Lindsey Stirling to join Andrea Bocelli on UK tour

Violinist and internet sensation Lindsey Stirling has been announced as special guest for Andrea Bocelli's November UK & Ireland arena tour.

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Stirling, who has a huge online following of over 5 million YouTube subscribers, will join the tenor on four dates this November, performing with him in all shows:

14th - Dublin O2 Arena    

18th - Liverpool Echo Arena                    

20th - London O2 Arena                            

21st - Birmingham LG Arena    

Stirling said in a statement: "I am excited, nervous, honoured, and even shocked to think that I get to perform with the greatest opera singer in the world. Wow, where is my violin? I need to start practicing immediately for this! But really, this is a huge honour and I can't wait."

Interview: Classic FM meets Lindsey Stirling

Bocelli himself also commented on the booking: "I am really excited to see what will happen with Lindsey Stirling - an eclectic artist, full of energy and talent.  Music and dance coexist within her. Lindsey has a truly contagious sound!"

The violinist is best-known for her inventive YouTube videos that see her taking on unexpected musical material such as video game themes and dubstep, along with her own compositions.

Lindsey Stirling live at Classic FM