Are you in desperate need of a distraction? Countless celebrities are broadcasting free online concerts in light of the coronavirus pandemic using the hashtag #TogetherAtHome. From John Legend to Pink, keep reading for ten musicians you can stream while social distancing.
John Legend, Pink & More Celebs Who Are Streaming Free Concerts
Frontman Chris Martin kicked off the festivities by broadcasting a live Coldplay concert on the band’s Instagram page.
“Hello everyone,” he wrote on Twitter. “I hope you and your family are safe and healthy. If anyone feels like chatting and listening to some music, I’m going to do a livestream on the Coldplay Instagram in about 30 mins (1pm in LA / 8pm in London). love CM #TogetherAtHome.”
2. John Legend
After seeing Martin’s broadcast, Legend had his own virtual concert, which featured cameos by Chrissy Teigen and daughter Luna.
“My friend Chris Martin did a lovely little concert from home today. I’ll be doing one tomorrow at 1pm Pacific time. See you soon,” he wrote on Twitter. “We’ll try to get through this together! #TogetherAtHome.”
Pink also performed a short ballad while in self-isolation, writing, “Free concert slash piano lessons from my heart to yours. ‘To Make You Feel My Love’ rehearsals.”
4. The Metropolitan Opera
In light of the Met’s closure, the Metropolitan Opera handpicked a selection of past performances and will release a new stream every day on the organization’s website until the doors reopen. See the full lineup here.
5. Keith Urban
Keith Urban was supposed to play in Houston this week, but the concert was postponed. So, he broadcast the show live from his basement.
Diplo (you know, the guy who accidentally live-streamed Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s wedding) announced that he’ll be broadcasting nightly DJ sets from the comfort of his home.
“Last night I invited Rhye over for the first Corona Sabbath (We made that up because we had iron on t-shirt letters…maybe it will stick). While we’re all in self-imposed quarantine and I’m grounded from playing shows I am going to get creative and make up random sets and shows live from my house.”
7. Rob Thomas
The singer shared a video of himself playing the guitar, calling it a “Social Distancing Session.”
“During these uncertain times the entire world is shutting itself down,” he wrote. “Part of that means that people aren’t going out and enjoying live music or any entertainment. I’m kicking this off and I invite all my brothers and sisters in the music world to go on Instagram and share a little something with people to help them while they hunker down in their homes.”
8. Neil Young
The musician released a statement and confirmed that he’ll be streaming “Fireside Sessions” in light of his canceled concerts. “Because we are all at home and not many are venturing out, we will try to do a stream from my fireplace with my lovely wife filming,” he said. “It will be a down-home production, a few songs, a little time together…”
9. Katharine Mcphee & David Foster
The American Idol alum posted a photo on Instagram and confirmed that she and her husband, David Foster, will continue hosting live jam sessions on a daily basis.
“Hi guys,” she wrote. “Just me here wearing the same sweater for three days. Me and the hus @davidfoster had so much fun at the piano today going live. We wanna try and do it every day at 5:30 PT cuz what else is there to do? Song suggestions below?”
10. Ben Gibbard
In response to cancelled shows, the Death Cab for Cutie frontman revealed that he’ll be broadcasting live music sessions from his home.