Billie Eilish kicked off the first night of her ‘Happier Than Ever’ world tour last night (February 3) in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center – see footage and photos below.
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The first show of the US leg of the highly anticipated tour, which will continue across North America tomorrow night (February 5) at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, saw the pop star deliver a jam-packed 90-minute set.
Among the setlist, she performed the hits ‘Bury A Friend’, ‘Bad Guy’, ‘Ocean Eyes’, and tracks from her latest album, ‘Happier Than Ever’, such as ‘Therefore I Am’, ‘Happier Than Ever’, and ‘NDA’. She also gave the track ‘Goldwing’ its live debut.
Fans have been sharing clips from the show, which you can take a look at below.
Billie Eilish kicked off her 'Happier Than Ever Tour' tonight in New Orleans.pic.twitter.com/0KZ8rK06mC
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Billie Eilish e Finneas cantando e tocando "Your Power" juntos, no concerto de abertura da "Happier Than Ever: The World Tour" ontem, em New Orleans. ❤️
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You can also see a collection of photographs from the show below:
See Eilish’s setlist from last night’s show below:
‘Bury A Friend’
‘I Didn’t Change My Number’
‘Therefore I Am’
‘My Strange Addiction’
‘You Should See Me In A Crown’
‘Billie Bossa Nova’
‘Goldwing’ (live debut)
‘Oxytocin’ (with snippet of ‘Copycat’)
‘Your Power’ (with Finneas)
‘Not My Responsibility’
‘When The Party’s Over’
‘All The Good Girls Go To Hell’
‘Everything I Wanted’
‘Happier Than Ever’
The world tour comes in support of Eilish’s second album, ‘Happier Than Ever’, which landed last July to widespread acclaim. In a five-star review, NME’s El Hunt said it “fully establishes Billie Eilish as one of her generation’s most significant pop artists – and, better still, does so without repeating a single trick from the debut that turned her life upside down”.
Singles from the album included ‘My Future’, ‘Therefore I Am’, ‘Your Power’, ‘Lost Cause’ and ‘NDA’, as well as its title track. The release was followed up last month with a concert film, Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles.
The pop star will hit the UK and Ireland in June, taking in shows in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin. The dates include four shows at London’s O2 Arena. You can see the full list of dates here.
She will also headline this year’s Glastonbury Festival, making her the youngest ever solo act to top the festival’s bill. News of her top billing came back in October shortly after her headlining set at the Austin City Limits festival, during which she condemned Texas’ newly enacted anti-abortion laws.
Last month it was announced that Eilish, Kanye West (officially billed as Ye, his legal name) and Harry Styles are set to headline this year’s Coachella.
This year’s iteration – the first since 2019 – is set to run across two weekends (April 15-17 and April 22-24) at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.