Global Citizen has hired Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, Foo Fighters and H.E.R. for a multi-network broadcast that will push the COVID-19 vaccine. Gomez will host the special.
The Concert will be pre-taped at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium before airing and live streaming on Saturday, May 8th on ABC, CBS, Fox, YouTube and iHeartMedia radio stations and the iHeartRadio app. The special will air on those outlets at 8 p.m. ET, except for Fox, where it will air at 11 p.m. ET / PT.
“As a global community, we are in a race against time and the key to coming back together is the vaccine. We need to build vaccine confidence in the U.S. and globally, and encourage people to take the vaccine as quickly as possible,” Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans said in a statement. “There is a light at the end of this tunnel, but getting vaccines to everyone, everywhere regardless of who they are or where they are from, is key to ensuring the end of this pandemic around the world. We must all unite to get back on track to eradicating extreme poverty.”