On September 14th Electric Light Orchestra performed its first full concert in 28 years at BBC Radio 2's Festival in a Day at Hyde Park in London. Due to how well it seems to have gone over, band leader Jeff Lynne says that there may be more ELO shows on the way according to NME.
The show went on for 75 minutes and was chock full of classic favorites such as Living Thing, Evil Woman, Turn to Stone, Mr. Blue Sky, Sweet Talkin' Woman, and even the first single from his project with Traveling Wilburys Handle With Care. The band even included original ELO keyboardist and songwriter Richard Tandy.
During the show Lynne said to the audience, "I'll do this again." By the end of the evening Lynne also said that the performance was "the best fun we've had". The band was supposed to do a reunion tour back in 2,000, but for various reasons things never came to fruition.
This time however it would seem that Lynne is more serious about getting something going. It would be pretty awesome because then a whole new generation of ELO lovers (myself included) would finally get to see them live for the very first time. No one else does anything quite like what ELO does and it would really be something else to see them in person. Be on the lookout for tour dates!
Below you can watch ELO's performance of the classic Mr. Blue Sky at the BBC Radio 2 Festival in a Day show: