With Americans stuck at home and actual concerts on hold for the foreseeable future, iHeartMedia and Fox have teamed up to simulcast performances from some of music’s biggest artists – playing from the safety of their living rooms. Hosted by Elton John, “Fox Presents The iHeart Living Room Concert For America” will feature performances by Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw and other performers to be announced.
Filmed with the artists’ personal cell phones, cameras and audio equipment, the Living Room Concert will air Sunday, March 29 from 9-10pm Eastern/6-7pm Pacific. That’s the original broadcast timeslot for the iHeartRadio Music Awards, which were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to Fox, the show will air on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio streaming app.
Along with providing entertainment, relief and support for Americans to help fight the spread of COVID-19, the producers say the event will celebrate the resilience and strength of the nation during this pandemic.
The hour-long, commercial-free concert will pay tribute to the front line health professionals, first responders and local heroes who are putting their lives in harm’s way to help their neighbors and fight the spread of the virus. It also will encourage viewers to support two of the many charities helping victims and first responders during the pandemic: Feeding America and First Responders Children’s Foundation.
To extend the reach of the special’s charitable component, Fox will offer the event across all of its linear and digital platforms.
Executive producers are John Sykes and Tom Poleman for iHeartMedia and Joel Gallen for Tenth Planet Productions, which produced the multi-network telethons immediately following 9/11, hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake.