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Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters & More to Play “VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World”

Jennifer Lopez, J Balvin, and H.E.R. are among the other scheduled performers

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Foo Fighters (David Brendan Hall) & Eddie Vedder (Lior Phillips) to play “VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World”
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    Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, Jennifer Lopez, J Balvin, and H.E.R. are set to perform at “VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World”, a global broadcast and streaming special that “aims to encourage vaccine confidence worldwide and help get vaccine access to everyone, everywhere.”

    Hosted by Selena Gomez, the one-hour special will broadcast on Saturday, May 8th at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC and CBS, as well as stream on YouTube and iHeartMedia. A rebroadcast will air on FOX later that evening at 11:00 p.m. ET. Additionally, YouTube will present an extended 90-minute version of the concert featuring a performance by K-pop stars NCT-127.

    “VAX Live” is being put on by the international advocacy organization Global Citizen and is part of a year-long campaign aimed “to help end COVID-19 for all, end the hunger crisis, resume learning everywhere, protect the planet, and advance equity for all.”

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    Throughout the broadcast, Global Citizen will call on governments and philanthropists across the world to pledge $22.1 billion towards COVID vaccinations — or, “the outstanding balance needed by the ACT-Accelerator to get two billion COVID-19 vaccine doses, tests and treatments to the world’s poorest countries by the end of 2021,” according to a press release.

    “I’m honored to be hosting ‘VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World’,” said Gomez in a statement. “This is a historic moment to encourage people around the world to take the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them, call on world leaders to share vaccine doses equitably, and to bring people together for a night of music in a way that hasn’t felt possible in the past year. I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

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