Anne-Marie has admitted she’s ‘worried’ about the future of concerts amid the coronavirus pandemic, with it being thought that gigs and tours will be one of the final things to be reinstated.
Speaking ahead of the release of her YouTube documentary How To Be Anne-Marie, the 2002 hitmaker revealed going to shows ‘is like therapy’ for her.
‘It worries me. It looks, to me, a very virtual experience, which is obviously cool but the whole point [of] why people love live shows is to feel that energy and I’m worried to be honest,’ she told Metro.co.uk.
‘Going to shows is almost like a therapy for some people to get away from what they’re going through, especially for me, that happens with me as well. I am worried, and I’m just confused because I don’t know the answer.’
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The 29-year-old added: ‘I’m worried about the venues shutting down because they have no funding, and I have worries about when is it gonna be happening again?
‘So I think for the time being it’s gonna be a very virtual experience, and we’re gonna have to come up with some pretty cool ideas to make it fun again.’
Anne-Marie’s definitely not short of ideas, however, after her first arena tour was sadly postponed due to the pandemic.
The documentary showed her putting on an epic gig on the roof of the O2, with a handful of fans watching from a boat on the River Thames – as you do.
She’s just one of the stars making the best of the situation, with Liam Gallagher also putting on a show from a barge in the Thames.
Other artists, including the likes of All Time Low, Yungblud, Stormzy, and Take That, meanwhile, have played virtual gigs to get fans through lockdown.
How To Be Anne-Marie is available on YouTube now.
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