Artists are streaming free mini-concerts, giving music fans free entertainment within the safety and comfort of their home in this time of Covid-19 crisis.
Chris Martin Launches “Together at Home”
In dealing with the cancellation of their concerts, Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin came up with the idea of providing his fans with a mini-concert via social media streaming services. Last Monday (March 16, 2020), Chris streamed from his home, a 30-minute spiel of Coldplay hits like “Trouble” and “A Sky Full of Stars” in acoustic renditions.
Chris Martin kicked off with a brief message, sharing with followers how he and other Coldplay band members were supposed to be together that day but could not do so because everyone was stuck in different countries due to the Covid-19 global crisis.
In wondering what he could do for his fans as an alternative, Martin said he came up with the idea of streaming a mini-set for them, whilst giving it the hashtag ‘Together at Home’; hoping other artists will take and carry on with the idea.
“I was supposed to be with Coldplay today.” “As it is, we’re stuck in different countries, so we can’t play together.” “So I thought what would be nice, would be to check in with some of you out there and see how you’re doing… where you are and what I can do for you.”
Sure enough, Chris Martin’s friend John Legend followed it up the following day with his edition of the TogetherAtHome gig, which he streamed at at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Legend’s wife and inspiration of his “All of Me” hit song, Crissy Teigen, went along; jesting that she had no choice since John had announced beforehand via Twitter that she’ll be there.
Australia’s Keith Urban Picks Up the Trend
Australia’s top country music artist Keith Urban, streamed a garage-style band performance; whilst his famous wife, actress Nicole Kidman, popped in briefly, being his only live fan and audience on the set.
Keith said he was also set to play that night but apparently had to cancel since Australians are also observing measures to avoid the coronavirus pandemic. Nonetheless, Keith Urban entertained fans by streaming live directly from his warehouse.