Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell has five Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, two Guinness World Records, three MTV Video Music Awards, one Brit Award and the most humble demeanour of any 18-year-old. Despite being one of the most influential people in the world, the Californian still lives at home with her parents and records music in a tiny room with her equally talented brother there. With the success of ‘Bad Guy’ and basically every other song she’s put out, Eilish was meant to make her way around the world with her ‘Where Do We Go?’ tour. Starting in Miami in March, the tour was supposed to go around North America before moving on to the UK. However, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, all tours, productions and social gatherings were halted. Fans of Eilish were then left wondering – will we ever get to see the musical prodigy perform live again?
As it turns out, we will – and in the near future, too. Well, as ‘live’ as concerts can be these days.
Eilish has just announced that her camp will be live-streaming her ‘Where Do We Go?’ tour from Los Angeles on the 24th of October. The concert will be hosted on the singer’s website, with the help of Maestro’s interactive streaming platform. Each ticket is priced at USD$30 and will grant ticket holders access to both the live stream and the 24-hour replay afterwards. Also available to ticket holders is exclusive access to her merchandise (at a discounted price, too!).
What’s more, proceeds from select items will go towards Crew Nation, an organisation that will use to proceeds to support crew members affected by events and concert cancellations in 2020.
As expected of the musical prodigy, both Eilish and older brother Finneas have not squandered their time in quarantine. On an appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’ starring Jimmy Fallon, Eilish mentioned how the duo have “made the best” of their time at home doing “what [they] should have done”.
We’ve made a lot of music. I don’t think we would have made it otherwise, if we hadn’t got this time. So as much as it’s been terrible to have this going on in the world, I think it has birthed some things. We have been really lucky with it.”
Well, fingers crossed we’ll get to hear all the music the duo have made sometime soon!