As the art of quarantining becomes increasingly prevalent in our lives, adaption in all forms is required.
Musicians have found a way to get creative in these uncertain times. A way that will still bring entertainment to their eager fans. And John Legend has confirmed he too will be jumping on the new, coolest wagon in town: the live stream. [Featured Image: @johnlegend, Instagram]
He took to Twitter to announce he will be playing live to his Instagram audience at 1pm (Pacific Time) today. It follows Chris Martin’s live concert on Coldplay’s Instagram account yesterday. Tune in from 8pm GMT to catch the legend play to his “Ordinary People”.
It’ll be on Instagram Live at @johnlegend. Requests will be accepted. And let me know which other artists I should pass the torch to
— John Legend (@johnlegend) March 16, 2020
Pittsburgh Hardcore collective Code Orange seem to have started a healthy trend as we all wonder what to do once lockdown mode hits. They streamed a full concert live to an empty room over Twitch.tv on Saturday 14 March. Thousands tuned in as the band played in support of their new album, Underneath, which dropped last Friday (13 March).
— Code Orange (@codeorangetoth) March 14, 2020
The Dropkick Murphys then followed suit by announcing a Paddy’s Day concert, which you can stream this evening, before Chris Martin and John Legend jumped on board.
Perhaps, even after any upcoming lockdowns are behind us, this will be seen as a glimpse into the future. When we are allowed to pack back into concert halls, it will provide a way to be more inclusive to fans who can’t make it into the venue.
Either way, it’s a welcome form of entertainment in these tough times. Sure, anything beats sitting on our sofa twiddling our thumbs trawling through daytime TV, but we hope streamed concerts become a growing trend.
Find the live stream at 1pm Pacific Time (8pm GMT) over on John Legend’s Instagram page.