Lindsey Stirling Setlist
Based on her brief 17-minute appearance, I can tell that she's very confidence in her music and message.
Their set featured plenty of covers - often medley into existing Karmin songs, making it easily accessible by pop or rock music fans.
Prior to playing their new song "Blame It On My Heart" (with rapid Korn rap/singing of "Here to Stay"), Heidemann said that after years of being on a major label, the trio is striking on their own: being an independent band once again. With more control over their music and freedom over how their image is used, they seem relieved to finally break away and announced that their second full-length album Leo Rising will be available sometime this year (2015).
They previewed some of the new tracks from Leo Rising, including their first song "Didn't Know You", "Blame It On My Heart" and "Along the Road". The latter song had Heidemann sitting on a stool, but then changed her mind and preferred sitting on the floor instead.
I'll say this, the band was really fun to watch. I can see why over 1.5 people liked their Facebook page and I noticed plenty of hardcore Karmin fans in the audience.
Arizona's Lindsey Stirling is a super star violinist and dancer. I believe her personality (which you can see on her popular YouTube channel) and talent help her sell half a million of her album. Whatever she is doing, she's doing it right.
If I were to describe her show, it would be a cross between Riverdance and Celtic Woman. So if you like those things, you'll have a good time.
The majority of her set is instrumental, with one exception: "Firefly" had Stirling singing on the track.
My favorite song on her set was her so-called "Nerd Medley", a medley of Assassin's Creed, Skyrim, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Halo, Legend of Zelda.... basically all the games I own.
Other highlight was her battle with keytar player Gavi on "Roundtable Rival". That was fun, I'm not entirely sure if you can actually text your votes during the performance... but the violin won over the keytar.
Lindsey Stirling's Shatter Me is out now. She continues her tour with Karmin and Cailee Rae on the Music Box Tour:
06/08 – Grand Rapids, MI – Devos Performance Hall
06/09 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
06/10 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark
06/12 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
06/13 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
06/15 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
Lindsey Stirling at Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis (04 June 2015)