Billie Eilish has confirmed that the remaining March dates of the North American leg of her “Where Do We Go?” world tour have been postponed “until further notice” as a result of the coronavirus.
The “Bad Guy” singer began the run of shows in Miami on Monday (March 10). At this time, she is yet to postpone the dates scheduled for April.
In a press release, Eilish said: “I’m so sad to do this but we need to postpone these dates to keep everyone safe. We’ll let you know when they can be rescheduled. Please keep yourselves healthy. I love you.”
The affected tour dates are as follows:
13 – Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
15 – New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
16 – Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
18 – Washington DC, Capital One Center
19 – Boston, MA, TD Garden
20 – Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
23 – Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena
24 – Chicago, IL, United Center
25 – Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
27 – Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
28 – St Louis, MO, Enterprise Center
In earlier reports, the promoters of “Where Do We Go?”, Live Nation, suggested all tours could be cancelled due to the outbreak.
At present, Eilish’s UK gigs, which begin in Manchester on 21 July, are set to go ahead as planned.
The first night of the “Where Do We Go?” tour saw the 18-year-old singer deliver a powerful message about body shaming.
During an interlude at the concert, Eilish debuted a video that was projected onto the venue’s screens.
In the clip, the singer, who has previously said she wears baggy clothes to avoid being sexualised, addressed criticism of what she wears and negative comments made about her body on social media.
rA number of other musicians have already cancelled tour dates over the coronavirus outbreak, including Avril Lavigne, The Who, Green Day, Pearl Jam, My Chemical Romance, Madonna and Foals.
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