World Premiere at Videotron Center: Up to 17,500 expected for Billie Eilish

The Videotron Center has scored a major hit by hosting the first concert of pop sensation Billie Eilish's new world tour, coming to Quebec on September 29th to perform in front of over 17,000 people.

After Arcade Fire, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam and Nickelback, it's the turn of the 22-year-old Californian star, winner of nine Grammy Awards and two Oscars, to release his new album. Hit me hard and softon May 17, to use Quebec and its amphitheater as the launching pad for a major tour.

“We're very proud,” enthused Dominique Goulet, director of programming at the Videotron Center, in an interview with TVA Nouvelles.

Quebec is the only stop for the translator bad guy And What was I made for? In the provinces. As of now, there are no concerts scheduled in Montreal. Toronto and Vancouver are the only other Canadian cities on the schedule for this major tour, which spans the US, Australia and Europe until July 2025.

Two days of preparations

Like other stars who kick off their tour in Quebec, the Eilish clan will arrive early to prepare.

“There are two days scheduled on the calendar for his team to come in and install the equipment. There will definitely be some small rehearsals throughout,” Dominique Goulet said, without specifying when Billie Eilish would land in the capital.

The decision to start this tour here, Mme Goulet on the reputation the Videotron Center has built in the music industry.

«[Le Centre Vidéotron] The practice is new, the equipment is state-of-the-art, the logistics are simplified because we don't have a professional team, and the visiting artists are always treated well.

Central level

The singer wants to impress his fans in this new show. He will perform on a center stage in a 360-degree configuration at the Videotron Center, which can accommodate up to 17,500 people.

Monday's tickets have already found takers during the first pre-sale reserved for Premier Place subscribers. Ticket prices vary from $122 to $452.

At Billie Eilish's request, tickets will be mobile-only and non-transferable to avoid overbidding on resale sites.

Other pre-sales will take place on Tuesday before going on sale to the general public at noon on Friday.

“We expect a quick sale,” says Dominique Goulet.

As this is a world premiere for a major artist, approximately 30% of the audience is expected to come from outside of Quebec.

A portion of the tour's proceeds will be donated to REVERB, which supports organizations' efforts to combat food insecurity and the impacts of the climate crisis.

In collaboration with Alex Caputo and TVA Nouvelles

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