Thursday, April 25, 2024

Billie Eilish’s Brother Finneas, Plans a Fall Tour, Urges Everyone to Get a Vaccination


Finneas writes on Twitter just now:

“For specifically the people who follow me- I have a tour routed for the fall- we’re announcing it soon. I cannot wait to play for you all again. We can’t do that if this variant takes off. Please get vaccinated, please encourage your friends and family to get vaccinated.”

He’s right. Everyone must get vaccinated. What’s taking so long?

Finneas will hit the road before his sister, Billie Eilish, starts her tour in February 2022. I’m sure he’ll be in much small venues, and he’ll have to be packaged with someone since he has no record of his own to ride coattails on.

I’m curious to see how this will work because Finneas writes much of Billie’s music but stands in the background like Richard Carpenter but even more so. It seems clear he’s got the potential to become a major songwriter, but it’s unclear how tied he is to Billie and vice versa. I guess we’re about to see what’s up with all this.

Billie’s tour is technically sold out to ticket brokers who have then flipped all the tickets to secondary sellers. On sites like Seat Geek, thousands of tickets are available. Billie’s tour, in big arenas, is asking up to $450 for General Admission standing room tickets on the floor. Plenty are currently available.

As for Finneas, the Bottom Line would have been the place for him. I hope he books the City Winery or Cutting Room, keeps it low key.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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