Powerful talent chooses no stage and audience. Despite being in a state of quarantine, these artists are continuously bringing good music and joy to everyone—from the safety of their own homes.
You may have probably secured your ticket to Avril Lavigne’s Asia Tour, Greenday ‘s concert, Khalid’s Free Spirit Asia Tour, or even Wanderland before this whole coronavirus outbreak surged. While these concerts are postponed until further notice, it doesn’t mean that the music has to stop. While we won’t get to witness the musical performances in person just yet while we are on a month-long and perhaps indefinite quarantine, there’s no way it’s derailing our inclination to music.
Taking a step further and making extra efforts in this time of crisis, these musical talents are opening up their homes to share their music online via live stream. Responding with a genuine desire to bring joy and entertainment, as well as even curb their own anxieties during the lockdown, their true dedication as performers shows how much they want to lift the spirits of their fans and the world with their music. With the help of the world wide web and the technologies now available, these musical talents are in their own unique way of making our new reality a more bearable situation to get by. So, if we were you, we’d be on the lookout for the people we follow and keep tabs on our notifications, because those Instagram Lives and Facebook Watch Parties are going to be quite the thing for the foreseeable future.
Miley Cyrus goes live on Instagram on some days of the week at 2:30 PM ET/11:30 AM PST for her #BrightMinded followers. In her new IG live series where she had Demi Lovato, Amy Schumer, and Chris Fischer as guests, Miley also talks about confidence and home workouts.
Joining the Together, At Home: WHO-Global Citizen Solidarity Sessions, Charlie Puth also held a live mini-concert on his Instagram page twice now.
Katharine McPhee and David Foster
From Sara Foster’s brilliant suggestion, Katharine McPhee and David Foster are doing Instagram live performances every day at 8:30 PM ET. And allow us to wax sentiment, but we felt Katharine when she wrote on Instagram: “What else is there do?”
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman
In his Nashville warehouse, Keith Urban who is also scheduled for a nearing concert, streamed live his 32-minute long performance on his Instagram. A bonus treat: Spot Nicole Kidman being a really supportive wife by his side during the IG live.
This is for the healthcare workers on the frontlines — the Sarabande from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3. Your ability to balance human connection and scientific truth in service of us all gives me hope. #songsofcomfort pic.twitter.com/s9e35RW03N
— Yo-Yo Ma (@YoYo_Ma) March 16, 2020
Meanwhile, via Twitter, Yo-Yo Ma dedicated a Sarabande from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3 performance to the frontliners of the community.
Niall Horan and Common
For another segment of Together, At Home: WHO-Global Citizen Solidarity Sessions, Niall Horan and Common take the lead performances. While Niall Horan goes live on his Instagram account at 4:00 PM EST on March 19, Common will have his turn of Instagram live at 5:30 PM EDT.
Who doesn’t love a good dose of country music every now and then? Brad Paisley sure thinks so. The multi-awarded American singer took it to Facebook Live at 6:00 PM EDT on March 19.
Coldplay’s Chris Martin supports Global Citizen, an organization that aids poverty, with the #TogetherAtHome series on Instagram live. Chris held a mini gig where he both sang and played the piano.
Either you cast it on your smart TV or plug in your earphones for the two-hour worth of calming piano performance from Rudy Mancuso. Even though you missed his Youtube live, you can still play his video on repeat.
How about a Skype session with singer and songwriter Jens Lekman? Since his spring tour with youth orchestras is momentarily postponed, Jens is Skype-ing with his fans for personal shows from March 23-29. Among all those who signed up, he will randomly pick a contact and play their song request.
Live from Ben Gibbard’s home studio, the Death Cab for Cutie singer is also offering some serenading right at your own home. Ben is streaming daily at 7 PM ET.
Aside from a live stream performance, Indigo Girls also had a Q&A portion with their fans. The folk-rock duo went live on Facebook for some for four hours of music-filled streaming.
The American pop-rock band One Republic just had an all-out concert performance via Instagram live singing our all-time favorite One Republic hits. You might want to dim some lights and feel the arena right at the comfort of your living room couch.
If you already miss hearing some party beat, why not set up your own bar? Bring in some drinks and play Diplo’s live Dj sets. Just think that he’s doing it from his living room, too.
Jordan Davis also went live on Facebook and Instagram for some live performances of his iconic country-pop medleys.
In Charli XCX’s “self-isolating” Instagram series, her live stream shows will feature insightful conversations and a daily doses of entertainment every noon EST. Watch out for guests like Clairo, Rita Ora, and the like.
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Social distancing is important, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring. I did a little at-home performance to help lift your spirits. @Miguel, @CharliePuth – you want next? Learn more about how you can take action to help slow the spread of coronavirus with our partners at @WHO and @GlblCtzn globalcitizen.org/coronavirus #TogetherAtHome
In John Legend’s pledge to support Global Citizen as well, he performed for #TogetherAtHome Instagram live series. With his voice and that piano accompaniment, Legend is inducing love this quarantine. This stroke of brilliance was also made even more special with the presence of Chrissy Teigen being her usual, vibrant, playful self.
Bebe Rexha and Kesha
Bebe Rexha took it live on Instagram to share an excerpt of her new song Better Mistakes. She even had Kesha as her guest during the IG live.
A star-studded Youtube live stream was arranged by Yungblud and his whole band. While he’s giving it no less than his actual performances, the Yungblud show featured stars like Machine Gun Kelly, Bella Thorne, and Oliver Tree.