Movie loving superhero fans are being offered discounted tickets to see Jeff Lynne’s ELO at Hull’s KCOM stadium this July.
The highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 hits UK cinemas this Friday and features ELO’s 1978 single Mr Blue Sky as part of the soundtrack.
And in a move sure to please fans of the Marvel Comic film franchise, concert promoters Cuffe and Taylor are offering anyone who buys a ticket to see the film in Hull the chance to purchase tickets to the July 1 concert with a £10 discount.
Anyone who would like to take up the offer from now until the end of May should tweet a picture with their cinema ticket with the #AloneInTheUniverse
Cuffe and Taylor will then contact people with an exclusive discount code.
Cuffe and Taylor director Peter Taylor said: “There is a lot of excitement ahead of Jeff Lynne’s ELO heading to Hull this July and it’s a fantastic year for the city overall as they celebrate being UK City of Culture.
“We want to ensure as many local people as possible are able to enjoy the show and it makes perfect sense to offer discounted tickets to the concert to those who will be enjoying Guardians of the Galaxy at cinemas throughout Hull.”
Speaking about using Mr Blue Sky in Guardians of the Galaxy, co-writer and director James Gunn said: “It’s the perfect song to start the movie. I’ve always said that if the Guardians had a house band, it would be ELO.”
Tickets to see Jeff Lynne’s ELO at Hull’s KCOM Stadium are available now.
Jeff Lynne’s ELO continue to go from strength to strength with last year’s platinum album, Alone In The Universe a runaway success both commercially and critically. This year has also seen All Over The World – The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra tip more than one million sales.
With a distinct style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical, Jeff Lynne’s ELO have had 26 UK Top 40 singles to date selling in excess of 50 million records worldwide.
Widely agreed upon as one of the greatest record producers in music history, Jeff was also a co-founding member of The Travelling Wilburys together with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Tom Petty before producing and collaborating with some of the biggest names in music including The Beatles.
The Hull concert is being presented as a collaboration between music promoters Cuffe and Taylor and the Hull UK City of Culture team.