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Electric Light Orchestra Concert Review

Written by on July 26, 2019

By Trevor Gioia

“There’s going be a showdown,(ELO)” For those who don’t know what Electric light orchestra. They are band from the early 1970s to the late 1980s that picked up right where the Beatles left off. Jeff Lynne is the lead singer, producing, and writing most of the songs in the ELO catalog of music. Their hits range from Mr blue sky to don’t bring me down.

Orchestral music with rock creates a unique blend of music. Flash forward, to 2014 after many breaks up and the second leader of the original ELO group passed away. Jeff Lynne formed the current lineup, with bands name being Jeff Lynne’s ELO.

The concert was taking place in Newark prudential center which was an ok venue. Overall venue experience was decent but we were high up to see the band. With that being said it still had a great echo to the building. The venue I would rate a 7 out of 10.

The opening act for the US tour of Jeff Lynne’s ELO was Dhani Harrison who was the son of George Harrison. His band was fantastic and felt harder edge than I thought it was going to be. The songs felt like a mix of progressive rock and pop. With relevant topics in the songs. I would rate them an 8 out of 10.

Now the main attraction of me going to this show, Jeff Lynne’s ELO. First off for Jeff Lynne’s age didn’t show in how he sang fantastically. The whole concert was awesome and fun with them singing songs of the ELO hits. It was a production for this concert that made it out of this world. With lasers, huge screens, and two side screens. Jeff Lynne’s ELO played a large number of songs each kind of sounding the songs from the albums. I would rate it the band experience 9 out of 10.