Billy Lockett will open for symphonic rock legends ELO at arenas across Europe and the UK In September and October.
The singer songwriter from Northampton revealed the news on his social media channels earlier today.
Lockett will join up with Jeff Lynne’s ELO on September 12 in Stockholm for a run of dates across Europe before returning to the UK at the end of the month for multiple dates in some of the UK’s biggest venues.
Commenting on the tour on Facebook, Lockett said: “I remember my dad playing me a vinyl of his favourite band, called Electric Light Orchestra, when I was just six years old.
“I fell in love with their songs immediately and now I’m so proud to announce that Jeff Lynne’s ELO have asked me to support them on their UK and European arena tour.
“I’m so thankful for this opportunity and I’m sure my dad would be proper chuffed right now too.”
The tour means Lockett will be rescheduling his own forthcoming London and European shows.
Rearranged dates will be announced in due course. Original tickets will remain valid.
Lockett will play the following dates with ELO.
09/12/2018 Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson Globe
09/14/2018 Oslo, Norway, Spektrum
09/16/2018 Copenhagen, Denmark, Royal Arena
09/18/2018 Hamburg, Germany, Barclaycard Arena
09/19/2018 Berlin, Germany, Mercedes-Benz Arena
09/21/2018 Munich, Germany, Olympiahalle
09/23/2018 Vienna, Austria, Stadthalle
09/25/2018 Mannheim, Germany, Sap Arena
09/27/2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ziggo Dome
09/30/2018 Nottingham, UK, Motorpoint Arena
10/03/2018 Glasgow, UK, SSE Hydro
10/05/2018 Manchester, UK, Manchester Arena
10/06/2018 Manchester, UK, Manchester Arena
10/09/2018 Newcastle, UK, Metro Radio Arena
10/10/2018 Birmingham, UK, Arena Birmingham
10/12/2018 Birmingham, UK, Arena Birmingham
10/13/2018 Birmingham, UK, Arena Birmingham
10/15/2018 Leeds, UK, First Direct Arena
10/17/2018 London, UK, The O2
10/18/2018 London, UK, The O2
10/20/2018 London, UK, The O2
10/21/2018 London, UK, The O2
10/23/2018 Liverpool, UK, Echo Arena
10/25/2018 Dublin, Ireland, 3arena
10/26/2018 Belfast, Ireland, SSE Arena