Where to watch free live concerts during the coronavirus lockdown - BGR

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  • The coronavirus lockout has prompted many artists to jump on social media and engage more directly with fans.
  • Some musicians have recently started broadcasting live concerts from their homes while they were in quarantine.
  • Even top musicians like Garth Brooks, John Legend and Chris Martin have fun.
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Coronavirus has a large part of the world locked in, and some celebrities just don't know what to do with themselves. Example: Madonna went wild on Twitter and posted videos that, at times, are downright absurd. The strangest post she had involved floated her in a milky bath with rose petals talking about how the coronavirus is the great equalizer. In another article, she started singing a parody song about fried fish. The performance was so creaky that it even prompted Weird Al, the king of parody, to respond, "You see? Not so easy, right? "

However, not all celebrities are completely lacking in self-awareness. In fact, some athletes, actors and musicians have published a lot of good content while remaining blocked. Some musicians, for example, have decided to organize free, impromptu concerts in their living rooms. And we're not talking about some level C musicians that you've never heard of. We are talking about listers like Garth Brooks, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Shawn Mendes and many others.

If you haven't seen one of these live videos yet, you're missing something of a surreal and unique experience. Last Monday, for example, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood gave a private concert from their home that drew 3,4 million viewers on FaceBook Live. Yesterday, Brooks and Yearwood are back online and even responded to requests from viewers.

For a little glimpse of what you're missing, here's a video from Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello staging a makeshift performance on Instagram.

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So where do you go if you want to enjoy some of these intriguing performances? Well, there are a lot to follow, but Offers.com has put together a nice list of online destinations for music that you should keep in mind.

Some notable selections can be viewed below and include heavy hitters such as Metallica, Machine Gun Kelly and Yo-Yo Ma.

  • Americana Highways broadcasts live “Live Music From the Quarantine”, a series of four consecutive sets of 30 minutes by different artists, six evenings a week. Facebook Live. Here is the artists program.
  • Armin van Buuren's “Beat the Silence” live broadcast will play music daily via Trading, Facebook et Youtube.
  • Billboard Live-At-Home brings live music to homes on their Facebook page. 80s musician Richard Marx performs for the Billboard Live At-Home series twice a day at 15 p.m. AND. March 26.
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter launched Songs From Home, a new online music series on Facebook.
  • Charli XCX launches a new Instagram Live series of daily "self-insulating" shows.
  • Diplo shoots a two-hour DJ set called “Corona World Tour”, on certain days at 22 p.m. AND through his Youtube, Trading et Instagram. He plans to continue doing so as long as people are socially distanced or in quarantine.
  • Echosmith will present acoustic shows during their "The Lonely Generation Acoustic Digital Tour" from April 1 to 14 on their Instagram et Facebook.
  • Garth Brooks has a weekly series on Facebook called "Inside Studio G" Monday at 19 p.m. AND.
  • Glass Animals singer Dave Bayley launches "Quarantine Covers" on Youtube, which will feature him covering songs requested by fans and passing through the equipment he used to record them.
  • JoJo accepts requests for coverage during its live broadcast at 15 p.m. AND everyday on it Instagram.
  • Machine Gun Kelly performs fast guitar covers called “#LockdownSessions” on their Instagram.
  • Katharine McPhee and David Foster perform live on Instagram every day at 20:30 p.m. ET.
  • Tori Kelly is live every day Instagram at 16. AND.
  • Metallica launched a new concert series on Monday, titled “#MetallicaMondays,” on Youtube et Facebook.
  • MTV launched "Unplugged at Home" featuring different artists playing acoustic ensembles at home on Youtube. They will announce more artists in the coming weeks.
  • Rolling Stone magazine launched a new series on Instagram called, 'In my room', 15 hours. AND every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Tidal is hosting a "Check In" series with Elliott Wilson and special guests on Instagram.
  • Rob Thomas regularly shares "#SocialDistanceSessions" on Instagram, encouraging other artists to participate.
  • Vanessa Carlton, made famous by her first hit "A Thousand Miles" in 2002, sings two songs every day on her Instagram performance at 18 p.m. ET until March 27, when she released her sixth album "Love Is An Art".
  • The World Health Organization has created its Together at home campaign where you can learn more about COVID-19, watch the live performances of the most popular musicians during the WHO free concert series and donate to COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fundraising. They also broadcast live concerts on their Instagram.
  • Yo-Yo Ma plans to perform live on Instagram regularly with his series "Songs of Comfort".

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Always a Mac user and passionate about Apple, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the technology industry in general for more than 6 years. His writings have been published in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK and, most recently, TUAW. When not writing and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys attending improv shows in Chicago, playing football and growing new addictions on television, the most recent examples being The Walking. Dead and Broad City.

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