- Global Citizen announces a new concert special that will include performances by Coldplay, Shakira, Miley Cyrus, and more.
Global Citizen has announced a new concert special dubbed “Global Goal: United for Our Future — The Concert,” which will go live on June 27 on television, radio, and streaming services, including NBC and iHeartMedia in America.
Hosted by Dwayne Johnson, the concert special will not be a telethon but instead aims to “combat the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities.”
The concert will include performances by Coldplay, Justin Bieber with Quavo, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, J Balvin, Chloe x Halle, Christine, and the Queens, Usher, and Yemi Alade. Other celebrities including Chris Rock, Olivia Colman, Charlize Theron, Billy Porter, Hugh Jackman, and many more will be making appearances.
The “Summit” portion of the special will be led by journalists like Katie Couric and Mallika Kapur and include Cyrus, Angelique Kidjo and Ken Jeong among those talking with outspoken leaders ranging from Melinda Gates to NAACP president Derrick Johnson.
“Global Citizens around the world are calling for systemic change,” Global Citizen co-founder/CEO Hugh Evans said in a statement — “change that brings about justice for everyone, everywhere, regardless of where they were born or the color of their skin. If we are to end COVID-19 for all, we need our world leaders to commit the billions of dollars needed to equitably deliver testing, treatments and vaccines.” Evans said he hopes the concert will serve as “a motivator for change and unity, together with science and data, to honor the problem solvers — including doctors, scientists, lab workers, essential workers and human rights advocates — who are racing to not only create the cure for COVID-19, but also to ensure that it’s available for everyone who needs it.”
Citi, Procter & Gamble, SAP, Verizon, and Vodafone will sponsor the event. The concert special is being produced by Hamish Hamilton and Done + Dusted will be sponsoring the event.
The will be co-hosted by Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The summit will be produced by Michael Dempsey. Additional producers being named include Michele Anthony of Universal Music Group, Declan Kelly of Teneo, Live Nation, Scooter Braun, and SB Projects, Adam Leber for Maverick, the Lede Company, Jay Brown for Roc Nation and Derrick Johnson for the NAACP.
“Global Goal: United for Our Future — The Concert” will be shown on Apple, YouTube, Tidal, Yahoo!, Brut, Roku, Twitch and Insight TV. BARÇA TV, Bloomberg Television, Fundación Azteca, Mediacorp, MSNBC, MTV, SiriusXM, Sony Channel Latin America and Turner Latin America will also broadcast.Outside of America, global broadcasters airing the special include ARD, Canal+ Group, RTVE in Europe, Bell Media, CBC, Citytv, and Global TV, in Canada, Grupo Globo in Brazil, MultiChoice Group and SABC in Africa, Fuji TV and Star India in Asia and Channel Nine in Australia.
The program can be viewed at http://globalgoalunite.org.