Coronavirus: Chris Martin, John Legend, Yungblud stream virtual concerts to combat isolation

Coronavirus: Chris Martin, John Legend, Yungblud stream virtual concerts to combat isolation
Coldplay's Chris Martin and John Legend are among the stars offering self-isolation streams. Photo credit: Instagram

Some of the biggest musical acts in the world who themselves are self-isolating are offering virtual concerts for their fans amid the coronavirus pandemic.

With bans on large gatherings rolling out across the globe, the live entertainment industry is essentially at a standstill, forcing artists and music fans to get creative.

According to the BBC, Coldplay's Chris Martin covered David Bowie's 'Life On Mars' during his impromptu Instagram Live set, while country singer Keith Urban also utilised Instagram to perform, with wife Nicole Kidman in the background.

Kidman was acting as Urban's "audience of one", he said, but many more fans tuned in online.

Meanwhile, British pop singer Yungblud implored fans to get involved with his hour-long online show, which broadcast from Los Angeles just 72 hours after the cancellation of his tour.

"Get on your bed, your kitchen table, your couch - and jump!" he told viewers.

Yungblud also reportedly drank Corona beer with special guests Bella Thorne and Machine Gun Kelly.

John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen also put on a show for fans, as part of the Together At Home concert series presented by the World Health Organisation and Global Citizen. 

Legend played his hit songs on the piano while Teigen perched atop it dressed in a towel, providing witty commentary while sipping wine. At one point, the couple's 3-year-old daughter Luna requested her dad play 'Beauty and the Beast'.

Earlier in the week, Kiwi dancer and choreographer Parris Goebel joined superstar DJ Diplo at his Los Angeles home for a live streamed concert called Coronight Fever.

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