Elton John to host celeb-packed TV & radio concert as an ‘antidote’

music news 27/03/2020

Elton John has announced that he is looking to host a ‘living room’ concert aimed at lifting the spirits of those of us stuck at home, doing our part to slow the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, the Backstreet Boys, Tim McGraw and Billie Joe Armstrong are scheduled to take part in the event.

The artists will be filmed with cell phones, cameras and audio equipment in their homes “to ensure the health and safety of all involved,” according to a statement. The event will take the time slot that was to belong to the iHeartRadio Music Awards - which was forced to be cancelled due to public health concerns.

According to sources, the live ‘living room’ concert will not only provide us with free concerts, but also honour those essential  workers who are out their making sure our communities still run, and that as many lives as possible will be saved.

There will also be fundraising efforts during the show.

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