Queen’s Brian May Supports a Live Aid-Style Benefit for Climate Change
Queen's Brian May indicated the issue of climate change is "so enormous" that a benefit concert akin to 1985's Live Aid is perhaps needed to adequately confront the ongoing environmental concern. But it would require the work of the world's young people to make a dent in global warming by way of a large-scale charity show, he suggested.
Still, that may not be enough. As framed by the the Mirror Monday (May 6), the guitarist posited that youth worldwide would have to galvanize behind a rally similar to Live Earth 2007 if they wish to raise awareness.
"It probably would take the younger generation to take that bull by the horns," May said before seemingly offering Queen's assistance in such an event. "We’d help in any way we can but I think that’s what it would require."
However, he cautioned that big name benefits can't fix everything: "People have seen so many concerts since Live Aid purporting to be solving the problems of the world so it's not quite as easy as it seems," the guitarist explained.
Queen played the original Live Aid, since reimagined onscreen in the band's biopic feature Bohemian Rhapsody. Held July 13, 1985, the Freddie Mercuy-led act lit up Wembley Stadium alongside sets from U2 and David Bowie.
Below, watch Queen's iconic Live Aid performance.
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