This weekend I was supposed to be in Oakland watching Pearl Jam wrap up the first leg of the 2020 North American Tour. The two-date stint outside the Bay has been postponed, and instead, Pearl Jam will participate in a virtual “One World: Together at Home” global fundraising show. The concert featuring today’s biggest musicians is raising awareness for novel coronavirus pandemic relief and is taking place Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m. Livestreamed concerts and events might be the new norm until fall 2021 at the earliest.
The good news is that you won’t have to see any Coachella content for the next two weeks. Many artists are making up for lost road time by hosting acoustic sessions over social media platforms like Instagram and YouTube. For the first time people are seeing their favorite artists livestream quarantine concerts from their homes, studios or wherever they can while they practice social distancing. MPR’s Tiny Desk segment thrived off enclosed performances, and while a lot of concerts are canceled, there’s still a big list of livestream performances you should be checking out while you stay inside, too.
Tori Kelly livestreams songs daily on her Instagram at 4 p.m. ET.
Metallica has launched a new concert series called #MetallicaMondays. In the series, the band will stream a complete live show all on it’s YouTube channel and Facebook.
The Grateful Dead have announced Shakedown Stream, a new weekly livestream series consisting of full concert screenings. The streams will take place very Friday at 8 p.m. ET on the band’s YouTube channel.
Neil Young streams his Fireside Sessions from his home. Watch here.
Everyone misses Diplo. Every night the DJ and producer will have live DJ sets from his living room via Instagram live.
The Black Pumas will host a special livestream benefit for MusiCares’ COVID-19 relief fund. The livestream will take place on April 16 at 8 p.m. ET. Watch on YouTube and Facebook.
BTS‘ “Bang Bang Con” livestream concert series kicks off with four of eight classic shows, spread out over two nights starting on April 17 at 11 p.m. ET.
The Killers on Instagram live with a concert + Q&A Saturday, April 18 at 3 p.m. ET.
Erykah Badu, the queen of neo-soul and R&B, is continuing her virtual concert series with her third live concert stream at 7 p.m. ET on April 19.
The “Jersey 4 Jersey” COVID-19 relief concert held by New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund will feature Jersey natives Bruce Springsteen, Jon Steward and SZA and takes place April 22 at 7 p.m. ET. Viewers can tune in to “Jersey 4 Jersey” on SiriusXM’s E Street Radio, Apple Music, Apple TV apps. Viewers and listeners can also follow along on social media by using the hashtag #Jersey4Jersey.