Here’s How to Watch John Legend’s Free Concert From Home

published Mar 17, 2020
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As they say in showbiz, the show must go on.

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, mass gatherings such as concerts and festivals have been postponed or canceled altogether. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy live performances anymore.

John Legend tweeted that he’ll be having a live streaming concert, free of charge, in his and Chrissy Teigen’s home. The show will air today at 1 p.m. Pacific Time on Instagram.

Although the Grammy Award-winning artist is used to having thousands of fans in attendance, for this performance he’ll probably just have one audience member: his wife.

Teigen tweeted that she’ll have no choice anyway.

Legend made the announcement shortly after Coldplay frontman Chris Martin held his own performance on Monday, also while social distancing at home. The livestream featured hits like “Yellow,” “Viva La Vida,” and “Trouble.” Martin also did a cover of David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?”

“I was supposed to be with the band Coldplay today from which I come but they are stuck in different countries, so we can’t play together,” he said. “So I thought what would be nice would be to check in with some of you out there and see where you are and what I can do for you… so I’m here at your service for the next 20-some minutes.”

Other artists have also joined Legend and Martin to help alleviate anxiety and encourage people to stay indoors during this crisis. David Foster and Katherine McPhee-Foster, for instance, also performed on Monday, duetting on classics like Nat King Cole’s “Hallelujah” and Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile.”

“We decided because we’re all housebound as most of you are — or should be — that we would have a little fun,” they said. The couple added that they would have a livestream daily at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time, because, “what else is there to do?”