‘Vax Live’ concert to be hosted by Selena Gomez, with appearances by NCT 127, H.E.R., and J Balvin

  • Other performers include Jennifer Lopez, the Foo Fighters and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam
  • Organised by advocacy group Global Citizen, the event hopes to inspire confidence in the Covid-19 vaccine
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Selena Gomez will host the concert, which will air May 8. Photo: Reuters

Some of music’s top stars will come together for a special concert to inspire confidence in the Covid-19 vaccine and advocate for getting everyone the jab.

Selena Gomez is set to host Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, with the Foo Fighters, Jennifer Lopez, H.E.R., J Balvin and Eddie Vedder slated to perform, organisers announced Tuesday.

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The event, which will air May 8 across numerous television networks and online platforms, is being put together by the advocacy group Global Citizen.

The group is also urging philanthropists and corporations to make donations in order for front-line health care workers to be vaccinated.

Gomez said she’s “honoured” to host the special event.

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“This is a historic moment to encourage people around the world to take the Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them, call on world leaders to share vaccine doses equitably and to bring people together for a night of music in a way that hasn’t felt possible in the past year,” Gomez said in a statement. “I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

The concert will be pre-taped in Los Angeles and will be available on Global Citizen’s YouTube channel. The YouTube version will include additional performances and appearances by K-pop group NCT 127 and YouTubers Daniel El Travieso, Kati Morton, ShootforLove, Thembe Mahlaba and The Try Guys.

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