Added on 24-Aug-2013
Queen have announced that an special AIDS Benefit show and auction in support of The Mercury Phoenix Trust that will be taking place at One Mayfair in London on September 5th. The band founded the AIDS charity following the death of their singer Freddie Mercury, who died from the disease.
The event will be taking place on what would have been Mercury's 67th birthday and will feature The Who's Roger Daltrey, Melanie C, Alfie Boe and Al Murray with a house band lead by Queen's regular musical director and keyboard player Spike Edney and his All Star band.
The band announce that in addition to the entertainment at the event there will be an auction that will include items like "a signed Katy Perry photo (with Katy dressed as Freddie!), a Taylor Swift signature red guitar and a box for 10 at the Royal Albert Hall. The main prize is a 3 night stay in New York with VIP guest passes to the Tribeca film festival with a meet and greet with Robert De Niro." More details here.