Ellie Goulding recently sat down with 97.1 AMP/Los Angeles and talked about getting past her stage fright and the differences between her US and UK audiences.
Her US fans love to shout out to Ellie onstage in between songs. She doesn’t mind it though. In fact, she confessed it’s often difficult to get that same energy and interaction from a UK audience.
“I love where I’m from. It’s my favorite place in the world, but sometimes you perform there and you’ve got a lot of work to do to impress people,” she said. “There’s a reserved nature with people in the audience in London where you to rile them up.”
The “Lights” singer has spent the last year playing different sized concerts from private rooftop parties, to stadiums with Katy Perry. She had to learn pretty quickly how to get past her stage fright.
“I’m not afraid anymore,” she admitted. “It’s gone past that point now. I get scared before shows, but it’s like an adrenaline nervousness excitement. I really am starting to not have a fear, but in a good way. I used to get really paralyzed by nervousness. It wouldn’t be good for my performance, but now I feel pretty good.”
Catch Ellie Goulding in concert starting early 2013. Complete dates for her Halcyon Days Tour below.
January 16 The Fillmore Miami Beach – Miami, FL
January 17 Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
January 18 Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
January 20 The Fillmore – Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD
January 21 Terminal 5 – New York, NY
January 23 House Of Blues – Boston, MA
January 25 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
January 28 Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
January 29 Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
January 30 The Pageant – St Louis, MO
February 1 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
February 2 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
February 4 Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
February 6 Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
February 8 Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
February 12 Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
-AJ Gordon, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles