Queen, Adam Lambert to perform together at Fire Fight Australia benefit
Queen and Adam Lambert are joining the efforts to raise money for the resulting devastation of the Australian fires at a benefit concert: Fire Fight Australia.
They will be performing alongside Alice Cooper, k.d lang, Olivier Newton-John and more.
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The band and Adam Lambert will be doing the set in between dates of their current Australian The Rhapsody tour.
Queen's lead guitarist Brian May confirmed the performance with a post on Instagram.
YES !!! It’s official. We’re donating our stage from our QAL show the previous night in Sydney for this great line-up of talent to raise money for Bushfire Relief. FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA will kick off from 1pm and run till late at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday 16 February 2020.
All ticket profits will be donated to various organizations such as Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery and the RSPCA Bushfire Appeal. Donations will also be going to Australian local and regional fire services throughout the country.
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Comedy giants Joe Rogan, Jim Jeffries and Whitney Cummings have teamed up to appear at Stand Up For Australian Fires, the Australia wildfires benefit show taking place Jan. 26 at the Novo in Los Angeles.
Proceeds from the event–co-produced by Kevin Lyman and Joe Sib–will go to Wildlife Warriors, the Australian nonprofit dedicated to the protection of that country’s wildlife.
The event will be hosted by L.A.-via-Australia standup Monty Franklin, who can be seen on Rob Schneider’s Netflix series Real Rob. Franklin teamed up with punk-rock movers and shakers Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour) and Joe Sib (SideOneDummy) to put together an event that aims to bring awareness to the massive ecological disaster that the country is facing.
There will also be funding outreach to generate donations to help assist and preserve Australian wildlife.
Funds from the benefit event will be used to assist the Australia Zoo Hospital. The money will be disbursed to send medical supplies to rescuers and carers on the frontline of fire-affected areas; purchase food preparation equipment for wildlife care groups to cater for the huge number of patients; and to construct a climate-controlled intensive care ward for the ever-growing number of koalas harmed by the fires.
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