– The benefit event hosted by Elton John featured performances by Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, Mariah Carey, and more –
– Benefit special now streaming on CTV.ca and Crave –
TORONTO, April 1, 2020 /CNW/ - Due to the overwhelming interest from Canadians during last Sunday's star-studded music benefit event, THE IHEART LIVING ROOM CONCERT on MUCH, MTV, CP24, and iHeartRadio Canada, Bell Media announced today encore presentations of the concert on Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV and Sunday, April 5 at 8 p.m. ET on VRAK. The special is streaming now on demand on CTV.ca and Crave.
Airing commercial-free, the concert will once again support the Canadian Red Cross COVID-19 and other disaster response efforts, which to date has raised more than $445,000 as a result of the broacast. Canadians can continue to donate now through the end of April by SMS, toll-free telephone and online (see details below).
"We are thankful for the generous support of Canadians during this challenging time," said Melanie Soler, vice-president of emergency management for Canadian Red Cross. "These funds will allow the Red Cross to provide comfort and care to individuals and families as needs across the country emerge during the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to helping people who may also be impacted during the upcoming flood and wildfire seasons."
Hosted by Elton John, THE IHEART LIVING ROOM CONCERT featured performances by Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, Dave Grohl, H.E.R., Mariah Carey, Sam Smith, Tim McGraw, and more from their own homes.
In addition to music, the concert also featured inspirational messages from guests and special appearances from Ciara and Russell Wilson, Demi Lovato, Ellen DeGeneres, Ken Jeong, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, Ryan Seacrest, and more, as the benefit special paid tribute to the front line health professionals, first responders, and local heroes who are putting their lives in harm's way.
To view full press release, please visit The Lede.
SOURCE Bell Media