New Music and U.S. Tourdates Coming from ELO

Billboard reports that ELO frontman Jeff Lynne, upon receiving Outstanding Contribution to Music award at Classic Rock Honours in Los Angeles, hinted that ELO will not just be writing new music, but also a 2015 tour is being planned.

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Lynne, who revived the ELO name and revisited such classic ’70s and ’80s hits as “Telephone Line,” “Mr. Blue Sky,” “Livin’ Thing,” “Showdown” and so many more at London’s Hyde Park, confirmed to Billboard he will be bringing ELO to the States.

“I had so much in Hyde Park with 50,000 people, where I just played in September, first time I’ve played in 28 years it was fantastic and I loved every minute, so I’m definitely gonna come here and play.” His manager clarified that 2015 was the target date for touring.

New music can be expected, along with classic ELO tracks, as Lynne said “I’m working on a new album and that’ll be involved in the new times when we play.”