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Bands livestream free gigs for fans during Coronavirus pandemic

Bands live stream free gigs for fans during Coronavirus pandemic
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Music artists including Coldplay and John Legend have helped launch a series of free concerts so that fans can enjoy their music from home during the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the #TogetherAtHome concept, Coldplay's Chris Martin took to Instagram Live on 16 March, for a stripped back session performing songs from his home. Following on from that, John Legend also performed to fans on Instagram Live on 17 March.

That seems to be just the beginning. Also set to join the #TogetherAtHome gig line up will be singer Charlie Puth, whose Instagram Live performance will be at 1pm PT on 18 March. Launched by Global Citizen, the #TogetherAtHome series aims to keep fans connected with artists and bands through a series of virtual concerts for everyone at home due to the Coronavirus.

Speaking about the #TogetherAtHome series, singer John Legend said: ' Social distancing is important, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring. I did a little at home performance to help lift your spirits.'

Country music star, Luke Combs, also provided fans with a live stream of his songs and it's thought the likes of Miguel will follow next.

The #TogetherAtHome series follows in the footsteps of the likes of Universal, who have made new movies available for early at-home streaming, including Trolls World Tour, The Hunt and Frozen 2.

With so many people self-isolating, it's not just bands that are thinking outside the box either. You can now save $110 on the Facebook Portal Gen 1, which allows you to speak to your friends and family, even when you're stuck inside. Of course, there are also the best TV streaming services to fall back on too.