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39 years ago today, the Electric Light Orchestra landed their space ship in Blimpville for a sold-out show at the Civic CenterThis was their only appearance ever in Portland. It happened on September 29, 1978 and was part of a tour called, The Big Night. The 9 month, 92 date trek went all over the world in support of their double-album, Out of the Blue.

The stage in Portland that night was transformed into the dazzling ELO space ship.

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And you can bet there was absolutely no lack of fog machines and incredible lasers. Jeff Lynne and company also played at London’s Wembley Stadium during this tour and did an historic 8 sold-out nights in a row. Here's what they played in Portland

Electric Light Orchestra Setlist Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME, USA 1978, Out of the Blue

So great to see the violinist and cellists rockin’ out in this video for Turn to Stone!