‘So excited to see you’: Billie Eilish to serenade PH fans on Aug. 13
Seven-time Grammy Award winner Billie Eilish—one of the biggest international pop stars of her generation—will soon make a stop and take the stage in Manila for the first time, as part of the upcoming Asian leg of her ongoing tour, “Happier than Ever.”
Produced by Live Nation Philippines, the 20-year-old singer’s concert will be held on Aug. 13 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Tickets will go on sale June 27 at 10 a.m. via SMtickets.com and its outlets. Meanwhile, members of Live Nation Philippines site (Livenation.ph), will have an exclusive online window to buy tickets on June 25 from 10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
“Asia! So excited to see you in August,” Billie wrote in an Instagram story.
The world tour, which was launched in support of her critically acclaimed sophomore album “Happier than Ever,” kicked off last February and will also make stops in other Asian cities, including Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok and Tokyo.
2020 Manila show canceled
Billie was originally slated for a Manila show in September 2020 as part of her “Where Do We Go” tour. However, she managed to do only three dates in the United States, before the COVID-19 pandemic struck and forced lockdowns and tour cancelations all over the world.
Spontaneous and effortlessly cool, Billie made waves with her 2019 debut album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and spawned the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 song “Bad Guy,” and other hits, like “When the Party’s Over,” “Bury a Friend” and “Everything I Wanted.”
Known for her whispery singing style and experimental alternative pop sound, the American recording artist—in just four years—has collected various awards and nominations, including seven Grammys, three Brit Awards as well as an Oscar trophy for her work in “No Time to Die,” the theme song of the 2021 James Bond film of the same title.
Billie, who has since amassed 73 billion streams across different platforms, sustained the momentum with “Happier than Ever”—a jazz-tinged electropop album inspired by the singer-songwriter’s reflections amid the pandemic. It reached No. 1 in 25 countries and featured the popular singles “My Future,” “Therefore I Am” and “Your Power.”
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