Pearl Jam, Ben Gibbard Lead ‘All In WA’ Virtual COVID-19 Relief Concert Lineup
UPDATE (6/18): The line-up has expanded to include New additions include Bill Nye, Candice Wilson, Chad Charlie, Courteney Cox, Dove Cameron, Edouardo Jordan, the Head and the Heart, Jeffery Dean Morgan, Jessica Dobson, Prometheus Brown, Joshua Karp, Ken Griffey Jr., Mark Diamond, Mimi Jung, Nancy Wilson, Noah Gundersen, Rainn Wilson, Ryan Lewis, Sleater-Kinney and Travis Thompson.
The event is also launching the Black Future Co-op Fund “to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 in the black community.”
UPDATE (6/5): This event has been pushed to June 24th due to anti-police brutality protests. The concert organizers said in a release: “We recognize the pain and injustice the Black and African American community is facing, once again, and the need to honor the ongoing marches, protests, and organizing. We also want to give space for our community to focus on what matters most at the moment; acknowledging and addressing systemic racism and violence that dehumanizes Black people and families, and taking steps to build to a new reality. We recognize that for many in our community and country, this grief and trauma are nothing new, and the effects are compounding.”
Pearl Jam, Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, Brandi Carlile and Macklemore are among several artists from the Seattle area who are uniting to perform a virtual COVID-19 relief concert benefitting All In WA, as Seattle Times reports. The event will broadcast on June 10th at 7 PT/10 ET via Amazon Music’s Twitch channel as well as on Seattle-area NBC affiliates. The concert is presented by sponsor Amazon and will be available on Amazon Prime after it has initially aired.
Dave Matthews, Ciara, Russell Wilson, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Allen Stone, Mary Lambert and the Black Tones are also slated to appear, along with actor Joel McHale. More artists are expected to be added to the lineup in the near future.
Funds raised for All In WA will be distributed to a host of organizations that support workers, families and communities who are in need and have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis throughout the state.
Pearl Jam, who released their new album, Gigaton, earlier this year, recently unveiled their animated video for LP song “Retrograde,” which features Greta Thunberg.
Since the COVID-19 crisis took hold in the U.S. in March, Gibbard has been regularly conducting livestreams. Gibbard has participated in other livestream charity events and also paid tribute to Adam Schlesinger, who died from complications from COVID-19 on April 2nd.
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