Detroit, Michigan (March 30, 2018) — At just sixteen years old, Billie Eilish has been selling out shows throughout the country. Tonight she took the stage at El Club with a sold-out show in Detroit, MI.
Billie Eilish, a singer/ songwriter from Los Angeles, California, shared the stage with drummer Andrew Marshall and her brother Finneas O’Connell on guitar, vocals, and keyboard. Her career began to take off after the release of her song “ocean eyes” written by her and her brother in 2016, which surpassed 14 million streams online and a plethora of different remixes. In February 2017 she released her single “bellyache”, then in March 2017 she released her single “bored”, which was featured on the soundtrack of Netflix hit show 13 Reasons Why. Later, in December 2017 she released her first EP, dont smile at me, which includes one of her most popular songs, “COPYCAT”. Most recent, on March 30, 2018, she released her single “bitches broken hearts”. The energetic crowd was more than excited for her to take the stage when the lights went down everyone busted into screams. She kicked things off with her hit song “bellyache” which hyped the crowd up for the rest of the show. She also included some fan favorites “idontwannabeyouanymore” and “hostage”, then her ukulele cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” which led into her next song (another fan favorite) “party favor”. To make the night even better, her brother Finneas took the stage and performed his single “New Girl”, that was originally released in August 2016, and amazed the entire house. Just when you thought it was over, she came back out to perform hit song “my boy” and ended with “COPYCAT” bringing the sass and enthusiasm out of the entire sea of people. Not one person left the venue disappointed and everyone had a smile on their face walking away.
Billie Eilish is currently on her Wheres My Mind Tour until April 7th. She then will be playing at festivals around the country, including MoPop in Detroit, MI between July 28th-29th. You can see the rest of her tour and shows here.
Photojournalist: Anna Tollstam