YUNGBLUD is doing more for his community of fans than we could have ever hoped.
After having to cancel multiple shows, the 22-year-old artist felt it was only right to give back to the people who support his music most. Without a doubt, The YUNGBLUD Show on the 16th of March did just that and was a massive success. On top of that, all of the profits from the live stream are being donated to Save the Children to help anyone affected by COVID-19.
Machine Gun Kelly, Bella Thorne, and Oliver Tree all made special appearances. In addition to performing “parents,” “casual sabotage” and a few of his other tracks, YUNGBLUD also played hilarious drinking games with his guests and did a quick Q&A with his best friend and photographer Tom Pallant. It was only natural for YUNGBLUD and MGK to perform their song, “I Think I’m Okay” during the show as well.
It was a really special event for fans, causing the hashtag #theyungbludshow to trend globally. “The world is in a very weird time at the moment. Everyone doesn’t know what to do or where to turn. It’s like we are all trapped in a glass or perspex box whilst someone is playing a trick on us. My shows were getting canceled left right and centre. I miss the energy, I miss the connection, I miss my fans and family. We need each other more than ever right now and having the opportunity to interact with them taken away from me fully wasn’t even an option for me!” he explained during the show.
The British sensation did not stop there. He also decided to hold an IG pub quiz on the 23rd to entertain us while encouraging us to stay at home. The quiz featured BBC host Jack Saunders and was divided into 4 sections: general knowledge, sports, music, and entertainment.
For the music part of the quiz, Saunders played clips of 4 songs and viewers guessed which songs they were. YUNGBLUD then finished his live-stream with an acoustic rendition of “waiting on the weekend.” He also claimed something exciting might be arriving on the 24th.
Needless to say, YUNGBLUD is constantly giving back to his community, the Black Hearts Club, and while fans always appreciate the things he does, his actions feel even closer to home in a time like this. Something I’m really grateful for.
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