Coronavirus is Prompting Musicians To Organize Virtual Concerts and Live Streams

24th March 2020 | Category: Concerts

The Coronavirus pandemic is continuing to unfold all around the world. 

Many people are in self-isolation, as it’s important to stay home in order to prevent the further spread of the virus. 

Recently many concerts and festivals have been either canceled or postponed over the same reason.

That’s why Global Citizen decided to organize Virtual concerts and raising money for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. 

The organizers said that their ‘Together At Home’ series on Instagram Live aims “to ease people’s minds, and bring them joy and a sense of shared humanity as public shutdowns and social distancing take effect globally”.

Since the last week when it was launched, the series has featured virtual concerts by Chris Martin, John Legend, Charlie Puth, Niall Horan, Hozier, and OneRepublic

During Friday’s live stream, the lead vocalist of One Republic, Ryan Tedder urged people to take meaningful action, practice social distancing and said;

“We haven’t seen anything like this in our lifetimes,” he said. “It’s going to take all of us.”

However, there is hope that the online shows will provide some entertainment and joy during the difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Multiple other artists have joined the action. They are using the power of technology and the internet to connect with their fans and bring light to this dark situation. 

One of the recent Together at House (#togetherathome) live performance was put on by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello.

Mendes played his acoustic guitar, whereas the couple sang in good harmony and they carried out their hit song “Señorita.” 

You can watch the virtual concerts each evening on Instagram Live @glblctzn.

And if you want to join the global fight to stop the spread of coronavirus, and are able to do so, donate to the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

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