Queen are curing all of our coronavirus blues with the announcement that they will release a 1992 Freddie Mercury tribute concert. The never-before-published show will be uploaded to the band’s YouTube channel this Friday, May 15.
Fans will have 48 hours to view rare footage of the 1992 Queen tribute concert for Freddy Mercury, with all donations going to AIDS Awareness.
Fans will have just 48 hours to view the concert, in which all funds raised will be donated to the coronavirus relief efforts made through major health organisation WHO. Google have also jumped on the bandwagon, agreeing to contribute two dollars for every dollar donated during the 48 hour period.
The original 1992 show was a monumental point for Queen who had lost frontman Freddie Mercury just months prior due to complications caused by AIDS. The remaining band members Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon played an array of their best-known music and featured guest appearances by big names such as David Bowie and Liza Minnelli. The result? The original show brought in approximately 20 million dollars to be distributed across 57 different countries in a number of AIDS prevention projects.
So sit tight for this Friday, bookmark the band’s Youtube channel and prepare yourself for one of the most iconic Queen concert’s to ever have gone down. Oh, and make sure to donate if you have the means to support the relief fund.