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Here Are All the Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During the Coronavirus Crisis: Week of Oct. 19

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Billie Eilish performs onstage at Spotify Hosts "Best New Artist" Party at The Lot Studios on Jan. 23, 2020 in Los Angeles.

The weather may be getting colder, but the livestream concerts are heating up!

For the week of Oct. 19-25, numerous big acts are taking to the virtual stage to entertain fans while digital concertgoers remain safe in the comfort of their own homes. Among the musical acts offering livestream concerts this week are Billie Eilish, who had to cancel her massive tour when the coronavirus arrived in the U.S. earlier this year; Pearl Jam; Lady A and more for the iHeartCountry festival; and more.

Check out the list below of socially distanced concerts you can stream from home this week. We'll update the list as more events are announced.


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 are on sale now.

Blackbear will perform a virtual concert from the lobby of The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. Presented via Moment House, tickets are available here.

Oct. 22: Pearl Jam celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band's first live performance by livestreaming their April 29, 2016, show during which they played their iconic album Ten from beginning to end. The three-hour, 32-song show begins at 8 p.m. ET on Nugs.net.

Saweetie will give fans a preview of her new single “Back to the Streets,” which is set to be released on Oct. 23, through the Jack Daniel’s “Flavors of Fall” livestream series. During the livestream, Saweetie will make her signature Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey cocktail, "Saweet & Sour," and will host a trivia game and Q&A with fans. Saweetie will also be joined by Jack Daniel’s U.S. Brand Ambassador Eric “ET” Tecosky to mix the cocktail live. Tune in on her InstagramYouTube, and Facebook.

Oct. 23: Foo Fighters, Beck, Norah Jones and many more are celebrating what would've been Tom Petty's 70th birthday with a virtual festival. The event kicks off at 4:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM's Tom Petty Radio, then moves to Amazon's Twitch channel at 7 p.m. ET. Check out TomPetty.com for more information.

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.

Chief Keef and Polo G are doing a virtual concert together. "Coming from Chicago and getting to perform with Chief Keef is already amazing, but getting to do it on Dreamstage is going to take it to the next level," Polo G said in a statement. "Our fans have never seen anything like what they are about to experience. It’s going to be crazy!" The show starts at 7 p.m. ET on Dreamstage; tickets are $14.99.

The Avett Bros. are playing a live show from the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The set begins at 8 p.m. ET on Nugs.tv; tickets start at $24.99.

Scarypoolparty is livestreaming a nearly all acoustic full band set from Hotel Cafe. Tickets begin at $10.

Bob Moses is streaming an hourlong concert filmed live from Topanga Canyon outside of L.A., with a Q&A after. The show begins at 10 p.m. ET on Twitch.

Joji's "The Extravaganza" features the first live performances from Nectar, as well as never-before-seen "hijinks." The show begins at 10 p.m. ET; tickets are $17.

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors are performing their Dragons LP at 9 p.m. ET. Tickets start at $20.

Oct. 23-25: The annual REVOLT Summit x AT&T will bring together the biggest names in hip-hop and culture, including rappers and culture curators DaBaby, Killer Mike, Saweetie, and Tyga, for an entirely virtual and free 3-day summit. Saweetie, Danileigh, DaBaby, 2 Chainz, Ne-Yo, Tyga, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Super Duper Kyle and more will appear. Registration is open and the full schedule can be found on the REVOLT Summit app and REVOLTSummit.com.

Oct. 24: Billie Eilish had to cancel her tour when the coronavirus pandemic hit, but the 18-year-old is set to do a livestream show for fans who couldn't see her in person. Her "Where Do We Go?" global livestream will be hosted on her website, and begins at 6 p.m. ET. Tickets are $30.

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.

The Goo Goo Dolls an immersive livestream concert featuring songs from across their catalogue, with the show beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Members of the band's fan club will have early access to tickets on Oct. 15general sales begin Oct. 16.

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.

Jack Black, Aloe Blacc, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe and more are joining The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon to support the Muscular Distrophy Association. The event begins at 8 p.m. ET, streaming on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For more information or to donate, visit TheTelethon.org.

2 Chainz and La La Anthony will host the YouTube Originals virtual event "HBCU Homecoming 2020: Meet Me On The Yard," including performances by 2 Chainz, Saweetie, Chloe x Halle, NLE Choppa and Tye Tribbett with FAMU’s Marching 100 and Choir. The global livestream -- which is part of the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund to amplify Black creators and artists -- premieres at 8 p.m. ET on YouTube and on BET, which is serving as the exclusive broadcast partner.

Styx is doing a concert stream to drive donations for MusiCares. The show begins at 8 p.m. ET on the band's YouTube channel.

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.

Grammy winner Thelma Houston is launching her online concert, Virtually Yours, which runs through Jan. 31. Tickets are $10, with a portion of the proceeds going to Project Angel Food.

Boris Brejcha performs live on a specially built stage for a performance featuring an LED-light show and specially designed visuals. The show begins at 6 p.m. ET.

Mayday Parade are doing their first virtual show of the year by performing songs from their new EP Out of Here, as well as some fan-favorite tunes. The show begins at 6 p.m. ET.

Missio are celebrating the release of their new album, Can You Feel the Sun, by playing it live in studio for a virtual show. There will be two sets: one at noon ET and one at 8 pm. ET. Tickets start at $15.

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