Continuing to break records and capture the nation, Lewis Capaldi has today announced a huge UK & Ireland headline arena tour, with an Irish date in Dublin’s 3Arena on Sunday March 8th. The announcement comes ahead of the release of his eagerly-awaited debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent - out May 17th on Virgin EMI - featuring his UK Number 1 platinum-selling single ‘Someone You Loved’, the biggest UK single of the year so far, and one of the longest running #1 singles of the past 25 years.
Lewis has also announced a special & unique new fan initiative LIVELIVE. Born from personal and fan experiences, the initiative has been set up for those who experience anxiety or emotional difficulties and have concerns about attending the shows. All proceeds from a compulsory 50c extra charge at checkout for each ticket sale goes solely towards providing a dedicated email address and team at each venue who are expertly trained and qualified in assisting with panic, anxiety or any other concerns fans may have. On the ground assistance will range from meeting fans at the door, escorting them to their seats, to taking anyone that needs to a specially designated ‘escape space’ where time out can be spent. Fans can simply visit the signposted help points inside each venue which will be open before, during and after the concert.
As of today, fans are able to get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to a qualified support advisor, where you are able to discuss any concerns you have either getting to the shows or any worries you have about being in attendance. If requested 48 hours before the show, Lewis’ team can arrange for you to be met & taken into the venue to help make your visit more comfortable.
Speaking of the initiative, Lewis comments; “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. 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!”