Last night Elton John hosted a virtual concert on a livestream called the ‘iHeart Living Room Concert for America’ which featured a host of incredible acts including Billie Joe Armstrong, Billie Eilish and Dave Grohl.
Elton John hosted the event after the cancellation of the ‘iHeart Music Awards’ which was originally set to take place the same day across iHeartRadio stations in the States as well as being shown live on FOX but has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
John began proceedings, “Here we are, all together at home. You’ve got your family and loved ones, and I’ve got mine close too… We’re taking care of each other through this crisis,” he said.
“Let me tell you what’s going to keep us together: All the goodness that’s happening in the world. There’s doctors, nurses and scientists on the front lines. They’re living proof that most superheroes don’t wear capes.”
First up was Dave Grohl who made a point to tell his audience to speak with their loved ones and then dedicated the Foo Fighters song ‘My Hero’ to “those on the frontline trying to protect us.”
Billie Eilish then took over with her brother Finneas O’Connell for a stripped-back performance of her hit, ‘Bad Guy’. There were more stars ready to take the reins too, with Billie Joe Armstrong singing Green Day’s classic, ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’ and Mariah Carey sang ‘Always Be My Baby’ among many other acts.
Watch some of the performances below.