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Jeff Lynne’s ELO announce final tour

Jeff Lynne’s ELO announce final tour

Sign up to Roisin O’Connor’s free weekly newsletter Now Hear This for the inside track on all things music Get our Now Hear This email for free Jeff Lynne’s ELO have announced that their final tour will take them across North America later this year. Dubbed “The Over and Out Tour”, the trek will see the veteran band play 27 dates starting in Palm Desert, California on 24 August before arriving back on the West Coast in Inglewood for the last date on 26 October. Jeff Lynne, 76, was born in Birmingham, England in 1947 and formed the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) in 1970. Jeff Lynne performing with ELO at Glastonbury in 2016 (Getty Images) The group, who were heavily influenced by The Beatles, are best known for Lynne-penned hits including “Mr Blue Sky”, “Evil Woman” and “Don’t Bring Me Down”. Lynne is also known for his lush production work and his time as a member of supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, alongside George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty. Jeff Lynne’s ELO played …