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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! Check out our list of upcoming live stream gigs and our favourite performances so far.

Upcoming performances…

There’s a monstrous line-up of stars waiting in the wings to perform in the coming days as HomeFest with James Corden is due to take place this coming Monday and Stream Aid is due to take place via Twitch this coming Saturday.

 

Harry Styles

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

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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’.

P!NK

Global superstar P!NK took to her piano via Instagram to make you feel her love. She performs a beautiful rendition of Adele’s smash hit that even the great Adele would be proud of.

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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. 

 

…And for a much needed laugh

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With the ball well and truly rolling expect more artists to perform live in the coming days, to keep track of these live performances you can visit dedicated sites WhoNeeds.live Stay At Home Festival or search the #TogetherAtHome hashtag and of course keep an eye on our blog in the coming days.

For Arts & Theatre shows currently available online, click here. For concert films recommendations on Netflix, click here.

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