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Lindsey Stirling is well-known for her talent of combining two different art forms, dancing and violin playing. She rose to fame thanks to YouTube where this Arizona native would share videos of herself performing music. One such music video of hers called, Crystallize which came out on February 23, 2012, turned out to be extremely popular as it received over one hundred and fifty million hits. The song was awarded gold certification in the United States and peaked at the twenty eighth spot on the Dance/Electronic Songs chart. Since then, she has gone on to achieve a lot of mainstream success and won two Streamy Awards under the categories of, ‘Best Choreography’ and ‘Best Musical Artist.’
It is always a delight for Lindsey Stirling fans to watch her perform live. She is now expected to kick off a new tour soon so, if you don’t want to miss out on her highly energetic shows then keep an eye out for Lindsey Stirling tickets here.
Turning Her Luck Around
Lindsey Stirling was interested in classical music from the beginning and started to take violin classes at the age of five. She soon excelled at playing that instrument and wrote a solo violin rock song which helped her in winning the America’s Junior Miss competition. At the same time, Stirling grew passionate about dancing which she later started to incorporate with playing the violin.
In 2010, Lindsey Stirling decided to showcase her skills on the fifth season of, ‘America’s Got Talent’ where she managed to wow the judges by her amazing performance. Unfortunately, she couldn’t get far and was eliminated from the show in the quarter final round. Shortly after her journey ended on that reality television series, she was contacted by an American videographer, Devin Graham who asked her to collaborate on a YouTube video. Stirling agreed and the duo shot the video of her song, Spontaneous Me. The music video turned her luck around and has been viewed more than thirty two million times so far.
On September 18, 2012, Stirling dropped her debut self-titled studio effort. It recorded gold certification in Switzerland, Poland and the United States whereas in Austria, the record sold more than one million copies. It also reached the first spot on the Dance/Electronic Albums and earned her a Billboard Music Award nomination for, ‘Best Electronic/Dance Album.’
The following year, Lindsey Stirling signed a deal with Lady Gaga’s manager, Troy Carter. She was later invited to perform at Miss Switzerland. Moreover, Stirling announced her first tour with dates in Japan, Australia and South Korea and was seen taking part in a dance competition web series, ‘Dance Showdown.’ She also worked with many stars that year including, Pentatonix on a cover song titled, Radioactive which won a YouTube Music Award under the category of, ‘Response of the Year.’
In March of 2014, Stirling announced that her sophomore studio LP will be released later in the year and on April 29th, ‘Shatter Me’ hit the shelves. The album performed great in the European countries including, Austria and Germany where it achieved gold status. It also went on to sell in excess of five hundred thousand copies in the US and climbed the second spot on the Billboard 200. On top of that, it won her a Billboard Music Award for, ‘Top Dance/Electronic Album.’ The record also enjoyed critical success as it received three stars out of five from AllMusic and gave three singles out of which, the title-track and Beyond the Veil climbed atop the Classical Digital Songs.
Lindsey Stirling announced her second headlining world tour after the release of, ‘Shatter Me’ which began on May 13, 2014 and concluded in the fall of 2015. She also featured in Forbes’ list of the, ’30 Under 30’ and won a YouTube Award for, ‘Artist of the Year’ on March 2, 2015. She also put out her first video album, ‘Lindsey Stirling: Live From London’ that year which contained sixteen songs on the track-list and starred in the flick, ‘Breaking Through’ as Phelba.
Setting the World on Fire
Lindsey Stirling started off 2016 in a big way by releasing her autobiography, ‘The Only Pirate at the Party’ which peaked at the tenth spot on The New York Times hardcover nonfiction best-seller list. She then featured on a Swedish DJ and record producer, Otto Know’s song, Dying for You which came out on February 4, 2016. After six months, she churned out her third studio effort, ‘Brave Enough’ through her record label, Lindseystomp. The record quickly gained popularity around the world and reached the top spot on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums and Top Classical Albums. It received positive response from many publications and contained guest appearances by artists like, Christina Perri, ZZ Ward and Andrew McMahon.
‘Brave Enough’ yielded five singles, The Arena, Prism, Hold My Heart, Love’s Just a Feeling and Something Wild out of which the latter appeared in the fantasy comedy-drama adventure Hollywood film, ‘Pete’s Dragon.’ She also performed at an annual Dota 2 eSports championship tournament, The International 2016 and collaborated with the five-time Grammy winning Canadian pop megastar, Celine Dion on a song titled, The Show Must Go On.
Lindsey Stirling Tour Tickets
On October 20, 2017, Lindsey Stirling spawned her fourth and most recent studio record to date, ‘Warmer in the Winter.’ The album was met with positive critical reception from AllMusic which gave it three out of five stars and stated,
“Stirling has crafted a fun and flighty brew of modern holiday cheer that is most certainly of its time."
The album reached the twenty second spot on the Billboard 200 and was packed with thirteen songs including, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Let it Snow, I Saw Three Ships and All I Want For Christmas. She also set out on a short tour in support of the record and played concerts throughout the month of November and December.
Apart from releasing her new album, Stirling released her documentary, ‘Lindsey Stirling: Brave Enough’ and took part in the Emmy winning American dance competition television series, ‘Dancing with the Stars. She is now planning to hit the road again in 2018 and is expected to share her tour dates soon. So, if you want to watch her mesmerize you with her captivating performances then look out for Lindsey Stirling tour tickets here.