News > Queen to sing for London's emergency services

Added on 12-Jul-2005

The rock group Queen is inviting thousands of police, firefighters and ambulance staff to a concert in Hyde Park to thank them for their response to the London bombings. "We feel it is fitting to thank London's emergency services for their extraordinary response ... and to celebrate the historical resilience of Londoners in their response to yet another atrocity," said Queen's new front man Paul Rodgers. "We feel it is fitting to thank London's emergency services for their extraordinary response ... and to celebrate the historical resilience of Londoners in their response to yet another atrocity," said Queen's new front man Paul Rodgers.



The band was due to play at the central London park last Friday, the day after the attacks on three subway trains and a bus, which left at least 52 people dead and around 700 injured.



British police are investigating whether suicide bombers executed the carefully planned rush-hour attacks.



Guitarist Brian May said the band was in Germany and had just arrived back in England the day of the bombings: "We were unbelievably shocked and saddened."



"The heroes that day, and since then, are the police and emergency services coming together as one ... We'd like to offer an appreciation."



http://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/national/2005/07/12/Arts/QueenBombings_050612.html?ref=rss

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