International stars give fans free live stream concerts during the coronavirus lock-down

International stars give fans free live stream concerts during the coronavirus lock-down

These artists are not allowing social distancing to stop them from giving their fans a show.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has discouraged mass gatherings to limit the spread of the coronavirus. This means that shows and concerts are a no-go at the moment.

The coronavirus epidemic has led to many people fearing for their safety and taking extra precautions to ensure that they don't put themselves at risk of contracting the virus.

Shows and events around the world have also been cancelled or postponed to encourage people to self-quarantine.

However, for these artists, nothing could stand in the way of giving their fans a performance, even if it meant hosting a live stream show.   

John Legend

On Tuesday, John Legend performed some of his favourite hits for his fans live on Instagram. 

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"Social distancing is important, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring. I did a little at-home performance to help lift your spirits," Legend wrote.

He then went on to perform some of his favourite songs, starting with a Stevie Wonder classic.

Chris Martin 

On Monday, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin played a mini gig at home. He broadcast the show on IG Live.

"So I'm on my own, sort of, in the house where I live. I was supposed to be with the band, Coldplay, from which I come, but we are stuck in different countries, so we can't be together," said Martin. 

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He went on to perform some of his fans' favourite songs. 

Martin advised everyone to stay at home and added that two people he knows have tested positive for coronavirus. 

Watch his full performance below.

David Foster

Grammy Award-winning star David Foster was supposed to embark on a tour but had to cancel. 

"We have all been closely following the recommendations around COVID-19 and today we collectively made the tough, but we think wise decision, to reschedule our spring tour," he announced on Instagram.

Even though he had to cancel his tour, he still gave his fans a show on Instagram live, alongside his wife Katharine McPhee. 

He also announced more live shows. 

"We will try to go live at 5:30pm west coast time every day!!," he wrote. 

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