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Posted: 07 Jun 12, 07:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Elton John and Queen will perform in downtown Kyiv

Today at 13:50 | Interfax-Ukraine

Legendary singer Elton John and a British rock band Queen will hold a charitable anti-AIDS concert on the Independence Square before the Euro 2012 European Football Championship final.

"Elton John and rock band Queen will play to support the fight against AIDS, here, on Independence Square," Head of the ANTIAIDS Foundation Olena Pinchuk said at a press conference in Kyiv on Thursday.

The ANTIAIDS Foundation, with the assistance of UEFA, will organize the concert. The concert will be entitled "Your Life is Not a Game. Let's Stop AIDS Together!" It will begin on June 30 at 2000 and will last until midnight.

According to Pinchuk, Elton John and Queen refused payment for the performance.

The concert will take place on the stage in the fan zone on the Independence Square.

"We will not build anything special," she said.

The concert will consist of two parts, admission will be free of charge, and in addition, the concert will be broadcast live.

Pinchuk assumed that Elton John and Queen could attend the final match of Euro 2012 and said that she did not know whether they would attend the closing ceremony of the championship.

During the concert, the foundation will raise funds for a new joint project of Elton John's and Olena Pinchuk's anti-AIDS foundations.

Source: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/nation/detail/128938/

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Posted: 07 Jun 12, 07:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wonder why the proceeds won't be split three ways to include the Mercury Phoenix Trust?

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Posted: 07 Jun 12, 09:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amazing news! I shall go.


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Posted: 07 Jun 12, 10:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great tot see there will be a broadcast. Gives us on the other side of the world to have a look!

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Posted: 07 Jun 12, 12:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Makka wrote:
Great tot see there will be a broadcast. Gives us on the other side of the world to have a look!



How to view that from Tex-ass? Yes, thats in the USA.

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Posted: 07 Jun 12, 13:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Queen refused payment for the performance."

Must be a tribute act or something...

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Posted: 07 Jun 12, 14:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Could be interesting ...

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Posted: 07 Jun 12, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Could be nice indeed.
Nice to see it will be broadcast.

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Posted: 07 Jun 12, 16:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

unfortunately its Lambert singing...


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Posted: 07 Jun 12, 16:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hmmmm.
That's a pitty.
Queen+EJ would be interesting. Queen + AL not so.

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Posted: 07 Jun 12, 16:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well then. That could be nice.


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Posted: 07 Jun 12, 17:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I suppose now it makes the fact that they changed the date of the Moscow gig with no reasonable explanation a little more clear now as to why they changed the date from the 30th June. I suppose they could not say anything about it until the offical press release. (still not good for all the people it put out, but I suppose it lightens it a little.)


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Posted: 07 Jun 12, 20:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

people on streets wrote:
hmmmm.
That's a pitty.
Queen+EJ would be interesting. Queen + AL not so.


Are you sure? Did you you see EJ at the jubilee concert? I wasn't that impressed with his voice.......AL would be a better bet than EJ imo!

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Posted: 07 Jun 12, 22:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why would anyone even daydream about Q+Elton at this point?? Elton sucked at the Tribute 20 years ago, I don't know why anyone thinks he'd be a better fit now... let him play his own music.


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Posted: 08 Jun 12, 01:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote: Why would anyone even daydream about Q+Elton at this point?? Elton sucked at the Tribute 20 years ago, I don't know why anyone thinks he'd be a better fit now... let him play his own music.

Despite his tendency to slur a bit (mostly during the first few songs of a set), his vocal range has improved amazingly over the last few years. Some of us would LOVE to see how he would handle a rendition of TSMGO these days.

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Posted: 08 Jun 12, 03:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

junketerQ2 wrote:
people on streets wrote:
hmmmm.
That's a pitty.
Queen+EJ would be interesting. Queen + AL not so.

Are you sure? Did you you see EJ at the jubilee concert? I wasn't that impressed with his voice.......AL would be a better bet than EJ imo!

Yaaaawn....
Elton is recovering from his respiratory infection.
That's why he sounded the way he did.
Elton + Freddie were friends and respected eachother. Freddie performed with Elton on one of his concerts. The Queen + EJ performance in Paris 1997 was nice. Much better than all I've seen from Adam Lambert. If there's one person, apart from George Michael, who could do the job and would have made Freddie smile in a positive way, it's Elton.

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Posted: 08 Jun 12, 08:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think we all need to re-read the press release.

It doesn't say Queen + Elton John.

It says Elton John ...

and..

Queen.

As in ... it's two different acts.


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Posted: 08 Jun 12, 09:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah...totally misleading.

With that said what song or songs did Freddie Mercury do live with Elton again?

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Posted: 08 Jun 12, 11:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At the Freddie Tribute - Bo Rhap and The Show Must Go On, then at the ballet, just the latter.

Elton also did TSMGO on his own tour in approx 92/93 as he liked the song so much.

Whilst I'm not a huge fan of his, I'd like to seer him when his voice is in top form doing some of the piano based stuff such as Killer Queen, Play The Game, Save Me etc... Where he can play and sing as Freddie did.

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Posted: 08 Jun 12, 22:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AlexRocks wrote:
With that said what song or songs did Freddie Mercury do live with Elton again?

I think you're referring to when Mercury joined him at a show in 1982?

www.queenconcerts.com/82-11-19

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