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Arizona violinist’s tune to be lead song of Disney’s ‘Pete’s Dragon’

PHOENIX — A song created by an Arizona violinist will soon grace the silver screen as the lead song of Disney’s newest film, “Pete’s Dragon.”

According to a press release sent Monday, Lindsey Stirling, who was raised in Gilbert, will release the film’s feature track on Friday. In addition to her signature electric violin, it will also feature Andrew McMahon, who enjoyed success with bands Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin before pursuing a solo career.

The track is the first single from Stirling’s new album scheduled to come out in August, the same month as the film.

“Pete’s Dragon” is a remake of a film by the same name that was released in 1977. It tells the story of Pete, a young boy who who is found living in the woods. He claims he survived with the help of a magical dragon named Elliott.

In addition to creating the film’s feature song, Stirling also contributed to the score.

The film is scheduled to be released Aug. 12.

Stirling also announced Monday a North American tour to promote her new album, “Brave Enough.”

The tour will make a stop in Phoenix. On Nov. 12, Stirling will play at Comerica Theatre near Washington Street and Fourth Avenue.

Tickets for the Phoenix date will be available through a presale on Stirling’s website beginning Tuesday. They will be available to the general public on Friday.

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