The Show Must Go On Freddie Mercury Benefit Concert Announced
All proceeds from the concert and memorabilia auction will be donated to AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), to help combat the disease that took Freddie from this world.
In November 1991, the world mourned music legend Freddie Mercury, who died of complications resulting from AIDS. As lead singer, songwriter and the heart of Queen, Freddie's legacy continues to inspire generations of fans.
Brendon Small (Dethklok/Adult Swim's Metalocalypse), Brendan McCreary (Young Beautiful in a Hurry), and Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead/Battlestar Galactica) have put together an all-star line-up, with surprise guests, to honor Freddie's legacy.
"Queen is my favorite band on earth," said Brendon Small. "If I hadn't heard the Flash Gordon theme at the age of 7, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be in show business. I'm excited to play some of my favorite songs and share the stage with some of the best musicians in the industry!"
"Queen was a rock band with truly orchestral sensibilities," added Bear McCreary. "Their melodies, harmonies and passion for lyrical storytelling place their songs amongst the most essential ever written."
Brendan McCreary agrees, "Freddie was less a man, and more like a fallen angel. And the art Queen created, was less like music, and more like a good friend who's stuck with you through all the years."
"The Show Must Go On" band:
Lead Vocals: Brendan McCreary (Young Beautiful in a Hurry)
Guitar: Brendon Small (Dethklok and creator of Adult Swim's Metalocalypse)
Piano: Bear McCreary (composer of Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead)
Guitar: Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai); Rick Musallam (The Roots, Gwen Stefani)
Bass: Pete Griffin (Zappa Plays Zappa)
Drums: Gene Hoglan (Dethklok)
Backing Vocals: Raya Yarbrough (Battlestar Galactica); Felice Hernandez (Pretzel Logic)
November 9th, 2011, 9PM
The Roxy Theatre (9009 West Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA)