'The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT by

The epic tribute concert to one of the greatest performers of our time is bound for Blu-ray in September.

In an early announcement to retailers, Eagle Rock has slated 'The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert' for a Blu-ray release on September 3.

On April 20th 1992, Roger Taylor, Brian May and John Deacon, the surviving members of Queen, took to the stage at Wembley Stadium for the start of one of the biggest events in rock history, which the band had organized to pay tribute to their former colleague – the incomparable Freddie Mercury. Queen were joined by some of the greatest musical talent in the world to celebrate Freddie's life and work and to increase public awareness of AIDS, the disease that had prematurely ended his life the previous year.

The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert features many Queen classics in unique performances including: "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Hammer To Fall", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Radio Ga Ga", "I Want To Break Free", "Under Pressure", "Somebody To Love", "We Will Rock You", "We Are The Champions" and many more. Special guests include David Bowie, Gary Cherone, Roger Daltrey, Def Leppard, Joe Elliott, Extreme, Bob Geldof, Guns 'n' Roses, James Hetfield, Ian Hunter, Tony Iommi, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Metallica, George Michael, Liza Minnelli, Robert Plant, Mick Ronson, Axl Rose, Seal, Slash, Lisa Stansfield, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Young & Zucchero.

As well as being great entertainment, the concert raised a huge and still growing sum of money for the Mercury Phoenix Trust, a charity formed at the time by Roger Taylor, Brian May and Queen's longtime manager Jim Beach whose charter is the relief of suffering from AIDS throughout the world. Profits from this release will be donated by the Mercury Phoenix Trust to AIDS charities around the globe.

OPENING ACTS

1) Intro
2) Brian May / Roger Taylor / John Deacon Introduction
3) Metallica – Enter Sandman
4) Metallica – Sad But True
5) Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
6) Freddie Montage (Insert)
7) Extreme – Queen Medley including: Mustapha / Bohemian Rhapsody / Keep Yourself Alive / I Want To Break Free / Fat Bottomed Girls / Bicycle Race / Another One Bites The Dust / Stone Cold Crazy / Radio Ga Ga
8) Freddie Montage (Insert)
9) Def Leppard & Brian May – Now I'm Here
10) Queen – I'm Going Slightly Mad video (Insert)
11) Bob Geldof – Too Late God
12) Guns 'n' Roses – Paradise City
13) Guns 'n' Roses – Knocking On Heavens Door
14) Elizabeth Taylor Speech

QUEEN + SET

1) Joe Elliott, Slash & Queen – Tie Your Mother Down
2) Roger Daltrey, Tony Iommi & Queen – I Want It All
3) Zucchero & Queen – Las Palabras De Amor
4) Gary Cherone, Tony Iommi & Queen – Hammer To Fall
5) James Hetfield, Tony Iommi & Queen – Stone Cold Crazy
6) Robert Plant & Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
7) Brian May – Too Much Love Will Kill You
8) Paul Young & Queen – Radio Ga Ga
9) Seal & Queen – Who Wants To Live Forever
10) Lisa Stansfield & Queen – I Want To Break Free
11) David Bowie, Annie Lennox & Queen – Under Pressure
12) Ian Hunter, David Bowie, Mick Ronson & Queen – All The Young Dudes
13) David Bowie, Mick Ronson & Queen – Heroes
14) George Michael & Queen –'39
15) George Michael, Lisa Stansfield & Queen – These Are The Days Of Our Lives
16) George Michael, London Gospel Choir & Queen – Somebody To Love
17) Elton John, Axl Rose & Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
18) Elton John, Tony Iommi & Queen – The Show Must Go On
19) Axl Rose & Queen – We Will Rock You
20) Liza Minnelli & Ensemble – We Are The Champions

Specs have yet to be revealed, but supplements will include: Rehearsal performances of Queen: David Bowie and Annie Lennox 'Under Pressure', George Michael and Lisa Stansfield 'These Are The Days Of Our Lives, George Michael 'Somebody To Love'; 10th Anniversary Documentary; Photo Galleries; and Mercury Phoenix Trust Facts.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is still undetermined at this time.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 3.

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