Billie Eilish fans will have the chance to see the rising popstar this week when she performs a special free concert in California’s Bay Area.
Earlier this week, Apple announced the Apple Music Awards – aimed to honor “the best and boldest musicians of 2019.” An inaugural class of winners were announced: Eilish for Artist of The Year and Album of the Year, Lizzo for Breakthrough Artist, Lil Nas X for Song of the Year, and Eilish and Finneas for Songwriters of the Year. To celebrate, Eilish will perform a special, “never before seen concert experience” for fans in the San Francisco Bay Area. The concert, set to take place on Wednesday, December 4 at an undisclosed location, will be presented by Apple Inc.
Not too many teenagers—or artists of any age—have had a year like @billieeilish‘s 2019. Take a look back at her rise and see why she won the Apple Music Award for Artist of the Year and Top Album of the Year. #AppleMusicAwards2019https://t.co/9OZK3rwIOi pic.twitter.com/jcTvxiUcim
— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) December 3, 2019
“As 2019 began, Billie Eilish was not in a great place,” Apple Music said in a statement. “‘All of January and February, I was ready for this year to suck balls,’ she tells Apple Music. ‘And then I thought that was going to be the rest of my life.’ Spoiler: it wasn’t. Her blunt relatability helps turn her full-length album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, co-written and produced by her bother Finneas, into an instant phenomenon, and the most played-album on Apple Music this year.
“What followed— headlining arenas, playing SNL and Coachella, becoming a global style icon — were ‘huge moments…that are going to be historic in your life,’ she says. ‘So 2019 has been one big birthday present.'”
In order to secure a spot at the event, fans above age 16 had to enter their name into a contest by 11:30 p.m. last night. Winners will receive an email notification ahead of the show with more details.
Eilish recently announced another round of world tour dates next year to support her 2019 debut record. The new dates, dubbed Where Do We Go? Tour, will kick-off in North America in March, stopping in South America, Europe, and the UK. She’s also giving fans the chance to score free tickets to her shows by fighting climate change through a partnership with Global Citizen.