Virtual Concerts With John Legend and More To Keep You Humming During Quarantine

The world is paused for the time being, and the next weeks may seem uncertain. Through it, though, there are beautiful ways the global community is coming together to bring joy. Many musicians have already pledged to host at-home concerts that fans globally can tune into.

Novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has forced much of American life to shut down completely, from filming TV shows and movies, to canceling most artist's tours. There are some comforts you can find from your own home while practicing social distancing, though. Here are some artists who have promised to perform for fans during this quiet time.

John Legend
John Legend attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California. Rich Fury/VF20/Getty Images for Vanity Fair/Getty

John Legend

When: 4 p.m. ET Tuesday

Where: Unannounced

Legend is designing his own home concert after his friend, Chris Martin of Coldplay, performed for fans on Instagram. "My friend Chris Martin did a lovely little concert from home today. I'll be doing one tomorrow at 1 pm Pacific time. See you soon. We'll try to get through this together!" he wrote on Twitter Monday. A bonus for fans of Legend's family, model and chef Chrissy Teigen announced she'll be there, even though she admitted she has no other choice during social distancing.

Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie

When: 4 p.m. ET daily for the foreseeable weeks

Where: Death Cab For Cutie's Youtube and Facebook

Gibbard is the lead singer of rock band Death Cab for Cutie, and while he can't be with his bandmates, he's pledged to perform for fans every day to help them through a trying time.

He revealed the reasoning on the Death Cab Instagram account Monday. "Some of you have traveled great distances and/or shelled out large sums of money to see us play and that has never been lost on me," he wrote. "So in this crazy and unprecedented time, I'd like to return the favor by coming to YOU.⁣"

L Devine

When: March 16 through March 30

Where: Multiple apps

L Devine was scheduled to tour with Fletcher, but will now host a "URL Tour" instead of human interaction. The artist will host four more live concerts, all of which will be different, across a variety of live-hosting apps like Tiktok, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. A complete schedule is available here.


When: Daily

Where: Instagram live

For fans who want a bit more interaction, indie artist Pronoun is teaching and learning, the chords to her own songs. The mix of live performance with educational opportunity make it different from other live streams. The artist first announced the idea March 14 on Twitter.

"While we are all quarantined, I am thinking about maybe learning the actual chords to my songs (you know like the letter of the chord not the shape)!"