Queen + Adam Lambert and Alice Cooper are among a roster of artists booked to perform at Fire Fight Australia, a benefit concert for the country’s National Bushfire Relief.
Taking place on February 16 at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, the bill also features k.d. lang and Olivia Newton-John. The show is sold out, and so far, there have been no details regarding whether the concert will be streaming live.
Coincidentally, Queen + Adam Lambert will be in town on tour and will be performing at the Sydney stadium on February 15, with their next tour date taking place on February 19 in Melbourne. Cooper also has a show in Sydney on February 15 as well.
Brian May recently expressed his concerns over the Australian brushfires on Instagram writing, “Can’t stop thinking about the tragic Australian fires. And feel so helpless. I have many family members in Australia, all of whom I’m hoping to see in a month’s time on our planned Australian tour. The young generation are involved in fighting the fires on Kangaroo Island. Respects. Thousands of good people lost their homes. 24 good folks lost their lives. And … HALF A BILLION WILD ANIMALS burned to death in NSW alone? Can it be true? Almost unthinkable. And no end in sight? What can we do? We can pray. And we can put pressure on our leaders to prioritize the health of our planet rather than ‘The Economy.’ It’s already too late for these creatures. We can only pray it’s not too late for the rest of our world. To all our Australian friends – we send love – and our prayers.”
Those interested in donating to Australian relief efforts can go to FireFightAustralia.com.