Jeff Lynne’s ELO will return to Xcel Energy Center in September on the group’s final tour

Jeff Lynne’s ELO will return to St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center on Sept. 30. It’s a stop on the band’s 27-date tour that they say will be their final outing.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. Neither the promoter nor the venue announced prices.

With a sound that blended Beatles-esque pop and classical arrangements, the Electric Light Orchestra was one of the biggest bands of the ’70s with a long list of hits that include “Showdown,” “Can’t Get it Out of My Head,” “Evil Woman,” “Strange Magic,” “Livin’ Thing,” “Do Ya,” “Telephone Line,” “Mr. Blue Sky,” “Shine a Little Love,” “Don’t Bring Me Down” and “Last Train to London.”

For most of ELO’s initial run, the sole consistent members were vocalist/songwriter Jeff Lynne, drummer Bev Bevan and keyboardist Richard Tandy. While they continued to have the occasional single break through in the early ’80s, the public’s interest in the band began to wane, particularly after they stopped touring in 1982. Lynne dissolved the group the following year, but briefly reunited them to record the contractually obligated 1986 album “Balance of Power.”

Lynne went on to work as a producer for George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison. He also formed the supergroup the Traveling Wilburys with Bob Dylan, Harrison, Orbison and Petty. He released a new ELO album, “Zoom,” in 2001. But plans to tour were canceled due to poor ticket sales.

In 2014, Lynne returned to the road with a group now billed as Jeff Lynne’s ELO. In the time since, they have released a pair of new albums and toured the world, including a well-received stop at the X in July 2019.

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