Credit: Rob ShanahanJeff Lynne introduced a new version of his old band Electric Light Orchestra, rechristened Jeff Lynne’s ELO, with a concert in London’s Hyde Park last year, and today the group releases Alone in the Universe, its first new collection of original songs since 2001’s Zoom. To celebrate the record’s arrival, Lynne’s ELO has lined up a pair of intimate U.S. concerts this month — a November 20 show at New York City’s Irving Plaza and a November 24 gig at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre.

Tickets will go on sale for the performances today, November 13, at 10 a.m. local time.

Lynne produced, wrote and sang all of the songs on Alone in the Universe, and played all the instruments with the exception of some of the percussion. His daughter Laura contributed some backing vocals to the tunes “One Step at a Time” and “Love and Rain.”

You can preview a few of the tracks from the album, including first single “When I Was a Boy,” at the official ELO VEVO YouTube channel.

Meanwhile, Jeff Lynne’s ELO is among the acts that will perform later today at London’s Royal Albert Hall at the annual Royal Variety Performance. The group also recently announced a series of 2016 U.K. and European tour dates that runs from an April 5 show in Liverpool, England, though a May 5 concert in Oberhausen, Germany. Visit to check out the band’s full tour itinerary.

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