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ELO planning first tour since the early '80s


The Electric Light Orchestra is plugging in for its first U.S. tour since 1981.

Founder and frontman Jeff Lynne's recently reunited string and synth band, known for 1970s hits like "Evil Woman," "Telephone Line" and "Strange Magic," will head out on a nationwide arena tour next summer. The 10-city swing will kick off August 2 at Oakland's Oracle Arena and wrap up August 24 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Tickets sales begin Friday on Ticketmaster, coinciding with the release of "Jeff Lynne's ELO: Wembley or Bust." Available on two CDs, three LPs and Blu-Ray, the new discs capture the band's concert on June 24, 2017 at London's Wembley Stadium.

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