Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell — better known as Billie Eilish, an American singer and songwriter — held a concert at the House of Blues in Boston on Nov. 2.
Though she was only 15 years old when she released her debut single “Ocean Eyes,” Eilish soon went viral. She has accumulated over 162 million streams on Spotify alone as of November. Now, at 16, Eilish has released a successful EP named "Don’t Smile at Me" — and she's earned the title of Apple Music’s newest UpNext Artist.
The Boston concert formed part of her international "1 by 1" tour. Below, relive the evening in photos.
Childish Major, one of the starting acts of the concert and a grammy-nominated rapper and producer, finished his final song by asking concert-goers to make triangles with their hands.
Fans waited for Billie to step on stage and perform. Standing amid the crowd, Aurora and Anika — students from Needham, Massachusetts — said they felt excited to watch Eilish. When asked how long they've been fans of Eilish, the two paused and looked at each other. “We have been fans for a year and a half. Ever since her EP [Don’t Smile at Me album] came out,” one of the sisters said.
The two also noted that they had listened to “Ocean Eyes” but weren’t exactly fans of that particular song — at least, not yet.
Phones shot up into the sky and fans started to scream when Billie finally took the stage.
The stage was adorned with a giant spider — the drummer, Andrew Marshall, sat under the right set of legs and the guitarist (who is also her brother), Finneas O’Connell, played under the left set of legs.
The crowd put up their hands and sang along with Billie. One woman, a mother who was accompanying her two young girls to their first concert, turned around and yelled of Eilish, “She is so young!”
Billie Eilish, dressed in an oversized red shirt, passionately finished one of her hits: “Idontwannabeyouanymore." The spider shone in the blue background.
The lighting intensified as Billie sang loudly and hyped up her fans dancing on the stage.
Billie completed her song by bowing down to her fans. Pink lighting surrounded her as her drummer, Marshall, played the last few, lingering beats.
Eilish and her brother, O’Connell, sang together while he played the guitar. Fans watched intently, smiling. The spider flashed beams of light with each beat.