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Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard To Livestream Songs Every Day During Coronavirus Quarantine
Beginning today, March 17, fans can catch the live stream on YouTube and Facebook at 4 p.m. PT, the frontman announced Monday night. In his announcement, Gibbard included his own feelings about the uncertain times and how they've made him think of his fans.
"I know you are all really freaked out right now. I am, too. And while I’m proud that we’re all doing the necessary things at the moment to help flatten the curve, I know it has left us all incredibly isolated," he said in a statement. "But because we’re all going through this nightmare together we are quite literally NOT alone. Our lives and stories are all linked, maybe more now than they have ever been."
He continued: "Be it with DCFC, Postal Service, or solo I have always been grateful for the honor you have bestowed upon us by choosing to congregate en masse around our music. Some of you have traveled great distances and/or shelled out large sums of money to see us play and that has never been lost on me. So in this crazy and unprecedented time, I’d like to return the favor by coming to YOU."
Gibbard added he hoped to have guests join digitally and said he might take song requests.
As the global pandemic has called for several major music events and many concerts to cancel or postpone, musicians, including Alejandro Sanz and Chris Martin, have used technology to have their own live performances. On Monday, John Legend also announced he would have a live streaming concert.