Live Virtual Concerts
Accesso Club is compiling a list of live audio and video streams from around the world, categorized by date and genre, with links out to streaming platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Some will require registration or a subscription, but most will be free.
As more festivals, performances and concerts are canceled due to the coronavirus shutdown, musicians of all stripes and sizes are taking to social and streaming platforms to play live for their fans.
Oct. 30: Sam Smith will be streaming live from Abbey Road Studio’s to celebrate the release of their upcoming album, Love Goes. Smith will be performing old hits as well as new tunes, and doing a Q&A with fans. There will also be special guest performances. The ticketed livestream event begins at 4 p.m. ET; find out how to get access to early bird tickets on Smith’s website.
Oct. 24: Avril Lavigne is playing a livestream concert to raise awareness of Lyme disease. Her career-spanning set will include hits, fan favorite songs, as well as tunes from 2019’s Head Above Water. “I’m so excited for fans and friends from all over the world to join me and my very special guests for #FightLyme, which will benefit the Lyme community,” Lavigne, who has shared her battle against Lyme disease, said in a statement. The show begins at 8 p.m. ET; tickets start at $25 on her website, and benefit The Avril Lavigne Foundation and Global Lyme Alliance.
HAIM, Katherine McPhee and David Foster, Ewan McGregor and more are performing for the GO campaign’s 14th annual gala, which is going virtual this year. The event, co-hosted by Robert Pattinson, will benefit COVID-19 relief causes as well as organizations fighting for racial justice. The gala begins at 9 p.m. ET and is free to stream; reserve a ticket and donate at GoGala2020.org.
Japanese band Esprit D’Air are playing a livestream show in celebration of their 10th anniversary. The rockers will be debuting new songs from their upcoming album Oceans, which is coming next year. Tickets are about $14 (£10.99); the show begins at 5 p.m. ET on EspritDair.com.
Oct. 23: Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Lady A and many more are performing for the 2020 iHeartCountry festival, which is going virtual this year. The event, which was recorded on one stage in Nashville, begins at 8 p.m. ET and streams on LiveXLive.
Scarypoolparty is livestreaming a nearly all acoustic full band set from Hotel Cafe. Tickets begin at $10.
Oct. 21: James Bay is livestreaming from Shakespeare’s Globe. There will be four sets for four different regions of the world, with the U.S. shows beginning at 8 p.m. ET and PT. Tickets go on sale Oct. 2.
Oct. 15: Glass Animals will reimagine their live show as a broadcast dubbed “Live In The Internet.” The show will feature a full band performance, special guests and creative fan interaction — all in a striking virtual space. Tickets for “Live In The Internet” go on general sale at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 here.
Oct. 10: The Verve Pipe are playing a ticketed livestream show featuring some of their hits, including “The Freshmen,” as well as debut new music. “This will be a live stream like no other; an inside look at the band’s creative process,” frontman Brian Vander Ark said in a statement. “In addition to playing the favorites and telling some of the stories behind them, I’ll be introducing two new songs to the band for the first time, and we’ll work them out live in front of the virtual audience.” The set begins at 8 p.m. ET; tickets can be purchased here.
Industrial supergroup Pigface is helping support local concert venues with its “Everywhere All At Once” livestream. The set to be featured was filmed Nov. 30, 2019, at Thalia Hall in Louisville, Ky. Before the show begins streaming, there will be a Q&A session with the band, special guest performances, and an auction featuring rare Pigface merch. The event begins at 7 p.m. ET; tickets start at $15. Half of the proceeds will benefit venues; there are currently 65 venues participating.
Oct. 9-11: Hanson are kicking off their first livestream concert series in October from Cain’s Ballroom to help promote and support independent music venues. The pop-rock trio will be doing three shows each month through January, with each month featuring a new theme. October’s will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Hanson’s The Best of Hanson, Live and Electric. Members of the Hanson.net community will also have the chance to snag a very limited number of in-person tickets; social distancing guidelines will be followed. Tickets for the October dates are on sale now; for more information and all show dates, visit Hanson.net.
Oct. 9.: All Time Low is performing the entirety of Wake Up, Sunshine in a livestream show that was taped in July. The set kicks off their Basement Noise Concert Series, which will include four other shows, with the band members each curating one set: Oct. 23 will be Rian’s; Nov. 13 Zack’s; Dec. 4 Alex’s; and Dec. 18 Jack’s. Tickets go on sale Sept. 30 on the band’s website.
Rufus Wainwright is doing a virtual livestream tour of his nine studio albums in chronological order. The first show will feature the artist performing from his self-titled debut, and begins at 5 p.m. ET. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the show. Check out Veeps.com for tickets and the rest of the show dates.
Dave Koz is celebrating the release of his new album, A New Day, with a livestream event. He’ll be performing new songs as well as hits from his Southern California studio, premiere a new video, and answer fan questions. The event begins at 7 p.m. ET on LoopedLive.com. Tickets are $15; a portion of the proceeds will benefit MusiCare’s COVID-19 relief efforts.
Scarypoolparty is livestreaming a set from L.A.’s The Roxy. He’ll be playing the entirety of Exit Form and Doom Hologram for the first time. Tickets begin at $10.
Oct. 8: Gloria Estefan and the cast of Hamilton will be performing during The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis’ 35th annual Great Sports Legends Dinner, which is going virtual this year. The event will be livestreamed, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Tickets are available through the Buoniconti website; all proceeds will benefit Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.
Jason Isbell, Smith & Myers, American Authors and more are performing as part of Sound Mind Live’s “Come Together virtual music festival. The benefit concert is celebrating World Mental Health Day. It begins at 8 p.m. ET on Relix’s YouTube channel. The show benefits affiliates of National Alliance on Mental Illness; donations can be made here.