The coronavirus pandemic has pushed us into a point in history where human civilization has come to a standstill. As the world bids its time in somber, self-inflicted/prescribed coronavirus quarantines, artists like Rob Thomas, Chris Martin, John Legend, Katherine McPhee, David Foster, and many others are streaming performances from their homes to their fans live and for free!
Rob Thomas started it off with his “Social Distance Sessions”
The “trend” began with musician Rober Kelly Tomas who took to his Instagram page and posted a cover of Crowded House’s hit, “Don’t Dream It’s Over” under the caption “Social Distance Sessions.”
With the live stream, Rob Thomas hoped to bring some hope “during these uncertain times the entire world is shutting itself down.” He also invited other musicians “to go on Instagram and share a little something with people to help them while they hunker down in their homes.”
Chris Martin wowed fans by playing live renditions of Coldplay classics!
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was the next to give people something to hoot about as he conducted a virtual concert on Coldplay’s official Instagram page.
From A Sky Full of Stars, Trouble, Viva La Vida, to Yellow, he played Coldplay one after another. “I was supposed to be with the band Coldplay today from which I come but they are 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 where you are and what I can do for you … so I’m here at your service for the next 20-some minutes,” Martin told fans.
John Legend joined in next and will be performing a live-streamed concert today!
After Chris Martin announced that John Legend will be the second artist to hold a virtual concert, the musician responded by announcing that he would take requests in a live stream from his official Instagram account Tuesday at 1 p.m. PT.
Next to go live were David Foster and Katherine McPhee Foster in an impromptu concert
From duetting on songs like Nat King Cole’s “Smile” and “Unforgettable” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” to promising the shows to crop up every day at 5:30 PT, because “what else is there to do?”, it was a breath of fresh air from all the Netflix binging everyone has been doing of late.