YUNGBLUD Streams Live Show “THE YUNGBLUD SHOW LIVE” in Los Angeles
- With the growing issue of mass cancelations and postponements of concerts and other events due to coronavirus, English singer-songwriter YUNGBLUD streamed his live show “THE YUNGBLUD SHOW LIVE” in Los Angeles on YouTube on March 16th for fans.
Featuring guest appearances from Machine Gun Kelly, Bella Thorne, and Oliver Tree.
In a statement, YUNGBLUD said, “The world is in a very weird time at the moment. everyone doesn’t know what to do or where to turn. it’s like we are all trapped in a glass or perspex box whilst someone is playing a trick on us. my shows were getting cancelled left right and centre. i miss the energy, i miss the connection, i miss my fans and family. We need each other more than ever right now and having the opportunity to interact with them taken away from me fully wasn’t even an option for me! we’re holding an online concert Monday 7am pdt earliest show of my life see you there!!!”
- YUNGBLUD said, “When my shows were canceled, I was gutted. To have that taken away from them, as well as me, was gutting; I was upset, I couldn’t fathom it. But when something upsets me, I always go, “How the fuck can we fix it?”
I woke up one morning after my shows were canceled and was like, “You know what? Fuck this.” I need to feel that connection and noise, that energy. There’s gonna be no literal noise from the audience, but there’s gonna be noise online. You’ll be able to comment on the livestream. I’m gonna be playing songs, gonna bring some of my friends out, do some skits, and do a late-night show — like a rock and roll version of fuckin’ Jimmy Kimmel. Try to give people a bit of positivity, laughter, and emotion.
My team hasn’t slept because everything’s going crazy. When I had the idea for the livestream, they pulled it together so incredibly quick. There’s been rehearsals, a lighting rig, a full band, a camera crew, and audio. In a world that’s going wrong right now, we feel like we’re doing some good. It’s really inspiring everyone to work hard and tirelessly. At first I was gonna be like, “Fuck it, I’m gonna stick some cameras up and do a rock and roll show.” But then my friends all started calling because they wanted to be involved. People in entertainment just wanna fuckin’ make people happy.
At the end of the day, I know we’re doing something where we’re stepping out into the unknown, but as Yungblud, that’s what I love to do. The potential to fail is what drives me, and I think it’s reflective of our generation. People watch and understand us, and they don’t quite necessarily get us yet, but it fuels us to carry on and try our best and fuckin’ win. I don’t give a fuck about whether this sets high expectations in terms of free concerts as long as I’m playing music to my friends, who I love and love me back. All I care about is spreading fuckin’ love and unity and help.
As artists, we have to shift and adapt to what’s going on in culture. You just have to make it work. I think that’s what true artists will do. It’s a time to not give up and think out of the box — out of bad situations and despair comes incredible art, no matter what form that may be. I’m excited to see what happens. Obviously, I’m very upset, and my thoughts are with every single country across the world that’s struggling right now, every person that’s scared or frightened. The only reason I’m doing this is to give people two or three hours and then the memory of that to watch it again in their brains, of solidarity, laughter, and energy.”
- source : Vulture