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Billie Eilish Says Doing Three-Hour Concerts Is “Literally Psychotic”

Written by on March 25, 2024

Billie Eilish Says Doing Three-Hour Concerts Is “Literally Psychotic”


The Grammy-winning singer is set to kick off her world tour in support of her new ‘Hit Me Hard and Soft’ album in September 2023.

Billie Eilish fans shouldn’t expect three-hour concerts anytime in the near future.

Following the release of her third studio album, Hit Me Hard and Soft, the Grammy and Oscar winner took to the music app Stationhead to answer fan questions live.

When asked if she would ever perform a three-hour-long show — similar to what Taylor Swift and Beyoncé have done 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 could be heard saying in recordings posted on X, formerly 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.”

While Eilish didn’t direct her comments at a particular artist, some Swifties questioned if she was throwing shade at the “Fortnight” singer, who is currently on the European leg of her Eras Tour that runs more than three hours. However, Eilish has previously praised Swift and Beyoncé for their ability to perform long shows.

“I find it really hard to play stadiums,” the “What Was I Made For?” singer told the Los Angeles Times 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.”

Other artists have also been performing hours-long concerts for years, including music legends such as Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney. Last year, on the Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend podcast, The Beatles singer even said he “blames” Springsteen for increasingly long stage times that artists are expected to play today, compared to back in the ’60s.

Eilish was also asked on the Stationhead app if she planned to include every song from Hit Me Hard and Soft on the set list for her upcoming world tour, which kicks off in September and wraps in July 2025. The “Lunch” singer said that she “can’t do that” because the show would be “like a million years long” due to popular tracks from her previous albums that she plans to perform.

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