Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, Foo Fighters and H.E.R. are joing forces with Global Citizen for a mutli-network broadcast and streaming aimed at inspiring confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
Gomez will host the special event with Lopez, Foo Fighters and H.E.R. are all set to perform alongside J Balvin and Eddie Vedder.
“I am honoured to be hosting Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite The World. This is a historic moment to motivate people around the globe to take the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them, call on global leaders to share the vaccine doses equitably and to bring people together for a night of music in a way that hasnt been felt tangible over the the past year. I can’t wait to be part of it” Selena Gomez stated.
Philanthropists and Corporations will be called upon during the special, Global Citizen to donate enough “dollars-to-doses” to vaccinate more than 27 million health workers serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in some of the poorest countries. Global development advocates and changemakes will also be called upon to put more pressure on world leaders to make equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccine a priority.
Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite The World will be pre-taped at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium before airing and live streaming on Saturday, May 8, on ABC, CBS, Fox, iHeartMedia radio stations, the iHeartRadio app, and also on Youtube.
Youtube will stream an extended, 90-minute version of the concert on the Global Citizen channel featuring additional performances by NCT 127 and Youtube creators Daniel El Travieso, Kati Morton, ShootforLove, Thembe Mahlaba and The Try Guys.
The special will air on those outlets at 8 pm ET, except for Fox, where it will air at 11 pm ET/PT.