Freddie Mercury's 1992 tribute concert will steam live on Queen's channel for charity
14 May 2020, 12:22 | Updated: 19 September 2023, 13:22
Queen and Eagle Rock Entertainment have partnered with The Mercury Phoenix Trust to present a YouTube premiere screening of The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in support of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organisation.
This coming Friday, May 15, will see the official Queen YouTube channel taken over for the special concert stream.
However, fans will have to get in there quickly, as the concert will only be available to view for 48 hours.
Queen - The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Coming This Friday!
The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness took place on Easter Monday, April 20, 1992 at Wembley Stadium.
The concert originally took place in front of a sold-out audience of 72,000.
It was also broadcast globally to an audience of over one billion people.
Queen’s remaining members Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon were joined on stage by acts including David Bowie, George Michael, Annie Lennox, Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, Robert Plant, Metallica, Liza Minelli, Def Leppard, Seal, Roger Daltrey and many more as a tribute following Freddie's death in November 1991.
Brian May says Freddie Mercury would love Queen’s continuing legacy
It comes as Queen guitarist Brian, who has been estimated to have sold between 170 million to 200 million records with the band, recently ruled out a sequel to the award-winning 2018 Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
He told Rolling Stone: "Don't think we didn't think about it.
"We've talked. Basically we think not, at the moment. Things could change, I suppose, but I think it would be difficult."