With concerts canceled, musicians take to social media to perform

Several popular music artists have gotten creative as they — along millions of people across the world — work from home.


To prevent further spread of the coronavirus, concert tours and even Broadway shows have been canceled or postponed, disappointing fans worldwide.

Now, popular music artists have gotten creative as they, like millions of people across the world, work from home.

Coldplay's Chris Martin went live on Instagram Monday and played from home. In the post, Martin used the hashtag #TogetherAtHome and tagged the World Health Organization and fellow artist John Legend.

In a tweet, Legend responded and promised his own live concert to be streamed Tuesday on his Instagram.

In his post, Martin also tagged Global Citizen, which is hosting a virtual music series called "Solidarity Sessions: Together, At Home," to "united people around the world during the current coronavirus pandemic."

Country music star Keith Urban also posted a live performance from his home Monday.

Lizzo took to her Instagram to lead her fans in "a meditation and mantra to promote healing during this global crisis," while P!nk went live to share a "free concert slash piano lessons from my heart to yours."

Lin-Manuel Miranda went live on Periscope, where he performed "My Shot," from "Hamilton," the Broadway hit he wrote and composed.

Dropkick Murphys is keeping its St. Patrick's Day tradition alive by streaming their annual concert online via YouTube, Instagram and Facebook Live.

"For the first time in 24 years, we are not playing on St. Patrick’s Day weekend," the band wrote on its website. "The current world situation is the ONLY thing that would ever stop us from doing so… So we came up with an idea we’re going to pull off this Tuesday – the night of St. Patrick’s Day…We’re going to bring a DKM LIVESTREAM CONCERT to EVERYONE – ALL OVER THE WORLD!!"