We’re in this together
It’s been more than a week since we’ve been required to quarantine in our homes and it’s refreshing to see the many creative ways people are coming up with to cope.
International artists have come up with a creative and comforting way for their fans all over, hosting live musical performances in their own homes and broadcasting it either on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube; reassuring us that we’re all in this together. It’s the kind of content that gives us a little breather from all the COVID-19 news.
Here are a bunch of artists who have done live shows or are set to perform in the coming days, check them out below!
Lead singer, Ben Gibbard, addressed his fans saying that he too shares with the anxiety we’re all facing and although he’s happy that necessary measures are being done to combat the coronavirus outbreak, he understands how many of us are left with feeling isolated. To help, he’s decided to perform live from his home every day at 4 PM PT, that’s 7 AM in local time.
Mandy Moore and her husband, Taylor Goldsmith, started performing on Instagram Live as well and are thinking of doing it again! You can follow her on Instagram, here, to get the latest news on when she’ll be on next.
As of this writing, she’s set to go live again on Friday, 27 March. You may also catch their pets make a special appearance!
Coldplay’s Chris Martin went to Instagram Live and sing a handful of hits. Fans were thrilled to especially hear, “Green Eyes”, a song from way back 2002 that the band hasn’t played in their live shows lately. Chris’ live performances raise awareness on what we can do to slow down the spread of the coronavirus with the help of The World Health Organization (WHO) and Global Citizen with the #TogetherAtHome campaign. You can read more about it here.
You can still view the live session here.
Jumping off from friend, Chris Martin, John Legend serenaded his fans via Instagram Live then tagged both Charlie Puth and Miguel. Like Chris, their live performances raise awareness on what we can do to slow down the spread of the coronavirus with the help of The World Health Organization (WHO) and Global Citizen. You can read more about it here.
You can watch John’s at-home performance here.
Charlie Puth joined in last 18 March and reminded everyone the importance of staying home and washing your hands… and of course, performed an intimate performance. Charlie Puth is part of the #TogetherAtHome campaign wherein they use their platform to raise awareness on what we can do to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. You can read more about it here.
You can watch his live session here.
In his home in Nashville, Keith Urban did a 32-minute set with actor and wife, Nicole Kidman, by his side. You can watch his performance here. Like Charlie Puth, Keith Urban is also doing his part also with the #TogetherAtHome campaign in raising awareness on what we can help flatten the curve of the spread of the coronavirus.
As of writing, he’s also set to perform again on 23 March, 4 PM CT which is on 24 March at 5 AM local time. You can watch him live on his Instagram here.
Also part of the #TogetherAtHome initiative with Global Citizen and the WHO, our Irish crush from no other than One Direction, has joined in live. You can read more about the initiative here.
If you missed his performance, it’s still available here.
The couple have decided to have live performances every day at 5:30 PM PT, 8:30 AM local time. They also hint on special guest appearances (online too, of course) and you can even send them your requests too! You can send them over at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can catch their performances here.
Captioning his videos as “Social Distance Sessions”, Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty shares stripped down versions of songs such as ’80s hit from Crowded House, “Don’t Dream It’s Over”.
You can watch his performance here.
Pink shared her rendition of Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love” on her Instagram, fondly calling it a free concert and piano lessons. You can check it out here.
Fans of Rex Orange County can tweet him for requests for his next live sessions at @rexorangecounty. You also have to note that his live videos will only be up for a limited time, really only when it’s on live so make sure not to miss out!
You can catch him live here.
U2 fans were definitely in for a treat as Bono debuted a new song entitled, “Let Your Love Be Known”.
If you missed it, you can catch it on U2’s Facebook page, here.
Broadway fans rejoice! THE Andrew Lloyd Webber has also joined in on the home-performances. He’s performed A Phantom of the Opera favourite, “All I ask Of You”
You can check out his performance here.
World-renowned Cellist, Yo-Yo Ma has also published an at-home performance dedicating it to health workers worldwide. He performed Sarabande from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3.
You can watch his performance here.
You may (and should!) know him from popular boy band, N*SYNC, JC has paired up with Gary Barlow from another popular boy band, Take That for a duet.
You can catch their performance here.
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