John Legend, Alanis Morissette + More to Perform at an Online Concert to Pay Tribute to Frontliners
You can stream the concert for free!
(SPOT.ph) While you're doing your part by staying at home, countless people are risking their lives to fight the spread of COVID-19. Any form of help is welcome: You've seen people clapping for healthcare workers, providing food for medical staff, or supplying hospital personnel with safety equipment. There's no doubt that they deserve all the praise and help they can get during this health crisis, and key people in music are coming together to pay tribute to brave frontliners. Singer-songwriters Alanis Morissette, John Legend, and more artists are performing at One World: Together At Home, a special online show that will stream live on April 18 at Global Citizen's YouTube channel.
Global Citizen is a "movement of engaged citizens" who are using their voices to end poverty and extend help to those who need it. Their latest initiative is Together At Home, a series of virtual, no-contact concerts that aims to accompany and unite people during quarantine. In partnership with the World Health Organization, they've been holding concerts every day since March 18, with artists like Niall Horan, Hozier, and Charlie Puth streaming from their own homes to reach fans all over the world. The April 18 concert's lineup of artists and celebrities was curated in partnership with Lady Gaga, who will also be performing during the online gig.
Aside from the three artists mentioned, several others will also play their tunes: Opera singer Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish and Finneas of "Ocean Eyes" fame, Green Day vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Veder, Lady Gaga, pianist Lang Lang, Lizzo, The Beatles songwriter and bassist Paul McCartney, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, country stars Kacey Musgraves and Keith Urban, Burna Boy, J Balvin and Maluma.
Football star David Beckham, actor Idris and model Sabrina Elba, actress Kerry Washington, and Indian actors Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Shah Ruhk Khan will also make an appearance. Late-night show personalities Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert will host the concert.
Through the concert, artists can also encourage people all over the world to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in any way they can—be it staying at home, donating to food drives, or raising funds to provide safety equipment for frontliners.
Global Citizen hasn't released details on what time the concert will start or when a certain artist is performing, but if we're basing it on past U.S. online concerts, chances are high that it will be available to stream in the Philippines early morning of April 19.
For more information, visit the Global Citizen Facebook page.