Picture from the Guardian.

Ellie Goulding, the woman behind such hits as Under the Sheets, Guns and Horses and The Writer, has announced that she will play a tour of the U.K. this December. The tour, which will take in nine cities including a show at the o2 Academy, Liverpool as well as the Manchester Academy, marks a welcome return for Ellie who has spent the last 18 months touring in the United States of America and recoding her new album Halcyon.

The new album is due to be released on October 8th on Polydor Records. Every live show Ellie and her band have played in the U.K. has been sold out and her huge success here is now matched across the Atlantic, where her single Lights has sold 2.5 million copies and reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and is now enjoying its third week at no. 1 on the Top 40 Airplay Chart.

This is an excellent chance to catch the young star in the north-west at two great venues.

Tickets for Ellie Goulding’s shows in Liverpool and Manchester are on sale from Friday 21st September at 9am and are available from the respective Box offices, online at www.gigsandtours.com or by telephone on 0844 8110051.Tickets are priced at £22.50.

Ian D. Hall