DETROIT — This was probably the hardest ticket to find so far in 2022 in Michigan. Seven-time Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Billie Eilish brought her “Happier Than Ever, The World Tour” to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Saturday, March 12, 2022. There wasn’t an empty seat in home or place to be found in the GA floor area.
The 20-year-old led the crowd of around 20,000 like a veteran maestro and fans were happy to obey her every command by singing, singing, jumping and just having fun, as Eilish wanted. .
“There are two rules tonight,” Eilish told the crowd early on. “The first: don’t dare judge anyone here. Number two: have fun! I’m serious! If you don’t allow yourself to be free and have fun right now, it’s going to be a drag. So can we all just move, crumble, let go? Don’t be embarrassed. I just want us all to lose it. It’s so cold outside. We are so hot here.
Eilish’s setup consisted of a huge stage with a walkway into the crowd. Behind her were a big screen and two musicians, drummer Andrew Marshall and his brother, singer-songwriter and producer Finneas, who played guitar, bass and piano on various songs.
While the lighting and music were both a little dark, Eilish was a bright light of energy, hopping all over the stage with a big smile on her face, despite a freezing night in the ‘D’ with temperatures about 15 degrees in Mid-March.
“It’s so good to see you guys again, I can’t even tell you. How I go? I’m doing well. I am so happy ! Detroit! Hey man, it’s super cold outside.
Eilish’s concert lighting was a little different than most shows. The spotlight was behind her and was almost never white. It was dimly lit with different colors like red, orange, purple, and green.
The big screen behind her added various images and videos to each song showing things like spiders, ballroom dancers, exploring the bottom of an ocean, home videos of her as a baby and toddler and ” 007″, himself, James Bond appeared as she performed the theme for “No Time To Die”.
The pace of the concert was fast as Eilish went through song after song performing parts of many of them, which is how she went through 28 in about an hour and 45 minutes. She also played guitar while performing some songs acoustically.
At one point she ran to the other side of the arena and hovered above the crowd on a platform attached to a large crane which brought her very close to many people at the back of the audience.
The theme of the evening was conservation. A pre-show video featured his mother and her non-profit organization, Support and food, which encourages people to eat one plant-based meal a day for 30 days to help reduce their carbon footprint. Eilish also showed off videos of pollution, oil spills and natural disasters during a song while encouraging fans to make a difference.
“We need to take better care of our planet. We need to take better care of our people. We have to support each other and support each other. I love you guys so much and I’m with you and supporting you with all that you are and I love you so much. Thank you so much for coming here and waiting outside in the freezing cold.
- 1. “Bury a friend”
- 2. “I haven’t changed my number”
- 3. “NES”
- 4. “That’s Why I Am”
- 5. “My Strange Addiction”
- 6. “I don’t want you to be anymore”
- 7. “Charming”
- 8. “You should see me in a crown”
- 9. “Billie Bossa Nova”
- 10. “GOLDEN WING”
- 11. “Halley’s Comet”
- 12. “No time to die”
- 13. “Oxytocin”
- 14. “ilomilo”
- 15. “I love you”
- 16. “Your Power”
- 17. “Male Fantasy”
- 18. “Overheated”
- 19. “Stomachache”
- 20. “Eyes of the Ocean”
- 21. “Bored”
- 22. “Getting Old”
- 23. “Lost Cause”
- 24. “When the Party’s Over”
- 25. “All the good girls go to hell”
- 26. “All I Wanted”
- 27. “Wicked”
- 28. “Happier Than Ever”
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