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]

Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Etc. To Perform At “VAX LIVE: The Concert To Reunite The World”

Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Jennifer Lopez, J Balvin, and H.E.R. are set to perform as part of Global Citizen’s “VAX LIVE: The Concert To Reunite The World.” The event, which will be held at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, CA, will be hosted by Selena Gomez and it will air on May 8 at 5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET.

The following was said about the show on the event’s website:

“VAX LIVE: A Concert to Reunite the World is celebrating the hope that COVID-19 vaccines are offering families and communities around the world. We are calling on world leaders to step up to make sure vaccines are accessible for all so we can end the pandemic for everyone, everywhere.”

Hugh Evans, Global Citizen co-founder and CEO, said the following:

“As a global community, we are in a race against time and the key to coming back together is the vaccine. We need to build vaccine confidence in the U.S. and globally, and encourage people to take the vaccine as quickly as possible. There is a light at the end of this tunnel, but getting vaccines to everyone, everywhere regardless of who they are or where they are from, is key to ensuring the end of this pandemic around the world. We must all unite to get back on track to eradicating extreme poverty.”

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, also commented

“The World Health Organization is pleased to be partnering with Global Citizen in the fight against COVID-19. Throughout the response to the pandemic, we have been grateful for the efforts and commitment shown by global citizens, health advocates and changemakers around the world to advocate for vaccine equity to protect the most vulnerable people, everywhere. WHO will continue to work closely with all nations and partners to help manage potential risks and use science and data to drive a targeted global response.”

Gomez added:

“I’m honored to be hosting ‘Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World’. This is a historic moment to encourage people around the world to take the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them, call on world leaders to share vaccine doses equitably and to bring people together for a night of music in a way that hasn’t felt possible in the past year. I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Billie Joe Armstong (Green Day), Etc. To Perform As Part Of “iHeart Radio Living Room Concert For America”

Since virtually everyone is stuck inside right now due to the coronavirus pandemic, iHeartRadio have decided to team up with Fox for a special “iHeart Radio Living Room Concert For America.” The event will air on March 29 at 9PM ET / 6PM PT and it will find Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, H.E.R., Mariah Carey, Sam Smith, and Tim McGraw performing from their own living rooms. Elton John will also serve as the host.

Alice Cooper, Foo Fighters, Etc. To Honor Aerosmith At “MusiCares Person Of The Year” Tribute Concert

Alice Cooper, Foo Fighters, Gary Clark Jr., H.E.R., John Legend, John Mayer, The Jonas Brothers, Emily King, and Yola will be honoring Aerosmith at the 2020 “MusiCares Person Of The Year” tribute concert in Los Angles, CA on January 24. Musical director Greg Phillinganes will lead the artists through various tracks from Aerosmith’s catalog. More guests will be announced at a later date.