As the heatwave continues across the country this week, there are some cool shows to keep you entertained while you spread out on your couch in front of your fans and air conditioner.
With the global coronavirus pandemic still ongoing — and getting worse in the United States — artists are continuing to livestream performances from their homes and studios to help rock fans who are staying safe at home. And this week is no exception, with artists from Katy Perry to Nelly offering sets.
Below, see who’ll be offering virtual shows for the week of July 20, and find out how to watch them. We’ll update this list as more events are announced.
July 20-31: Gracie Abrams kicks off her six-date virtual tour Minor Bedroom Shows on the 20th in support of her debut project, Minor. The intimate performances will — as the title suggests — be streamed from her bedroom. Visit her website for dates and a chance to win tickets.
July 20: Eck’s Men will be performing here at 7:30 p.m. ET.
July 21: Nick Reeves will be hosting his weekly Piano Bar sessions from his studio in South London at 8:30 p.m. BST. Purchase tickets here.
Gnash, Tyler Rich, Mondo Cozmo and many others are participating in Songs to Save Them All, a benefit for Best Friends Animal Society. The virtual concert begins at 7 p.m. ET, and can be streamed on Twitch.
July 23: Jessie Malin will host another episode of his The Fine Art of Self Distancing, with all proceeds benefitting Malin, his band and crew, plus NYC venues Bowery Electric and Berlin. Purchase tickets here.
DRAMA will be performing a rooftop show overlooking the Chicago skyline at 9 p.m. CT. Purchase tickets for the livestream here.
July 24: The “Back in Black 40th Anniversary: Virtual Celebration” will celebrate AC/DC’s landmark 1980 album. The event will feature Slash, Sebastian Bach, Anthrax, Lamb of God, members of Alice in Chains, and many more. The free livestream begins at 5 p.m. ET on Consequence of Sound’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Instagram accounts.
Underoath will be performing the entirety of its 2006 album Define the Great Line in its entirety during a livestream concert. The set begins at 8 p.m. ET. Tickets start at $15 for general access streaming, and up to $70 for a package that includes an exclusive T-shirt and the vinyl version of the album. The show is the second of a three-concert set; tickets to access all three shows cost $140.
Jazz pianist Kevin Hayes will perform a live solo concert from his home in Woodstock, NY at 3 p.m. ET. Purchase tickets here.
Dirty Heads will deliver a livestream acoustic version of their Swim Team album at 8 p.m. ET. Purchase tickets here.
Dirty Honey will perform a livestream from the Viper Room in Los Angeles at 10:30 p.m. ET. They will deliver songs from their debut EP, plus two new songs. Purchase tickets here.
July 25: Nelly is marking the 20th Anniversary of his diamond-certified debut album, Country Grammar, with a special live performance of the album in its entirety for the first time ever. The show will be broadcast in 360 degree virtual reality across the globe via MelodyVR as part of its ongoing Live from LA series at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET. It is free to view via the MelodyVR app on smartphones and VR headsets and will be available on-demand on the app immediately following the live broadcast.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass will be hosting a livestream with Los Lobos at 4 p.m. PST. The broadcast will be hosted by the festival’s Artist Relations Manager Bonnie Simmons and will include a live performance and a Q&A where the band will be sharing some of their favorite memories from HSB and taking questions from fans. In addition, Bonnie and Los Lobos will discuss what Hardly Strictly Bluegrass has in store for fans and the music community this October. The live stream will be broadcast through the HSB Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Nugs.tv pages and at HardlyStrictlyBluegrass.com. Fans can sign up to be a part of the interactive portion of the Live Stream, where Los Lobos will be taking questions and talking to fans here.
Pete Yorn performs his entire musicforthemorningafter debut album acoustically, and will also do Q&A with a small group of fans pre and post show. Tickets are $15 for just the show, or $60 for the show plus one Q&A session. A portion of the proceeds will go toward COVID-19 relief efforts. The pre-show Q&A begins at 5:30 p.m. ET, and the set starts at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased via Veeps.
Wellevation will continue its Embodiment series at 1 p.m. ET. Embodiment is a unique sensory method for changing your state through energetic clearing and intuitive connection. For more information and to purchase tickets, see here.
Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips will play a set of Galaxie 500 and more at 3 p.m. ET. Purchase tickets here.
Al Stewart, The Empty Pockets and City Winery will host a unique streaming event at 4 p.m. ET. The Empty Pockets will perform live from the City Winery Chicago stage while Al Stewart will tell the stories behind the songs live from his home. Purchase tickets here.
July 25-26: Katy Perry headlines Tomorrowland’s virtual festival, Tomorrowland Around the World. The EDM event will feature more than 60 artists, including Steve Aoki, David Guetta, and many others. Tickets start at $12.50 Euros (about $14 U.S.) for single day, and 20 Euros (about $23 U.S.) for the weekend pass; packages are also available. The event begins at 11 a.m. ET at Tomorrowland.com.