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Here Are All the Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During the Coronavirus Crisis: Week of Oct. 26

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Alasdair McLellan

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The week leading up to Halloween certainly features plenty of fun virtual concerts to fit the season, including shows by Lydia Lunch, heavy metal rockers GWAR, and Animal Collective's show, which will feature a costume contest.

But there are some big non-ghostly happenings too. Sam Smith will be celebrating the release of their new album with a livestream performance from the one and only Abbey Road Studios, while Maynard James Keenan's Puscifer is set to play their new album from beginning to end from the Arcosanti desert.

Check out the list below of virtual concerts and music events happening Oct. 26 through Nov. 1. We'll continue to add to this list as more shows are announced.


Oct. 27: Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Chris Isaak and many more are celebrating Jerry Lee Lewis for the livestreaming event "Whole Lotta Celebratin’ Goin’ On: 85 Years of The Killer." The event benefits World Vision, and begins streaming at 8 p.m. ET on Jerry Lee Lewis' website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.

Lydia Lunch, Christeene and more are participating in the Halloween livestream The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black. The show begins at 8 p.m. ET; tickets start at $10.

Oct. 28: Scarypoolparty is performing songs from his debut album Exit Form. The set begins at 8 a.m. ET via the MelodyVR app.

Oct. 29: H.E.R. will perform at the virtual Xfinity Awesome Gig Powered by Pandora. The show will take place at 9:00 p.m. ET. Fans can RSVP for the free event HERE.

Oct. 30: Billie Eilish and Willie Nelson are set to appear on "Fridays for Unity," while Wallows, Portugal The Man, and more will perform. The event begins at 8 p.m. ET and can be streamed on Rolling Stone's YouTube channel.

Puscifer is playing its new album, Existential Reckoning, from beginning to end at Arizona's Arcosanti desert for a livestream event. The show begins at 6 p.m. ET; tickets start at $19.99.

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.

GWAR are playing a livestream concert dubbed "Scumdog XXX Live," during which they'll play the entirety of Scumdogs of the Universe from beginning to end. The show begins at 8 p.m. ET; tickets start at $15, and ticket-merch bundles are available.

Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio is playing live from New York's The Beacon Theatre as part of his virtual residency. The show begins at 8 p.m. on Twitch. All proceeds will benefit the WaterWheel Foundation.

DJ Jazzy Jeff's Magnificent Friday Night is throwing a Halloween-themed virtual event featuring cash prizes and more. The event begins at 9 p.m. ET, and tickets start at $100.

Oct. 30-31: Rolling Loud's second "Loud Stream" will feature live performances from Trippie Redd, Gunna and more, as well as interviews and commentary. The virtual festival will begin at 6 p.m. ET both days, and will stream on Twitch.

Oct. 31: Animal Collective is hosting a 10th anniversary party for visual album ODDSAC. The event will include a Q&A with director Danny Perez, DJ sets by members of the band, and a costume contest. The event begins at 9 p.m. ET on Nugs.tv; tickets are $12.99.

Timmy Trumpet is streaming a live show from Australia's The Sydney Cricket Ground. He'll be playing both new tracks and fan favorites. The show begins at 6 a.m. ET; tickets are about $16.50 after taxes.

Mr. Bungle is doing a live virtual concert called "The Night They Came Home," beginning at 3 p.m. ET. Tickets are $15.

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