Queen Announces AIDS Benefit Featuring Roger Daltrey
By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino

Upon the tragic death of Freddie Mercury in 1991 from AIDS-related complications, the late Queen rocker’s bandmates and manager Jim Beach formed the Mercury Phoenix Trust to combat the disease that took the singer’s life.

Nearly 20 years later and the organization, which distributes funds to AIDS-related charities, is still going strong, and to celebrate what would’ve been Mercury’s 67th birthday next month, the Trust is hosting a benefit complete with some of music’s most notable.

According to the official press release, the evening, set for September 5 at One Mayfair in London, will feature performances by Roger Daltrey, Alfie Boe, Al Murray and more, all performing with Queen keyboardist Spike Edney and his All-Star Band.

The event will also feature an auction, the big prize of which is a three-night stay in NYC that comes with VIP passes to the infamous Tribeca Film Festival that include a meet and greet with actor Robert De Niro.

For more on the Mercury Phoenix Trust benefit show, head to the Queen official website, and be sure to leave us with your thoughts in the comments section below.

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