Lewis Capaldi has launched a new anxiety support system for his tour - and it's brilliant
His voice alone may be enough to calm a shaky hand, but Scotsman Lewis Capaldi has gone the extra mile by announcing his latest project, ‘LIVELIVE’, which assists fans who may struggle with anxiety or panic disorders at UK shows during his 2020 arena tour.
Announcing the project across social media, Capaldi tweeted, “a lot of [you] for one reason or another might find shows difficult whether it’s anxiety or panic. I want to make sure that as many of [you] who feel that have the support to come down”.
The project runs in association with Music and You and 50p will be added to ticket prices, which grants fans with a dedicated email address to gain support before the event and organise assistance for those who require it.
Trained experts will be on-hand at help points within each venue to assist in the welfare of Capaldi’s fans, and those who feel as though it’s all too much can move to a designated ‘escape room’ for a time out.
For those attending the tour alone, a gig buddy system has been implemented to ensure safety and wellbeing.
Capaldi told CLASH magazine, “LIVELIVE is my attempt at helping make these shows enjoyable for as many of those people who have been supporting this journey for me”.
Following his debut ‘Grace’, the musician’s second single ‘Someone You Loved’ stormed onto the charts, landing the top spot for 7 weeks. His debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent is set for release on May 17th and his UK tour kicks off in 2020.
With his incredible voice, undefeatable humour and tremendous care towards his fans, Capaldi is well on his way to global success.
Shining light and taking action on such a prominent issue within the world of music, the 22-year-old is paving the way for musicians all over the globe to show that change can be made. Fans with anxiety or panic disorders can feel liberated in knowing that their adversities don’t prevent them from seeing their favourite musician, a brilliant milestone for live music – and he’s only just getting started.
Tickets for Lewis Capaldi’s tour go on sale at 9am on April 26th.
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Words by Sophie Barnden