Oscar victor Elton John is partnering with Fox and iHeartMedia to host Fox Presents The iHeart Living Room Concert for America, an hourlong special looking to help put a dent in the global coronavirus relief effort, according to Deadline.
Elton John is hosting a "living room" concert aimed at bolstering American spirits during the coronavirus crisis and saluting those countering it, iHeartMedia and Fox said Wednesday. The awards show-like so many other music events, including Stagecoach, Glastonbury, Coachella, SXSW, and others-was postponed due to coronavirus.
The virtual benefit concert is officially titled "iHeart Living Room Concert" and is airing on FOX while encouraging donations to various initiatives supporting medical professionals and first responders.
The hour-long, commercial free benefit concert will shine a light on frontline workers amid the pandemic and encourage viewers to donate to two charities: Feeding America and First Responders Children's Foundation. The performances will be filmed with their personal cell phones, cameras and audio equipment, to ensure the health and safety of all involved.
Since the disease spread, many performers have cancelled live concerts and tours and moved from the stage to home-made broadcasts online.
The iHeart Living Room Concert for America will air simultaneously on iHeartMedia radio stations. And to extend the reach of the event and its charitable aspect, FOX will offer the event across all of its linear and digital platforms.