Niall Horan and Common join Together, At Home concert series

Niall Horan

Pop star Niall Horan and rapper Common joined in the Together, At Home concert series on Thursday (March 19, 2020) by performing acoustic shows for fans online during the coronavirus lockdown.

Coldplay’s Chris Martin kickstarted the World Health Organization (WHO) and Global Citizen event on Monday, beaming his 30-minute set into viewers’ homes via Instagram Live, and John Legend kept the entertainment going on Tuesday, with his model and TV personality wife, Chrissy Teigen, and their two kids making appearances onscreen.

Singer Charlie Puth picked up the virtual baton on Wednesday, and on Thursday, fans were treated to a double set by Niall and Common.

The One Direction star was first up on Instagram Live for the Together, At Home: WHO-Global Citizen Solidarity Sessions, belting out tracks from his new album, Heartbreak Weather, as he sat by his piano with a guitar.

As he wrapped up the intimate show, Horan apologized for any imperfect vocals, admitting his isolation routine had not included regular vocal exercises – as he was spending much of his downtime “watching a lot of Netflix”.

“Apologies for my voice, I haven’t been doing too much singing recently,” he shared, before adding a stern warning to viewers about personal hygiene during the COVID-19 crisis: “Stay safe, wash your hands! Don’t be foolish about this!”

Hozier and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder are set to stage similar Together, At Home shows on Friday.