Global superstar Ellie Goulding is bringing her Brightest Blue tour to Birmingham next year.

Presented in support of her same-named album, the show visits the city's O2 Academy on Saturday 1 May.

 “I often find myself writing about my thoughts and emotions in a way that I know will be catchy and memorable," says Ellie, in speaking about the album. "I will always seek to use my voice in ways that no one would ever expect, and look to collaborate with the least likely, exciting and eclectic group of other artists.”

Tickets for the O2 Academy Saturday 1 May show go on sale at 9am on Friday 3 July here