Ellie Goulding Announces North American Headline Tour in Support of US Debut


SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 2, 2011 -- 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 theLos 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":

  • 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 31 Montreal, QC Osheaga - Music and Arts Festival
  • August 1 Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
  • August 2 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 outwww.elliegoulding.com.

www.elliegoulding.com  / www.myspace.com/elliegoulding  / www.cherrytreerecords.com

SOURCE Cherrytree/Interscope



June 2, 2011 9:39am ET by Ellie Goulding   Comments (0)

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