Death Cab for Cutie front man, Ben Gibbard, will be going live every day at 7pm EST for the next few weeks.
He will be playing songs and chatting with fans, while the coronavirus quarantine is requiring everyone across the world to stay at home during this time. He is doing this as a thank for his fans and to bring encouragement during this difficult time.
“I know you are all really freaked out right now. I am, too. And while I’m proud that we’re all doing the necessary things at the moment to help flatten the curve, I know it has left us all incredibly isolated,” he said in a statement. “But because we’re all going through this nightmare together we are quite literally NOT alone. Our lives and stories are all linked, maybe more now than they have ever been.”
“Some of you have traveled great distances and/or shelled out large sums of money to see us play and that has never been lost on me. So in this crazy and unprecedented time, I’d like to return the favor by coming to you.
Ben even performed a new song he had written for the people of Seatle called”Life in Quarantine,” which shares the reality of the world right now.
“The airports and train stations are full of desperate people / But no one is going anywhere soon,” are a few of the lyrics from the new song.
Gibbard also encouraged fans give back during this time and to donate extra sleeping bags and tents to Aurora Commons.