With all tours and events grounded because of the coronavirus, artists have been using livestreaming to stay close to their fans. Below, you’ll find an updated list of livestreams scheduled for the coming days and details on how to watch them. In particular, fans can catch Dave Matthews, Neil Young, Charli XCX, Miley Cyrus, Ben Gibbard, Rufus Wainwright, Peter Bjorn and John, Big Freedia, Christine and the Queens, Amanda Shires, and more.
Goo Goo Dolls Take Over Consequence of Sound’s Instagram
When: Tuesday, April 7th at 12:00 p.m. EDT
Go Go Dolls will host an exclusive livestream and answer fan-submitted questions.
La Blogothèque’s “Stay Away Shows”
When: Tuesday, April 7th at 2:00 p.m. EDT
La Blogothèque is offering a new spin on its beloved “Take Away Shows” with “Stay Away Shows”. As they explain it, “We want our entire community and all music lovers to have access to their favourite artists and discover new talents during the confinement period. That’s why we’re launching the ‘Stay Away Shows’. Every day, at 7pm Paris time, 2pm NYC time, 11am LA time, on our Instagram, friends from The Blogothèque will come and play a live show with a lot of surprises. Please, stay home, stay safe.”
Early editions have featured Francis Lung, Okay Kaya, Andrew Bird, Kevin Morby, and more.
When: Tuesday, April 7th at 2:00 p.m. EDT
M. Ward will celebrate the release of his new album by performing a live session for NPR Music.
When: Tuesday, April 7th at 3:00 p.m. EDT
Melissa Etheridge is performing live on Facebook everday on at 3:00 p.m. EST.
Brendan Benson’s “Boy in a Bubble”
When: Tuesday, April 7th at 5:20 p.m. EST
The Raconteurs’ Brendan Benson has announced “Boy In A Bubble”, a daily series of livestreamed solo performances. Benson will perform one song per day, pulling from all points of his storied career and premiering material from his upcoming solo album Dear Life.
Amanda Shires’ “I So Lounging”
When: Tuesday, April 7th at 6:30 p.m. EDT
Amanda Shires has been staging daily live performances on YouTube with her husband Jason Isbell. Past performances have featured songs from her collaborative project The Highwomen and a cover of Warren Zevon.
Phish’s “Dinner and a Movie”
When: Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. EST
Each Tuesday for the foreseeable future, Phish will air a full show for free from their LivePhish.com archive. Each broadcast will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. EDT.
Phish will also provide fans with recommended in-home recipes so they can cook along and enjoy dinner while watching the show.
Lastly, each show will provide fans with the opportunity to donate to a non-profit hand-picked by the band.
Drew Holcomb’s “Kitchen Covers”
When: Tuesday, April 7th at 9:00 p.m. EDT
Drew Holcomb is making the most of his time in self-quarantine by creating the “Kitchen Covers” series that streams every evening at 9:00 p.m. EST via Instagram and Facebook. So far, he’s covered songs by The Avett Brothers, Tom Petty, U2, and Kenny Rogers.
Diplo’s “Corona World Tour”
When: Tuesday, April 7th at 10:00 p.m. EDT
For the duration of social distancing/quarantine practices in the U.S., Diplo will livestream DJ sets from his house five nights per week. The streams will be themed in line with Diplo’s interests: “A Very Lazer Sunday”, paying homage to his group, Major Lazer’s, dancehall and reggae roots airing Sundays at 7:00 p.m. EST; a mixed-bag “Ronatronix” set Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. EST (the name a throwback to the iconic Hollertronix parties that launched his career); country-flecked variety show “The Thomas Wesley Show Thursdays” at 10:00 p.m. EST; ambient “Corona Sabbath Fridays” at 10:00 p.m. EST; and a good, old fashioned “Coronight Feve”r rave Saturday nights at 11:00 p.m. EST.
Major publishers and record labels will allow the archived streams to live on YouTube and to be monetized by respective rights holders, with royalties being paid to all those whose music is played in the shows.
Jeff Tweedy and Family
When: Tuesday, April 7th at 10:15 p.m. EDT
Each evening at 10:15 p.m. EST, Jeff Tweedy and his family perform on their @stuffinourhouse Instagram page.
Rufus Wainwright’s “Musical Everydays”
When: Tuesday, April 7th
In a series he’s calling “Musical Everydays,” Rufus Wainwright is performing one song from his catalog everyday on piano. Early installments have seen him play “Grey Gardens”, “The Art Teacher”, and “Vibrate”.
“In these dire times, I want to share some music with you all from the warmth and comfort of our home in Los Angeles. Hopefully you’re at your homes with your loved ones as well. We have to stay positive and I feel that music and art are a large part of what gets us through times like these. It’s even more essential to be reminded about what it really means to be human: compassionate, caring, creative,” Wainwright says.
UnCancelled Music Festival
When: April 7th – April 9th
From April 2nd-9th, the Los Angeles venues are gathering together for a virtual week-long festival featuring indie artists to support them during the COVID-19 crisis. Explore virtual stages from venues like The Hotel Cafe and more, all while supporting Recording Academy’s MusiCares Emergency Financial Assistance Fund.
Featuring performances from Colbie Caillat, Josh Radnor, Katie Pruitt, Molly Tuttle, William Fitzsimmons, Kevin Garrett, Emily Kinney, Ben Wylen, and more.
World Cafe & Royal Mountain’s “World Tour”
Royal Mountain Records and World Cafe have announced their co-presentation of the “World Tour” live stream series. The series runs nightly throughout April at 7:00 p.m. EST, with each evening featuring two artists from different countries performing live via Royal Mountain’s Instagram.
Scheduled performers include Ezra Furman, Hatchie, Manchester Orchestra, Dan Boeckner, Hannah Georgas, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Beths, Nap Eyes, Tim Burgess, Moaning, Tim Baker, and more.
Chad Smith’s Drum Covers
Each day, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith posts a video of himself drumming along to a classic song.
When: Wednesday, April 8th at 2:00 p.m. EDT
To celebrate the release of his already highly lauded tenth album, M. Ward will perform a concert from his home in Southern California on Wednesday, April 8th at 2:00 p.m. EST. The concert will be streamed on NPR Music Live Sessions, YouTube and Facebook in partnership with Record Store Day. Ward will also perform on an upcoming broadcast from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
“ISOL-AID: Lunch Without Borders”
When: Wednesday, April 8th
Taking place over 2 hours from 11.30 a.m Australian eastern time this Wednesday, Lunch Without Borders will see 5 artists from around the globe play a short Instagram Live concert for their Australian fans via ISOL-AID’s growing platform. They’ll be joined by 3 local Australian artists throughout the event. ISOL-AID launched 3 weeks ago and has run a live streaming festival over consecutive weekends and has been warmly embraced by the Australian music community.
Scheduled performers include Shura, Julien Baker, Asgeir, Nanna from Of Monsters and Men, Overcoats, Gordi, and more.
When: Friday, April 10th at 3:00 p.m. EDT
Kvelertak have announced “Live From Your Living Room”, a 60-minute livestream taking place from the venue Artilleriverkstedet in Norway.
In addition, there will be an option for fans to chat live to each other and the band, with a special event t-shirt available to order, plus merch bundles from the 2020 tour, which was halted early due to the developing COVID-19 pandemic. There is no restriction on the number of fans that can participate and virtual tickets can be purchased at the time via credit card, Paypal, or the Norwegian mobile payment system VIPPS.
Overcoats Take Over Consequence of Sound’s Instagram
When: Friday, April 10th
Overcoats will host an exclusive livestream on our Instagram page.
“Co-Trilla Quarantine Sessions”
When: April 10th-12th
Triller, the AI-powered music video “social streaming” platform, presents “Co-Trilla Quarantine Sessions,” an epic three-day music festival April 10th-12th, 2020 to benefit COVID-19 relief efforts. Produced by Propagate along with Proxima Media’s Daniel Herther, the curated festival content will stream on Triller’s YouTube channel. Jay Pharoah, noted actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, rapper, and voice actor, will host the event in collaboration with five-time Emmy nominated writer and creator Chris Case.
Scheduled participants include Migos, Snoop Dogg, Kash Doll, G Herbo, Rich the Kid, Gallant, and more.
When: April 10th-12th
DIY Magazine announces “DIYsolation Festival” featuring Pale Waves, Creeper, Metronomy’s Anna Prior, Marika Hackman, Sports Team, Peace, Peach Pit, Black Honey, and more.
As well as offering fans the chance to connect with artists, DIYsolation Festival will also raise money by enabling donations to Help Musicians, a charity that has been instrumental in supporting members of the music industry during the COVID-19 outbreak.
“Human to Human”
When: Saturday, April 11th at 12:00 p.m. EDT
In a time of isolation and uncertainty, music can be both universal and unifying. Today artists have joined together to announce Human To Human, a Facebook Live Benefit Event taking place on Saturday, April 11th from noon to midnight ET. All proceeds from the event will benefit PLUS1’s COVID-19 Relief Fund working in conjunction with MusiCares and Sweet Relief. Viewers will be to contribute via Facebook’s Donate feature or by texting PLUS1H2H to 50155.
Confirmed performances include Alec Bejanim, Andrew McMahon, Butch Walker, Grouplove, Hunter Hayes, Jensen McRae, Jewel, Lauren Daigle, Lucie Silvas, Nicolas Petricca (Walk The Moon), Sam Nelson Harris (X Ambassadors), Skylar Grey, Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Tori Kelly, and more.
“Nether Meant Festival”
When: Saturday, April 11th at 6:00 p.m. EDT
Open Pit and Anamanaguchi have announced the “Nether Meant Festival,” an evening in the video game Minecraft, featuring virtual performances by American Football, Anamanaguchi, and more to benefit Good360.
The festival is being headlined by Polyvinyl labelmates, American Football and Anamanaguchi. Both bands released new albums on Midwest indie label in 2019 – including American Football’s critically praised LP3, and Anamanaguchi’s long-awaited [USA]. Other confirmed acts include Hana, Iglooghost, Skylar Spence, and more.
“People Supporting Artists Telethon”
When: Saturday, April 11th at 7:00 p.m. EDT
Rosanne Cash, John Oates, Keb’ Mo’, Soccer Mommy, and Shovels & Rope are banding together for a new online telethon to raise money for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. The “People Supporting Artists Telethon” will air live from Nashville on Saturday, April 11th, at 7 p.m. ET.
The telethon will mix at-home musical performances with a lo-fi throwback vibe, skits, and personal stories from those who have benefited from MusiCares. Other performers include Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo and Louie Pérez, Lucie Silvas with Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne, Rival Sons singer Jay Buchanan, Lee Brice, Molly Tuttle, JD McPherson, Langhorne Slim, Kelsey Waldon, Jim Lauderdale, and songwriter Jamie Kent, who spearheaded the telethon with fellow musician Aaron Shafer-Haiss.
The Struts’ “Sunday Service”
Each Sunday, The Struts present “Sunday Service”, filmed live from their individual homes in Los Angeles.
Andra Bocelli’s Music For Hope”
When: Sunday, April 12th
On Easter Sunday (April 12, 2020), Italian tenor and global music icon Andrea Bocelli will give a solo performance at the historic Duomo, the cathedral of Milan, Italy, by invitation of the City and of the cathedral, and thanks to the hospitality of the Archpriest and the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo.
When: Sunday, April 12th
Destructo will deliver a Sunrise Sermon DJ set on Easter Sunday. The livestream will begin at 8:30 a.m. EST.
“Closer in Crisis”
When: Thursday, April 16th at 8:00 p.m. EDT
Sound Mind has announced an interactive virtual music benefit concert, Closer in Crisis. This pioneering benefit concert will feature at-home, streamed performances from Chad Urmston of Dispatch, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Langhorne Slim, Foy Vance, Jade Bird, Ballroom Thieves and more, to build a community of support and open dialogue around mental health amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
The event will be hosted by comedian Chris Gethard, and feature spoken word by world poetry slam
finalist Patrick Roche. Experts from Mental Health America, American Psychological Association,
and National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City will provide information on virtual mental
health resources, support programs, and best practices for self-care while social distancing. The event
will be streamed on Thursday, April 16th at 8:00 p.m. EST via YouTube.
“One World: Together At Home”
When: Saturday, April 18th at 8:00 p.m. EDT
International advocacy organization Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO) have announced “One World: Together At Home”, a global broadcast special to honor and support healthcare workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.The event will air simultaneously on ABC, CBS, and NBC, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Fallon.
Taking place on Saturday, April 18th and curated by Lady Gaga, the broadcast will include Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan and Stevie Wonder, as well as real experiences from doctors, nurses, and families around the world.
Neil Young’s “Fireside Sessions”
Where: Neil Young Archives
On a semi-regular basis, Neil Young will host “Fireside Sessions” from his home in Telluride, Colorado. “Because we are all at home and not venturing out, we will try to do a stream from my fireplace with my lovely wife [Daryl Hannah] filming. It will be a down-home production, a few songs, a little time together,” explains the songwriting legend.
The initial episode featured a six-song set with performances of “Vampire Blues”, “Razor Love”, and “Tell Me Why”.
Yo-Yo Ma’s “Songs of Comfort”
On a semi-regular basis, Yo-Yo Ma will perform live on Instagram. “In these days of anxiety, I wanted to find a way to continue to share some of the music that gives me comfort,” he says.