Elton John‘s trading his usual sold-out arena shows for something much simpler — playing maestro for a series of living room concerts … to help fight the coronavirus.
Sir Elton will be hosting iHeart Radio’s ‘Living Room Concert for America’ next week. It’s an hour-long FOX TV and online benefit concert to support heroic healthcare workers and first responders on the frontline of the pandemic.
The artists will each perform a set from their own homes — recorded on their personal phones — in order to continue practicing the “stay at home” and social distancing guidelines.
Viewers will be encouraged to donate to 2 charitable groups helping both COVID-19 victims and workers as part of the musical pledge drive. Those groups are Feeding America and First Responders Children’s Foundation.
The living room concert TV special — airing March 29 — was originally scheduled to be the “iHeart Radio Music Awards” … but obviously, that’s been canceled. This is iHeart’s version of making musical lemonade out of the lemons.