The musician was in London at the Houses of Parliament this week lobbying for a cause close to his heart. May’s wildlife welfare advocacy is well-known and he was there lobbying for the Save Me Trust’s hedgehog Amazing Grace Campaign. Standing on the steps of Parliament at Westminster, he was also asked about reports the band would headline a major concert for the Australia bushfires. Reports surfaced earlier this week the band had been approached by the organisers.
May told reporters: “Of course, we are going there very soon, we are looking at it very carefully.
“We have been approached to do a benefit concert, or be part of a benefit concert, a bit like Live Aid, if you like, to try and help out the victims of the fire.”
The concert will take place at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney on February 16.
Queen and Adam Lambert will actually play a concert at the very same stadium the night before, February 15, as part of the current World Tour.
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May wrote: “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?”