Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Eddie Vedder among artists confirmed for One World Together At Home broadcast

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is among the artists set to perform on “One World: Together At Home”, a special event broadcast in support of the fight against COVID-19.

Curated by Lady Gaga in collaboration with Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO), the April 18 program will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon of NBC-TV‘s The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel of ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Stephen Colbert of CBS-TV’s The Late Show and feature appearances and musical performances from Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Elton John, Finneas, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan, and Stevie Wonder.

As well as driving combined action to support the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, the broadcast will highlight stories from the world’s health care heroes, as well as messages of gratitude and appreciation from those who they’ve treated.

Lady Gaga confirmed that $35 million has already been raised over the past seven days to support COVID-19 relief efforts through a mixture of philanthropic and corporate donations, and that organizers will not be asking viewers and listeners for funds during the program as it will all be completed in advance of the event.

"It is so important to think globally and support the World Health Organization to curb the pandemic and prevent future outbreaks," she said. "We want to highlight the gravity of this historical, unprecedented, and cultural movement."

The special will be broadcast live on Saturday, April 18, at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on ABC, NBC, ViacomCBS Networks, and iHeartMedia, as well as Bell Media networks and platforms in Canada. Internationally, BBC One will run the program on Sunday, April 19, with additional international broadcasters including beIN Media Group, MultiChoice Group, and RTE.

One World: Together At Home will also be a multi-hour digital broadcast streaming online on multiple global platforms, including Alibaba, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, LiveXLive, Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, TIDAL, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo, and YouTube.

Lady Gaga highlighted that "we are all so very grateful to all of the health care professionals across the country and around the world, who are on the frontlines during COVID-19... What you are doing is putting yourselves in harm's way to help the world and we all salute you."

The WHO’s Solidarity Response Fund has already achieved huge impact around the world. As of the latest details provided by the WHO last week, the organization has shipped personal protective equipment (PPE) to 75 countries, including more than 800,000 surgical masks, 54,000 N95 face masks, 873,000 gloves, 85,000 gowns, 15,000 goggles, and 24,000 face shields. It has also sent 1.5 million diagnostic kits to 126 countries, and set up multilingual online courses that have reached 176,000 responders so far.

For more information on how you can help, including donations, visit covid19responsefund.org.

Vedder and Pearl Jam recently released their first new studio album in seven years; “Gigaton” debuted at No. 5 on the US Billboard 200 this week.

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