Billie Eilish officially joined the ranks of musical artists who have officially cancelled their 2020-2021 tour on December 4th. Eilish had her “When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go” world tour set to begin in Miami, FL on March 9 where it would continue into Europe throughout June and July. Eilish had three shows from the tour under her belt before it was postponed to undisclosed dates. This would have been the Gen Z singer’s fifth headlining tour, and her third world tour.

When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Tour Cancelled

Eilish, like many other artists, was forced to cancel her future shows in March in accordance with the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines. Back on May 13, Eilish announced a postponement of her tour with future dates to come when the pandemic has subsided. On December 4, Eilish announced the official cancellation of the global tour on Instagram.

“i wish that i could have seen you on tour this year. i’ve missed performing for you and being on stage so much i can’t even tell you,” she wrote on her story. “we’ve tried as many different scenarios as possible for the tour but none are possible and, although i know so many of you want to hold onto your tickets and vip passes, the best thing we can do for everyone is to get the money back into your hands as soon as we can.”

She assured ticketholders that they would see information on refunds in their email through their point of purchase, and that they would be posted on when tickets will go on sale for her next tour.

“i love you so much. stay safe, drink lots of water, wear a mask. 🤍” she wrote to her fans.

Sold Out Tour

On October 4, 2019, the “Bad Guy” singer sold 500K tickets across North America, South America, and Europe in the first hour of the “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go” ticket onsale. Her biggest and most ambitious tour followed Eilish’s trajectory over the last four years: she sold out every show in under two hours. To say she’s the most in-demand musical artist right now is an understatement. Her album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart and stay perched on the top of the chart for the next two weeks.

Grammy-Winning Artist

During the 2020 Grammy’s Award show, Eilish swept a Grammy for nearly every category: Best Pop Vocal Album, Best New Artist, Album of the Year for When We All Fall Asleep, and Record and Song of the Year for “Bad Guy.”

Within two hours, Eilish became the first female artist to sweep the big four Grammy’s in a single night (not to mention her brother, Finneas, who collected his own Grammy’s for producing this album). Combined with the fervor of her youthful musical career, this Grammy sweep only generated more excitement for her upcoming tour and future projects.

However, despite the tour cancellation, the popular, “Ocean Eyes” singer has kept relatively busy. Following the success of her When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Album, Eilish and her brother and producer, Finneas, have announced they are already hard at work on their next album.

The groundbreaking duo have released a taste of what’s to come next with three singles: “No Time to Die,” “My Future,” and “Therefore I Am.” Her song “Therefore I Am,” debuted alongside a music video that has since accumulated 85 million views on YouTube. Watch below!

What’s Next?

During her fourth consecutive interview with Vanity Fair, she announced that she and Finneas are currently working on their new album. They have 16 songs in production, and she has said how she loves every single one of them. Eilish briefly mentioned how she’s gotten “so much better” at the songwriting process, and how she actually enjoys, and feels like she’s “pretty good” at the process now.  

“There was a period of time, a month ago or something,” she told Vanity Fair on the topic of her new album. “We were just texting the label like, ‘Song done, another song done, another song done.’”

“I will say that I have made and created things that I don’t think I ever would have created without this period of time,” she added on the topic of the COVID-19 Pandemic. “I would like things to be normal again, but I’m grateful for what it’s given me.”

It was an unexpected break from her five-year non-stop run of press, songwriting, touring and award shows, and she asks her past self “are you happy now?” Eilish expressed a gratitude for this time to have an appreciation for the life she led before COVID-19, instead of getting swept up in the anxiety and nervousness of press and tour.

Here’s hoping that Eilish is reunited with her dedicated fans in 2021!