In many countries around the world, people are self-isolating and social distancing in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus, which was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation last week.
During this difficult time, entertainment is more important than ever, and people are coming up with creative ways to help keep each other's spirits up, with many artists offering free live streams of their home concerts for their fans.These Italian neighbors sang to uplift each other's spirits:
So, without further ado, here's a list of all the singers who are offering free concerts while you're self-isolating.1. Chris Martin
Coldplay's Chris Martin is the man behind this trend and appears to have inspired others to live stream concerts after he did it on March 16.
Martin took to Twitter to announce what is likely to be the first of many home concerts, writing: "Hello everyone. I hope you and your family are safe and healthy. If anyone feels like chatting and listening to some music, I’m going to do a livestream on the Coldplay Instagram in about 30 mins (1pm in LA / 8pm in London). love CM #TogetherAtHome"
And if you missed Martin's concert yesterday, fear not, as it's actually available to watch on the band's Instagram.2. John Legend
Following Chris Martin's example, John Legend also announced that he would be playing a home concert on Twitter today.
He tweeted: "My friend Chris Martin did a lovely little concert from home today. I'll be doing one tomorrow at 1pm Pacific time. See you soon. We'll try to get through this together! #TogetherAtHome"
And if you're wondering Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen will be there too.
He added: "Chrissy Teigen has confirmed that she too will be there. Who knows what awesomeness and hilarity will come from her presence!?"3. Indigo Girls
After being forced to cancel a number of tour dates, the duo will be steaming a new show and Q&A on Facebook.
"We will be going live on Facebook this Thursday, March 19th 6:00pm EST, and playing a low key, homegrown set of songs and talking to people directly through Q and A. Plan on tuning in with us!" they wrote.4. Death Cab for Cutie
"I know you are all really freaked out right now," Ben Gibbard, the band's lead singer, wrote in a letter to fans. "I am too. And while I'm proud that we're all doing the necessary things at the moment to help flatten the curve, I know it has left us all incredibly isolated."
Gibbard then announced that he would be playing music live from his home every day 4 PM PT for the next few weeks on YouTube and Facebook. Apparently, a few guests will also drop in "digitally".5. Katharine McPhee and David Foster
"I'm gonna start covering songs live on insta, kind of like Kelly Clarkson without the tv show or budget. If you ever wanted me to sing your fav song-now's your chance. Send me some suggestions," McPhee tweeted on March 16.5. Pink
Pink is helping her fans who are isolating and social distancing by giving them an insight into how she learns the piano. This cover of To Make You Feel My Love is fantastic. She captioned it: "Free concert slash piano lessons from my heart to yours. To make you feel my love 😍 rehearsals."
And when you're not connecting with your favorite musicians from isolation, why not connect with your friends and family through Netflix Party?