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LINDSEY STIRLING SET TO WARM UP THE WINTER WITH 2019 HOLIDAY TOUR


DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that Lindsey Stirling will bring her Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour 2019 to the Civic Center on Wednesday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. in support of her highly successful holiday albums Warmer in the Winter and Warmer in the Winter: Deluxe Edition. This will be Lindsey’s third Christmas tour to date, and she will bring back her successful holiday show featuring elaborate festive themes as well Stirling’s signature brand of dance routines and on-stage visuals. This year’s set list will feature an array of holiday classics including “I Wonder as I Wander,” “Santa Baby,” and “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” as well as some of Stirling’s original tracks including “Christmas C’mon” and” Warmer in the Winter.”

Tickets to the Lindsey Stirling Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour 2019 will go on sale Friday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300.

Warmer in the Winter went on to become the best-selling new Christmas album of 2017, outselling pop music heavyweights such as Gwen Stefani and Sia.  It was also the best performing holiday album on Pandora with over 40 million spins and had the biggest debut for a holiday release last season. “Carol of the Bells” from Warmer in the Winter: Deluxe Edition made Lindsey the first artist to have an instrumental only song in Top 10 at AC radio (peaking at #5).

Stirling recently released her fifth studio album, Artemis on Friday, September 6th through BMG. The album is currently at the top the charts, the most notable of which include its #1 ranking on the ‘Current Electronic Albums’ and ‘Independent Current Albums’ chart.  Artemis is also #6 on the ‘Top Current Albums’ and ‘Digital Albums’ chart and #22 on the ‘Billboard Top 200’ chart. The new album features 13-new tracks packed with signature Lindsey Stirling violin-driven, electronic music, including the most recently released high-energy single “The Upside,” with multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Elle King on vocals, album title track “Artemis,” who’s current music video boasts nearly 3M views, album opener “Underground,” which has already accumulated an impressive 9-million streams since its June release, and the new emotionally charged anthem, “Love Goes On and On” featuring vocals from rock goddess, Amy Lee.   Stirling is currently on an international tour in support of Artemis and is hitting major cities including Munich, Milan, Kraków, Warsaw, Berlin, Zurich and London. 

Stirling will embark on a US tour in support of Artemis in 2020. For additional information about Lindsey Stirling, please visit DMPA.org.

ABOUT LINDSEY STIRLING:

Lindsey Stirling remains fearless enough to always dream big. In the near decade since the release of her 2012 self-titled debut, the electronic violinist, dancer, and artist has quietly and humbly become one of the 21st century’s most innovative stars.  With the release of her highly anticipated new single "Underground" out June 21st, and an album to follow this fall, the music impresario is once again set to deliver her groundbreaking vision of cinematic violin-driven electronic music.  After bowing at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Dance/Electronic Album Chart, holding #1 on the Classical Album Chart for 21 consecutive weeks, and receiving a Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Album, her sophomore opus Shatter Me would not only garner an RIAA Gold certification, but it would rank as the #2 Dance/Electronic Album and #1 Classical Album on Billboard’s 2015 Year-End charts. Attracting over 11 million subscribers and 2 billion-plus views on YouTube, in 2015 Forbes placed Lindsey at #4 on its yearly YouTube artists list, making her the highest-ranked female. Her headline tours currently play to a cumulative audience of over 500,000 people worldwide, and her literary debut The Only Pirate at the Party—co-written with her sister Brook S. Passey—became a New York Times Bestseller.  Lindsey’s third-studio album Brave Enough, debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, went on to score the #1 spot on Billboard’s year-end Top Dance/Electronic Album list and earned Stirling a 2017 Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Album. In 2017, Lindsey was the runner-up on Season 25 of ABC’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars” with her partner Mark Ballas.  That same year, she released her first ever holiday album titled Warmer in the Winter, featuring classic holiday and original songs.  The album went on to become the #1 new Christmas release of 2017, ahead of pop music heavyweights Gwen Stefani and Sia, and was the best-selling new holiday album of that year with over 40 million spins on Pandora.   A revamped version, Warmer in the Winter: Deluxe Edition, released in 2018, and held a firm top 10 spot on the Holiday Albums chart for an impressive 8-weeks straight.   In the summer of 2018, Stirling rocked fans on her highly praised co-heading North American tour with rock heavyweights, Evanescence.  Becoming one of Live Nation’s 10 best-selling amphitheater tours of last summer, both acts delivered high energy sets accompanied by a full orchestra.  Stirling 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 have to have confidence in the very thing that makes you unique – then wait for the world to catch up.

ABOUT DES MOINES PERFORMING ARTS:
Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 40 seasons of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines – the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the newly renovated outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit DMPA.org.