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Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch: Week of March 1

Gerard Way, My Chemical Romance
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Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance performs on Day 2 of the Leeds Festival at Bramham Park on Aug. 23, 2014 in Leeds, England.

The giving season may be technically over, but musicians are continuing to find a way to give back as the coronavirus pandemic continues around the globe.

Among the artists helping out is Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance, who's participating in the Unwound & Unplugged livestream March 2 to help bring awareness to mental health. Then Darius Rucker, Sara Evans and others are taking part in the "Country Music -- Feeding America" event March 6 to raise money to battle food insecurity. Tedeschi Trucks Band will also be helping out their touring crew with another in their series of benefit shows on the 4th.

See which other artists have virtual events scheduled for the week of March 1-7. We'll update the list as more events are announced.


March 1-7: Todd Rundgren is hitting the virtual road for the bulk of March with a series of livestream shows to perform his album Nearly Human. The shows start at 9 p.m. ET; tickets are $35. Check out Nocapshows.com for the cities he's playing this first week of the month.

March 2: Gerard Way, Julien Baker and Death by Romy are participating in the Unwound & Unplugged livestream marking the National Day of Unplugging. The concert is to help bring awareness to mental health, and the healing power of connectivity and creativity. The show begins at 8 p.m. ET on Sound Mind Live’s Facebook page.

March 3: Liz Phair is doing her first streaming event, which will include performances of her new songs “Hey Lou” and “Good Side,” as well as songs from her classic catalog. The show begins at 10 p.m. ET; tickets start at $20. Ticket add-on options includes a Q&A, merchandise and more.

March 4: Rufus Wainwright is back for his Rufus Retro-Wainwright-Spective series, this time performing part 1 of his 2020 album, Unfollow the Rules, from his living room in Los Angeles. The show begins at 5 p.m. ET; advance tickets start at $20.

Arlo Parks is doing a Q&A and live set beginning at 7 p.m. ET on Bandsintown.com. To watch, subscribe to Bandsintown Plus.

The Hold Steady are celebrating their new album, Open Door Policy, with a livestream show broadcasting from the Brooklyn Bowl. The free event kicks off at 8:30 p.m. ET on The Relix Channel's Twitch.

The third episode of Tedeschi Trucks Band's "Fireside Sessions" kicks off at 8 p.m. ET. These concerts help support the band's live crew; fans can also make donations. Tickets start at $11.99.

March 5-6: Rock 'N' Relief, organized by Linda Perry, will feature Foo Fighters, Deadmau5, Sheryl Crow and many others for a virtual concert benefiting CORE, a mobile COVID-19 vaccination program. The free event will stream beginning at 3 p.m. ET both days on Amazon Music's Twitch channel and Rolling Stone's YouTube.

March 6: Darius Rucker, Sara Evans and more are participating in the benefit livestream "Country Music -- Feeding America" to raise awareness of families who are battling food insecurity. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on Circle.

Los Lobos is doing a Q&A and live set from Los Angeles. The show begins at 9 p.m. ET; a subscription to Bandsintown Plus is required to stream.

March 7: Lilly Winwood and guest LadyCouch perform a live show from Nashville. The free event begins at 9 p.m. ET on Nugs.net.

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