While it may still be a bit too chilly for socially distanced outdoor concerts, artists are keeping fans entertained at home with a bevy of livestream and virtual concerts this week.
That includes U2, who are kicking off a streaming concert series on St. Patrick’s Day in which the band resurfaces four past shows for the first time. Other notable performances include Charli XCX, who is doing a Q&A and set on the 19th, and the “Wu vs. Wu” Verzuz featuring Wu-Tang Clan‘s Ghostface Killah and Raekwon on Saturday.
There are also two notable festivals kicking off: SXSW is going digital this year, and is set to premiere Demi Lovato’s new documentary on the 16th. The weeklong Korean culture festival KCON:TACT 3 begins Saturday and will feature performances from LOONA, TOMORROW X TOGETHER and more.
For more virtual shows and livestreams to tune into this week, check out the roundup below. We’ll update this list as more events are announced.
March 16-20: SXSW is taking place virtually this year, and will feature its film festival and music showcases online. Demi Lovato’s documentary Dancing With the Devil — a harrowing look at the singer’s near-fatal overdose — is among the films opening the event. An online pass is $399.
March 17: U2 is marking St. Patrick’s Day by streaming their 2001 September concert at Ireland’s Slane Castle for the first time. The show is the first of the band’s four-show streaming series titled “U2: The Virtual Road.” Dermot Kennedy opens the livestream with a new set filmed outside of Los Angeles in early March. The show starts at 3:30 p.m. ET on U2’s YouTube channel.
Flogging Molly is livestreaming a performance from Dublin in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The show begins at 3 p.m. ET; tickets start at $20.
Dropkick Murphys are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day — while still in lockdown – with a global livestream. The show starts at 7 p.m. ET and will benefit the group’s crew via donations instead of tickets.
March 18: Pinc Louds, John Tucker, Samantha Sidley and Mystic The Girl will perform live at 8:00 p.m. ET here to celebrate the launch of “Artists In Isolation,” a project where artists were photographed and interviewed by director and photographer Claire Marie Vogel about life in lockdown.
March 19: Charli XCX is doing a Q&A and performance for fans on BandsInTown Plus. A monthly subscription is $9.
Madison Beer will debut a groundbreaking new immersive reality music experience exclusively on TikTok. Put on by Sony Music Entertainment, TikTok, and Verizon in partnership with Sony Immersive Music Studios, the Madison Beer Immersive Reality Concert Experience will take place in a full digital recreation of the Sony Hall concert venue in New York City. The pop singer will perform songs from her debut album Life Support on her TikTok account here at 6:00 p.m. ET.
March 20: Verzuz is giving fans a special show that creators Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have referred to as “Wu vs. Wu”: Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah and Raekwon will be facing off in the latest edition of the battle. The show kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on Verzuz’s Instagram Live.
Dave Grohl, Darius Rucker and more are participating in John Oates’ “Oates Song Fest 7908” virtual concert benefiting Feeding America. The show begins at 8 p.m. ET on Nugs.net.
Jimmy Buffett’s Aug. 3, 1998, concert in Columbus, Ohio, is streaming at 8 p.m. ET on Nugs.net. His former concerts are being resurfaced every Saturday.
Valley Maker is celebrating the release of his new album, When the Day Leaves, with a livestream event during which he’ll perform the entire release. The show begins at 8 p.m. ET; tickets start at $10.
March 20-21: K-culture festival KCON:TACT 3 is back with performances from K-pop artists, online fan meetups, and more. 26 K-pop acts are expected to perform during the festival, which runs through March 28. AB6IX, LOONA, OH MY GIRL, and THE BOYZ are scheduled for March 20, while Dreamcatcher, SF9, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, and WOODZ are set for March 21. The streams begin at 8 a.m. ET; visit kconofficial.com for more information.
March 21: Post Malone, Kelly Clarkson and many more are joining Matthew McConaughey’s “We’re Texas” benefit show to raise money for Texans impacted by Storm Uri, which left thousands without clean water, heat or electricity during frigid temperatures. The show will kick off at 8 p.m. ET on the actor’s YouTube channel, with 100% of funds raised going to the Just Keep Livin’ Texas Relief Fund.
Ray Fulcher, Matt Stell and other songwriters are participating in On Call at the Bluebird Cafe, an event benefiting Musicians on Call’s efforts to bring entertainment to hospital patients. The show kicks off at 8:30 p.m. ET; tickets start at $20.