Scottish singing sensation Lewis Capaldi announced an innovative project making live music more accessible for fans with mental health problems.
Help points will be set up at each venue on Capaldi’s tour next year and will be manned by a team trained to help people with panic or anxiety.
Also under the initiative, dubbed LIVELIVE, nervous fans will have access to a quiet ‘escape room’ designed for anyone who feels overwhelmed.
An extra 50p charge will be added to each ticket for the tour to fund the project.
The 22-year-old from West Lothian shared that he suffers from panic attacks himself. 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.”
also so so buzzing to announce something i've been working on for a while… LIVELIVE
know that a lot of u for one reason of another might find shows difficult whether it's anxiety or panic. i want to make sure that as many of u who feel that have the support to come down! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/0ZWvgsVKP9
— Lewis Calamari (@LewisCapaldi) April 18, 2019