Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert: STAR-STUDDED Queen show streams for charity this weekend

Back in April 1992, Queen hosted an iconic charity show in honour of their late singer who died in November 1991. The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness took place at Wembley Stadium, with an audience of 72,000 and up to 1 billion watching at home. Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon – in his final full-length concert with Queen – performed their band’s hits with stars from Elton John and David Bowie to George Michael.

Now Queen and Eagle Rock Entertainment have partnered with The Mercury Phoenix Trust to stream The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in support of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organisation.

Fans can watch the legendary concert on the Official Queen YouTube Channel from this Friday, May 15th.

The concert will be available for 48 hours only from 7pm BST on Friday.

Other stars who perform with Queen and for Freddie during the concert include Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Metallica, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, Liza Minelli, Def Leppard, Annie Lennox, Seal and The Who’s Roger Daltrey.

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The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert began with a message from May, Taylor and Deacon.

While the first half of the show saw short sets by artists who were influenced by Queen’s music like Metallica, Extreme, Def Leppard and Guns N’ Roses.

During stage changes, clips honouring Freddie Mercury were shown to the audience.

Elizabeth Taylor then gave an AIDS Prevention Speech before a compilation of Freddie in interactions with his audiences were shown.

The second half of the concert then saw Queen perform with a whole host of stars.

Highlights include David Bowie and Lennox performing Under Pressure and George Michael’s rendition of Somebody to Love

Plus Elton John and Axl Rose singing Bohemian Rhapsody.

Meanwhile, Queen’s May and Taylor have released a charity single with Adam Lambert.

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The trio have changed the words of Freddie Mercury classic We Are The Champions to You Are The Champions.

Queen and Adam Lambert recorded the single remotely between London and Los Angeles.

Proceeds for the track go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund too.

The song’s lyric change expressed gratitude to the essential NHS and care workers around the world fighting coronavirus.

You Are The Champions’ music video includes clips of key healthy workers, including Taylor’s doctor daughter.

On Queen and Adam Lambert’s charity single, May said: “It seems to me we should dedicate this one to all the front-line soldiers fighting for Humanity against the insurgent coronavirus.

“Just like our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents who fought for us in two world wars, those brave warriors in the front line are our new CHAMPIONS.

“That means the doctors, nurses, cleaners, porters, drivers, tea-ladies and gentlemen, and all who are quietly risking their lives daily to save the lives of our kin. CHAMPIONS ALL!!!”

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