Ben Gibbard Is Streaming Daily Home Studio Performances

By Katrina Nattress

March 17, 2020

The world seems to be on one big lockdown, and though things are pretty heavy right now artists are finding ways to interact with fans while staying at home. For Ben Gibbard, that means streaming performances from his home studio at 4pm PST daily for the next few weeks. The Death Cab For Cutie frontman shared a post on Instagram sharing his feelings while doing his part to help flatten the curve before the coronavirus outbreak gets even worse than it already is.

"Hey Everyone,⁣ I know you are all really freaked out right now. I am too. And while I’m proud that we’re all doing the necessary things at the moment to help flatten the curve, I know it has left us all incredibly isolated.⁣ But because we’re all going through this nightmare together we are quite literally NOT alone. Our lives and stories are all linked, maybe more now than they have ever been," he began the lengthy note. "Be it with DCFC, Postal Service, or solo I have always been grateful for the honor you have bestowed upon us by choosing to congregate en masse around our music. Some of you have traveled great distances and/or shelled out large sums of money to see us play and that has never been lost on me. So in this crazy and unprecedented time, I’d like to return the favor by coming to YOU.⁣"

"For the next few weeks I will be playing songs everyday from my home studio. We will be streaming on YouTube / Facebook at 4pm PST daily – link in bio." he continued. "We’re still working out the details but I’m hoping to take some requests and maybe even have a guest or two stop by digitally. The first show will be tomorrow. It will assuredly be a little wonky and glitchy but we’re gonna do our best.⁣"

Gibbard isn't the only one planning virtual concerts. A handful of artists, including Coldplay's Chris Martin, joined forces with the World Health Organization and Global Citizen to produce the Together, At Home concert series. and Walk The Moon's Nicholas Petricca made quarantine fun by performing in a walrus suit.

To keep up to date on the latest news about the coronavirus and to understand what you need to stay safe and healthy, check out the Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction podcast from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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