Queen + Paul Rodgers: Live In Ukraine 2008. YouTube Special. Raising funds for Ukraine Relief.
In September 2008 Queen + Paul Rodgers answered a call from Ukraine’s Elena Pinchuk’s ANTIAIDS Foundation to reach out to the youth of the country with the message “Don’t Let AIDS Ruin Your Life” by playing a free “Life Must Go On” AIDS awareness concert in Kharkiv’s historic Freedom Square to a live audience of more than 350,000 – and a television audience of more than 10 million.
The band recall that event as “an unforgettable experience… one of those rare things in life you know you will never forget. A meeting in music, but also a coming together to fight a common enemy…”
Today, with millions of Ukrainian refugees in need of urgent humanitarian relief from a different affliction, Queen is returning to its historic moment with a YouTube special screening aimed at drawing donations for UNHCR’s relief efforts. “Queen + Paul Rodgers Live In Ukraine” plays on YouTube Saturday, March 19 at 10AM PDT / 1PM EDT / 5PM GMT. Please make your donations to: UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency
Join our YouTube LIVE IN UKRAINE Special – all proceeds to Ukraine Relief. Link HERE.
OK !!! This is post number 3900 – Thirty Nine Hundred – from me. Hence a special moment. Especially since I’m reliably informed this song was the 39th Queen song we ever released …. Enjoy !!!
Special thanks to Simon Lupton and Giles for filming this in the Observatorio del Teide in beautiful Izaña, Tenerife.