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Queen + Adam Lambert to perform live at The Oscars

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Queen + Adam Lambert will perform live at The Oscars ceremony this Sunday (24th February 2019).

The Academy shared the news last night (18th February) by quoting the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ lyrics “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” and sharing a brief 15-second teaser video set to the music of ‘We Will Rock You’.

In a highly enthusiastic Instagram post, Queen guitarist Brian May wrote: “After much drama (drama is what it’s all about, right ?!) we have been engaged to Tear it Up, in person, live and dangerous, one night only, at the Academy Awards ceremony. Thank you, Oscars people - we will make you proud! And, folks ... Be There!!! Bri”

It’s currently unclear what song, or songs, Queen + Lambert will perform at the star-studded 91st Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.


Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is up for five Oscars including ‘Best motion picture of the year’ and ‘Best performance by an actor in a leading role’ for Rami Malek’s portrayal of Freddie Mercury.

The international box office is also nominated for the ‘Achievement in film editing’, ‘Achievement in sound mixing’ and ‘Achievement in sound editing’ Academy Awards.

Last month, Bohemian Rhapsody won the ‘Best Motion Picture – Drama’ and ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama’ awards at the 76th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.

Out digitally right now and available on Blu-ray, DVD & 4K Ultra HD on 4th March, the home release of Bohemian Rhapsody boasts an extended 22-minute sequence of Live Aid.

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