The Rolling Stones will participate in a multi-hour show tomorrow to collect donations for the fight against the corona virus. He had hardly believed it when the legendary British rock band announced they would be participating in the streaming and television event, co-organizer Hugh Evans said today.
The appearances of the Stones and other stars such as Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Celine Dion, Elton John, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder in the special show “One World – Together At Home” are broadcast by numerous TV stations and at prime time (8:00 p.m. CET) broadcast on the Internet.
Over a hundred artists take part
They are preceded by over six hours of live performances from other celebrities such as singer Christine and the Queens, actors Don Cheadle and Samuel L. Jackson, and US soccer world champion Megan Rapinoe. In total, over a hundred artists have agreed to participate, said Evans.
Evans leads the Global Citizen activist movement, which has organized the unusual event in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US singer Lady Gaga. The concept comes from Chris Martin: Last month, the Coldplay singer gave a mini concert on Instagram as part of Global Citizen Live’s “Together, At Home” series.
$ 35 million in donations to WHO
With the virtual special show, Global Citizen claims to “create a moment of global unity in the fight against Covid-19”. According to Evans, it should support health workers in their fight against the coronavirus. At the same time, Global Citizen also wants to call on governments and large donors to support the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the crisis. Global Citizens said it has raised $ 35 million in donations.
US President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that US payments to WHO would stop. He accused the Geneva-based UN organization “Missmanagement” in the coronavirus crisis and one-sidedness in favor of China. Trump’s move had met with harsh criticism worldwide.