QUEEN LONDON TRIBUTE

The band are offering free tickets to those who helped in the London bombings...

[url=]QUEEN have decided to offer thousands of free tickets for their rescheduled HYDE PARK show to members of LONDON’s emergency services.

Surviving members of the classic rockers, who are currently on tour with former Free singer Paul Rodgers on vocals, decided to make the personal gesture to police, paramedics and firefighters following their heroic response to the recent bomb attacks in the city.

A statement on the band’s website reads: “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 indeed celebrate the historical resilience of Londoners in their response to yet another atrocity.”

The group, who were due to play the gig last Friday (July 8), took the decision after seeing the news coverage of the attacks unfold on the television.

”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 appreciation,” said guitarist Brian May.

Drummer Roger Taylor added: “You can only admire how calmly, how bravely they behaved in such appalling circumstances. They deserve the thanks of everyone in London.”

Ticket collection points are currently being set up at London’s Dominion Theatre and Capital Radio’s Leicester Square headquarters for this Friday’s concert.

Members of the emergency services will be asked to show their affiliation cards which will entitle them to two free tickets from 10am today (July 13).

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