Meet Lindsey Stirling
Lindsey Stirling is an American violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer, and at only the age of 31, she is dominating the music charts. She is most known for her captivating visual shows, as she choreographs her violin performances. Her music genre category can be recognized mostly as electronic dubstep. Lindsey Stirling has been active in her professional career since 2007, but her first tour was only relatively recently in 2013. Around the same time, she began to work with other up-and-coming artists/groups like Pentatonix. Lindsey Stirling grew up in a reasonably modest household. Financial stability was hard to come by, even though young Stirling had big dreams she wanted to fulfill, even as a child. She had expressed to her parents that she wanted to take both dancing and violin lessons, but they could only afford one. She ultimately chose violin, but money was so tight that they could only afford half lessons. Nevertheless, Stirling continued to persevere and self-teach until she eventually found herself creating her YouTube channel in 2007 and auditioning for America's Got Talent in 2010. From there it wasn't particularly smooth sailing, seeing as some of the judges did not think her music was marketable to any audience. However, this did not stop Stirling from staying true to herself and her creative vision. Lindsey Stirling's official website biography tells her audiences enough about what to expect from her, stating, "She’s created a new music world where modern classical meets the infectious energy of dance and electronica. On stage, Stirling moves with the grace of a ballerina but works the crowd into a frenzy, “dropping the beat” like a rave fairy." The artist has become a dynamic success in the music industry, and it's no secret by the look of her net worth, her overall YouTube success, and fan following!
Lindsey Stirling's YouTube Success
Stirling posted her very first YouTube video ten full years ago on July 1st, 2017, called 'Violin Rock.' The description of the YouTube video is the best part: "My first ever dancing with the violin" performance. Choreographed by: Me! Notice the mini backbend at 1:19 haha." You could tell she had NO idea what was in store for her! Stirling has amounted to great success on her YouTube channel, which totals over ten million subscribers to this day. Her more recent videos average around 3M-4M views. Stirling built her fan-following and musical endeavors straight from her YouTube channel, which is where she was discovered by other recording companies and artists who wanted to work with her.
YouTube: Master of Tides
Master of Tides is a piece featured off of Stirling's album 'Shatter Me,' released in 2014, which is one of the most remarkably successful pieces she's released since her career beginnings. Referring back to her YouTube channel, the music video for Master of Tides reached a total of 67M views. What makes the music video for Master of Tides so compelling is that Stirling aims to tell a story through the visuals in the video. Pieced together with background dancers or actor, and impeccable choreographed violin performance, it's no surprise the video did so well and continues to reach various audiences worldwide.
YouTube: Roundtable Rival
Roundtable Rival is another ginormous YouTube success from Lindsey Stirling, totaling to 121M views as it continues to increase today. Roundtable Rival was also featured on her album 'Shatter Me'  and tells a story through the music video which is visually centered around the wild, wild, west era. Throughout the music video for Roundtable Rival, the plot seems to be centered around a good, old-fashioned face-off between two teams. The actual music in the video from Stirling's violin helps to create a certain suspense level based on what's happening in the video, which is why it still captures so many people to this day.
Lindsey Stirling: Tour
Lindsey Stirling has been on a couple of tours since her professional music career took off. More recently, she has embarked on a 2017 Christmas Tour, and there are only a few weeks left! If you haven't snatched up any tickets yet, you definitely should! Lindsey Stirling is best known by a lot of people for some of her Christmas covers and puts on one stellar performance. See if you can catch her Christmas Tour by viewing the dates below.
Lindsey Stirling Christmas Tour 2017 Dates
November 8, 2017 Palace Theatre ALBANY, NY November 9, 2017 Paramount Theatre ASBURY PARK, NJ November 10, 2017 The Anthem WASHINGTON, DC November 11, 2017 Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino MASHANTUCKET, CT November 14, 2017 Beacon Theatre NEW YORK, NY November 16, 2017 Academy of Music PHILADELPHIA, PA November 17, 2017 Orpheum Theatre BOSTON, MA November 22, 2017 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre ATLANTA, GA November 24, 2017 Straz Center TAMPA, FL November 25, 2017 St. Augustine Amphitheatre ST. AUGUSTINE, FL November 27, 2017 Revention Music Center HOUSTON, TX November 28, 2017 Tobin Center For The Performing Arts SAN ANTONIO, TX November 29, 2017 Abraham Chavez Theatre EL PASO, TX December 1, 2017 Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie GRAND PRAIRIE, TX December 2, 2017 BOK Center TULSA, OK December 4, 2017 Orpheum Theatre OMAHA, NE December 5, 2017 US Cellular Center CEDAR RAPIDS, IA December 6, 2017 Chicago Theatre CHICAGO, IL December 7, 2017 Orpheum Theatre MINNEAPOLIS, MN December 8, 2017 Lied Center LAWRENCE, KS December 9, 2017 1STBANK Center BROOMFIELD, CO December 11, 2017 Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium IDAHO FALLS, ID December 12, 2017 Eccles Theater SALT LAKE CITY, UT December 14, 2017 Hult Center For the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall EUGENE, OR December 15, 2017 INB Performing Arts Center SPOKANE, WA December 16, 2017 Paramount Theatre SEATTLE, WA December 18, 2017 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall PORTLAND, OR December 20, 2017 City National Civic SAN JOSE, CA December 21, 2017 Microsoft Theater LOS ANGELES, CA December 22, 2017 Chelsea Theater at The Cosmopolitan LAS VEGAS, NV December 23, 2017 Comerica Theatre PHOENIX, AZ
Lindsey Stirling Collabs
One of Lindsey Stirling's most famous collaborations was with the a cappella group Pentatonix. Now 3x Grammy award winners, back then they were still up-and-coming just like Stirling. Together they produced a mind-blowing cover of Radioactive by Imagine Dragons in 2013. Pentatonix had a self-made start as well, similar to how Lindsey Stirling built up her following and success. The 5-person group auditioned for NBC's The Sing-Off and managed to take home the prize of $200,000 and a recording contract with Sony Music. Shortly after the show ended and the group moved to L.A., their label dropped them, and they had to start from scratch. They took to YouTube. Pentatonix now has over 14M subscribers, and Lindsey Stirling is close behind them! Their collaboration is easily one of the best ones out there, considering all artists involved are self-made and were up-and-coming at the time. Not to mention, they have incredible talent.
Lindsey Stirling's album 'Shatter Me' has been mentioned a ton already, because it's one of her greatest albums AND featured songs. The song on the album features Halestorm's very own Lzzy Hale on vocals and our favorite Lindsey Stirling on violin. The music video for the song was released in 2014 and has racked up over 77M views. The chorus is the epitome of the dubstep or electronic vibe that can capture Stirling's creative vision. While Lzzy Hale is not necessarily a "self-made artist" like Stirling or Pentatonix, she's best known for her grunge hard rock vocals with American rock band Halestorm. Her voice was the absolute perfect choice for a song like 'Shatter Me,' which entails a lot of belting, sometimes screaming, and breath control, all while still having perfect pitch. Hale has also been in the game since 1997 and has had tons more experience in the industry than Stirling. Hale serves as a source of inspiration and guidance for the young violinist, who is now making it big in the world of music.
Lindsey Stirling Net Worth
Lindsey Stirling's net worth stands at a whopping $20M! It's no secret that since her YouTube channel and compelling music videos took off, they've seriously made a difference in her astounding success. Her net worth will, without a doubt, continue to increase as she becomes more and more successful, making a renowned name for herself in the music industry almost effortlessly.
Facts to Know
Lindsey Stirling... boyfriend!?
Such a misleading headline. I'm sorry. Recently, Stirling has been dealing with her split from recent boyfriend, Ryan Weed. Stirling and her then-boyfriend were only together for roughly over a year before they decided to call it quits. Apparently, on their one-year anniversary, then-boyfriend Weed had posted an Instagram caption that read, "Started dating this hottie one year ago today. We’ve learned and grown so much together, and I’m so grateful for her. But tinder is calling my name, so I’m afraid I’ll have to let her go soon." Of course, it was a joke at the time, but it foreshadowed the events to come. Nevertheless, Stirling continues to grow and learn from the experience.
She was a contestant on Dancing With The Stars
Yes, Lindsey Stirling was a contestant on Season 25 of Dancing With The Stars! It's no secret that the gal has some serious dance moves and is determined to put them to the test! At a rocking 31 years of age, she was paired with Mark Ballas to compete against many others to take home the gold. They came in second place!
She's super active on social media
I mean, it's no surprise she's active on social media when social media is how she got her start! The star has an active Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook account to connect with all of her fans. However, since most of her following are fans of the visuals, her Instagram is always the #1 pick for all things Lindsey! Click the links below to be instantly re-directed to her Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook: https://www.instagram.com/lindseystirling/ https://twitter.com/LindseyStirling https://www.youtube.com/user/lindseystomp https://www.facebook.com/lindseystirlingmusic/?ref=br_rs
It's clear to see that the dynamic artist Lindsey Stirling has become will continue to grow and steal the hearts of many people universally. From her covers to her original composed pieces, there's a little something for everyone to enjoy. She is an absolutely remarkable entertainer with an eye for a unique kind of detailed performance, and it certainly shows through her unfathomable success. Lindsey Stirling's toe-tapping, hip-shaking music is easily comparable to any artist or group that serves as competition today, only because of her artistic outlook and drive.