Queen Streaming Legendary Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert For 48 Hours Only

By Eliot Hill

May 15, 2020

Queen has made its 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness available for free on the band’s YouTube page to raise money for the World Health Organization (WHO) and its COVID-19 relief efforts.

So whether you want to relive the legendary star-studded event or watch it for the first time, hurry up because it's only available to watch for free for the next 48 hours — weekend plans sorted!

You may particularly get chills watching almost 80,000 people clap in unison during “Radio Gaga,” Elton John singing “Bohemian Rhapsody” with Axl Rose or listening to the late and great David Bowie sing “Under Pressure” with Annie Lennox.  

The original Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert took place at Wembley Stadium in England in front of a staggering 72,000-person crowd on April 20, 1992 with surviving members Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon. It was also broadcasted all over the world for one billion viewers. At the time, profits from the concert were used to launch The Mercury Phoenix Trust

Now, for every dollar donated to WHO during the 48-hour live stream, Google will match it with a $2 donation.

You can watch the incredible hour-and-a-half show with special appearances by the likes of BowieElton John, James Hetfield, George Michael, Axl Rose, Liza Minnelli and more. 

The audience was also treated to solo performances by U2, Metallica, Def Leppard, Guns N’ Roses, and Spinal Tap.

After you've watched the show, check out Queen + Adam Lambert's ode to frontline workers with “You Are The Champions.”

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