Queen's Brian May teases 'Live Aid-style' show to raise money for Aussie wildfire victims

music news 10/01/2020

If it was always your dream to be in the crowd at Wembley Stadium where Queen and Freddie Mercury performed their iconic set at Bob Geldolf's Live Aid event, then you could get to live a portion of that dream very soon.

Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed that the band has been asked to stage a special charity concert in aid of Australian wildfire victims.

With the band + Adam Lambert heading down under to Australia and NZ very soon, Brian May explained that the current crisis meant new elements had to be taken into account.

"Of course, we are going there very soon," he told PA. "We are looking at it very carefully."

"We have been approached to do a benefit concert, or be part of a benefit concert, a bit like Live Aid, if you like, to try and help out the victims of the fire."

Brian May is known to be a passionate animal activist, and so the millions of animals killed in the Australia's wildfires has really affected him.

"Of course, I am very concerned about the animals," he continued. "There’s 24 people who have died, which is a tragedy in itself, but [the number of animals] is almost inconceivable.

"You are looking at a radical change of wildlife in Australia. It’s like a mass extinction, which is something so awful. And we can do nothing about it really. We could have done something about it in the past.

"We know there are various things that could have been done. But it is a real caution for the rest of the world."