- 29 Jun 20
Tickets for the 'Brightest Blue' tour on sale this Friday, July 3, 2020 at 9am.
Ellie Goulding has announced a string of dates to celebrate the release of her forthcoming new album Brightest Blue.
The pop singer will bring her 'Brightest Blue' tour to Manchester, Birmingham, Bournemouth, London, Newcastle, Glasgow and Dublin's 3 Arena, with tickets going on sale this Friday, July 3 at 9am.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Goulding's UK and Ireland tour dates are scheduled for May 2021.
Fans who pre-order any format of the album from the artist's official store by 5pm tomorrow, June 30, will gain access to an exclusive pre-sale access on Wednesday, July 1 from 9am.
“I’m so excited to get back on the road and do what I do best," Ellie said of her new LP.
"This album has been such a passion project over the past five years and throughout the entire process I’ve been able to picture exactly what the live staging would look like – intimate, stripped back, honest, yet incredibly visual and special. I can’t wait!”
Her fourth studio album is set to feature a number of recent releases alongside a plethora of new songs, with the album dropping in two parts, Brightest Blue and EG.0 respectively.
The likes of Tobias Jesso Jr., Starsmith, ILYA, serpentwithfeet, Patrick Wimberly (of Chairlift) and Jim Eliot amongst others have offered their writing and producing talents to Goulding's latest project.
On splitting the album, the singer commented that Brightest Blue “reflects my vulnerability...it acknowledges a complex world where relationships still dictate our happiness and heartbreak and can still be the most painful thing in the world, no matter how enlightened you are. The tracks also symbolise growing up and becoming a woman.”
The second half of the album, EG.0, “encapsulates my confident, brave and fearless side and features all my recent collaborations.”
“I often find myself writing about my thoughts and emotions in a way that I know will be catchy and memorable," Ellie adds.
"I will always seek to use my voice in ways that no one would ever expect and look to collaborate with the least likely, exciting and eclectic group of other artists.”
Her latest single 'Power', taken from the Brightest Blue part of the new record, was released last week alongside a striking music video shot during lockdown.
The cover saw Ellie claim her third UK No. 1 and became the final number one single of the decade.
In March, Ellie marked the 10-year anniversary of her debut album Lights, which charted at No. 1 in the UK and went on to sell over 1.4 million records globally.
With two No. 1 albums to her name as well as over 15 million LP sales and 22 billion streams, Goulding's latest project is sure to garner mass attention.
The full dates of her 'Brightest Blue' tour are listed below:
Wednesday 28 April 2021: Manchester - O2 Apollo
Saturday 1 May 2021: Birmingham - O2 Academy Birmingham
Wednesday 5 May 2021: Bournemouth - O2 Academy Bournemouth
Thursday 6 May 2021: London - Eventim Apollo
Sunday 9 May 2021: Newcastle - O2 Academy
Monday 10 May 2021: Glasgow - O2 Academy Glasgow
Wednesday 12 2021: Dublin - Olympia Theatre