Some of Billie Eilish’s Canadian fans were surprised by something she said on her sixth edition vanity lounge interview.
“I was finally able to tour again. I completed and completed a full world tour,” Eilish said at 2:18 in the video. “I haven’t missed a single date, which is really exciting.”
It’s true that she didn’t miss a appointments – she missed two. Eilish scrapped happier than ever Round stops in Toronto and Montreal.
“Billie, I think I have something to tell you,” Toronto-based digital marketer and content creator Jillian Maniquis (@jeingbill) captioned a TikTok post this week.
@jeingbill billie i think i have something to tell you #billieeilish #billieeilishvanityfair #billieeilishinterview #billieeilishyear6 #greenscreenvideo #greenscreen ♬ original sound – jillian | @jeingbill
“The way I gasped when she said that,” one fan wrote in the comments. Another wrote: “Literally when she said that I was like a heist…”
One fan shared “I laughed out loud Omg” and another wrote “I blurted out ‘yes you did’.”
Other comments included “it stings”, “I yelled at the screen”, and “this one hurt LMFAO”.
It’s likely that Eilish was celebrating the fact that she didn’t miss any concerts due to illness. (“It wasn’t his fault so it doesn’t count,” one fan noted in the comments to the @jeingbill post.)
In late January, Eilish announced that her February 15 show in Montreal and February 16 show in Toronto were postponed due to COVID-related capacity restrictions at venues at the time. Fans were informed that “details on rescheduled dates” would be forthcoming and “tickets will be honored for the new dates.”
But, new dates were never announced, and in May iHeartRadio.ca reported that the concerts had been cancelled.
And, even though Eilish performed in Vancouver, some fans took her comment as a Canada diss.
“we don’t count ig,” read a comment on Maniquis’ post. Another wrote: “Canada just doesn’t exist I guess.
There were similar reactions to Eilish’s statement on Twitter. @isismace16 opined “So Montreal and Toronto aren’t a thing anymore” and @h8theway wrote “Montreal and Toronto just beg to differ”.