Coldplay, Billie Eilish, The Black Keys, blink-182, The Lumineers, Rex Orange County and SHAED all took the stage at the 2020 iHeartRadio ALTer EGO Presented by Capital One.
The concert was held at the historic, “Fabulous” Forum in Los Angeles. The event also included special guest appearances by Jason Priestley, Rob Racofrom Riverdale, Audrina Patridge, Ty Burrell from Modern Family, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick from The Bachelorette, and Kendall Long and Annaliese Puccini from Bachelor in Paradise.
The event broadcasted live across over 70 Alternative and Rock iHeartRadio stations and livestreamed on LiveXLive, a global digital media company focused on live entertainment. Now in its third year, the music of iHeartRadio’s popular Alternative Rock stations and the iHeartRadio App came to life with an extraordinary lineup that included these special moments:
Billie Eilish kicked off the 2020 iHeartRadio ALTer EGO concert with an epic 40-minute set. The teen icon, who rocked the stage in black sunglasses and a Lil B shirt for her performance, opened the show with “bad guy” and “My Strange Addiction” before encouraging the sold-out crowd to jump during her electric performance of “You Should See Me in a Crown.”
blink-182 brought nostalgia to iHeartRadio ALTer Ego. Travis Barker, Matt Skiba and Mark Hoppus delivered an 11-track set featuring throwback hits including “All the Small Things,” as well as new songs off their ninth studio album, Nine. Following a performance of their throwback “What’s My Age Again?,” Skiba said, “I like to think we are the first band to have a song on the radio that has the word ‘sodomy’ in it.” They concluded their epic performance by sprinkling in some of TLC’s “No Scrubs” with 1997’s “Dammit.”
Coldplay returned to the stage amid the release of their eighth studio album, “Everyday Life”. The Grammy-winning band, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary, performed a perfectly curated mix of tracks during their 35-minute-long set, including new releases “Orphans” and “Cry Cry Cry” as well as fan favorites including “Fix You” and “Viva La Vida.” Before performing their new release “Daddy” with a gospel choir live for the first time, Chris Martin told the sold-out crowd, “This is the most people we’re going to play for (to promote this album).”
These are just some of the top highlights. Let us know if you were there and what your thoughts were on the concert’s massive star appeal.