Sunday, 27 March 2016

23rd ELOBF GIG GUIDE: Q2 2016

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Spring into Summer 2016 sees the biggest ever ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] Quarterly Gig Guide loaded up with some great gigs! Here are some selected dates and general links [with more to follow when confirmed] for you to peruse between Friday 1st April and Thursday 30th June [Q2] 2016 thus:

Friday 1st April
Quill @ The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster
Tickets: £18.00 each [*plus booking fee]
rosetheatre.savoysystems.co.uk/RoseTheatre.dll/01-04-16/quill

Saturday 2nd April

Quill @ The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster
Tickets: £18.00 each [*plus booking fee]
rosetheatre.savoysystems.co.uk/RoseTheatre.dll/02-04-16/quill

Sunday 3rd April

The Trevor Burton Band @ The Grapes, Stafford
Free entry
www.grapesstafford.co.uk/Gig_Diary

Tuesday 5th April

Jeff Lynne's ELO @ The Echo Arena, Liverpool
Tickets: from £55.00 to £120.00 each [*plus booking fee]
listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/jeff-lynnes-elo

 Thursday 7th April

Jeff Lynne's ELO @ Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
Tickets: from £56.00 to £123.20 each [including booking fee]
listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/jeff-lynnes-elo

Friday 8th April
Explosive Light Orchestra @ Newbridge Memo, Gwent
Tickets: £15.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.newbridgememo.co.uk/en/whats-on/events/explosive-light-orchestra

Saturday 9th April

Jeff Lynne's ELO @ First Direct Arena, Leeds
Tickets: from £50.00 to £110.00 each [*plus booking fee]
listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/jeff-lynnes-elo

Sunday 10th April

Jeff Lynne's ELO @ Manchester Arena
Tickets: from £50.00 to £110.00 each [*plus booking fee]
listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/jeff-lynnes-elo

Tuesday 12th April

Jeff Lynne's ELO @ The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Tickets: from £56.75 to £124.85 [*plus booking fee]
listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/jeff-lynnes-elo

Thursday 14th April

Jeff Lynne's ELO @ Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Tickets: from £50.00 to £110.00 each [*plus booking fee]
listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/jeff-lynnes-elo

The Mersey Beatles @ Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Tickets: £15.00 to £17.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/music/mersey-beatles-2016

Friday 15th April

Wake Up My Mind: Steve Gibbons & Dave Scott-Morgan @ The Mac, Birmingham
Tickets: £18.00 each [*plus booking fee]
macbirmingham.co.uk/event/wake-up-my-mind

Saturday 16th April

Jeff Lynne's ELO @ Genting Arena [NEC], Birmingham
Tickets: from £56.95 to £124.45 each [*plus booking fee]
listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/jeff-lynnes-elo

The ELO Experience @ The Swan Theatre, Worcester
Tickets: £22.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.worcesterlive.co.uk/events_review.asp?eid=453059511

Sunday 17th April
Jeff Lynne's ELO @ Genting Arena [NEC], Birmingham
Tickets: from £56.95 to £124.45 each [*plus fulfilment]
listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/jeff-lynnes-elo

Tuesday 19th April

Renaissance @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £25.00 each [advance] or £27.50 each [door][*plus booking fee]
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4372

Wednesday 20th April

Jeff Lynne's ELO @ The O2 Arena, London
Tickets: from £50.00 to £100.00 each [*plus booking fee]
listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/jeff-lynnes-elo

Friday 22nd April

Jeff Lynne's ELO @ The O2 Arena, London
Tickets: from £50.00 to £100.00 each [*plus booking fee]
listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/jeff-lynnes-elo

Quill @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £12.50 each [advance] or £15.00 each [door][*plus booking fee]
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4106

The Trevor Burton Band @ The Queen's Head, Wolverley
Free entry
www.queensheadwolverley.com/events

Explosive Light Orchestra @ Settle Victoria Hall, North Yorkshire
Tickets: £16.50 each [*plus booking fee]
www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk/prog/2016/apr_explo.html

Saturday 23rd April

Jeff Lynne's ELO @ The O2 Arena, London
Tickets: from £50.00 to £100.00 each [*plus booking fee]
listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/jeff-lynnes-elo

The Trembling Wilburys present  A Roy Orbison 80th Birthday Bash
The Prince Of Wales, 99-101 Willesden Lane, Kilburn, London NW6 7SD
Entry: £10.00 each [door]

Tuesday 26th April

Jeff Lynne's ELO @ The O2 Arena, London
Tickets: from £50.00 to £100.00 each [*plus booking fee]
listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/jeff-lynnes-elo

Thursday 28th April 2016

Bryan Adams @ Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
Tickets: £39.20 each [*plus booking fee]
www.capitalfmarena.com/Online/bryanadams

Friday 29th April

Jeff Lynne's ELO @ 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
Tickets: from €80.50 each [*plus booking fee]
listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/jeff-lynnes-elo

Bryan Adams @ Bournemouth International Centre
Tickets: £39.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.bic.co.uk/whats-on/bryan-adams-2016

Saturday 30th April

Bryan Adams @ Genting Arena [NEC], Birmingham
Tickets: £40.08 each [*plus booking fee]
www.gentingarena.co.uk/whats-on/bryan-adams

Sight 'n' Sound @ Hednesford Ex-Servicemens Club, Cannock
Tickets: £5.00 each [door]

Sunday 1st May
Jeff Lynne's ELO @ Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tickets: from €64.00 each [*plus booking fee]
listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/jeff-lynnes-elo

Bryan Adams @ Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Tickets: £35.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.livenation.co.uk/show/762160/bryan-adams-the-get-up-tour/cardiff


Tuesday 3rd May
Jeff Lynne's ELO @ Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
Tickets: from 66.00CHF to 110.00CHF [*plus booking fee]
listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/jeff-lynnes-elo

Wednesday 4th May
The Live Sessions: The Beatles at Abbey Road @ Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
Tickets: £45.40 to £53.91 each [*plus booking fee]
www.theticketfactory.com/capital-fm-arena-nottingham/beatles-abbey-road-live-sessions

Thursday 5th May
Jeff Lynne's ELO @ König-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
Tickets: from €61.90 to €90.90 each [*plus booking fee]
listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/jeff-lynnes-elo

Bryan Adams @ The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Tickets: £39.75 each [*plus booking fee]
www.thessehydro.com/events/bryan-adams-16247

Friday 6th May

Bryan Adams @ Manchester Arena
Tickets: £35.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.manchester-arena.com/events/bryan-adams/3386

The Upbeat Beatles @ The Core Theatre, Solihull
Tickets: £18.50 each [*plus booking fee]
thecoretheatresolihull.co.uk/whats-on/all-shows/the-upbeat-beatles

Saturday 7th May
Jeff Lynne's ELO @ 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
Tickets: from €80.50 each [*plus booking fee]
listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/jeff-lynnes-elo

Bryan Adams @ The O2, London

Tickets: from £46.00 each
www.theo2.co.uk/events/detail/bryan-adams-2016

Tuesday 10th May
Bryan Adams @ 3Arena, Dublin
Tickets: €62.45 each [*plus booking fee]
3arena.ie/index.php/artist/bryan-adams/1188

Wednesday 11th May
Bryan Adams @ SSE Arena, Belfast
Tickets: £50.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.ssearenabelfast.com/bryan-adams

Friday 13th May
The Live Sessions: The Beatles at Abbey Road Barclaycard Arena [NIA], Birmingham
Tickets: £46.10 to £54.61 each [*plus booking fee]
www.theticketfactory.com/barclaycard-arena-birmingham/beatles-abbey-road-live-sessions

Bryan Adams Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Tickets: £35.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.metroradioarena.co.uk/events/9769/bryan-adams

ELO Again @ The Garrick Theatre, Lichfield

Tickets: £21.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.lichfieldgarrick.com/Shows/ELO-Again

Saturday 14th May

Bryan Adams @ Sheffield Arena
Tickets: £38.50 each [*plus booking fee]
www.sheffieldarena.co.uk/whats-on/bryan-adams-5484

The Big O & The Wilburys Tribute Show @ The Artrix, Bromsgrove
Tickets: £22.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.artrix.co.uk/whats-on/music/the-big-o-and-the-wilburys-tribute-show

Phil Bates @ The Green Dragon, Guarlford Road, Malvern
Free entry

Sunday 15th May

Bryan Adams @ Echo Arena, Liverpool
Tickets: £39.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.echoarena.com/whats-on/bryan-adams

Record & CD Fair @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Entry: £1.00 each [door]
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4342

Thursday 19th May

Pugwash @ The Islington, London
Tickets: £13.50 each [*plus booking fee]
www.insynctickets.com/events/pugwash

Friday 20th May
Mike Sheridan's Friday Nite Dance @ Wootton Wawen Social Club. Henley-in-Arden
Entry: £5.00 each
www.facebook.com/Wootton-Wawen-Social-Club

Pugwash @ The Wheatsheaves, Frome, Somerset
Tickets: £10.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.skiddle.com/Pugwash-LIVE-in-Frome/12671880

Saturday 21st May

The 286 @ The Cavern Club [Back Stage], Liverpool [8:45PM to 9:30PM]
Free entry
International Pop Overthrow Festival 2016

Sunday 22nd May

The 286 @ The Cavern Club [Front Stage], Liverpool [6:15PM to 7:00PM]
Free entry
International Pop Overthrow Festival [IPO] 2016

Tuesday 24th May
Pugwash @ The Three Horseshoes, Northampton
Free entry [*limited capacity]
etrigg.com/event/pugwash/8577139

Thursday 26th May
Pugwash @ Clarks On Lindsay Street, Dundee, Scotland
Tickets: £9.63 each [booking fee inclusive]
www.ents24.com/dundee-events/clarks/pugwash/4654401

Friday 27th May
Pugwash @ Backstage Green Hotel, Kinross, Scotland
Tickets: £15.00 each [*plus booking fee]
events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg/27-05-16/pugwash

Quill @ The Walker Theatre [Theatre Severn], Shrewsbury
Tickets: £16.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/music/quill

Saturday 28th May

Mothers Club Reunion Exhibition [Daytime] @ St. Barnabas Church, Erdington
Free entry

Mothers Club Reunion Concert [Evening] @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £19.50 each [advance] or £21.50 each [door][*plus booking fee]
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4311

Sight 'n' Sound @ The Nest, Chadsmoor, Cannock

Free entry


Pugwash @ The Pack Horse, Hayfield
Free entry [*limited capacity]
www.bandsintown.com/event/11877431-pugwash-hayfield-the-pack-horse-2016

Monday 30th May

Wingspan @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £7.00 each [advance] or £8.00 each [door][*plus booking fee]
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4461

Thursday 2nd June

Rebecca Downes with Chris Bevington @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £10.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4299

Saturday 4th June

Morganisation @ King's Norton Bowling Club, Birmingham
Entry: £5.00 each

Friday 10th June

The Born Again Beatles @ The Roadhouse, Birmingham
Tickets: £6.00 each [advance] or £7.00 each [door]
www.theroadhousebirmingham.com/?q=node/820

Saturday 11th June

WolvesFest 2016 @ Wolverhampton Rugby Club, Castlecroft
Tickets: £10.00 each
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4509

The Orbison Story @ New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Tickets: £25.40 each [*plus booking fee]
www.atgtickets.com/shows/the-orbison-story/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham

Friday 17th June

Mike Sheridan's Friday Nite Dance @ Wootton Wawen Social Club. Henley-in-Arden
Entry: £5.00 each
www.facebook.com/Wootton-Wawen-Social-Club

Saturday 18th June

Quill @ Tenbury Music Festival, Worcestershire
Tickets: £20.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.tenburymusicfestival.co.uk/tickets.html

Wednesday 22nd June

Jeff Lynne's ELO @ Manchester Arena
Tickets: from £50.00 to £110.00 each [*plus booking fee]
listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/jeff-lynnes-elo

Friday 24th June
Jeff Lynne's ELO @ Barclaycard Arena [NIA], Birmingham
Tickets: from £56.95 to £124.45 each [*plus booking fee]
listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/jeff-lynnes-elo

The Orbison Story @ The Garrick Theatre, Lichfield

Tickets: £25.40 each [*plus booking fee]
www.lichfieldgarrick.com/The-Orbison-Story-80th-Birthday-Tour

Saturday 25th June

The ELO Experience @ Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Tickets: £23.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/music/elo-experience

Sunday 26th June

Jeff Lynne's ELO @ Glastonbury 2016

Jeff Lynne's ELO
After a stint with classic Birmingham bands The Idle Race and The MoveJeff Lynne co-founded The Electric Light Orchestra in 1971, one of the most successful groups of the seventies and eighties. Multiple hit singles and best selling albums followed making Jeff's anthemic ELO songs some of the most loved and recognisable of the last four decades. Jeff went on to a successful solo career and worked with many of his musical heroes including Brian WilsonPaul McCartneyDel Shannon and The Everly Brothers. He also found time to co-found the ultimate 'supergroup' in The Traveling Wilburys, who included pals Tom PettyBob DylanGeorge Harrison and Roy Orbison in their ranks. Find out what the driving force and creative mind behind ELO is currently up to via his official web site thus:
jefflynneselo.com

Roy Wood
The co-founder of The Move and ELO and the founder of WizzardThe Helicopters et al will [hopefully] be on the road again during 2015! Find out where to see Dr. Roy Wood and what he is up to via his official web site thus:
www.roywood.co.uk

The Orchestra
Former members of ELO and ELO Part IIMik KaminskiLouis ClarkEric TroyerParthenon HuxleyGlen Burtnik and Gordon Townsend continue to tour the world extensively. Find out where to see them via their official web site thus:

Quill
Legendary Midlands Celtic-tinged rockers Quill, led by the incomparable Joy Strachan-Brain, have built up an impressive live reputation over a four [4] decade span and now feature Bev BevanTony Kelsey and Abby Brant in their ranks. Find out where to see them via their official web site thus:
quilluk.com

The Trevor Burton Band
Trevor Burton will be performing regularly at various venues in the Midlands with Pez ConnorBill Jefferson and [occasionally] Tony Kelsey and Abby Brant. Find out where on their web site thus:

The ELO Experience
This fantastic Hull based ELO tribute band deservedly won the National UK Tribute Awards in 2013 and they continue to faithfully reproduce classic Electric Light Orchestra hits [and more] live. Find out where to see them now via their official web site thus:
 www.elotribute.com/giglist

ELO Again
This South Wales based ELO tribute act are now spreading their wings across the UK to faithfully recreate live those ELO hits we all know and love. Find out where to see them now via their official web site thus:

Explosive Light Orchestra [ExpLO]
Not only an ELO tribute act but an original, independent artiste in their own right, The Explosive Light Orchestra - a.k.a. Symphonika - have reproduced the exciting works of ELO at packed theatres and live music venues all around Europe. Find out where to see them now via their official web site:

All of the above artistes and shows are endorsed and recommended by ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF]. The above gig listing may be amended periodically, as applicable.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 27-March-2016

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