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Our guide to a couch concert: live stream gigs

With live performances put on hold in the midst of social distancing, a number of stars have decided to perform from their home so you can enjoy from the comfort of yours! Check out our list of live stream gigs below.

As the world comes together by staying apart, a whole host of artists have decided to perform for their fans from home, showing that music can bring people together even when they are far apart. The music world has provided us with hours of live music and for once you don’t need a ticket!

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And of course stay tuned right here for daily updates. Check out some upcoming performances plus our favourite performances so far below.

 

 

 

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Ticketmaster presents: Homecoming, at home with…

To keep music fans ticking over, we’ve decided to start the Homecoming’ series where we’ll be giving you the chance to catch up with some of your favourite acts and see what they’ve been up to while at home. This new incentive is all in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

 

FlutterTone Monday Club

Every Monday at 7pm FlutterTone will be live streaming a series of performances from some of the best rising stars in Ireland. Head over to their Facebook page to check it out.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds  

Although the band’s proposed European tour has been postponed, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds fan’s will be spoiled for choice over the coming weeks with the band’s Youtube channel streaming content 24/7. Subscribe and stay tuned to keep up with the endless amount of entertainment.

The Ruby Sessions

Every Tuesday at 9pm expect an at home performance from of the biggest Irish stars in the industry. Follow The Ruby Sessions on Instagram to see who’s next up.

Lyra

Cork native and rising star Lyra has announced a virtual live tour in partnership with Live Nation stay tuned to her Instagram and the Live At Home website to stay up to date with upcoming performances.

Diplo

American DJ, Diplo has started his ‘Corona World Tour’ taking place every Friday, Saturday & Sunday for the foreseeable future. Although the streams will take place at 3am Irish time, you can always view the stream on his Youtube channel at a later date.

Miley Cyrus

Miley has stayed active and has been keeping her fans entertained with her ‘Bright Minded’ series on Instagram, a show that takes place daily from Monday-Friday and includes a number of star guests each day. This week she’s started the #HighlightingHeroes incentive which asks fans to submit entries of people doing their utmost to help during the current crisis.

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Radiohead

British rockers Radiohead will be sharing one classic show a week vie their Youtube channel until things get back to normal. Keep an eye on their Instagram for weekly updates.

 

Digital Drag Festival

The world of drag has come together to well and truly spoil their fans, as Digital Drag Fest is offering performances every day up until the 30th of April with some of the scenes biggest acts slated to take part.

Charli xcx

Charli xcx is going to put her time at home to good use as shes announced that she will make a full album while quarantined. The album ‘How I’m Feeling Now’ is set to release on the 15th of May and to reach that deadline she’s encouraging help from her fans. You can follow the album process via Charli’s Instagram.

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Metallica

Metal icons Metallica have started #MetallicaMondays where they will release video footage of a classic performance at the start of each week. You can view them by visting their Facebook or Youtube channel.

 

John Mayer

Current Mood is the wacky Instagram show hosted by self proclaimed ‘social distance warrior’ John Mayer. Expect music, comedy and some surprise celebrity guests. Head over to the Current Mood Instagram to stay up to date with Mr.Mayer’s schedule.

Ben Gibbard

Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard has kept himself occupied churning out a string of performances over the past few weeks. Head over to Ben’s Youtube channel to view his recent performances and find out what he has coming next.

 

Sofi Tukker

Electronic duo Sofi Tukker have kept their fans content by playing daily DJ sets on their Instagram page and show no signs of slowing down. Give their Instagram a follow for regular updates from the pair.

Levi’s

Denim pioneers Levi’s have started the aptly named 5:01 live series where a different musical artist will perform live at 5:01pm(1:01am Irish time) each day. A number of stars have staged performances already including the likes of Snoop Dogg, Burna Boy and Sigrid with plenty more to come. Make sure to monitor Levi’s Instagram to stay up to date.

 

Our favourite performances so far…

 

The Buckleys

The Buckleys, Australia’s hippie country band, are bringing live music straight from their living room to yours with their world virtual tour.

Hozier

Watch as Hozier performs a wonderfully emotional version of The Parting Glass with a special dedication to those that have lost their lives to COVID-19.

 

Dermot Kennedy

The man of the moment Dermot Kennedy showed his musical talents via Instagram live, performing songs from his debut album ‘Without Fear’.

BTS

K-Pop kings BTS checked in with James Corden and performed their smash hit ‘Boy With Luv’, they even threw in some dance moves for their adoring army.

Harry Styles

Join Harry Styles as he performs several songs from his latest solo release, accompanied by his touring band.

Picture This

Picture This fans will be pleased to know that the Irish quartet have been in isolation together, meaning they could play an at home concert for their legion of supporters.

Hozier

Irish favourite and global star Hozier put on a home concert in partnership with Global Citizen & WHO, with some help from collaborator Alex Ryan performing some of his most popular songs to date.

Chris Martin

With each member of Coldplay currently stuck in a different country from one another, front-man Chris Martin decided on giving fan’s a real treat with a solo performance from home lasting nearly 30 minutes including all of Coldplay’s most popular hits. He labelled the mini gig as #TogetherAtHome in the hope of other artist’s following suit.

 

John Legend

After Chris Martin threw down the gauntlet, R&B crooner John Legend decided to put on a home concert of his own with a helping hand from his wife Chrissy Teigen. He starts off with a wonderful rendition of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Love’s in need of love today’ before performing a slew of his own hits. He leaves a message on the video challenging both Charlie Puth and Miguel to continue the #TogetherAtHome series.

 

 

Charlie Puth

Not afraid of a challenge, Charlie Puth responded to John Legend in quick time and kept the #TogetherAtHome movement rolling, displaying his vocal talents from his parents house in front of a picturesque backdrop. He encourages the practice of social distancing but says “why not have some fun and listen to some music while your doing that”, a message we can all get behind.

Niall Horan

Fresh off the back of his sophomore album release ‘Heartbreak Weather’, Niall Horan performed an acoustic home gig for his fans on Instagram live. He begins by saying “its more than a gig” raising awareness and stressing the importance of self isolation before breaking into ‘This Town’.

Gavin James

As he’s currently stuck in his ‘Gaff’ like the rest of us, Gavin James decided on killing some time by gifting us with a live session. He has also took the opportunity to shine a light on charity Alone Ireland. All for a good cause!

 

Miguel

Submitting to John Legend’s request, R&B ace Miguel jumped on the #TogetherAtHome train and showed off his silky vocals and guitar playing skills for his fans.

One Republic

Pop Rock veterans One Republic put on a virtual concert at home to tide their fans over, playing their biggest singles including Counting Stars and the Timbaland produced Apologize.

Bruce Springsteen

‘The Boss’ Bruce Springsteen has tried to make social distancing a little easier for his fans by sharing his electric set at London’s Hyde Park in 2009. It’s now available to stream in it’s entirety for the first time!

Ane Brun

Norweigan star Ane Brun has shared her live set from 2018 at the Oslo Spektrum Arena to tie her fans over, performing a number of covers mainly from her album ‘Leave Me Breathless’.

 

Bastille

Bastille vocalist Dan Smith put his piano to use and went on a solo mission of performing all of the British band’s greatest hits.

Tom Misch

Accomplished musician Tom Misch took on the challenge of performing a Nirvana classic playing the unmistakable ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’.

Ben Gibbard

Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard continue’s the trend of performing at home and is even going one step further by making it a daily event. He’s stated that “For the next few weeks I will be playing songs everyday from my home studio”, so subscribe to his Youtube channel for more upcoming content.

It isn’t only the singers who’ve gotten in on the act…

Lead by Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, some of Hollywood’s finest teamed up to perform a rendition of John Lennon’s iconic song ‘Imagine’. Although not performed in the same room, the stars go line for line to complete the song proving that we can unite even when were not together. The likes of Jamie Dornan, Natalie Portman, Will Ferrell and Cara Delevigne put their vocal skills to test with some help from singers SIA, Norah Jones and Labrinth. 

With the ball well and truly rolling expect more artists to perform live in the coming weeks, For Arts & Theatre shows currently available online, click here. For concert films recommendations on Netflix, click here.

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