Lewis Capaldi has launched a scheme to help fans who experience anxiety.
Every ticket for his upcoming arena tour includes a 50p charge to help fund a trained team to assist with stress-related issues at each venue.
“I always get messages from people who want to come to shows but they’re struggling with anxiety or are afraid of having a panic attack,” says Lewis.
“This is my attempt at helping make shows enjoyable for people who have been supporting this journey.”
As part of the LIVELIVE initiative, which has been inspired by the singer’s own personal experiences of anxiety, fans will also have access to an email address ahead of shows to discuss concerns and pre-arrange access to specially designated “escape spaces” before, during or after gigs.
On the ground assistance can arrange to meet fans at the door and escort them to their seats.
The scheme will be rolled out for Lewis’ 2020 arena tour, which will see him performing his biggest headline shows to date including gigs at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow and London’s Wembley Arena before the release of his debut album.