Why Billie Eilish Would Never Play a Three-Hour Concert: 'Nobody Wants That'

Eilish will kick off her Hit Me Hard and Soft tour in September

<p>Marcelo Hernandez/Getty</p> Billie Eilish performs in Santiago, Chile in March 2023

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Billie Eilish performs in Santiago, Chile in March 2023

Though Billie Eilish plans to give it her all on her upcoming tour, she has no intention of performing onstage for three hours.

While this concert length seems to be a common thread among touring artists like Eric Church, Taylor Swift and Bruce Springsteen in today's day in age, Eilish has made it clear fans should not expect that from her shows on the upcoming Hit Me Hard and Soft tour.

“I’m not doing a three-hour show, that’s literally psychotic,” Eilish, 22, said during a pop-in chat with fans on the Stationhead app, per a fan recording on X.

She continued, “Nobody wants that. 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. That’s far too long.”

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Eilish announced the tour, which is in support of her latest album, on April 29 and the dates will kick off in September in North America. She will also tour in Australia, Europe, the U.K. and Ireland.

Eilish released Hit Me Hard and Soft on May 17. In April, she opened up in a Rolling Stone cover story about how this project felt like revisiting the 2019 version of herself.

“I feel like this album is me,” she said. “It’s not a character. It feels like the When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? version of me. It feels like my youth and who I was as a kid.”

<p>Christopher Polk/Billboard via Getty Images</p> Finneas and Billie Eilish perform during the Grammys in February 2024 in Los Angeles

Christopher Polk/Billboard via Getty Images

Finneas and Billie Eilish perform during the Grammys in February 2024 in Los Angeles

Her brother Finneas agreed and said that the album came from a place where Eilish reconnected with her younger self.

“In some ways, growing on [the album] meant revisiting a lot of things,” he said. “I feel like this album has some real ghosts in it, and I say that with love.”

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“There’s ideas on this album that are five years old, and there’s a past to it, which I really like,” he continued. “When Billie talks about the era of When We All Fall Asleep, it was this theatricality and this darkness. What’s the thing that no one is as good at as Billie is? This album was an exploration of what we do best.”

After the album's release, they both expressed their excitement with Finneas calling the project his “favorite thing I've ever been a part of making."

The “Happier Than Ever" singer wrote on her own account: “@finneas and i put so much into this album and have never ever ever loved something more.”

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