Louis Tomlinson is set to perform a worldwide virtual gig in order to raise money for charity and the backstage crews affected by coronavirus.
The singer, 28, has announced the one-off gig, Louis Tomlinson Live From London, which will be broadcast worldwide on December 12.
Louis will perform songs from his hit debut album Walls as well as a few surprise tracks live with his band, with the recording then being available for 28 hours to give global audiences the chance to watch the show at a time that suits them in different time zones.
Profits from the gig will be split between FareShare, Crew Nation, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and Stagehand.
The former One Direction star is also going to be donating money to his own touring crew who have been affected by the live music industry being held at a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Many of the people who work behind the scenes to make sure tours and live shows go off without a hitch have been out of work since March due to shows and tours not being able to take place amid the pandemic.
Louis said: ‘I was absolutely gutted to have to postpone my world tour this year as I was really looking forward to seeing all the fans.
‘Performing for a live crowd is the most important thing to me, this live stream is a step back into that world and is something I can’t wait to film.
‘I want to put on a real show for the fans, with scale and production, creating something special to end 2020 on a positive upbeat note and raise money for charities that are especially close to my heart.
‘I also want to give my touring crew work, and raise some vital money for them, as without my crew the show literally couldn’t go on.’
As well as the gig, Louise is also releasing a new range of merchandise, the profits of which will also raise money for the four charities as well as Louis’ touring crew.
Tickets for Louis Tomlinson Live In London are on sale now at https://louis-tomlinson.com/live
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