Billie Eilish, an American pop singer, performed in Seoul on Monday for a single day, marking her second performance there in the past four years.
On Korean Liberation Day, a holiday honoring Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial authority 77 years ago, the event was held at Gocheok Sky Dome at 8 o’clock. In 2018, she performed at the same venue, the 2,000-seat Yes24 Live Hall in eastern Seoul, on the same day, August 15.
The performance was a stop on Eilish’s global tour in support of her second studio album, “Happier Than Ever,” which was released in May of last year. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the singer-songwriter to postpone a 2020 performance that she had initially intended to hold.
According to the concert’s organizer, Hyundai Card, tickets for the venue—the largest stadium in the nation with space for about 25,000 spectators—were sold out in just 20 minutes. Last year, her global tour, which includes stops in North America and Europe, sold out within hours of being on sale.
In an effort to support efforts to combat global climate change, the 20-year-old musician plans to donate $1 from each ticket sale as part of the proceeds to the nonprofit environmental organization Reverb. In front of tens of thousands of local fans, Eilish performed a variety of hit songs on stage, including songs from “Happier Than Ever.”