Ellie Goulding Partners With Nike For Short Film

Ellie Goulding Nike

Ellie Goulding loves to run as much as she loves to sing. Nike Running collaborated with the UK pop singer to make a short film about her music and her running while she was on tour in Los Angeles, New York City and London – and training for a half marathon with Nike+.
The film is set to the Jakwob remix of Ellie’s hit song ‘Under The Sheets’. Watch it after the cut.

Ellie, who has just finished a sold out tour of the US, managed to fit time into her hectic schedule to train for Run to the Beat, powered by Nike+, London’s Music Half Marathon which took place on September 25, 2011. “Music Runs Ellie” brings to life Ellie’s journey, as she juggles her two life passions.

Commenting on the partnership, Goulding said: “It’s fantastic to be able to combine two things that I am so passionate about with such a cool brand. Being able to run while on a busy touring schedule is difficult but it is something I make a priority and I think this film will show how I manage to combine the two.”

To mark the partnership with Nike; the 24-year-old singer-songwriter and runner has also released a mix inspired by her love of running. Mixed by DJ and producer Alex Metric, ‘Run into the Light’ works seamlessly as a 30-minute running aid, with peaks and troughs that sync perfectly into the rhythm of a run to help inspire the listener to run better than ever before. ‘Run Into the Light’
is available now at iTunes. (more…)

Ellie Goulding Opens On Select California Dreams Tour Dates

Ellie Goulding

Fresh off of her sold-out summer US headlining tour, Ellie Goulding will be returning stateside this November to join Katy Perry on select dates of her California Dreams Tour. Earlier this year, the English pop singer’s critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Lights’ earned her appearances on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ as well as a personal invitation by Prince William and Kate Middleton to sing at the Royal Wedding.

Ellie Goulding California Dreams Tour Dates:
November 15 – Hartford, CT at XL Center
November 16 – New York, NY at Madison Square Garden
November 19 – Las Vegas, NV at Mandalay Bay Events Center
November 21 – Oakland, CA at Oracle Arena
November 22 – Los Angeles, CA at Staples Center

Ellie Goulding: I Am Just Kind Of A Dark Person

Ellie Goulding 'Starry Eyed'

Ellie Goulding spoke with PrideSource about the follow-up to her debut album ‘Lights’ and why the British singer songwriter is taking a darker turn with the music. “I don’t know. It’s just me; it’s just who I am,” the 24-year-old said. “My music is solely happy at some points, but there’s always a dark kind of thing running through my songs. I am just kind of a dark person. There’s always a place in my head I go to to write songs, and the darker it is, the more genuine it feels to me. Everyone’s different, but I’m just one of those. I think a lot. I think too much, even when I’m really happy.”

Ellie Goulding Discusses Royal Wedding Performance, Sings ‘Lights’

Taking a short break from her stateside headlining tour, UK singer songwriter Ellie Goulding stopped by ‘The Early Show on Saturday Morning’ for the CBS show’s Second Cup Cafe feature to perform the title track from her debut album ‘Lights’, as well as Elton John’s ‘Your Song’.

“It’s been a busy couple of years for sure,” Goulding said about the success of her debut album and having the privilege to perform at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding earlier this year. As for how the wedding invite came about, the 24-year-old said, “I met Prince William at a festival about a year ago, and he was watching our set on the side of the stage with Catherine, and I think they liked it.” As for nerves before the historic live set, she said she got her usual pre-show nerves but “it was just so fun that I forgot about it after the first song.”

Watch the ‘Lights’ performance and interview below.

Ellie Goulding ‘Starry Eyed’ Video (U.S. Version)

Ellie Goulding 'Starry Eyed' music video

Ellie Goulding is out with the U.S. version of her ‘Starry Eyed’ music video. The song is off the British pop singer’s debut album ‘Lights’, out now on Cherrytree / Interscope. Watch the Dugan O’Neal directed video via YouTube below.

Ellie Goulding ‘Starry Eyed’, ‘Guns And Horses’ Acoustic Performances

Ellie Goulding acoustic in San Francisco

After a long drive from Portland, Oregon, Ellie Goulding made it to San Francisco with just enough time to meet up with In the Open for an acoustic set. The British singer songwriter performed ‘Starry Eyed’ and ‘Guns and Horses’. Both tracks are off the 24-year-old’s debut album ‘Lights’, out now on Interscope Records. Watch each via YouTube below.

Ellie Goulding Announces The Lights Tour Dates

Ellie Goulding Lights Tour

Ellie Goulding is returning stateside this summer for her second headline tour in support of her critically acclaimed solo debut ‘Lights’. The Lights Tour begins July 23th in Atlanta and wraps in late August. “I am really excited about the next tour,” Ellie said. “This time we are ready; we are better prepared. Every city brought something new and I learned a lot playing to different crowds. It is a learning curve. America get ready – we’re coming and it’s going to be huge!”

The Lights Tour
July 23 / Atlanta, GA / Center Stage
July 25 / Washington DC / 9:30 Club
July 26 / Philadelphia, PA / Electric Factory
July 27 / Boston, MA / House of Blues
July 29 / New York, NY / Terminal 5
July 1 / Montreal, QC / Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
August 1 / Toronto, ON / Kool Haus
August 2 / Royal Oak/Detroit, MI / Royal Oak Music Theatre
August 4 / Minneapolis, MN / Fine Line Music Cafe
August 5 / Kansas City, KS / Kanrocksas Festival – Kansas Speedway
August 6 / Chicago, IL / Lollapalooza – Grant Park
August 8 / Denver, CO / Ogden Theatre
August 11 / Los Angeles, CA / The Wiltern
August 12 / San Francisco, CA / Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

Ellie Goulding Performing On ‘SNL’

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding has been announced as the musical guest on ‘Saturday Night Live’ on May 7th. Tune into NBC next Saturday at 11:30 PM ET/PT (check local listings for details) to see the episode hosted by Tina Fey and hear the British pop singer perform songs from her debut album ‘Lights’.

Ellie Goulding: It’s Not Good To Compare Artists

Ellie Goulding 'Lights'

Ellie Goulding tells the Baltimore Sun that those who attempt to compare her with other UK singers like Duffy or Adele are off base. “There might be people who sing better than me, but they don’t perhaps play the guitar as well as me,” she explained. “It’s not a good thing to compare. We’re all different.”

Ellie Goulding Announces Las Vegas Residency At The Cosmopolitan Hotel

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding has just announced a free three night residency at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas April 4, 5 and 6. The English singer songwriter joins an all star lineup of artists performing at the hotel’s ‘Book & Stage’ during the month, including her spring tour opening act The Knocks, Marina & The Diamonds, Jenny & Johnny and many more. All performances
are free but space is first come first serve.