Lindsey Stirling is a native of Arizona. (Scott Jarvie)
Lindsey Stirling, the highly eccentric and charming 27-year-old from Gilbert, Arizona, returns after 14 months since her last United States tour to Club Nokia at 8:30 p.m. on May 15 in Los Angeles to dazzle fans.
With her spunky attitude and electric dub-step violin that has brought her massive success in the last few years, Stirling is promised to give fans quite a show when she takes the Club Nokia stage.
Classically trained in violin playing, Stirling made her presence known to the world with her song “Crystallize” that caught the Internet’s attention, drawing her view count to 78 million views and the eighth most viewed video of 2013. As a result of her overnight hit, fans began to subscribe to her channel and bringing in 3.6 million new people. Because of her virtual success, she began to perform live to audiences only 12 months ago and now has sold out shows in Europe, America, Russia and Asia.
Famously known for her YouTube covers of hit geek series including “Zelda,” “Pokemon” and “Skyrim,” with a similar sound to Imogen Heap or Amanda Palmer, Stirling is the model of modern independent recording artist, with an impressive online presence and a powerful relationship with her fans. Her account, Lindseystomp, a YouTube channel packed with music videos and short comedy films, features many of her alter-ego appearances; known as a ‘superfan’ named Phelba.
Stirling was raised in an unconventional childhood based in a Mormon community in Arizona and the rigorous work in her classical training in the violin had her almost demotivated her and led her to feel like quitting. Although the urge to give up was prominent at one low point of her uprising career, the violin provided her with comfort and her electric dub-step. “It’s different because it’s something you haven’t seen before…” says Stirling.
Those interested in attending this event, doors open to the public at 7:30 p.m. and tickets purchased in advance are $29.50 and $35 or purchased at the door are $33 and $35.