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Biden inauguration announces virtual ‘We the People’ concert featuring Carole King, James Taylor, Fall Out Boy, and more OLD

Rachel Brodsky
·2 min read
<p>Biden inauguration announces virtual ‘We the People’ concert featuring Carole King, James Taylor, Fall Out Boy, and more.</p> (AFP via Getty Images)

Biden inauguration announces virtual ‘We the People’ concert featuring Carole King, James Taylor, Fall Out Boy, and more.

(AFP via Getty Images)

In a pre-inauguration fundraising event, the Biden-Harris team is organising a “We the People” live-streamed concert hosted by Keegan-Michael Key and Debra Messing.

Happening on Sunday, 17 January at 8 PM ET, the concert will feature appearances by AJR, Michael Bivins, Connie Britton, Sophia Bush, Jaime Camil, Fall Out Boy, Ben Harper, Carole King, Kal Penn, James Taylor, and Will.i.Am.

There will also be appearances from President-elect Joe Biden, Dr Jill Biden, and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

To view the livestream, attendees are asked to make a donation to help support the Biden-Harris inaugural programming in exchange for a link.

The “We the People” concert is part of the ongoing programming surrounding next week's inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

At next week’s inauguration on 20 January, Lady Gaga is scheduled to sing the National Anthem at Biden's swearing-in, and Jennifer Lopez will be performing as well.

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Later that evening, Tom Hanks is set to host a primetime TV special featuring performances from Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Jon Bon Jovi, and Ant Clemons.

The special, titled “Celebrating America”, will run for 90 minutes and will be broadcast live on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and MSNBC from 8:30–10:00 PM ET/PT on 20 January.

“This inauguration presents a unique opportunity to spotlight the resilience and spirit of an America United,” said the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s CEO Tony Allen in a statement. ”We have witnessed countless heroes this past year step-up to the frontlines and serve their fellow Americans, so we are telling their stories, spreading their collective light, and celebrating the best of our country and its people with this primetime program.

"Our first priority is safety – so while many of us will be watching safely from our homes, we are creating real moments of connection that highlight a new inclusive American era of leadership that works for and represents all Americans,” continued Allen.

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