Following the success of the Bohemian Rhapsody movie, the song’s original music video has now hit over 1 billion views on YouTube. And to celebrate, Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor have shared a big announcement for fans that they can get involved with. Posting a video on YouTube from their Queen and Adam Lambert North American tour, they said: “Hi this is Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen, from the stage of our new touring show.”
They continued: “We’re honoured that Bohemian Rhapsody has just hit one billion views on YouTube.
“We want to thank you all and celebrate with our amazing fans all around the world by creating three new music videos to our songs – all featuring you.
“Whether you’re a musician, singer, dancer, or visual artist or you just want to have some fun, go to YouAreTheChampions.com and find out more.
“And we’ll see you there on the road somewhere.”
Visiting the new website it’s revealed the three fan-focused music videos will be of Bohemian Rhapsody, Don’t Stop Me and A Kind of Magic.
Fans can submit videos in three categories of Musicians & Singers, Dancers and Visual Artists.
And submissions are open from August 1st – August 18th at 11:59pm ET.
Shared on Queen and Adam Lambert’s social media pages, the video teases that the band will “rock one of the world’s most iconic landmarks” on September 28th this year. This teaser ends with #POWERTHEMOVEMENT – so just what is this all about?
Well, it turns out that Queen and Adam Lambert will be headlining the 2019 Global Citizen Festival, which “encourages global citizens to power the movement to end extreme poverty, calling on world leaders to fight diseases including HIV and AIDS and polio, empower women and girls, combat plastic pollution and provide quality education for all.”
Global Citizen’s charity event takes place in New York City’s Central Park on September 28 and also features Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, OneRepublic and more.
Tickets are free, but they must be earned through acts of community service and you can apply here.