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News: Ellie Goulding Reveals Australian and New Zealand ‘Delirium’ Arena Tour

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(AUS) Frontier Touring is thrilled to confirm that global phenomenon Ellie Goulding will take the Delirium World Tour to Australia and New Zealand this September and October for her biggest shows to date! Joined by very special guests Years & Years and Asta, Ellie is set to electrify arenas in Christchurch, Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

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 most streamed song in one week, skyrocketing to #1 in 80 countries including both Australia and 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.

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’.

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.

Top ten ARIA charting single ‘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 Australia and 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.

Also joining Ellie at her Australian performances will be Tasmanian-born indie queen Asta, who has swiftly stolen the hearts of Australia after winning triple j Unearthed High and coming in at #50 in triple j Hottest 100 with her debut single ‘My Heart Is On Fire’. After the release of follow-up single ‘I Need Answers’, Asta hit the road for her first national tour that included appearances at Pyramid Rock & Falls Festival and a lauded supporting slot at Ellie’s Enmore show last October. Astra also teamed with up with Australian hip-hop prodigy AllDay to tear up airwaves on the infectious track ‘Dynamite’.

Having thrilled Australian and 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 and Asta, these shows will be a blockbuster display of showmanship and raw talent.

Thu 29 Sep – Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, NZ
Sat 1 Oct – Vector Arena, Auckland, NZ
Wed 5 Oct – Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Fri 7 Oct – AllPhones Arena, Sydney, NSW
Sat 8 Oct – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Mon 10 Oct – AEC Arena, Adelaide, SA
Wed 12 Oct – Perth Arena, Perth, WA