Review by Director of Press Orchee Sorker / March 8, 2022
Photos by Katy Knauss (BJCC)
BJCC Legacy Arena in Birmingham, AL
Billie Eilish began the Happier Than Ever World Tour 2022 in the beginning of February. With over fifty-four shows planned, fans across the globe have been waiting to hear her perform live on tour after almost two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eilish performed at the BJCC Legacy Arena on Tuesday March 8, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama for the first time ever.
Her band included Grammy Award winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Finneas O’Connell (brother) and drummer Andrew Marshall. Though the number may be small, the duo created rich melodious instrumentals for Billie’s vocals.
She began her performance by leaping in the air and popping onto the stage–similar to a jack in the box–as the lights switch from dark to light during the intro music. Eilish’s set consisted of twenty-seven songs, which allowed the show length to be about 1.5 hours. Some of the songs were shortened and mixed for the performance. Full setlist has been included below.
Eilish’s rhythmic music drove fans to jump to the pulsing beats and scream the lyrics. Periodically during her set, she checked on her fans. She asked her audience to move backwards, maintain space, take a deep breath, and relax. Her presence and charm left her fans mesmerized. Her intimate soft vocals and distinct beats allowed her fans to experience the third dimension of music–immersive sound.
Billie Eilish’s Setlist for March 8, 2022 in BJCC Legacy Arena: