James Blunt says he’ll spare fans from mini-concerts during coronavirus pandemic: ‘I thought I’d do you all a favour’
James Blunt has joked that he will spare fans from his own mini-concerts, as people around the world self-isolate during the coronavirus pandemic.
A number of artists, including Glass Animals, Christine and the Queens, and Chris Martin from Coldplay, have performed livestreams to fans where they sing their own songs as well as covers.
Blunt, who released his latest album Once Upon a Mind last year, has apparently decided against joining in.
“During lockdown, while many other artists are doing mini-concerts from their homes, I thought I’d do you all a favour and not,” he tweeted.
During lockdown, while many other artists are doing mini-concerts from their homes, I thought I’d do you all a favour and not.
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt)
His announcement follows much eyebrow-raising over a string of videos posted by Madonna, including one of her performing a bizarre rendition of “Vogue” in her bathroom.
In the video, the pop icon sings into a hairbrush about how her family is having fried fish for dinner because they’ve run out of pasta.
In another clip, she refers to coronavirus as “the great equaliser” while sitting in a milky bathtub filled with rose petals.
“That’s the thing about COVID-19,” she says. “It doesn’t care about how rich you are, how famous you are, how funny you are, how smart you are, where you live, how old you are, what amazing stories you can tell.”
She continues, “It’s the great equaliser and what’s terrible about it is what’s great about it.”
“What’s terrible about it is that it’s made us all equal in many ways, and what’s wonderful about is, is that it’s made us all equal in many ways.”
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