Post Malone will raise money for Coronavirus relief charities by hosting a Nirvana tribute gig from his own home.
The announcement follows a video Malone posted on social media yesterday of himself in a darkened room, cradling an acoustic guitar, in a scene clearly aimed at recapturing the image of Kurt Cobain during the Seattle grunge legends’ 1994 ‘MTV Unplugged In New York’ show.
Once the scene is over, the video cuts to a screen where the text ‘Post Malone Nirvana Tribute Livestream’ is displayed, with the relevant times and information next to it. It will be broadcast through Malone’s official Youtube channel.
This month marks the 26th anniversary of Cobain’s death by suicide and it is believed part of Malone’s reasoning for performing the tribute is to pay his respects to the former Nirvana frontman and the legacy that he left.
The gig itself will take place at Malone’s bar in his living room bar, with all proceeds going to the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, which is a newly-created charity that uses funds to help train and equip communities to detect and fight off the virus. YouTube will also be matching all funds raised by Malone’s concert.
Malone’s face is partially decorated with a tattoo saying ‘Stay Away’ after the Nirvana song of the same name, so we should probably be expecting that one on Friday afternoon.