Queen and Paul Rodgers are hosting an online screening of their 2008 concert in Ukraine to raise money for the war-torn country.
The rock band have announced they will be sharing a special YouTube premiere of the former live event on March 19 at 5pm to raise funds for UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency.
Queen guitarist Brian May described the 2008 Freedom Square concert in Kharkiv as a “historic moment” when they hosted a free event to more than 350,000 live viewers to raise awareness of AIDS.
Sharing a teaser video of the concert on Instagram, May wrote: “In September 2008, Queen + Paul Rodgers responded to a call from Ukraine’s Elena Pinchuk’s Anti-AIDS Foundation to reach the country’s youth with the message: ‘Don’t let go AIDS Ruins Life” by playing a free “Life Must Go On” AIDS awareness concert on Kharkiv’s historic Freedom Square to a live audience of more than 350,000 – and a television audience of more than 10 million.
The band remembers the event as “an unforgettable experience… one of those rare things in life that you know you’ll never forget.” A meeting in music, but also a coming together to fight against a common enemy…”
“Today, as millions of Ukrainian refugees are in dire need of humanitarian assistance from another ailment, Queen returns to her historic moment with a special YouTube screening to raise funds for UNHCR’s relief efforts.
Queen + Paul Rodgers Live In Ukraine will be broadcast on YouTube on Saturday, March 19 at 10:00 am PDT, 1:00 pm EDT and 5:00 pm GMT.
Rodgers, who has been the lead singer of numerous bands including Free and Bad Company, has worked with the remaining active members of Queen over the years under the moniker Queen + Paul Rodgers.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/queen-and-paul-rodgers-to-host-online-concert-screening-in-aid-of-ukraine-41464273.html Queen and Paul Rodgers host online concert screening in aid of Ukraine