Lindsey Stirling Partners With Direct-to-Fan Favorite PledgeMusic For Latest Release

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Lindsey Stirling
Lindsey Stirling's 2014 sophomore release, Shatter Me, debuted at #2 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart, took home a 2015 Billboard Music Award for "Top Dance/Electronic Album," and has sold over 320,000 copies to date in the US alone. It was also the highest charting release for a PledgeMusic campaign. The electronic violinist is partnering once again with leading direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic for her 3rd release out this summer.
 
"We're honored and excited that Lindsey has returned to PledgeMusic for her follow up to Shatter Me. Both Lindsey and her team at Friends at Work truly understand the importance of engaging with their fan base. Incredible talent combined with a tireless work ethic equals value for Lindsey's fans," said Jayce Varden, PledgeMusic Co-founder & Head of Global Campaign Operations.
 
"For the last 8 months I've been hard at work on my new album," said Lindsey. "I'm so excited to announce a summer 2016 release and I want to give you guys a chance to be a part of the journey with me once again! I hope you guys are excited as I am!"
 
Despite having become one of the biggest artist development breakthrough stories in recent years, Lindsey's success wasn't overnight. In the face of what was then an unaccepting music industry, Stirling stayed true to herself, taking her talents to YouTube and not conforming to what people said she should be. Two albums later, the acclaimed electronic violinist has leaped through the industry with multiple Billboard chart-topping hits, sold out tours worldwide, and a New York Times best-selling memoir, The Only Pirate At The Party. Her self-titled debut album reached #1 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Chart and Classical Album Chart, earned her a 2014 Billboard Music Award nomination for "Top Dance/Electronic Album," and was recently certified Gold by the RIAA. Her YouTube channel has amassed over 1 billion views to date with over 7.8 million subscribers, making her one of YouTube's highest-earning women.

As the model of a modern, independent recording artist, Lindsey has created a formidable online presence and a powerful, symbiotic relationship with her fans, which made her the ideal fit to work with premiere frontrunner of direct-to-fan campaigns PledgeMusic. A leading online music platform, PledgeMusic first partnered with Stirling in 2013 for the release of her sophomore album Shatter Me, which became PledgeMusic's highest Billboard charting campaign. As pointed out in a recent article on music industry website Hypebot, "Lindsey Stirling is an excellent example of a musician who was rejected by the industry, went direct to fans and found a supportive audience."
 
Lindsey Stirling's the yet to be titled album is available for pre-order now on PledgeMusic. Fans who pre-order will receive an AccessPass, which will give fans access to exclusive behind the scenes videos, news and announcements and first listens to songs. Other exclusive items available for this campaign include:
 
  • Signature Deluxe Bundle includes signed colored vinyl (only available in bundle offer), signed CD, an exclusive T-shirt, a beanie, a button pack and a sticker sheet.
  • Signed Deluxe Bundle includes colored vinyl (only available in bundle offer), signed CD, an exclusive T-shirt, a beanie, and a button pack.
  • A Lindsey Stirling Viewmaster with two exclusive photo reels, featuring special photos of Lindsey and the album artwork.
  • Signed and numbered vinyl test pressing
  • A One-of-a-Kind signed disposable camera that Lindsey fills with one of a kind pictures (take it to the store and get it developed to see them!)
  • An exclusive T-shirt designed just for pledgers
  • A new ceramic mug featuring exclusive design to be revealed to pledgers during the campaign.
  • A screen-printed poster featuring album artwork.
  • The new album on warm sounding double vinyl.
 
To make a pledge, please visit:  www.pledgemusic.com/projects/lindseystirling2  
 
Lindsey will also head out on tour this summer, which kicks off July 11th in Wallingford, CT and will include performances the Panorama Festival in New York and Lollapalooza in Chicago. All tour dates are listed below. Tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased at: www.lindseystirling.com/tour/

 

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Lindsey Stirling Tour Dates:
 

Dates:          City:                                      Venue:                                                                                   

7/11/16        Wallingford, CT                     Toyota Presents Oakdale Theater
7/12/16        Providence, RI                       Veterans Memorial Auditorium                  
7/13/16        Burlington, VT                       Flynn Center
7/14/16        Ottawa, ON                            Ottawa Blues Fest - Lebreton Flats
7/15/16        Bethlehem, PA                       Sands Bethlehem Event Center
7/16/16        Columbus, OH                       McFerson Commons Park - Promowest Festival
7/18/16        Durham, NC                           Durham PAC
7/19/16        Charlotte, NC                         Ovens Auditorium
7/22/16        New York, NY                       Panorama Festival
7/23/16        Oro-Medonte, ON                 WayHome Festival
7/25/16        Albany, NY                           The Palace Theatre
7/26/16        Erie, PA                                 Warner Theatre
7/28/16        Pittsburgh, PA                        Stage AE
7/29/16        Ann Arbor, MI                       Michigan Theater
7/30/16        Interlochen, MI                      Interlochen Center for the Arts
7/31/16        Chicago, IL                            Grant Park - Lollapalooza
8/1/16          Cedar Rapids, IA                   McGrath Amphitheatre
8/2/16          Winnipeg, MB                       Burton Cummings Theatre
8/4/16          Calgary, AB                           McGrath Amphitheatre
8/5/16          Edmonton, AB                       Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
8/8/16          Eugene, OR                           Hult Center for the Performing Arts
8/9/16          Davis, CA                              Robert Mondavi Center
8/10/16        Costa Mesa, CA                     Orange County C Fair - Pacific Amphitheatre
8/11/16        Rohnert Park, CA                   Sonoma State University - Green Music Center
8/12/16        Saratoga, CA                          The Mountain Winery
8/13/16        Fresno, CA                             William Saroyan Theatre