April 24, 2009

Queen + Paul Rodgers 'Live In Ukraine' 2CD + DVD Package Sets Available In June

The Queen + Paul Rodgers new 'Live In Ukraine' 2CD Album / DVD package sets are scheduled to be released on June 15, 2009. For those of us who could not attend the actual "Life Must Go On" benefit concert or any of the tour dates for 'The Cosmos Rocks' album that followed, this is an important release. The closest we've been to experiencing the newer music live in the USA was the 'Let The Cosmos Rock' one night only movie theatre version of this concert.The following Press Release was issued on April 13th.

Queen + Paul Rodgers Live in Ukraine
Release date: June 15th

Formats / Package Choices:
DVD Amaray Box
2CD Album + DVD Limited Edition
Tin Box 2CD Album + DVD + T-Shirt
Digital Download (Audio only)

When it comes to taking on logic-defying challenges, Queen have never fought shy: think Hyde Park, Latin America, Live Aid. All these years later, Queen are still living adventurously. Here’s the case in point: just weeks ahead of the start of the band’s 2008 Queen + Paul Rodgers’ The Cosmos Rocks tour the band were approached to help Ukraine’s AntiAids Foundation reach out to the youth of the country with the message "Don’t Let Aids Ruin Your Life”.

In a country facing the highest rising rate of infection throughout Europe, it is a message which cannot wait. For Queen + Paul Rodgers - already well prepared for a tour opening with two nights at Moscow’s SCO arena, it would mean some drastic rethinking. The venue on offer was Kharkov, Ukraine’s, historic Freedom Square, a place so big that during World War II it was used to land planes. For the band and crew it meant “Everyone had to run very fast, very suddenly, but then most of the great and worthwhile things in your life are a little dangerous.” Despite the seeming impossibility of it, Queen + Paul Rodgers made it to Freedom Square for the night of September 12, 2008.

Over 350,000 Ukrainians came to see them play and more than 10million homes watched the show live on television. In all, more than 20 million took part in what the band recall 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…”

Learn more at:
http://www.antiaids.org/ / http://www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com/

One Vision
Tie Your Mother Down
Show Must Go On
Fat Bottomed Girls
Another One Bites The Dust
Hammer To Fall
I Want It All
I Want To Break Free
Love Of My Life
Drum Solo
I’m In Love With My Car
Say It's Not True

--------------------------------------- (proposed CD split point)

Shooting Star
Bad Company
Guitar Solo
Last Horizon
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Feel Like Making Love
Bohemian Rhapsody
Cosmos Rockin'
All Right Now
We Will Rock You
We Are The Champions
God Save The Queen


Anonymous said...

Yes! I was there in Kharkiv! It was really unforgetable even hard to imagine...It was one of my 'music' dreams to see 'em and it came true. I'll never forget the eyes of Brian May and his real longing for the people around - every as one!

Dan, Jr. said...

That truely sounds wonderful. I didn't get to see them with Paul Rodgers, when they came through my area in March of 2006. Since they've split now, I guess I never will see them with Paul.

I can imagine it was great to be a part of such a historical event, and for a good cause as well. Thanks for stopping by. Cheers!


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