Queen announced that the band will stream their 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness on Friday, May 15th at 2:00 p.m. ET. The show will remain on Queen’s YouTube page for 48 hours and aims to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts.
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Initially recorded on Easter Monday, April 20th, 1992 at London’s Wembley Stadium, the concert saw over 70,000 people show up to see an all-star cast of musicians pay tribute to one of the greatest frontmen ever, who died just months before, on November 24th, 1991. Before the remaining members of Queen—Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon—took the stage for a 23-song set, Metallica, Extreme, Gary Cherone & Nuno Bettencourt, Def Leppard, Bob Geldof, Spinal Tap, and Guns N’ Roses all performed shortened sets for the U.K. crowd.
During Queen’s portion of the event, the band ran through fan-favorites like “I Want It All”, “Under Pressure”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, and “We Will Rock You”, as well as some deeper cuts like “Who Wants To Live Forever”, and “These Are The Days of Our Lives”. Throughout the set, vocalists such as Robert Plant, Axl Rose, Elton John, James Hetfield, George Michael, Seal, Roger Daltrey, and more sat-in for the missing Freddie Mercury.
Watch the video below when it becomes available on Friday, May 15th at 2:00 p.m. ET and scroll down for a full setlist of the event.
Queen – The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert
[Video: Queen Official]
Queen was recently forced to reschedule a slew of dates on their 2020 Rhapsody Tour with Adam Lambert, pushing the entire tour to May-July 2021. Head to the band’s website for tickets and check out Live For Live Music‘s concert cancellation tracker for daily updates on shows around the world.
Setlist: Queen | Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness | Wembley Stadium | London, England | 4/20/1992
Set: Tie Your Mother Down, I Want It All, Las Palabras de amor (The Words of Love), Hammer to Fall, Stone Cold Crazy, Innuendo, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Too Much Love Will Kill You (Brian May cover), Radio Ga Ga, Who Wants to Live Forever, I Want to Break Free, Under Pressure, All the Young Dudes (David Bowie cover), “Heroes” (David Bowie cover), The Lord’s Prayer (traditional cover), ’39, These Are the Days of Our Lives, Somebody to Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Show Must Go On, We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, God Save The Queen (traditional cover)