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Music video by Jeff Lynne’s ELO performing “When I Was A Boy”, Electric Light Orchestra mastermind Jeff Lynne’s life flashes before our eyes in the video for “When I Was a Boy,” a single off the group’s upcoming new record, Alone in the Universe. The piano ballad finds the frontman reminiscing about the hopes he had for the future when he was young. As he narrates his life story, imagery of kids playing, a band loading up a van and a Lynne-like teen staring at the group’s UFO insignia pass by. Eventually, it shows the singer-songwriter himself playing a climbing guitar solo.

Jeff Lynne explained the origins of the song in a recent interview. “My interest in music grabbed me when I was a boy,” he said. “I used to go under my bed listening to the crystal set [radio]. There weren’t many good stations back then. You only got about an hour of pop music and that was on a Saturday night. That’s what led to the song, which was one of the quickest I’ve ever written lyrically and musically.”

 

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Jeff Lynne is taking ELO on the road for the first time in almost thirty years. Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne’s new album will be the first new ELO music in 15 years. Entitled Alone In The Universe, the album is set for global release November 13th 2015. As with ELO’s previous chart-topping albums, Jeff Lynne continues to serve as ELO’s producer, songwriter, arranger, lead singer and guitarist.

Lynne was the creative genius behind ELO which sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, had more than 20 Top 40 Hits across the U.S. and the U.K. and received countless awards and accolades. At the time of ELO’s formation, Lynne had said the goal was to create modern rock and pop songs. A goal that remains true some 30 years later with the creation of new material.

A ten date UK run has been confirmed for April 2016. The tour is named after the new ELO album “Alone In The Universe” which is set for release on Friday 13th November. The full list of dates is as follows:

April 2016

5th – Liverpool Echo Arena
7th – Nottingham Arena