If we’re just being honest, isolation is driving us slightly crazy. We’re on week seven (or eight? Maybe nine?) of not seeing friends, no live music, and avoiding large crowds. But things are starting to look up—some venues are getting creative in quarantine offering virtual happy hours. Many artists have taken to the internet to share their talents. And now even Lollapalooza is livestreaming past shows to keep you entertained at home.
Recently, Global Citizen put on a virtual concert called One World: Together at Home to support frontline healthcare workers. The broadcast featured pop culture icons Lady Gaga, Elton John, and Taylor Swift. Also, a Chicago startup called Cameo hosted a free livestream event with live sets from Chris Daughtry, Lee Brice, and Thompson Square.
Then on Tuesday afternoon, the Lolla squad blessed us with some exciting news on their social media: Lollapalooza is going virtual by livestreaming past shows! That’s right folks, they’re opening up their archives to bring you Perry’s Power Hour and Lolla From The Vault—two memorable sets every week on YouTube. Hell. Yes. Here’s what we know so far.[embedded content]
Lolla from the Vault
Thursdays @ 7 pm CST | THIS WEEK: The Strokes
Buckle up, this time machine is about to go back 10 years. Tune in to a livestream performance of The Strokes from 2010. Set your clocks for 7 pm CST on Thursday, April 30th. Because that’s how you do a #TBT.
Lollapalooza plans on livestreaming past shows every Thursday through May, at least, so make sure to keep this on your calendar![embedded content]
Perry’s Power Hour
Sundays @ 7 pm CST | THIS WEEK: Alesso
Be kind, rewind… and get rid of your Sunday scaries by watching a livestream performance of Alesso from 2019. It all goes down Sunday, May 3rd at 7 pm CST. Don’t miss your favorite Swedish DJ as he drops the hook, and make sure to tune in next Sunday for another livestream power hour!
All money raised will benefit Crew Nation, a global relief fund supporting the crew members who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make events like Lollapalooza happen. Pop over to Lolla’s website and mark your calendars for both shows, and make sure to check back in with UrbanMatter for next week’s lineup!