Music Stars Going Online For Intimate Performances


Artists in all genres are turning to the internet to share their music and bring welcome distraction to the lives of people who are isolated at home due to COVID-19.

"During these uncertain times the entire world is shutting itself down. Part of that means that people aren’t going out and enjoying live music or any entertainment,” Rob Thomas wrote on Instagram. “I’m kicking this off and I invite all my brothers and sisters in the music world to go on Instagram and share a little something with people to help them while they hunker down in their homes.”

Thomas, who shared an acoustic performance of Crowded House’s 1986 hit “Don’t Dream It’s Over,” challenged acts like Chris Daughtry, Counting Crows, John Mayer and Canada’s Alanis Morissette to broadcast their own “#SocialDistanceSessions.”

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin went on Instagram to livestream a performance from his home, singing tracks like “A Sky Full of Stars” and “Trouble.”

“I hope you and your family are safe and healthy,” Martin tweeted.

P!nk went online with what she described as a “free concert slash piano lessons from my heart to yours.” The pop star did a rendition of Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love.”

Keith Urban offered fans a 30-minute concert from the basement of his Nashville home.

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Canada’s David Foster and his wife, singer Katharine McPhee, live streamed “Hallelujah” by Montreal-born Leonard Cohen from their home – and promised to perform on Instagram daily at 8:30 pm ET.

John Legend promised to do a live stream performance at 4 pm ET. “We’ll try to get through this together,” he tweeted.

And Canadian singer Scott Helman is scheduled to do an Instagram Live session on Tuesday at 3 pm ET with friends Hunter Hayes, Johnny Orlando and others.

Watch some live stream performances below:

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To make you feel my love 😍 rehearsals

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