.

Queen Reprise Live Aid Set At Benefit Concert


Bruce Henne | 02-18-2020

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Pin it Share on Reddit email this article

QueenPhoto by Jake Warkel (for antiMusic)

(hennemusic) Queen And Adam Lambert reprised the UK band's iconic Live Aid set during a headlining performance at the Fire Fight Australia benefit concert in Sydney, AU, on February 16th and video of the performance has been shared online.

For the first time since that historic event in 1985, Queen delivered its original 22 minute Live Aid setlist - as recreated in the 2018 biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" - at ANZ Stadium to help raise funds for national bushfire relief and recovery efforts in the region.

The six-song set featured "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Radio Ga Ga", "Hammer To Fall", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions."

Queen's original Live Aid appearance was beamed by satellite to 160 countries and watched by an audience of 1.5 billion worldwide, including 72,000 in person at London's Wembley Stadium.

"We're very happy to be able to do our bit to help Australia to fight back against the terrible fires," says guitarist Brian May. "This is Australia's pain but it's Humanity's problem. My heart has broken seeing the plight of the animals. I hope the concert will help them too. We all need this tragedy to never happen again."

"This would seem to be not only Australia's problem, but a climate change problem that affects the whole world," adds drummer Roger Taylor. "We are here right now and anything we can do to help in finding Australia a way to recover is the least we can do as musicians. We are all in trouble."

"It's terrifying to see what is happening to our world, and we need to take responsibility now," comments Lambert. "To be able to be part of 'Firefight' which is doing just that, is a real honor."

All concert ticket profits will go towards key organizations providing vital rescue, relief and recovery and rehabilitation projects; fans can assist by donating anytime at firefightaustralia.com. Watch the performance here.

hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission.


Related Stories


Queen Look Back A Night At The Odeon For The Greatest Video Series

Queen Go Behind Roger Taylor Hits With The Greatest

Queen Revisit 'Bohemian Rhapsody' For The Greatest

Queen Look Back At Night At The Opera

Queen Recall First European Tour On The Greatest Video Series

Geoff Tate Is Not Interested In Reuniting With Queensryche

Queen Revisit Their Turning Point With Latest The Greatest Video

Dropkick Murphys Stream New Song 'Queen Of Suffolk County'

Queen Go Back To The Rainbow 1974 For The Greatest Video Series

Queen Make History With 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Diamond Award

More Queen News



advertisement

advertisement


Follow Us: Facebook Twitter Feeds

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2021 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.