Saturday, June 15, 2024

51,000 turn out for Billie Eilish in Mexico City

Pop sensation Billie Eilish gave an electrifying performance at her rescheduled Mexico City concert in Foro Sol stadium on Thursday.

The 21-year-old was forced to postpone her concert on Wednesday after a severe rain and hail storm in the city, although she and her brother Finneas provided an intimate 20-minute acoustic set to thank fans who braved the weather.  

Billie Eilish in the rain at Foro Sol
Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas entertained the crowd after the cancellation of the concert on Wednesday night. (@CesarTheSecond/Twitter)

The Mexico City date of her “Happier Than Ever” world tour was canceled as a precautionary measure. 

Some fans to the general admission show had reportedly camped outside the entrance to the circuit for up to 48 hours to ensure that they would be in the front row.

The 51,000 people who packed into the stadium Thursday night for the rescheduled show were treated to Eilish’s signature whispers and ethereal vocals that made her the first 21st-century artist to score a No. 1 single.

Draped in a Mexican flag, the Californian said she was exhausted from the rigors of touring but felt happy to be back performing in Mexico. 

“I feel familiar. I’ve only been here once, but I feel like I know them, that we’re old friends and we’ve met again,” she told the crowd.

As is tradition, she ended her set with her multi-platinum selling hit “Bad Guy”.

Eilish will appear at the Pa’l Norte festival in Monterrey later Friday before heading to Arena VFG, Guadalajara on April 2.

With reports from Reforma

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