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Together at Home’ concert show for coronavirus relief

Together at Home’ concert show for coronavirus relief”

The TV special will celebrate community health care workers and support the WHO's global fight to end COVID-19.

One World will also be quite a star-studded event, hosted by late-night personalities Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel.

Curated in collaboration Lady Gaga - who revealed that she and Global Citizen have already raised $35 million for World Health Organization - the April 18 special will feature appearances and performances by Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, J Balvin, Andrea Bocelli, Burna Boy, Billie Eilish and FINNEAS, Elton John, John Legend, Chris Martin and Alanis Morissette.

The concert will take place on April 18 fro 8pm ET and will be broadcast on ABC, NBC, ViacomCBS Networks and iHeartMedia, as well as on Bell Media in Canada. "Through music, entertainment and impact, the global live-cast will celebrate those who risk their own health to safeguard everyone else's", Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen, said.

'Interviews with experts from the World Health Organization as well as stories from healthcare workers on the front lines of the global pandemic will also be featured'.

The pop star and Global Citizen also announced "One World: Together at Home", a televised event aimed at fighting the coronavirus.

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"It's bringing the world together", he said.

With support from corporate partners and others, the broadcast special benefits the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, in addition to regional charities that work to provide food, shelter and heath care to those in need.

The BBC will show the concert on April 19 with an adapted version to include British artists and interviews and footage from United Kingdom frontline health workers.

If you can't tune in to one of the channels or networks above, you'll be able to catch it on digital platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Tidal, Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and more.

Furthermore, One World: Together at Home will include appearances by Idris Elba, Priyanka Chopra, David Beckham and Kerry Washington, among other select non-musicians. She said the goal of the One World concert was not as a fundraiser, but to provide entertainment, comfort and solidarity.

Also partaking in the musical event will be Burna Boy, Kacey Musgraves, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Chris Martin of Coldplay, who is an avid supporter of Global Citizen.



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