Pink, John Legend, and more artists are performing live at-home concerts
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, a constant stream of cancellations and postponements follow. And in a time where it feels like we need music more than ever, musical events are taking 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 that 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 were all inevitably asking…
Chrissy Teigen was also managing some of the song requests as they came in—and she did 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 pants-less” for the livestream, then invited Teigen to a robe party. Of course, Teigen had the best response.
Finally, yesterday, March 17th, Legend and Teigen’s “robe party” concert went on as planned.
Following Legend, singer-songwriter Charlie Puth is the next to put on a #TogetherAtHome concert. Earlier today, the “See You Again” singer tweeted out the news, thanking his predecessor for passing the baton and writing “challenge accepted.”
Puth’s concert will stream today via Instagram Live at 1 p.m. PT. And if you tune in until the end, it’s been rumored that the artist will reveal who’s next in line for the series, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.
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 the 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 the love with an Instagram concert of her own. “I’ve decided to learn the piano once and for all,” the artist said before covering Adele’s version of “Make You Feel My Love.” Then, she gave herself her own roaring cheers after finishing the song. It was 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, following a recommendation from a friend, she made a schedule to better navigate her quarantine time. At the end, she asked followers for less “depressing” book recommendations and sent a message of solidarity.
“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 deeply needed. We’re eager to see which artists are next to put on an at-home show.
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