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Chris Martin Performs Moving Grand Finale for 'Together At Home' Series

Why Global Citizens Should Care
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is testing the resilience of health care systems worldwide. The "Together At Home" virtual series and campaign encourages people to practice social distancing and support the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. You can join our "Together At Home" campaign to help beat coronavirus by taking action here.

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin closed out "Together At Home" with a moving livestreamed solo set on Friday, providing a fitting end to a series that he helped launch on March 16. 

Martin alternated between an acoustic guitar and his piano in his home studio. He played a mix of old and new hits including "Viva la Vida," "Til Kingdom Come," "Magic," "In My Place," and "Fix You." The singer-songwriter brought lighthearted fun to the mix, joking with fans about the stress of the lockdown, while showing how he doesn’t take himself very seriously. 

"Welcome to the final, the 143rd ‘Together At Home’ concert," Martin said. "How’s everyone doing out there?"

Martin chatted with fans from around the world during the set and talked about how much he missed his bandmates.

"Normally Will, whose in the band Coldplay that I’m in, he does a lovely harmony [for Magic], which I miss," he said. "I miss my brothers."

"If anyones seen any member of Coldplay around, could you please return him to me?" he added. "I don't know what they're up to, probably polishing their Grammys."

Martin ended his set by thanking the more than 500,000 Global Citizens who have taken action in support of health care workers, refugees, and organizations on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response efforts.

Then, he started cracking jokes. 

"Thank you to Jet Blue, Jack Black, and all the people with colors in their names," he said. "If youre going cuckoo, join the fucking club, this is called 'Fix You.'"

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The "Together At Home" campaign was launched on March 16 by Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO) with the support of musicians, actors, and influencers who have provided entertainment and solidarity to those isolating at home. The series also supports organizations and workers on the frontlines of coronavirus relief efforts and the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

These livestreamed events culminated in One World: Together At Homeon April 19, a special digital show and broadcast that featured some of music’s biggest stars and greatest legends, including Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, the Rolling Stones, and Sir Paul McCartney. The artists joined together to celebrate the work of frontline workers and take action to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

There have been nearly 3,770,000 cases of COVID-19 worldwide, with over 259,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization.

You can see all of Global Citizen's COVID-19 coverage here.

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