Feb 16, 2020: Queen Replicates Live Aid Set at Fire Fight Australia Concert

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Queen + Adam Lambert performing at the Firefight Australia benefit, Feb. 16, 2020

Queen + Adam Lambert joined a collection of music stars on Feb. 16, 2020, to perform at a benefit concert to raise money for relief of the Australian bushfires. For the occasion, the classic rock legends replicated – for the first time – its original 1985 Live Aid set. Watch many of the songs below.

Fire Fight Australia, was announced four weeks earlier, on Jan. 12, and took place at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Among the other stars that performed were Alice Cooper and Olivia Newton-John. The concert was an immediate sell-out.

All concert ticket profits and all contributions through Ticketek went towards key organizations providing vital “Rescue,” “Relief and Recovery” and “Rehabilitation.”

The eclectic talent lineup was partly created out of serendipity.

Queen + Adam Lambert were on their Australian edition of the “Rhapsody Tour.”

Watch them perform several favorites at the Feb. 16 benefit concert

(Following “Radio Ga Ga,” the big screen showed Freddie Mercury leading the Live Aid audience at Wembley Stadium with “Ay Yo.”)

Watch Queen’s 1985 performance of “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” with the great Freddie Mercury

Newton-John joined Australian singing star John Farnham for a song during his set.

Watch her come on stage to a thunderous ovation, at the 10:50 mark

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter k.d. lang performed her rendition of the Leonard Cohen classic, “Hallelujah.”

Cooper was in the midst of the Australian run of his “Ol’ Black Eyes is Back” tour.

Watch him perform “I’m Eighteen” at the benefit concert

Since the devastating fires, such stars as Metallica, Elton John, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, among others, made significant financial donations to the relief fund.

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