Louis Tomlinson should have spent most of 2020 touring the world performing songs from his album Walls. It didn’t happen due to covid. Now he wants to end the year on a positive note and has announced ‘Louis Tomlinson Live in London.’
I was absolutely gutted to have to postpone my world tour this year as I was really looking forward to seeing all the fans. Performing for a live crowd is the most important thing to me, this live stream is a step back into that world and is something I can’t wait to film. I want to put on a real show for the fans, with scale and production, creating something special to end 2020 on a positive upbeat note and raise money for charities that are especially close to my heart. I also want to give my touring crew work, and raise some vital money for them, as without my crew the show literally couldn’t go on.”Louis Tomlinson discussing Louis Tomlinson Live in London.
Louis Tomlinson Live in London will see Louis reunite with his touring band and crew for a one-off very special live performance. The show will feature songs from Louis’ smash debut solo album ‘Walls’ (Top 3 in the UK and Top 10 in the USA), alongside a few surprises.
The multi-camera event will feature Louis and his full band performing fully live, and will be available to watch for 28 hours, giving fans globally the chance to view at a time convenient to them.
Profits from ‘Louis Live in London’ will be split between FareShare, Crew Nation, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and Stagehand. Louis will also be donating money to his own touring crew, many of which have been out of work since March.
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice cares for children and young adults whose lives are sadly just too short, both in their own homes and at the North Anston Hospice. The charity supports children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions, and are currently helping over 300 families at the hospice and in their homes across the region.
Bluebell Wood is very much a happy, joyful place focused on helping families make wonderful memories together whether they have weeks, months or years together. in their homes across the region. With only around 15 per cent of its funding coming from Government sources, Bluebell Wood is reliant on its fantastic supporters, volunteers, fundraisers and staff who all consistently go above and beyond to help the charity reach as many people who need it as possible.
Live music inspires millions around the world, but the concerts we all enjoy wouldn’t be possible without the countless crew members working behind the scenes. Crew Nation is charitable fund, created to help the people who were supposed to be working on shows planned for 2020. Crew Nation is powered by Music Forward Foundation, a charitable 501c3 organization, that is administering and managing the fund.
So far, the fund has raised $15 million, helping 15,000 live music crew members across 36 countries who were impacted by the rescheduled or cancelled shows scheduled to take place through June.
FareShare is the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, with more than 30 warehouses across the UK. It takes food from the food industry that can’t be sold in shops, either because of packaging errors, a short shelf life or overproduction.
That food, which is the same as the food you’d eat at home, is then redistributed through a network of 11,000 frontline organisations, across the UK such as homeless hostels, school breakfast clubs, domestic violence refuges, older people’s lunch clubs, food banks and hospices. Since the pandemic, FareShare has more than doubled its work, providing the equivalent of more than 2 million meals a week to people who might not otherwise eat.
The live events sector is in crisis and the largely self employed workforce faces a long winter without work, many of them without any form of alternative financial support. Those that could find alternative work have done so; many can access enough Government support to survive for the next few months, so our focus is on those who have seen income drop to virtually nothing.
Stagehand is for those people, to provide grants that help to cover basic living expenses for the crew and their families. These grants are already helping to relieve the financial and mental burden of keeping a roof overhead and providing for families throughout this crisis.
Louis is also releasing an exclusive range of new ‘Louis Live in London’ merchandise that will also go on sale on the 25th November. All profits from this merch will go to the above four charities and Louis’ touring crew.
Tickets for the show will be going on sale via https://louis-tomlinson.com/live from 4 pm on 25th November.