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Tune in to ‘Global Citizen VAX LIVE - Extended Concert Sponsored by YouTube’

  • By The YouTube Team
  • May.05.2021
Tune in to ‘Global Citizen VAX LIVE - Extended Concert Sponsored by YouTube’
This Saturday, Selena Gomez hosts a streaming special to inspire vaccine confidence and equity, with performances by Foo Fighters, Jennifer Lopez and many more.

YouTube’s partnership with international advocacy organization, Global Citizen, continues this weekend on May 8 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET, with an extended version of “Global Citizen VAX LIVE - Extended Concert Sponsored” by YouTube. This global broadcast and streaming special aims to inspire vaccine confidence worldwide and help get COVID-19 vaccines to everyone, everywhere. 


During the special, presented by YouTube Originals, Global Citizen will call on philanthropists and corporations to donate enough “dollars-for-doses” to vaccinate more than 27 million heroic healthcare workers that are serving on the global frontlines, in the world’s poorest countries every day. The special will also encourage global development advocates and changemakers to call on world leaders to prioritize equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. 

The goal is to educate the public and create awareness surrounding COVID-19 vaccinations in an effort to help the world get back on its feet.”


YouTube and Global Citizen have a long standing history of joining hands to deliver these extraordinary concert events to a global audience. In the past year alone, we have worked together on One World: Together at Home and Global Goal: Unite for Our Future, both of which raised funds for COVID-19 relief. Now, with "Global Citizen VAX LIVE - Extended Concert Sponsored by YouTube" hosted by Selena Gomez, the goal is to educate the public and create awareness surrounding COVID-19 vaccinations in an effort to help the world get back on its feet. 


YouTube is the only place to watch the 90-minute version of this star-studded event. Broadcasting on Global Citizen’s official channel, the extended version of the special will include:



  • Exclusive performance encore performances from Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder and J Balvin, alongside performances and appearances by Jennifer Lopez, H.E.R., NCT 127 and Picture This.


  • A global message from Campaign Chairs of VAX LIVE Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.


  • A special appearance by President Biden, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Vice President Harris as part of Global Citizen’s partnership with the White House’s “We Can Do This” initiative to increase public confidence in COVID-19 vaccines while reinforcing basic prevention measures, such as mask wearing and social distancing. Additionally, President Macron of France, Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada, and Prime Minister Plenković of Croatia will make appearances.


  • Hosted by Selena Gomez, VAX LIVE will also include special guests Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, David Letterman, Gayle King, Jimmy Kimmel, Nomzamo Mbatha, Olivia Munn, and Sean Penn. 


Set your reminder and watch on the Global Citizen channel.



VAX LIVE is supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Prime Minister of Italy and G20 Chair Mario Draghi, and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez, President of France Emmanuel Macron, and the State of California. 

The VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World campaign includes policy partners: The World Health Organization (WHO), The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation (CEPI), Gavi - The Vaccine Alliance, The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, The COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) and UNITAID, and philanthropic partners: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, New Venture Fund and Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy. In partnership with Declan Kelly and Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm, VAX LIVE and Global Citizen's Recovery Plan for the World are supported by a coalition of Global Partners including: Cisco, Citi, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Google, Live Nation, P&G, Verizon, and campaign partner WW International.