Billie Eilish sheds baggy clothes to protest body shaming at tour kickoff
Billie Eilish kicked off the first leg of her WHERE DO WE GO? World Tour on March 9 in Miami, FL.
In addition to rocking the house with a lengthy 22-song set, the 18-year old singer also made a powerful statement regarding body positivity.
Billie Eilish dominated 2019. In addition to dropping her debut length record WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? she also became the first woman to ever sweep the four main categories at the Grammys.
Eilish has always been outspoken about body positivity and anti-body shaming. Since breaking through, Eilish has rocked her trademark baggy clothes-style. Speaking in a Calvin Kleins ad last May, Eilish explained her reasoning for the fashion choice.
"I never want the world to know everything about me. I mean, that's why I wear big, baggy clothes. Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath. Nobody can be like, ‘she’s slim-thick,’ ‘she’s not slim-thick,’ ‘she’s got a flat ass,’ ‘she’s got a fat ass.’ No one can say any of that because they don’t know.”
Now, Eilish is continuing her sentiments in a powerful, new video interlude she debuted at the start of this tour.
The video occurred just before Eilish kicked into "all the good girls go to hell." In it, we see Eilish dressing down until she's in her bra while a voice-over delivers a 'must-hear' message.
"Do you really know me? You have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body," Eilish begins. "Some people hate what I wear, some people praise it. Some people use it to shame others, some people use it to shame me. But I feel you watching… always. And nothing I do goes unseen. So while I feel your stares, your disapproval or your sighs of relief, if I lived by them, I’d never be able to move."
"Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet? Do my shoulders provoke you? Does my chest? Am I my stomach? My hips? The body I was born with, is it not what you wanted? If what I wear is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I am a slut."
"Though you’ve never seen my body, you still judge it and judge me for it. Why? You make assumptions about people based on their size. We decide who they are. We decide what they’re worth. If I wear more, if I wear less, who decides what that makes me? What that means? Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?"
Watch the fan-shot video below.
As stated, Eilish performed a staggering 22-song set that included her recent James Bond theme "No Time To Die," in addition to the hits from her body of work. Check out the full setlist below, as well as other fan-shot videos of the concert.
"bury a friend"
"you should see me in a crown"
"my strange addiction"
"WHEN I WAS OLDER"
"wish you were gay"
"The Hill" (Markéta Irglová cover)
"listen before i go"
"i love you"
"No Time to Die"
"when the party’s over"
"all the good girls go to hell"
"everything i wanted"
Eilish has a long way to go before the Where Do We Go Tour? World Tour is completed. She'll be touring for much of 2020. A full list of dates is below.
03/10 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
03/12 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
03/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
03/15 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
03/16 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
03/18 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Center
03/19 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
03/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
03/23 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
03/24 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
03/25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
03/27 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
03/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
03/29 – Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center Omaha
04/01 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
04/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
04/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
04/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
04/08 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
04/10 – Seattle, WA @ Tacoma Dome
04/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
05/25 – Guadalajara, Mexico @ Arena VFG
05/27 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Palacio de los Deportes
05/30 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Allianz Parque
05/31 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Jeunesse Arena
06/2 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ DirecTV Arena
06/5 – Santiago, Chile @ Movistar Arena
06/7 – Bogota, Colombia @ Movistar Arena
European and the United Kingdom
07/9 – Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool Festival
07/10 – Lisbon, Portugal @ NOS Alive (festival)
07/13 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
07/14 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
07/15 – Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
07/17 – Milano, Italy @ MIND (Area Expo) (festival)
07/18 – Paris, France @ Lollapalooza (festival)
07/19 – Werchter, Belgium @ Werchter Boutique (festival)
07/21 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
07/22 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
07/24 – Birmingham, UK @ Arena Birmingham
07/26 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
07/27 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
07/29 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
07/30 – London, UK @ 02 Arena
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