Rolling Stones Joining the Multi-Network COVID-19 Fundraiser

The best thing most of us can do to help the brave medical professionals risking their lives to fight the novel coronavirus is to stay inside. It feels like a small gesture, but it’s crucial. Now a massive television event will give us a chance to do more. All from the comfort of our couches. Lady Gaga will lead the COVID-19 television fundraiser One World: Together at Home. It will air on the three major networks, with late night stars Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Fallon sharing hosting duties.

And they’re going to be virtually joined by some of the most famous performers in the world.

Global Citizen and the World Health Organization have announced One World: Together At Home. (Which we first heard about at THR.) The global broadcast and digital special will air on April 18, starting at 8 p.m. ET. It will be “curated in collaboration” with pop star Lady Gaga. The event will raise funds to “support frontline healthcare workers and the WHO.” The effort will truly be a team effort. It will simultaneously air on ABC, CBS, and NBC, with the three networks’ lead late night hosts heading up the show.

ViacomCBS Networks, iHeartMedia, Bell Media networks and platforms in Canada, BBC One, YouTube, Twitch, Tidal, Twitter, Facebook, beIN Media Group, MultiChoice Group, and RTE will also broadcast the show around the world.

Proceeds will go to the World Health Organization’s Solidarity Response Fund to support healthcare workers. Some funds will also go to local charities also aiding in the battle. The event will also educate viewers about the risks of COVID-19. And it will shares measures we can all take to stay safe and slow the disease’s spread. There will also be interviews with WHO medical experts and personal stories from healthcare workers.

And it will also feature an absolutely loaded, All-Star lineup of musicians, comedians, athletes, and actors. They will all perform or appear in “no-contact” virtual shows.

That includes: Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin. John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan, and Stevie Wonder.

We can’t get no satisfaction (a.k.a. disinfectant spray), but we’re all going to get to see one of the greatest bands in history perform during the COVID-19 One World: Together at Home special. The Rolling Stones have announced (in news we first heard at Deadline) they are joining the program. How they will perform is not clear, since the band can’t actually get together (especially at their age). But that’s going to be a big part of the fun.

All we have to do is stay home and be entertained by some of our favorite stars. And also donate what we can. We can do that. Especially to help our brave medical professionals.

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