Electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling, will take her critically acclaimed live show on the road with her highly anticipated North American 2015 Summer Tour. The multi-city trek will make a stop at the Santa Barbara Bowl onSaturday, August 15 at 7:00 PM. Special guest Lights will open the show. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 24 at NOON. Lindsey’s last US tour sold over 100,000 headline tickets and nearly 200,000 headline tickets worldwide.
Fans can expect to hear Lindsey perform some of her biggest hits to date, including her breakthrough track "Crystallize" and the very personal "Shatter Me" in an all new revamped production from her last US tour, which is currently being shown on Public Television. The TV special, “Lindsey Stirling: Live from London,” will continue to air on public TV stations nationwide for an exclusive two-month window (check local listings). The concert was filmed at London's Forum Theater in 2014 and showcases the incredible music production that fans have come to expect from Lindsey’s live shows, where the infectious energy of dance and electronic music meet modern classical.
Lindsey has created a new music world where the romance of Celtic folk music and modern classical meet the infectious energy of dance and electronica. On stage, Stirling moves with the grace of a ballerina but works the crowd into a frenzy, “dropping the beat” like a rave fairy. She is the model of a modern independent recording artist, with a symbiotic relationship with her fans. A motivational speaker in her spare time, Stirling uses her own story to show teenagers that you’ve got to have confidence in the very thing that makes you unique – then wait for the world to catch up.
At 27, Lights is no longer the preternaturally talented kid who signed her first deal at 15. During the writing and recording of Little Machines, she and husband Beau Bokan (of L.A. metalcore outfit Blessthefall) were expecting their first child, a daughter named Rocket Wild Bokan born this past February. Nevertheless, there’s a contagious, youthful vitality to the music that goes hand in hand with its themes of nostalgia and yearning for an escape to simpler times.
If you count yourself a longtime member of the devoted Cult of Lights, prepare to fully lose your mind to Little Machines. This record – a gleaming, groundbreaking, generously tuneful slab of brightly hued 21st-century techno-pop brimming with songs so immediate and timelessly pure of heart that they feel like old friends on delivery – is going to make perfect sense to you in the best way possible.
If you’re new to Lights, no worries: you’ve picked a fine place to start. Little Machines represents a self-assured expansion upon everything the diminutive Canadian singer, songwriter and synth enthusiast has done before. Now you can dive into the back catalogue with informed ears.