Lewis Capaldi has announced his first ever arena tour – and he’s taking special consideration for fans who battle anxiety at concerts.
The 22-year-old will head out on a string of arena dates in March 2020, with dates confirmed in Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff and Dublin before he concludes with a massive show at London’s SSE Arena Wembley.
The shows will also see him launching the LIVELIVE campaign, offering support for fans who are battling anxiety and mental health issues. The shows will provide an “escape space” for fans who feel like they’re in need of respite.
Lewis said: “I always get tonnes of messages from people online who have said they want to come to my shows but can’t because they’re struggling massively with anxiety or are just generally afraid they will have a panic attack during the show.
He added: “I really wanted to put something in place to help those people feel comfortable and offer them support to allow them to experience the shows.’
“I just hate to feel that anyone’s anxiety is making them miss out on anything they want to do and LIVELIVE is my attempt at helping make these shows enjoyable for as many of those people who have been supporting this journey for me!”
You can check out the tour dates in full below, ahead of tickets going on sale on Friday April 26.
2 – O2 Apollo, Manchester
3 – o2 Apollo, Manchester
5 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
8 – 3Arena, Dublin
11 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
12 – SSE Arena, Wembley, London
Speaking to NME earlier this year, Lewis teased what to expect from his debut album ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’, which arrives on May 17.
“There’s definitely more full band stuff. Everything so far has been quite ballad-y. There are some ballads on it. Well, it’s basically all ballads. So if that’s not your thing then steer clear,” he explained.
“There’s some stuff on there that people might be surprised to hear. Maybe not; people might just go, ‘Oh yeah, middle of the road pop music, love it’. It’s not the best album in the world, it’s not the worst, but it’s worth the money and you should buy it.”