Pink, John Legend, and more artists are performing live at-home concerts
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, a constant stream of cancelations and postponements follow. And in a time where it feels like we need music more than ever, musical events are getting a big hit. Fortunately for us all, there are a handful of musicians still looking to bring a little joy into our homes via the magic of the internet and livestreams. Pink, John Legend, and more artists took to Instagram Live to share what feels like personal concerts to everyone isolating at home.
Coldplay’s Chris Martin started the trend on Monday. The singer gave short notice before putting on his show, promoting it like the digital version of a pop-up concert. “If anyone feels like chatting and listening to some music, I’m going to do a livestream on the Coldplay Instagram,” Martin tweeted 30 minutes before going live. He finished the tweet with a perfectly encompassing hashtag for this new wave of quarantine entertainment: #TogetherAtHome.
Though the singer’s livestream has now ended, it’s still available to view online—and he’s inspired other artists to follow in his footsteps. Watch Martin’s 30-minute concert and catch concerts from more artists below.
At the beginning of his livestream, Martin explained that he was supposed to be with his band Coldplay today, but they’re all stuck in different countries because of the pandemic. Because the band can’t play together, Martin said he thought it would be nice to instead check in with some of the band’s fans to see how everyone is doing. “And who knows, maybe tomorrow someone else will take it over,” the singer added.
Fortunately, John Legend was listening and he responded to the call.
John Legend was one of the first viewers to comment on Martin’s Instagram livestream, commenting with six approving thumbs-up emojis. Not long after, the singer tweeted out his plans to put on the next #TogetherAtHome concert.
He provided even more information in a later tweet writing, “It’ll be on Instagram Live at @johnlegend. Requests will be accepted. And let me know which other artists I should pass the torch to.”
And the answer to the question we’re all inevitably asking…
Chrissy Teigen also seems to be managing some of the song requests as they come in—and she’s doing a great job. “GET YOUR REQUESTS IN NOW. so far we have 6 plays of @scheana’s “good as gold” and one proactive theme song,” she wrote.
Legend, who describes himself simply as “Chrissy’s husband” in his Twitter bio also tweeted out his plans to potentially “go pantsless” for the livestream, then invited Teigen to a robe party. Of course, Teigen had the best response.
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman
Like Martin, Keith Urban also decided to throw an impromptu concert via Instagram Live on Monday. In place of his canceled concert that was set to happen last night, the singer performed in his warehouse with help of collaborator Jeff Linsenmaier on keyboards and percussion. “If you wanna sing along at home, sing,” Urban said to viewers.
He also gave a shoutout to his “audience of one” Nicole Kidman who assisted with some backup vocals and dancing. Kidman posted on Instagram later writing, “Just loved getting to sing and dance with you all .”
Pink also decided to share to love with an Instagram concert of her own. “I’ve decided to learn the piano once and for all,” the artist said before covering out Adele’s version of “Make You Feel My Love.” Then, she gave herself her own roaring cheers after finishing the song. The video was just a one-song concert, just over three minutes long, but we’re still grateful that Pink blessed our feeds with her voice.
Earlier in the day, the artist also shared a video showing how she (per recommendation from a friend) made a schedule to better navigate their quarantine time. At the end, she asked followers for less “depressing” book recommendations and sent a message of support.
“I send you my love and support,” she said. “Thank you to our healthcare workers, I love you. Both of my nurse mamas, thank you. And this is a crazy time but we have each other so let’s figure out how to talk to each other and connect and be kind…We’re going to get through this.”
We’re keeping Pink’s words close in mind as we adjust to a quarantine lifestyle.
With Coachella moving to October, and a long list of shows, including Billie Eilish’s tour and Kelly Clarkson’s Las Vegas residency, postponing until the dust settles, these musical moments are so needed. We’re eager to see which artists will be next to put on an at-home show.
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