Here Are All the Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During the Coronavirus Crisis: Week of Sept. 14

The Killers
Olivia Bee

The Killers

Summer is going out with a major bang! The last full week of the warm-weather season features some seriously rockin' livestream shows, including one by The Killers, and a weekend of music from the long-running industrial music festival Cold Waves.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, artists around the world have been canceling shows to help prevent spreading COVID-19, which has led to the deaths of more than 193,000 people just in the United States to date. Instead, they've been doing livestream concerts from home and empty venues, while music festivals have done the same, with some also featuring rare footage of past shows.

Below is a list of the livestream music events happening the week of Sept. 14 that you can enjoy from the safety of your own home. We'll add to the roundup as additional events are announced.

Sept. 14: Chance the Rapper's pre-recorded live performance from Ralph Lauren's Chicago flagship store streams globally. "This intimate virtual concert ties together all the greatest events of my life and allows me to sing about them the way I always wanted," the artist said in a statement. The set begins at 9 p.m. ET on Chance's social media channels, as well as the brand's YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and website.

Sept. 15: The Killers will perform as part of Pandora LIVE. The free show will feature old hits as well as songs from their latest album, Imploding the Mirage. "Our people: We were hoping to share our stuff the old fashioned way, but like everyone else on planet Earth, we're having to adjust” the band said in a statement. “We've gone virtual! Thanks to our pals at Pandora, we were able to do such a thing. Hope you like it!" The show kicks off at 9 p.m. ET; RVSP for it here.

ALABAMA is the first featured performer for Camping World’s free virtual weekly concert series, Taking the Highways Across America. The band’s upcoming appearance, set for 8 p.m. CT, will be ALABAMA’s first and only concert performance in 2020. The free concerts will be streamed at campingworld.com/concert and will also be broadcast on the company's Facebook, YouTube and Twitter social media pages. Camping World plans to reveal additional concert performers soon.

Sept. 16: Diplo is performing an ambient set called "Under Ancient Skies" -- which will include music from his new album MMXX -- to help raise money to help fight the wildfires in California. Tickets are $5.

Sept. 17: San Franklin, Austin Grimm, Maddie Medley, Lydia Luce and more are set to perform during the Unlocked Voices campaign. The event benefits Unheard Voices Outreach and Free Hearts. The show will stream free at 8 p.m. ET via Calling All Crows' Facebook Live, but a donation is suggested.

Sept. 18: Alicia Keys will be celebrating the release of her new album, Alicia, with a performance as part of American Express's Unstaged. The free event begins at 6 p.m. ET; RSVP here.

Lil Baby, Nas, Wale and Rapsody will be performing as part of Howard University's "Rap Life Live." The artists will be offering songs that "offer light and legacy" during the event that the university hopes will "spotlight the link between music and message -- between art and justice -- as it comes to bear in this moment." In addition to the performances, the event will also feature discussions. It begins at 10 p.m. ET on Apple Music.

Lamb of God is performing for the first time the entirety of the band's latest self-titled release on Sept 18. from their hometown Richmond, Va. The sets begin at 5 p.m. ET, with a pre-show kicking off an hour earlier featuring a Q&A with the band, as well as a set from Bleed From Within. Tickets are $15, and limited edition merch/ticket bundles are also available at the band's website.

Hirie will be doing a livestream acoustic performance for fans on her YouTube channel. "This is an opportunity to stay connected with our fans until we can see them in real-life again, soon!” Trish said in a statement. The event begins at 9:15 p.m. ET on YouTube.

Sept. 18-20: Industrial music festival Cold Waves is going virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will feature live presentations from Meat Beat Manifesto, Cyanotic and more; rare footage of performances from Front Line Assembly, OHGR, 16 Volt and others; classic industrial music videos; and much more. The event streams free on Twitch, and begins at 8 p.m. ET each night.

Sept. 19: Perfume Genius is performing live from L.A.'s Palace Theater, and the set will include songs from the new album Set My Heart on Fire Immediately. Tickets are on sale now for $15, or $20 day of show, via Veeps. The event begins at 3 p.m. ET.

Joe Bonamassa is holding a virtual concert and afterparty showcase streaming from Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. He'll be discussing and playing the entirety of his upcoming album, Royal Tea. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation for Joe’s Fueling Musicians Program. The event begins at 4 p.m. ET; tickets start at $20.

Ruth B. is performing a 10-song concert in Minecraft to help encourage girls to use their science, technology, engineering and math skills to help build a concert world in the video game ahead of the event. The show begins at 8 p.m. ET in Minecraft, and can also be streamed on She Can STEM's YouTube channel.

Rare Essence holds its 45th anniversary virtual concert at 7 p.m. PT, featuring the premiere of its new single/video "Hit the Floor" ft. Snoop Dogg. Details here.

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