Fresh off BBC Breakfast this morning and heading to The Voice Belgium tonight, Duncan Laurence has started his European promo tour. With a warm welcome home after his win, a chart-topping Top 40 hit and an international tour on the horizon, Duncan Laurence looks to have a spectacular reigning year ahead.
After the Arcade singer ended the 44-year wait for another Dutch Eurovision Song Contest victory, Duncan Laurence quickly returned to the Netherlands to celebrate. As he walked through the doors of Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, the singer was welcomed home by a hall filled with fans and press ready to greet and congratulate him.
Arcade is number 1
His success amongst Dutch fans is equally reflected in local radio charts; Arcade has hit number 1 on the Top 40 chart in the country. Earlier this week, Duncan broke the Spotify record for the song most streamed in the Netherlands within 24 hours after Arcade was played 1.24 million times in one day.
Along with Mahmood's Soldi and KEiiNO's Spirit in the Sky, the song has broken into charts all over Europe. With only one week behind him since his Eurovision Song Contest win, only time will tell what is in the cards for Arcade as the summer goes on.
International tour ahead
Duncan's tour agenda is filling up quickly, and on huge stages, no less! Duncan is set to play at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome, with a capacity of 17,000 people, in March 2020. He shared his excitement about the booking on social media: "I can’t believe this is happening. I can’t believe that I am actually announcing my own show on the stage where many of my heroes have performed".
Not only will the singer-songwriter play many sold-out home venues, both this year and next, he will hit the road out of the country soon as well. His 2019 tour will stretch beyond home turf to include stops in Belgium, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.