Ellie Goulding Returns To New Zealand

Friday 19 February 2016

Ellie Goulding Returns To New Zealand

Ellie Goulding will bring the Delirium World Tour to New Zealand this September and October for her biggest shows to date! Joined by very special guests Years & Years, Ellie is set to electrify in Auckland and Christchurch.

Celebrated as a force to be reckoned with for her first two albums Lights and Halcyon, Ellie Goulding firmly cemented herself as a superstar with the release of third studio album Delirium (Universal Music) in November last year. An expansive and dazzling collection of genre-defying bangers, Delirium scored immediate acclaim and climbed the top ten in no less than 14 different countries.

Delirium’s first offering was the Grammy-nominated chartbuster ‘Love Me Like You Do’ that swiftly broke the world record for the most streamed song in one week, skyrocketing to #1 in 80 countries including New Zealand where it was certified double and triple platinum respectively. The next cut from Delirium was ‘On My Mind’, a swagger-charged anthem that reasserts Ellie as one of music’s most surprising and confident performers. Last month Ellie served the one-two punch of ‘Army’ and ‘Something In The Way You Move’, the former a sweeping ode to authentic friendship and the latter an irresistible thumper - both tracks have critics applauding Delirium as her finest album to date.

‘Delirium goes straight for the pop jugular, unleashing a relentless barrage of bangers that almost always hit the spot’
The Guardian

‘Delirium grounds Ellie Goulding’s penchant for spectacle in tightly-written pop songs. Her evocative storytelling and ability to craft great dance music is all here… making a mature pop record that feels like a natural progression’ - Pitchfork

Alongside solo chart scorchers ‘Anything Could Happen’ and ‘Burn’, Ellie recently teamed with Major Lazer on the reggae-tinged smash ‘Powerful’ and collaborated with Calvin Harris on the multi-platinum selling singles ‘I Need Your Love’ and ‘Outside’.

In addition to an outstanding Grammys performance this week, the Brit Award-winning singer-songwriter collected high praise for appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Glastonbury and an intimate, one-off show she performed at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre last year.

‘Last night’s show proved that Ellie Goulding is a sheer pop powerhouse, and it will be a show that I’m sure will be talked about by fans for quite some time.’ – Renowned For Sound

‘Goulding gave everything she had in the last 20 minutes of her show, bringing the house down with her hits You My Everything, Love Me Like You Do and Burn and finally calling it an end with her new banger On My Mind... She ended things in style and did not disappoint.’ – Project U

Ellie’s special guests will include UK electronic virtuosos Years & Years who have quickly impressed with darkly romantic debut album Communion (out now through Universal Music). An intricate balance of mediative lyrics and undeniable hooks, Communion references house, r&b and electropop and has seen the trio win the BBC Sound of 2015 poll and a Critics Choice nomination in the 2015 Brit Awards.

Gold charting single in NZ ‘King’ has gone platinum in seven countries with Billboard calling it “destined to be played at arenas for years to come.” Synth-soaked follow-up single ‘Shine’ achieved Gold certification in their UK homeland where it also soared to #2 on the Singles Chart. As well as appearances at Radio 1's Big Weekend, Wireless Festival, T in the Park and Latitude Festival, the guys set Melbourne and Sydney stages ablaze when they performed Splendour In The Grass sideshows in July of last year.

‘His voice is actually insane — hearing that breathy falsetto live is something else… It was such a fun set; these guys are honestly the most captivating performers — and boy do they know how to bring the party.’ – Music Feeds

Having thrilled New Zealand audiences time and time again, Ellie Goulding’s arena Delirium World Tour promises her most exhilarating performances to date. Bursting with hits and joined by special guests Years & Years, these shows will be a blockbuster display of showmanship and raw talent.

Ellie Goulding
Auckland - 1 October - Vector Arena
Christchurch - 29 September Horncastle Arena