New Year’s Eve Concert: Chris Norman & ELO by Phil Bates

New Year’s Eve concerts by Chris Norman and ELO by Phil Bates

On 31 December in Zalgirio Arena, the music that never gets old! New Year’s Eve events in Lithuania’s biggest arenas, which have become a tradition, invite you to ring in the New Year with world-famous greats – the legendary Chris Norman and the Electric Light Orchestra by Phil Bates, accompanied by the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra.

The festive two-part concert will feature the most popular hits of these bands’ rock classics, which are the equivalent of luxury champagne, which tastes better and better every year. These include Midnight Lady, Stumblin’ In, Living Next Door to Alice, Needless and Pins, I’ll Meet You at Midnight, Don’t Play Your Rock ‘N Roll to Me, What Can I Do and many more from the repertoire of Smokie and Chris Norman. “Electric Light Orchestra by Phil Bates’ arsenal includes the best of ELO’s cult 1970s songs – Don’t Bring Me Down, Confusion, Mr. Blue Sky, Hold On Tight, All Over The World, Ticket To The Moon and many more.

CHRIS NORMAN – the golden voice of Smokie

Chris Norman (real name Christopher Ward Norman) was born in 1950 in Yorkshire, United Kingdom, into a family of entertainers. At the age of 12, he enrolled at Bradford School for Boys, where he met fellow future Smokie members Alan Silson and Terry Uttley.

The band’s early titles were many and varied, but its real creative success came in 1975 with the release of Smokie’s long-gestating debut album, Pass It Around, co-written with renowned producers and songwriters of the time, Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. 1978 was Smokie’s golden age, with the release of the critically acclaimed The Montreaux Album and the song Stumblin’ In by the duo of Chris Norman and Suzie Quatro, which reached the American Billboard Top 10.

Although Chris Norman left the Smokies in 1986 to pursue a solo career, his discography is truly impressive, with over 50 singles and more than 30 albums, and more than 30 million records sold worldwide. His latest work, the studio album Just a Man, will be released in December 2021.

Electric Light Orchestra by Phil Bates and Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra

The cult band’s hits will be performed on stage by singer and guitarist Phil Bates, a former member of ELO Part 2 and The Orchestra, who has been performing successfully for over 25 years in various countries around the world. While preserving the creative legacy of Electric Light Orchestra, Phil Bates pays special attention to the authentic ELO sound, he is always looking for new touches. On New Year’s Eve, the audience will have a unique opportunity to listen to the fantastic music of the Electric Light Orchestra, enriched by a very powerful accompaniment from the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Algimantas Treikauskas.

The concerts are organised by MEDUSA CONCERT –

Information about the event


Zalgirio Arena, Karaliaus Mindaugo avenue 50, Kaunas


2022-12-31, 20:00

Doors open

at 18:30


~4 h. 00 min.


No free admission


Free admission up to 6 years old

Photo and video cameras

Not allowed


From 39,50; ticketing fee: 1,50 EUR, arena fee: 2,50 EUR, not included in the price: cloakroom fee: 2,00 EUR, item storage service: 2,00 EUR

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AUDI klubas members will buy tickets from 2022 09 05 till 2022 09 19


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