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Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra Reviews

ConcertsVocal & Classic PopDance & Electronica

Average customer review: 5.0 star rating (4.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 62

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4.0 star rating Cory Willoughby from Toronto, Ontario

JEFF LYNNE'S ELO

Hard to review this without bias. My husband and I were lucky enough to catch their Wembley Stadium show last June and it was incredible! This one of course did not match it, but I was expecting this. Luckily we had awesome seats. Friends had an obscured side view and thought the show was awful. We were super disappointed that they did not perform Last Train To London. It seemed Mr. Lynne was struggling with some singing and the show started 45 minutes late and was short. For a $415 ticket that was disappointing but we still had a great time, my kids loved it. I will always adore the band.

2.0 star rating Maureena Cloutier from Strathroy, Ontario

KIND OF DISAPPOINTED

This was the first concert my husband and I every attended. We were more than annoyed with all the Neanderthals standing up in front of us, blocking our view, and on top of that, they had to have their cameras stretched over their heads, causing a further obstruction. It is rude and extremely inconsiderate. We all paid good money ($740 for two tickets). Thanks. We won't be going again. But Jeff Lynne...we think you are awesome and a musical genius.

4.0 star rating Becky from Bishop, California

ELO FLYING HIGH

Good show--not great because it pretty much was the same set list from last year's Forum concert. Thought they'd mix in a few other songs (like Strange Magic) & drop a few (like Xanadu). But their musicianship, led by Lynne, was great. Crowd sang along. Loved the light show. Sound was pretty good at the Honda Center. Drove 280 mi for this show & it was worth it.

5.0 star rating Tammy Tiziano from Cave Creek AZ

STUPENDOUS SHOW!!

Best show I’ve seen since Pink Floyd’s The Wall!! LOVED IT

3.0 star rating P Bierre from San Jose, California

GREAT PERFORMING BAND, NOT SO GREAT VENUE ACOUSTICS

Jeff Lynne is the creator of some of the most musical pop content of the past 50 years. This year's tour band is very tight, and with 3 string players (2 cello, I violin), the "orchestra" in ELO is beautifully rendered. Jeff's vocals were clear and strong, although his statue-like stance perhaps detracts somewhat from the band's energy. I wish I could say something good about the listening environment inside the Shark Tank. Perhaps it was where our seats were located (far back, upper), but there is too much echo in the tank for fine concert listening. The fast-paced micro-rhythms tend to get washed out. Jeff has put together an impressive light show based on very modern photonics and software -- all exquisitely timed to the music. It's a 3D pattern of moving beams and blades that bathes the audience in robolighting. Personally, I didn't go to see a fantasmagoric light show, I went for the music. And from where I was sitting, not only were the lighting visuals out of sync with the sounds I was receiving, the stage visuals (drumsticks) were also noticeably out of sync. There is a well-known solution, and that is to place speakers close to all concertgoers, so that the audio speed-of-sound delay is overcome, and everything stays in sync no matter where you're sitting. And having paid over $100 per seat for our tickets, I felt somewhat let down at the lack of attention to show quality as viewed and heard from these seats. The large screens are just too small for the size of this venue. I'm straining to see how SAP Center, designed as a hockey emporium, will ever function as a primo concert venue. The oval-bowl shape and too-live acoustics are never going to adapt to a quality concert-venue, and the more uptempo the music, the worse things get. Why doesn't a tech-mecca like San Jose have a large, indoor music-performance venue?

5.0 star rating Colin Clayton from Vancouver, British Columbia

MAGNIFICENT

The show was awesome from start to finish. Hit after hit had the place shaking as well as Jeff Lynne's beautiful ballad "When I Was A Boy" from tlhe 2015 album Alone in the Universe and "Handle with Care" from the Travelling Wilburys. The acoustics were outstanding and the band played flawlessly. It was a night to remember these songs and just how impressive they are and as there were still a few great ones missing from the concert such as Confusion, Twilight and Rock and Roll is King it would be nice to hope for another tour sometime. I would never miss them if they come this way again.

5.0 star rating Louis Davis from Vancouver Canada

THE BEST LIVE CLASSIC ROCK BAND IN THE WORLD

I have seen many Legendary Bands and over 300 concerts in my Life but Jeff Lynne's ELO is the best concert i have ever seen. Best Sound, Best Musicians, best vocals, best visuals and the Music God Jeff Lynne...What more can you ask for. Go see this show Touring the USA and Canada this Summer of 2019.

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