour)

Do Ya (Live 2019 Tour)

When I Was A Boy (Live 2019 Tour)

Livin' Thing (Live 2019 Tour)

Handle With Care (Live 2019 Tour)

Rockaria! (Live 2019 Tour)

Last Train To London (Live 2019 Tour)

Xanadu (Live 2019 Tour)

Eldorado Overture/Can't Get It Out Of My Head (Live 2019 Tour)

10538 Overture (Live 2019 Tour)

Shine A Little Love (Live 2019 Tour)

Wild West Hero (Live 2019 Tour)

Sweet Talkin' Woman (Live 2019 Tour)

Telephone Line (Live 2019 Tour)

Don't Bring Me Down (Live 2019 Tour)

Turn To Stone (Live 2019 Tour)

Mr. Blue Sky (Live 2019 Tour)

Roll Over Beethoven (Live 2019 Tour)


This page is intended to be a complete record of information on the Jeff Lynne's ELO's Live 2019 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
March 2020