Billie Eilish announces her Eco-Friendly “WHERE DO WE GO” World Tour In 2020

Aimee Bueno, Contributing Writer

Seventeen-year-old artist Billie Eilish appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon where she announced that her “Where Do We Go” world tour in 2020 will be Eco-friendly.

During her appearance on the talk show, Eilish explains that she and her team are partnering up with Reverb. The company partners with musicians, festivals and venues to make their concert events more sustainable by engaging fans face-to-face at shows to take environmental and social action. 

“So there’s no plastic straws allowed. The fans are gonna bring their own water bottles, there’s gonna be recycle cans everywhere, ‘Cus it’s like, if something’s recyclable, it doesn’t matter unless there’s a recycle bin, you know? ” Eilish said.

The venues will have tables set up that fans can visit to receive information on our current environmental crisis and how to help individually.

Eilish also appeared on Saturday Night Live where she performed her songs “I love you” and “bad guy”. Shortly after both performances, she posted a video on her Twitter captioned “#ClimateEmergency”. The same video was posted on Instagram and YouTube which was captioned “our house is on fire. #climate emergency”.

The PSA was a collaboration with Greenpeace, an environmental organization. In this video, she sits with Woody Harrelson and talks about the current climate crisis.

“From California to the Amazon, our forests are burning, we are in a climate emergency. Join in supporting environmental movements like Greenpeace or Fridays for Future, a global youth movement inspired by Greta Thunberg,” said Harrelson.

The video covers what is going on in this climate emergency, who and what is being affected and what others can do to help. 

“Doing what we can to live in a greener lifestyle like cutting out meat and dairy in your diet and reducing plastic use,” said Eilish.

Billie Eilish grew up being a vegetarian, but in recent years has turned to veganism.

“Becoming vegan wasn’t like a huge deal for me because I.. like meat was never a thing in my life so it wasn’t like I missed meat, it wasn’t like I had something to miss,” said Eilish, in an interview with Montreality in 2018.

The Where Do We Go Tour has over 40 shows with 22 in the U.S. As of Oct. 2, all U.S shows have been sold out on Ticketmaster.

Reverb partnered with Shawn Mendes for his tour in 2019, “Shawn Mendes: The Tour”, where the company provided custom bottles, free water refill stations and also featured local non-profits for concert-goers to learn about.

Reverb is also doing a volunteer program for ages 18 and up. Anyone who volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and get to see Eilish perform. Volunteers work from the time before the doors of the venue open until Eilish takes the stage. Visit Reverb’s website to find out more.