Here’s a reminder that VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World, the star-studded special from Global Citizen that’s designed to boost COVID-19 vaccine efforts everywhere, will air this Saturday night on multiple channels and media outlets.
The show, which was recorded last Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles in front of a crowd of essential workers, included performances by Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder and Foo Fighters. Variety reports that Vedder’s backing band featured ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, while Foo Fighters’ set included a surprise appearance by AC/DC‘s Brian Johnson, who belted out his group’s classic tune “Back in Black.”
The special is hosted by Selena Gomez, and also features performances by Jennifer Lopez, H.E.R. and J Balvin, plus appearances by Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, David Letterman, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and recorded messages from world leaders including President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden, and Pope Francis.
The VAX LIVE concert will air on ABC, CBS, YouTube and ABC News Live at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and on Fox at 11 p.m. ET/PT. YouTube will present a 90-minute version of the show, featuring additional performances and appearances, via the Global Citizen channel.
Amidst all that star power, VAX LIVE calls for governments, the private sector and philanthropists to work towards equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines.
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