Billie Eilish, the 17-year-old pop star taking the industry by storm, will take things down a notch to perform an acoustic set at this year’s UNICEF Masquerade Ball later this month.
The Ball, which is going into its seventh year, is a signature event for UNICEF Next Generation – a group of young adults in the 20s and 30s working to improve the lives of children. The UNICEF Next Generation Managing Director and Founder Casey Rotter said in a statement to Billboard that Eilish performing at the fundraising event is a “dream come true.”
“We are so grateful to combine Billie’s fierce and unforgettable style with UNICEF’s mission of doing whatever it takes for children everywhere,” Rotter said. “Billie is a perfect example of what NextGen stands for, how all of us, no matter what we do in our every day lives, can make a difference in the world and use our power and influence for good.”
Since its first event in 2013, the UNICEF Masquerade Ball has raised more than $2.2 million. In previous years, acts like Foster The People, Betty Who, and Cold War Kids have taken the stage. Grab tickets to this year’s event here.
Eilish, who is currently topping charts with her smash-hit single “Bad Guy,” recently announced another round of tour dates to support her debut record. The Where Do We Go? World Tour will kick-off next March and run through late July 2020. She has become so successful in such a short amount of time that her management team needed to upgrade venues on her When We All Fall Asleep Tour, and during the presale for 2020 shows, thousands of fans were left in the dust while vying for seats.
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? dropped this past March and includes tracks “Bury A Friend,” “You Should See Me In A Crown,” and “When The Party’s Over.” Eilish recently appeared on Saturday Night Live where she performed “Bad Guy” as well as “I Love You.”