Billie Eilish unveils Australian arena tour dates for next year, including an RAC Arena show
Billie Eilish fans will be happier than ever today, thanks to the news the 19-year-old pop phenomenon has unveiled Australian arena dates for next year.
The Australasian leg of the Bad Guy hit-maker’s Happier Than Ever, The World Tour finishes in Perth at RAC Arena on September 29 after performances in Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
The tour announcement comes hot on the heels of confirmation Eilish will headline the Friday night of iconic UK musical festival, Glastonbury, next year.
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The seven-time Grammy Award winner born Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell will be the youngest solo artist to headline the event.
The superstar’s first visit to WA since mid-2019, when she played a relatively intimate show to around 3200 fans at Fremantle Arts Centre, follows the release of her second studio album, Happier Than Ever in July.
The album topped charts throughout the world, repeating the incredible success of Eilish’s 2019 debut When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
The Californian artist’s first long-player won five Grammys, including the so-called “big four” awards of record, song and album of the year plus best new artist.
The then 18-year-old made history as not only the youngest person to win the top gongs but also the first artist to sweep all four since Christopher Cross in 1981.
Since scoring her first ARIA Top 10 single three years ago with Lovely, featuring R&B star Khalid, Eilish has racked up an impressive 11 more Top 10 hits in Australia, including Bury a Friend, When the Party’s Over, the chart-topping Bad Guy and Grammy-winning James Bond theme No Time to Die.
Happier Than Ever was recorded during lockdown with her older brother Finneas O’Connell, who co-writes and produces her songs.
The 24-year-old, who releases his debut solo album The Optimist this month, also tours as part of her live band.
Eilish has recently resumed proper touring, performing at major festivals such as the Governors Ball in New York City and Austin City Limits in Texas.
Tickets to her Australasian concerts, which are all-ages events, go on sale on October 15, with pre-sales starting on October 11.
BILLIE EILISH: HAPPIER THAN EVER, THE WORLD TOUR
2022 AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND DATES
Spark Arena, Auckland: September 8
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney: September 13
Brisbane Entertainment Centre: September 17
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne: September 22
RAC Arena, Perth: September 29
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