One World: Together At Home Virtual Event Becoming This Generations Live Aid Concert
The virtual event One World: Together at Home is eerily reminiscent of the Live Aid benefit concert that took place back in the mid-80s.
The One World: Together At Home virtual event curated by Lady Gaga and Global Citizen has turned into this generation's Live Aid. For those that are old enough to recall, Live Aid was a concert that was held to raise funds for the ongoing famine in Ethiopia. The benefit concert that took place in the summer of 1985 featured various concerts held simultaneously across the world including Wembley Stadium in London, England, the UK, and the United States, put together by musician and political activist Bob Geldof.
Geldof managed to put together a roster of A-list artists who joined the cause including, the famous goosebump induced performance by Queen, Tom Petty, Madonna, U2, Sting, David Bowie, Elton John, The Four Tops, Judas Priest, Run DMC, The Beach Boys, Santana, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Led Zepplin, Duran Duran, and Mick Jagger to name drop but a few.
On the same day of the concerts, those that could not attend were able to tune in on television, which turned out to be one of the largest-scale satellite link-ups of all time. According to Wikipedia - an estimated audience of 1.9 billion, across 150 nations, watched the live broadcast or nearly 40% of the world population at the time.
Just like Bob Geldoff did for Live Aid - Lady Gaga is flexing her celebrity to bring together artists, musicians and the like for the collective cause of raising money for the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic.
The One World: At Home Together virtual event is set to be broadcast via online stream and will also be televised on CBS, NBC, and ABC. Joining forces to present the global event will be none other than late-night tv-hosts, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert.
While this event is completely virtual to adhere to the stay-home order across the world – everyone performing or appearing will do so directly from their living rooms, or outdoor patios or backyards.
Artists slated to appear and perform include Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, J Balvin, John Legend, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Matthew McConaughey, Stevie Wonder and so many more. For the complete lineup, how to tune in and take action, visit globalcitizen.org/togetherathome
So far the event has raised over $35 million dollars and plans on receiving even more funds in the days to come leading up to Saturday’s event.
Where To Watch:
- On TV: ABC, CBS, NBC
- Streaming On: Alibaba, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, LiveXLive, Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, TIDAL, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo, and YouTube.
Just like the Live Aid benefit concert did for the famine of Ethiopia - the One World Together At Home virtual event will bring together the masses (while apart) in the fight against the invisible enemy of all - COVID 19.