Metallica And Green Day Among Artists Announced For “Global Citizen Live” Broadcast

Metallica and Green Day are among the artists announced for Global Citizen’s upcoming “Global Citizen Live” virtual concert. That 24-hour broadcast will take place on September 25 and it will feature various performances that were filmed around the world. Other confirmed artists include: Adam Lambert, Alessia Cara, Andrea Bocelli, Angélique Kidjo, Billie Eilish, BTS, Burna Boy, Camila Cabello, Christine And The Queens, Coldplay, Davido, Demi Lovato, DJ Snake, Doja Cat, Duran Duran, Ed Sheeran, Femi Kuti, H.E.R., Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness, Keith Urban, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Lorde, Rag’n’Bone Man, Ricky Martin, Shawn Mendes, The Lumineers, The Weeknd, Tiwa Savage, and Usher. Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans commented:

“COVID-19 has drastically reversed the progress toward achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals pushing upwards of 160 million people back into extreme poverty. There are now more than 40 million people on the brink of famine. Progress on climate change has halted, as the majority of the Fortune 500 fail to set science-based carbon reduction targets. We must rectify the damage done and hold world leaders and businesses accountable for ensuring that the entire world recovers from this pandemic together. ‘Equitable recovery’ is not an act of charity — it is the only way we can ensure a fighting chance at achieving a sustainable world free from extreme poverty.”

[via Rolling Stone]

Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Etc. To Perform As Part Of “One World: Together At Home” Special

Various artists will be joining forces for the “One World: Together At Home” special to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts. Global Citizen are partnering with the World Health Organization for the event, which will take place on April 18 at 8PM ET/5PM PT. The following artists will appear: Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Elton John, Finneas, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan, and Stevie Wonder.