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British pop singer Ellie Goulding takes ‘Delirium’ world tour to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on May 11

British pop singer Ellie Goulding takes ‘Delirium’ world tour to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on May 11
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From a press release:

Ellie Goulding has announced dates for the North American leg of her “Delirium” world tour, which kicks off on April 1, 2016 in Vancouver and crisscrosses the continent through the end of June, when it wraps up with a show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

It stops at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Wednesday, May 11 at 8 p.m. London-based electronic pop trio Years & Years will join Goulding on select dates.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale this Tuesday, Nov. 3 at, and tickets for the general public, which run $49.50-$89.50, are on sale starting Friday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning today at 10 a.m. through Thursday, Nov. 5 at 10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at, the Event Center box office,, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Goulding will be touring in support of her third studio album, “Delirium,” which will be released on Nov. 6 via Cherrytree/Interscope Records. The album is currently available for pre-order, and those who do will receive instant downloads of the first single “On My Mind,” “Something in the Way You Move,” “Lost and Found,” and “Army.” Produced by Max Martin, “On My Mind” is in the Top 10 at Top 40 radio. Meanwhile, the video – a high-octane revenge thriller filmed in Las Vegas and directed by Emil Nava – has racked up more than 46 million views on Vevo.

It has been a whirlwind few years for the singer from Herefordshire, England. Since the release of her debut, “Lights,” in 2010 and “Halcyon” in 2012, she has sold over six million albums and 20 million singles worldwide, scored six consecutive platinum U.S. singles, won two Brit Awards, and has video views and streams both in excess of one billion. This year’s “Love Me Like You Do” single, meanwhile, was a worldwide No. 1 smash, hitting the top spot in 70 countries and breaking the record for the most streamed song in one week.

Having caught the public’s attention with her singles “Starry Eyed” and “Guns and Horses,” the British vocalist quickly rose to the top of the charts with her infectious electronic pop sound.

With her unique soprano warble and knack for writing catchy yet emotionally earnest songs, Goulding stands at the forefront of contemporary mainstream music and arty, independent-minded pop even though she started out writing songs in a folk-inflected style.

Goulding developed a love for folk music as a teenager, but her time at university also exposed her to electronica. After two years, she took a break from her studies and moved to West London, where she pursued a career as an alternative singer/songwriter. She began building an audience via the Internet with early tracks like “Starry Eyed” and a cover of Sam Sparro’s “Black and Gold.” She soon graduated from the blogosphere to print media, gaining praise from mainstream publications like The Guardian and fielding offers from record labels.

In 2010, her debut album “Lights” topped the U.K. charts during its first week and spun off “Starry Eyed” as a Top 5 single. Later that year, the album was re-released as “Bright Lights,” featuring seven new recordings, including a cover of Elton John’s “Your Song,” which peaked at No. 2.

In 2012, Goulding returned with her sophomore album, “Halcyon,” which showcased an even more sonically adventurous, electro-pop-infused sound. In 2013, a deluxe reissue featuring 10 extra songs was released; entitled “Halcyon Days,” it acted as a supplement to the original release. Two of its new songs, “Burn” and “How Long Will I Love You,” were among her biggest hits.

The following year, she was featured on Calvin Harris’ Top 10 U.K. hit “Outside,” participated in Band Aid 30’s update of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” and entered the U.K. Top 10 once more with “Beating Heart,” a song released on the soundtrack for “Divergent.” Another soundtrack single, “Love Me Like You Do,” added to the success of “Fifty Shades of Grey” in 2015.