COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic, prompting the cancelation or postponement of several shows and concerts in Manila for the safety of fans, artists, and crew. We know you're always looking forward to the next fun gig to attend, but given the enhanced community quarantine, even local shows are taking a pause.
You might not be able to go to a show anytime soon, but that doesn't mean you can't watch one for free from your own home. Over the next few weeks, Death Cab for Cutie will hold a series of online concerts that fans from all over the world can watch on live from their Facebook page every day at 7 a.m. (Philippine time).
Vocalist Ben Gibbard went live on Facebook at 8 a.m. on March 18 to perform the first gig in the promised series. He started it by asking if folks on the other end can hear him, and ended it with a hopeful "see you tomorrow."
As of writing, Ben is the only member of the five-man band that has gone live. He's hoping to take in requests from fans in the coming days, and he's looking forward to possibly inviting a guest digitally for the next live stream, if possible. Think of it this way: You're getting front-row seats to a Death Cab for Cutie concert!
Earlier in the week, Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin and singer-songwriter John Legend held concerts from their homes to serenade fans who are staying at home for quarantine. Chris used the hashtag #TogetherAtHome for his live concert, which inspired John to host his own intimate gig from his home during this tough time. Our fingers are crossed that more artists join and we get more online concerts in the coming days!
For more information, visit Death Cab for Cutie's Facebook page.