Jeff Lynne is bringing ELO to the Xcel Energy Center next summer

It's one of a flurry of concerts announced for the Twin Cities on Monday.
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Pray silence, please, for the Electric Light Orchestra.

British rocker Jeff Lynne is bringing his celebrated band ELO to the Twin Cities next summer, with a July stop in St. Paul among 20 dates planned for the North America tour.

It's their first "extensive" North America tour since 1981, with Lynne only having recently reformed the band as "Jeff Lynne's ELO" four years ago.

If you're not familiar with the name, you'll probably be familiar with some of ELO's hits, which include "Mr. Blue Sky," "Evil Woman," "Turn to Stone," "Roll Over Beethoven," and "Don't Bring Me Down."

Lynne also shared the stage with Tom Petty, Steve Winwood and, most famously, Prince for THAT performance of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Lynne will take to the stage at the Xcel on July 25, with tickets going on sale at 10 a.m. from Ticketmaster, and the Xcel Energy Center Box Office next Monday.

Mariah Carey, Alabama announce Twin Cities dates

ELO are among three major concerts announced for the Twin Cities on Monday.

Mariah Carey has announced an "intimate theater" tour that will include a stop at the State Theater in Minneapolis on March 13.

Tickets will range from $67.95 to a whopping $513.95 and go on sale Friday.

Meanwhile, Alabama has been announced for Target Center on June 26, with special guests The Charlie Daniels Band joining the country rockers for its 50th anniversary tour.

Tickets start at $35, more information can be found here.

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