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Billie Eilish Says Doing Three-Hour Concerts Is ‘Literally Psychotic’

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Billie Eilish followers shouldn’t count on three-hour live shows anytime within the close to future.

Following the discharge of her third studio album, Hit Me Laborious and Smooth, the Grammy and Oscar winner took to the music app Stationhead to reply fan questions dwell.

When requested if she would ever carry out a three-hour-long present — much like what Taylor Swift and Beyoncé have finished for the Eras Tour and Renaissance World Tour, respectively — Eilish responded, “I’m not doing a three-hour show, that’s literally psychotic.”

“Nobody wants that,” she might be heard saying in recordings posted on X, previously Twitter. “You guys don’t want that. I don’t want that. I don’t even want that as a fan. My favorite artist in the world, I’m not trying to hear them for three hours.”

Whereas Eilish didn’t direct her feedback at a specific artist, some Swifties questioned if she was throwing shade on the “Fortnight” singer, who’s at present on the European leg of her Eras Tour that runs greater than three hours. Nonetheless, Eilish has beforehand praised Swift and Beyoncé for his or her potential to carry out lengthy exhibits.

“I find it really hard to play stadiums,” the “What Was I Made For?” singer instructed the Los Angeles Instances in October 2023. “Beyoncé and Taylor [Swift] are untouchable superstars; the fact that they can put on a show that long, and it’s filled with so many incredible moments, is really amazing.”

Different artists have additionally been performing hours-long live shows for years, together with music legends comparable to Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney. Final yr, on the Conan O’Brien Wants A Pal podcast, The Beatles singer even mentioned he “blames” Springsteen for more and more lengthy stage occasions that artists are anticipated to play right this moment, in comparison with again within the ’60s.

Eilish was additionally requested on the Stationhead app if she deliberate to incorporate each music from Hit Me Laborious and Smooth on the set checklist for her upcoming world tour, which kicks off in September and wraps in July 2025. The “Lunch” singer mentioned that she “can’t do that” as a result of the present can be “like a million years long” resulting from in style tracks from her earlier albums that she plans to carry out.

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