Billie Eilish on Why She Won’t Do Three-Hour Concerts: ‘Nobody Wants That’

While Billie Eilish is undoubtedly gearing up to deliver an electrifying performance on her highly anticipated upcoming tour, she has made it abundantly clear that she has no intention of subjecting her fans to a marathon-length show. Unlike the endurance tests that some touring artists seem to favour, Eilish’s approach is rooted in a desire to provide a more concise and captivating experience.

In stark contrast to the three-hour concert marathons that have become increasingly common among artists like Eric Church, Taylor Swift, and Bruce Springsteen, Eilish has firmly stated that her fans should not expect such an extended affair during her upcoming ‘Hit Me Hard and Soft tour’. During a candid chat with her devoted followers on the Stationhead app, the young songstress voiced her thoughts on the matter with refreshing honesty.

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Eilish’s stance on the matter was unequivocal: “I’m not doing a three-hour show, that’s literally psychotic,” she declared, her words resonating with a sense of authenticity and relatability. Her reasoning was equally compelling, as she articulated her belief that neither her fans nor herself have any desire for such an extended performance. Drawing from her own experiences as a fan, she expressed her conviction that even her favourite artist would not warrant a three-hour commitment from her perspective.

The highly anticipated ‘Hit Me Hard and Soft tour’, which Eilish announced with great fanfare, is set to kick off in September, with the opening leg taking place in North America. Following the North American leg, the tour will venture across the globe, with stops planned in Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, allowing fans from diverse corners of the world to experience Eilish’s captivating live performance.

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Eilish’s recently released album, ‘Hit Me Hard and Soft’, catalyzes this tour, and in a candid interview with Rolling Stone, the artist opened up about the personal significance of this project. She revealed that the album felt like a reconnection with the version of herself that first burst onto the scene encapsulating the essence of her youth and the person she was as a child.

Eilish’s collaborator and brother, Finneas, echoed her sentiments, describing the album as an exploration of the duo’s unique strengths and abilities. As they both expressed their excitement and pride over the project, with Finneas declaring it his “favourite thing I’ve ever been a part of making,” it became evident that ‘Hit Me Hard and Soft’ is a deeply personal and meaningful endeavour for the siblings, one that promises to resonate profoundly with their devoted fanbase.

-Sushmita Sarkar