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GLOBAL SUPERSTAR ELLIE GOULDING TO EMBARK ON BRIGHTEST BLUE TOUR

Updated: Jul 4, 2020

Global superstar Ellie Goulding reveals the dates of her forthcoming Brightest Blue Tour – a special intimate run of dates set to hit the U.K. and Ireland April and May 2021 following her much anticipated new album Brightest Blue. Ellie Goulding will bring the Brightest Blue Tour to Manchester, Birmingham, Bournemouth, London, Newcastle, Glasgow and Dublin.


Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 3 July at LiveNation.co.uk, however fans who pre-order any format of the album from Ellie’s official store

by 5pm BST on Tuesday, June 30 will gain access to an exclusive pre-sale access on Wednesday, July 1 from 9am. Speaking of the upcoming tour, Ellie says:“I’m so excited to get back on the road and do what I do best. 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!”


Ellie Goulding’s new album “Brightest Blue”, included a number of recent releases alongside a plethora of new songs, with the album being set in two parts, “Brightest Blue” (executively produced by Ellie Goulding & Joe Kearns) and “EG.0” respectively. Across the two halves Ellie enlisted a number of writers and producers to help create the finished product, including the likes of Tobias Jesso Jr., Starsmith, ILYA, serpentwithfeet, Patrick Wimberly (of Chairlift) and Jim Eliot amongst others.


Explaining her thoughts behind the first half of the record Ellie explain that it“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.”While the second half of the album“encapsulates my confident, brave and fearless side and features all my recent collaborations.”Ellie elaborates, “I often find myself writing about my thoughts and emotions in a way that I know will be catchy and memorable. 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.”


New track “Power”, taken from the “Brightest Blue” part of the new record, was released last week alongside the stunning new video shot in lockdown, watch the video below!




Ellie was a featured performer in Global Citizen’s charity livestream, ‘One World: Together At Home’ which aired on the 19thof April and raised over £100 million for the WHO’s COVID-19 response fund. Just days later, she took part in BBC’s Big Night In programme as part of a celebrity cover of the Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These”. The charity single has since hit Number 1 in the UK, while the Big Night In saw 6.4 million viewers and raised £27 million for Children in Need.


This announcement comes after recent single “Worry About Me,” a collaboration with R&B artist blackbear, and further follows on from releases such as “Close To Me” and “Hate Me” as well an Amazon Music exclusive cover of Joni Mitchell’s ‘River’ which saw Ellie claim her third UK #1 – becoming the last number-one single of the decade.


March 2020 also marked the 10-year anniversary of Ellie’s debut album “Lights” which charted at #1 in the UK and went on to sell over 1.4 million records globally. Ellie’s incredible career to date has seen her celebrate two #1 albums, two BRIT Awards, sell over 15 million albums and 132 million singles, amass 22 billion streams worldwide and surpass 10 million subscribers on YouTube, amassing over 5 billion views globally.


Ellie, a UN Environment Ambassador, is known as a passionate advocate for environmental protection for our precious planet and champion of solutions to the climate crisis. She mixes this advocacy with her work to help end homelessness, supporting The Marylebone Project and fundraising for other nationwide charities working on the frontline of the homeless crisis.


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


Tickets for Ellie Goulding’s Brightest Blue Tour go on sale at 9am Friday 3 July at LiveNation.co.uk


“BRIGHTEST BLUE”TRACKLIST

SIDE A – Brightest Blue

Start (ft. serpentwithfeet)

Power

How Deep Is Too Deep

Cyan

Love I'm Given

New Heights

Ode To Myself

Woman

Tides

Wine Drunk

Bleach

Flux

Brightest Blue

SIDE B – EG.0

Overture

Worry About Me (Feat. blackbear)

Slow Grenade (Feat.Lauv)

Close To Me (With Diplo) (Feat. Swae Lee)

Hate Me (With Juice WRLD)


Listen to ‘Slow Grenade’ here


The last song taken from the “EG.0” half of her new album, ‘Slow Grenade’ is the newest offering from Ellie Goulding following recent releases ‘Power’ and ‘Worry About Me’ featuring blackbear. The song is a collaborative effort with acclaimed artist Lauv, who first gained attention in 2015 with his single “The Other”. He has since written for and featured with a number of incredible artists all the while accumulating over 5 billion streams, multi-Platinum certifications and top 10 hits from singles like “I Like Me Better” and “i’m so tired…” featuring Troye Sivan, the latter from his highly-rated March 2020 debut album ~how i’m feeling~. ‘Slow Grenade’ brings the two performers’ expansive talents together for a supercharged summer pop hit as Ellie and Lauv sing a “slow grenade is blowing up, my mistake - so why don’t I stop it?”, their distinct vocals blending perfectly with one another.


Both Ellie and Lauv share a passion for mental health advocacy, frequently using their platforms to raise awareness about anxiety and depression. Ellie is known for speaking honestly about mental health issues and has been part of several music industry initiatives to tackle the mental health crisis among young people, including AMP London conference panel hosted by Annie Mac, March 2020. In 2019, Lauv founded the Blue Boy Foundation which supports initiatives which help young people feel more comfortable reaching out for mental health help and feel better equipped to help friends get connected with care. He’s also been sharing conversations with fellow musicians and artists about modern relationships, life and loneliness in his podcast series, Breaking Modern Loneliness.


Speaking of the upcoming tour, Ellie says: “I’m so excited to get back on the road and do what I do best. 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!”


Brightest Blue, which includes a number of recent releases alongside a plethora of new songs, with the album being set in two parts,Brightest Blue” (executively produced by Ellie Goulding & Joe Kearns) andEG.0” respectively – see the full track list below. Across the two halves Ellie enlisted a number of writers and producers to help create the finished product, including the likes of Tobias Jesso Jr., Starsmith, ILYA, serpentwithfeet, Patrick Wimberly (of Chairlift) and Jim Eliot amongst others.


In April, Ellie was a featured performer in Global Citizen’s charity livestream, ‘One World: Together At Home’ which aired on the 19th of April and raised over £100 million for the WHO’s COVID-19 response fund. Just days later, she took part in BBC’s Big Night In programme as part of a celebrity cover of the Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These”. The charity single has since hit Number 1 in the UK, while the Big Night In saw 6.4 million viewers and raised £27 million for Children in Need.


March 2020 also marked the 10-year anniversary of Ellie’s debut album “Lights” which charted at #1 in the UK and went on to sell over 1.4 million records globally. Ellie’s incredible career to date has seen her celebrate two #1 albums, two BRIT Awards, sell over 15 million albums and 132 million singles, amass 22 billion streams worldwide and surpass 10 million subscribers on YouTube, amassing over 5 billion views globally.


Ellie, a UN Environment Ambassador, is known as a passionate advocate for nature and climate issues. From the UN Headquarters to youth climate meetings, she frequently speaks out on the need to stop climate breakdown and halt species loss.  She mixes advocacy for the planet with her work to help end homelessness, supporting The Marylebone Project and fundraising for other nationwide charities working on the frontline of the homeless crisis. During Covid19 Ellie worked with Crisis, the charity supporting those affected by homelessness, to secure mobile phones to those moving off the streets into lockdown accommodation. ‘Whether it is improved mental health, or campaigning to stabilize climate emissions, I want to empower younger people and help secure a better future for them,’ says Ellie of her activist work, ‘we have a lot of stories of doom and gloom but I want to tell the story of change and possibility too.’

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