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29 September 2014, 17:16
Violinist and internet sensation Lindsey Stirling has been announced as special guest for Andrea Bocelli's November UK & Ireland arena tour.
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."
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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.