Wednesday 18 September 2019

Lewis Capaldi announces 3Arena date as part of 2020 tour - and will offer anxiety support hotline to fans hoping to attend

Lewis Capaldi will perform at a series of UK arena venues in 2020 (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Lewis Capaldi will perform at a series of UK arena venues in 2020 (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Lewis Capaldi has announced a 3Arena Dublin date as part of his 2020 arena tour.

The Scottish singer will play the venue on Sunday March 8th 2020 as well as dates across the UK including Manchester, Glasgow and London.

Some proceeds will go towards an anxiety hotline for those fans hoping to attend.

50p added to each ticket sale will go towards creating the email hotline for people experiencing anxiety or emotional difficulties.

The LIVELIVE initiative will fund teams who will be trained in assisting with panic, anxiety or any other concerns fans may have.

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Lewis Capaldi will play a series of arena dates next year (Andrew Milligan/PA)

They will meet fans at the door, escort them to their seats and help those who want to leave quickly to avoid crowds.

Capaldi, who suffers from anxiety and has cut gigs short after experiencing panic attacks, said he wanted to have more people who suffer anxiety at his shows.

He said: “I always get tonnes of messages from people online who have said they want to come to my shows but can’t because they’re struggling massively with anxiety or are just generally afraid they will have a panic attack during the show.

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Capaldi has launched an anxiety hotline for those attending his shows (Andrew Milligan/PA)

“I really wanted to put something in place to help those people feel comfortable and offer them support to allow them to experience the shows.

“I just hate to feel that anyone’s anxiety is making them miss out on anything they want to do and LIVELIVE is my attempt at helping make these shows enjoyable for as many of those people who have been supporting this journey for me.”

The run of shows will be his first following an upcoming November tour, as well as summer support dates with Ed Sheeran and The Killers.

Capaldi’s single Someone You Loved from his forthcoming debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent recently scored its seventh week at number one.

The track is the third longest-running number one single for a Scottish act behind Wet Wet Wet’s Love Is All Around with 15 weeks and Calvin Harris’s One Kiss ft Dua Lipa with eight weeks.

Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent will be released on May 17. Tickets for the 3Arena date on March 8th, 2020, are priced from €37.35 including booking and facility fees and go on sale Friday April 26th at 9am from Ticketmaster.

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