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Electrified rock from Orchestra

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Nov. 10, 2011, 9:43 p.m. | Music — by Mariya Manzhos

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The cult classic rock group from the 1970s, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) returns to Kyiv in its new incarnation, called simply the Orchestra. The concert is part of the group’s world tour in honor of the 40th anniversary since their debut album.

The band will be accompanied by the State Symphony classical orchestra.

Hailing from Birmingham, England, the musicians initially dedicated themselves to “classical” rock and quickly gained a large following.

Hits such as “Ticket to the Moon,” “Roll over Beethoven” and “Don’t bring me down” are still popular even three decades later.

Their music will surely fill any senior listener with nostalgia.

There are currently six members in the band, including two original ELO players. In 2009, they released an album “Zoom” in collaboration with Ringo Starr and George Harrison from The Beatles.

Mon, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Palats Ukraina, 103 Velyka Vasylkivska St., 287-7777, tickets: Hr 150-1,150.
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Anonymous Nov. 15, 2011, 4:20 p.m.    

Sorry but this band is not the ELO. It is a different band founded by former members of ELO. This band had nothing to do with the Zoom album, whichnwas released in 2001, not 2009, by the actual ELO.

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Anonymous Nov. 17, 2011, 8:03 a.m.    

Wrong Mark, every one of these members were also in The Traveling Wilburys and they all produced Tom Petty.

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Anonymous Nov. 17, 2011, 8:04 a.m.    

Fokker!

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