#1,328: Gary Barlow - the man partially responsible for the glorious return of Jeff Lynne's ELO both on record and on stage - announced yesterday details of an intimate 2018 tour of the UK and Ireland. The Take That founder and lead songwriter will start with dates in Edinburgh on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th April and finish with (at the time of writing) a local date in Delamere Forest, Cheshire on Saturday 9th June. More dates are likely to be revealed. Yours Truly KJS would love to see a date in the West Midlands, perhaps at Cannock Chase being as forests are on the menu!
Take That and Jeff Lynne's ELO Musical Director Mike Stevens has confirmed via Twitter that he will at least take part in the tour for the Isle of Man dates in late May so there is a strong possibility that Gary will be backed by the the TT/ELO touring band raising hope that ELO fans might also see some Jeff Lynne's ELO concerts too in 2018 ... hopefully with Richard Tandy back on board.
Folks who pre-order Gary's forthcoming autobiography "A Better Me" by close of play on Sunday 15th October via amazon.co.uk will be aeligible to access priority ticket sales on Wednesday 18th October from 10AM. Tickets will go on general sale on Friday 20th October from 10AM. "A Better Me: The Official Autobiography" by Gary Barlow will be published by Blink Publishing (ISBN 978-1911600978) in Hardcover and Kindle editions on Thursday 18th October 2018. Find out more via these links thus:
elobeatlesforever (elobf) recommends "A Better Me: The Official Autobiography" by Gary Barlow to those enlightened folks who love ELO, Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, 'Brum Beat', The Idle Race, The Move, The Beatles and related artistes.
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 13-Oct-2017