British rockers QUEEN are handing out free tickets to their rescheduled
London concert to emergency workers who were plunged into action in the
aftermath of Thursday's (07JUL05) terrorist attacks in the city.
Singer PAUL RODGERS - who has taken over vocal duties from late frontman
FREDDIE MERCURY - plans to turn this week's (15JUL05) live spectacular into a
tribute to the courage and compassion shown by Britain's emergency services.
He says, "We feel it is fitting to thank London's emergency services for
their extraordinary response in dealing with the effects of the bombing attacks
and to celebrate the historical resilience of Londoners in their response to
The concert, which will be the band's first show in London's Hyde Park for
29 years, was meant to have taken place on Friday (08JUL05) - but the WE WILL
ROCK YOU legends postponed their performance amidst constant security alerts
hampered public transport.
Guitarist BRIAN MAY adds, "We were away playing a concert in Germany and
arrived back Thursday morning to see all this going on. We were unbelievably
shocked and saddened.
"The heroes that day, and since then, are the police and emergency
services coming together as one, calmly and bravely dealing with the tragedy
and getting London's wheels turning again. We'd like to offer an
Queen will be supported by RAZORLIGHT, JUSTIN and DAN HAWKINS and funnyman