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Neil Young set to live-stream special sessions from his home


The great Neil Young has offered a little bit of solace during these trying times as he announces he will live-stream some special sessions from his home to keep the masses entertained during self-isolation.

As advice from governments continues to tell the public to stay inside and self-isolate Neil Young has committed to live-streaming sessions from his home.

As the global pandemic has seen live shows and festivals widely cancelled in a bid to flatten the spread of COVID-19, more and more people are being isolated in their homes.

The Fireside Sessions were announced on the Neil Young Archives website and will soon be available to stream online.

“Because we are all at home and not venturing out, we will try to do a stream from my fireplace with my lovely wife filming. It will be a down-home production, a few songs, a little time together,” Young wrote.

“We will soon be announcing the first one right here at NYA in the Times-Contrarian and on the Hearse Theater schedule, as well as social media except Facebook. As we have previously announced, we are dropping Facebook very, very soon, so if you rely on FB to contact us, prepare for a change.”

Daryl Hannah, Neil Young’s wife, will act as the camera operative for the Fireside Sessions but an exact release date has not yet been confirmed.

The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease was first officially identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei in China. As of 17 March, more than 183,000 cases of COVID-19 have been officially confirmed but the actual number is thought to be much higher due to substantial under-reporting of cases.

With more than 7,100 people having died from the virus, COVID-19 has now spread into more than 150 other countries—including mainland Europe, South America and North America. Given the exponential growth in cases in countries like Italy and Spain, the WHO have now stated that Europe was the current centre of the pandemic.