Queen + Adam Lambert are rumored to be part of an upcoming bushfire benefit show in Sydney, Australia.
News.com.au reports promoters TEG Dainty and TEG Live are looking for acts for the show taking place at ANZ Stadium on February 16. The outlet mentions, “…it would be no surprise they would stay for the bushfire fundraiser” since the band has a gig at the Sydney stadium on February 15, and their next show takes place on February 19 in Melbourne.
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.”
Per CNN, the first of Australia’s bushfires began in late July. A total of 14.7 million acres have been burned. At least 24 people have died, which includes local volunteer firefighters. Local wildlife has been greatly affected, with Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley saying a third of koalas in New South Wales have been killed.