Cherrytree/Interscope recording artist Ellie Goulding returns stateside this summer for her second headline tour in support of her critically acclaimed solo debut Lights. Aptly named, “THE LIGHTS TOUR” begins July 23 in Atlanta and wraps in late August. “I am really excited about the next tour,”says Ellie. “This time we are ready; we are better prepared. Every city brought something new and I learned a lot playing to different crowds. It is a learning curve. America get ready — we’re coming and it’s going to be huge!”
Having already conquered her native Britain with the best selling debut album of 2010,singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has won over the US audience garnering rave reviews. Lights is, as the New York Times put it, “a happy car crash of signifiers: part electro-pop, part soul, part blues, part indie rock, part folk” that mixes heartfelt emotion with other-worldly atmospherics and the Los Angeles Times raves, “plenty of ethereal hooks, the album carries a dark overcast with a handful of emotionally raw tracks.” Rolling Stone calls Lights, “sweet, sexed-up folktronica” and Entertainment Weekly affirms “anthemic dance-pop confessional.”
This spring, Ellie made headlines when she was personally asked by William and Kate to play at the
royal wedding. May followed with performances on Saturday Night Live and Live With Regis and Kelly.
Check out Ellie live on “THE LIGHTS TOUR,” dates below.
THE LIGHTS TOUR
July 23 / Atlanta, GA / Center Stage
July 25 / Washington DC / 9:30 Club
July 26 / Philadelphia, PA / Electric Factory
July 27 / Boston, MA / House of Blues
July 29 / New York, NY / Terminal 5
July 1 / Montreal, QC / Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
August 1 / Toronto, ON / Kool Haus
August 2 / Royal Oak/Detroit, MI / Royal Oak Music Theatre
August 4 / Minneapolis, MN / Fine Line Music Cafe
August 5 / Kansas City, KS / Kanrocksas Festival – Kansas Speedway
August 6 / Chicago, IL / Lollapalooza – Grant Park
August 8 / Denver, CO / Ogden Theatre
August 11 / Los Angeles, CA / The Wiltern
August 12 / San Francisco, CA / Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
A lucky winner and their guest will be flown to the Los Angeles show to see Ellie live. For further details please check out www.elliegoulding.com.