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Interview: Lindsey Stirling

Photo Cred: Sydney Takeshta

Multiplatinum-selling artist Lindsey Stirling is embarking on a North American tour to promote her fifth studio album, Artemis.

The violinist and dancer started the 35-date tour on July 3 and will continue until Sept. 10. She will be making her way to Cincinnati on Aug. 6 at the PNC Pavilion for a rescheduled concert post COVID-19 lockdown.

Stirling is one of the first artists to go on tour post-lockdown and claims that she is happy to be on stage again.

"Not only am I over the moon about finally bringing my Artemis tour to the U.S., but I'm excited to be a part of the first wave of tours going out post lockdown," shares Stirling. "People are craving connection so so badly, so as the world reopens, I know this is going to be a magical time we all remember for the rest of our lives. There is nowhere I'd rather experience it than on stage with my fans."

She states that being in a “state of giving” makes her feel like she does not have to be perfect when she steps on stage.

Stirling will be giving her audience a high energy theatrical performance filled with original tracks and covers.

Fans can expect her to perform tracks such as "Masquerade" and "Underground" off of her visual album. She will also be performing her hit single "Lose You Now" and some Disney song covers.

“The show is super energetic and super theatrical,” Stirling said.

Artemis, which was also turned into a comic book, will be "live on stage," Stirling added.

She claims that she will have several costume changes and fun activities for the audience.

Stirling says that one of her favorite songs to perform is "Master of Tides."

Just before the performance, the audience chooses activities for her and her dancers to do on stage.

Stirling then plays the violin and dances with her backup dancers while the jumbo screen behind them shows the waves of the ocean, making it feel like she and her dancers are sailing on a ship.

She says that overall, the show is what she would want to see if she were an audience member.

Another gift that she will be offering is a chance for one lucky winner to receive the Ultimate VIP fan experience. The winner will see Stirling live in San Diego, CA. They will also receive roundtrip airfare for two, a two-night hotel stay, premium reserved seats in the first eight rows, meet and greet photo opportunity, lunch at Stirling's favorite restaurant, merch, a 45-minute helicopter tour of the city, and more.

The entry donations will go toward Stirling's nonprofit charity outreach program, The Upside Fund, for families and individuals affected by COVID-19.

Fans can donate online to enter the contest.

Tickets for the August 6th show at PNC Pavilion can be bought through Ticketmaster.