All Time Low’s frontman Alex Gaskarth played an intimate acoustic livestreamed set as part of the "Together At Home" virtual series on Tuesday.
Gaskarth performed "Some Kind of Disaster," "Something’s Gotta Give," "Monsters," "Dear Maria, Count Me In," and "Sleeping In." The rock star talked about the band’s new album, told some quarantine stories, and shared some advice for staying healthy amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
"This is a stream with a cause, a stream with a purpose," he said. "We gotta stop this thing, make sure you’re staying home, social distancing, washing your hands. The biggest thing I’ve learned, in my research, talking to some doctors, is wash your hands and do not touch your face and stay away from people, it's not what we need right now."
Gaskarth encouraged his fans to visit globalcitizen.org/coronavirus to learn more about how they can get involved to help their communities and stop the spread of the virus.
"Please screenshot this, share it around to your friends and family, let 'em know," he said holding a sign with Global Citzen’s website.
The singer-songwriter talked about his goats, his horse, and other animals in his house.
He said that the band would be touring for their new album as soon as the pandemic cleared up globally. In the meantime, he urged everyone to do their part to flatten the curve.
"Make sure you're doing everything you can to self-isolate," he said. "Stay at home, distance yourself from others. Unless it's absolutely essential, we need to lay low, we need to help get rid of this thing, and the only way we can do that is by stop spreading it to each other."
The "Together At Home" campaign was launched on March 16 by Global Citizen and the WHO. Artists, actors, and influencers have joined the campaign to bring people comfort, encourage them to practice social distancing, and show support for the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Globally, more than 1.28 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and 72,780 people have died from it, according to the WHO. The WHO is working to end the pandemic by coordinating a global relief effort, bolstering health care systems, and delivering essential supplies to countries. The organization is also researching potential treatments and vaccines.
By visiting Global Citizen’s "Together At Home" campaign page, you can learn more about coronavirus and find ways to get involved in your community.
You can see all of Global Citizen's COVID-19 coverage here.