Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra Announce First U.S. Tour In 35 Years

first_imgToday, decorated British singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jeff Lynne announced that he will be bringing his Electric Light Orchestra stateside next summer for his first North American tour since 1981, the better part of four decades ago. The announcement comes on the heels of a their memorable return to London’s Wembley Stadium in June, which was immortalized via their upcoming live album/concert film Wembley or Bust, due out this Friday, November 17th. It also follows the recent death of Lynne’s former Traveling Wilburys bandmate Tom Petty.Jeff Lynne’s ELO Performs In The US For The First Time In 30 Years [Video]Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne’s ELO has spent the last two years with a critically acclaimed and chart-topping album, a sold out run of UK and European shows, as well as a 2017 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In a statement, Lynne commented on the long-awaited North American ELO tour: “Our audiences are amazing. It’s like they’re in the group. We can’t wait to play for them again.” The tour will hit 10 cities, starting in Oakland, CA at Oracle Arena and wrapping up in Philadelphia, PA at Wells Fargo Center. (See below for a full list of dates).American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, November 15th at 10am local time through Thursday, November 16th at 10pm local time. The Live Nation pre-sale begins Thursday, November 16th and public on-sale begins Friday, November 17th starting at 10am local time with tickets available on Ticketmaster.All pre-orders of Wembley Or Bust made at Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra Official US Store prior to 4:00pm EST on November 14, 2017 are eligible to receive a ticket pre-sale code for 2018 U.S. tour dates. Codes can be used during the pre-sale window for access to tickets before the general public on-sale. One (1) code is granted per customer and allows access to purchase up to four (4) tickets. Tickets will be available while supplies last and pre-sale codes do not guarantee inventory.Watch the official preview for Wembley or Bust below via ELOVEVO:For information on ticket on-sale information, pre-orders, and more, head to the ELO website.2018 Electric Light Orchestra  U.S. Tour DatesThu Aug 2 Oakland, CA – Oracle ArenaSat Aug 4 Los Angeles, CA – The ForumWed Aug 8 Denver, CO – Pepsi CenterFri Aug 10 Houston, TX – Toyota CenterMon Aug 13 Dallas, TX – American Airlines CenterWed Aug 15 Rosemont, IL – Allstate ArenaThu Aug 16 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars ArenaSat August 18 Toronto, ON – Air Canada CentreTue Aug 21 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden, *NY on sale Saturday at 10:00amFri Aug 24 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center[Cover photos via Wembley or Bust]last_img read more

Strong commercial pipeline sees Kambi ride out tough 2016 closing

first_img Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Continuing sector trends, Nordic Nasdaq-listed sports betting platform and software supplier Kambi Group is the latest industry stakeholder to have been impacted by unfavourable sporting results this December.A tough closing to its full-year 2016 performance, saw Kambi record an operating EBIT of €1.8 million down from Q4 2015’s corresponding €3.3 million. The industry supplier detailed that adverse sports results had seen its margin drop to 13% (Q4 2015: 23%).As a result, Kambi governance would declare Q4 2016 corporate profits (after tax) of €1.2 million (Q4 2015: €2.9 million).Despite a negative closing quarter, Kambi governance was pleased that the company was able to sustain performance throughout full-year 2016.The company expects to generate circa €56 million in group revenues aided by a strengthened commercial pipeline, following significant new client wins during the year.Further full-year 2016 metric results see Kambi post an underlying EBIT of €8.8 million (FY 2015: €7.5 million), with the Kambi governance expecting to declare full-year profits of approximately €7.5 million (FY2015: €6.4 million).In its corporate update, Kambi governance stated that it was looking forward to 2017, having secured further industry ‘Tier 1’ clients in Mexican media group Televisa and Greentube (Novomatic Group).  Kristian Nylén, CEO of Kambi commented on corporate performance“As widely reported across the industry, December produced many events with player-friendly outcomes. For our operators, these resulted in lower than average margins in the quarter, which in turn, together with increases in gaming-related taxes, impacted on Kambi’s revenues.Despite this, I’m very pleased to report that our operators continued to demonstrate the underlying strength of the Kambi Sportsbook and reported solid increases in turnover, even when compared to a strong Q4 2015.We will continue to invest in our world class Sportsbook offering, to maintain our position as the highest quality service in the market, in an evolving market landscape.In addition, I’m excited that Kambi has secured its first full contract in Latin America, with the signing of Mexican media giant Televisa, offering our premium Sportsbook across all channels. We are now looking forward to building on this foothold across the region.We are also delighted to see an immediate impact from our partnership with the Novomatic Group, as we have signed a contract with one of its subsidiaries, Greentube. We will help Greentube expand with Kambi’s premium Sportsbook.We are confident in our strategy of investing in people and technology to create the best Sportsbook on the market.” Related Articles Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Esports Entertainment bolsters tournament capacity by acquiring EGL August 27, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more