On the Telephone Line

Ticket to the Moon will perform an Electric Light Orchestra tribute concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.

The Athens Theatre is going to “Shine a Little Love” on Electric Light Orchestra with Ticket to the Moon’s tribute at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at 124 Florida Ave., DeLand.

So “Don’t Bring Me Down” and say you can’t come because of the “Strange Magic” of some “Evil Woman.” Instead, “Hold On Tight” and get the box office on the “Telephone Line” because we are “So Serious” this show will be incredible.

The Electric Light Orchestra are a British rock band formed in 1970 by songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood, along with drummer Bev Bevan. Their music is characterized by a fusion of Beatlesque rock, classical arrangements replete with string sections, and futuristic visuals.

During ELO's original 14-year period of active recording and touring, they sold more than 50 million records worldwide, accumulated 27 Top 40 songs on the UK Singles Chart, and 15 Top 20 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Ticket to the Moon is a Florida-based ELO multimedia theatrical show, featuring 10 musicians, several of whom have performed on the Athens’ stage numerous time with their former band The Long Run.

The band members have performed and shared stages with an artists that include Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Julio Iglesias Jr, Jennifer Lopez, Foreigner, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Earth Wind & Fire, Ricky Martin, Disturbed, Katharine McPhee, Sarah McLachlan, Rod Stewart, Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra and Sinbad.

Audiences will enjoy a 90-minute, family-friendly, multimedia-experience filled with videos, special lighting and songs, such as “Mr Blue Sky,” “Livin’ Thing” and “Sweet Talkin Woman.”

Tickets are priced between $30 and $35. For advance tickets or more information, visit AthensDeLand.com or call the Box Office at (386) 736-1500. Box Office hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and one-and-half-hours before live performances.

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