There may be a distinct lack of blue skies over Ireland this morning, but the good news is that Mr. Blue Sky himself is coming our way early next year.

Jeff Lynne's ELO have announced a date at Dublin's 3Arena on April 29th, 2016.

Lynne - whose work under the ELO banner in the 1970s and 1980s is regularly cited as genre-defining - is about to release his new album 'Alone in the Universe', his first release in 14 years and his first since re-branding ELO as 'Jeff Lynne's ELO' in 2012. 

Last year, he played a hugely successful comeback gig at London's Hyde Park, and now he's taking the show on the road with a run of European dates kicking off in Dublin.

Tickets are on sale at 10am this Friday, November 13th and are from €80.50 including booking fee.