Billie Eilish has joined the cast for a pair of upcoming performances from The nightmare before Christmass, in which she will play the character of Sally.
The shows, which will take place at Banc Of California Stadium in Los Angeles on October 29 and 31, have been billed as live-to-film concert experiences, meaning the Disney film will be played on screen. with live musical accompaniment from an orchestra.
Eilish will perform “Sally’s Song” from Tim Burton’s 1993 musical, with the film’s original composer and actor Danny Elfman set to reprise his role as Jack Skellington. “Weird Al” Yankovic will play Lock, and Ken Page, another original actor, will sing the role of Oogie Boogie.
In a statement, Elfman said, “I’m absolutely thrilled that Billie is joining the Nightmare Team! It will be a real treat (not a trick)! ”
This is the first time since 2018 that The nightmare before Christmas live concerts will take place, having previously taken place at the Hollywood Bowl.
The October 29 performance begins at 8:00 p.m. PDT, with the October 31 performance at 6:30 p.m. PDT. Tickets for both can be found here.
Eilish recently released her second album “Happier Than Ever”, which received five stars in a NME review.
“‘Happier Than Ever’ fully establishes Billie Eilish as one of the most important pop artists of her generation – and, better yet, does so without repeating a single trick of the first that turned her life upside down.” NME noted.
Last month, she gave her first arena show since the pandemic began, appearing at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.