The one-hour musical event airs March 29 from 6-7 p.m. on Fox, featuring additional performers including the Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey and Sam Smith.
In light of the canceled iHeartRadio Music Awards, Fox has teamed with iHeartMedia to present a "Living Room Concert for America," a music event that pays tribute to medical professionals fighting to stop the rapid spread of coronavirus COVID-19, the respiratory illness that has swept the world, upended the entertainment industry and put a stop to all non-essential business.
Hosted by Elton John, the one-hour benefit special features performances by Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Sam Smith, Dave Grohl, Camila Cabello, Tim McGraw, H.E.R., Green Day's Joe Armstrong and more.
Throughout the broadcast, there will be additional appearances from Lizzo, Demi Lovato and Ciara; as well as inspirational messages from guests and information on charities to support in this time of need, such as Feeding America and First Responder's Children's Foundation.
Since the coronavirus was declared by the World Heh Organization to be a global pandemic, it has caused almost all major events in the music, film and television industries to be canceled or postponed, jeopardizing the entire entertainment industry and rendering most Americans housebound amid "Safer at Home" orders from government officials.
As of this writing, the John Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center indicates that there are 94, 238 confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States, with over 1,438 deaths.
Those interested in the iHeartMedia commercial-free concert may tune in when it airs March 29 from 6-7 p.m. PT on Fox. It will also be available via the iHeartMedia radio stations and through the associated app. More information can be found here.
With the global pandemic’s continued spread, people across the world are staying inside to curb the virus’ infection rate. Many musicians have offered livestreams as a way to offer entertainment during quarantine. Now, the WHO, Global Citizen, and a number of popular musicians are teaming up for the livestream TV special One World: Together At Home. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and Stephen Colbert, the special will air on every major TV network and feature performances by many big-name artists like Lizzo, Lady Gaga, and Billie Eilish.
Along with big pop icons, other artists on the roster include Paul McCartney, Elton John, Finneas, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Kacey Musgraves, J Balvin, Keith Urban, Alanis Morissette, Lang Lang, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Joe Armstrong, Burna Boy, and Maluma.
Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen, said the broadcast will be, in part, a way to honor our healthcare workers: “As we honor and support the heroic efforts of community health workers, ‘One World: Together At Home’ aims to serve as a source of unity and encouragement in the global fight to end COVID-19,” Evans said in a statement. “Through music, entertainment and impact, the global live-cast will celebrate those who risk their own health to safeguard everyone else’s.”
Director-general of the WHO Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus echoed Evans’ statement: “The World Health Organization is committed to defeating the coronavirus pandemic with science and public health measures, and supporting the health workers who are on the frontlines of the response,” said Dr. Ghebreyesus. “We may have to be apart physically for a little while, but we can still come together virtually to enjoy great music. The ‘One World: Together at Home’ concert represents a powerful show of solidarity against a common threat.”
One World: Together At Home premieres 4/18 at 8 p.m. EST on all major networks.
Some of the artists covered here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.