As Bohemian Rhapsody strikes box office gold worldwide, Queen fans have another reason to celebrate: viewers will be able to see the entire recreation of the band’s iconic Live Aid performance when the movie gets a digital and physical release.
In an interview with Collider Quick, the cast revealed that despite only three songs making it to the final cut, the Live Aid concert was fully recreated with the actors recording the band’s legendary set in all its glory. “There is a version of that whole concert but it’s been cut. We’re going to get to see it soon, then you will too,” stars Rami Malek and Gwilym Lee shared, hinting that the concert’s full version will be offered as a digital extra.
The electric, cut-down version of the Live Aid performance captures the magic of a set that would become one of the band’s most legendary appearances at the huge African famine relief show that drew more than a billion viewers worldwide on July 13, 1985 thanks to a star-packed lineup that included David Bowie, Madonna, U2, Elton John and Paul McCartney, among many others.
According to the Associated Press, Bohemian Rhapsody debuted with $50 million in weekend ticket sales in U.S. and Canada and another $72.5 million internationally, based on studio estimates from Sunday (Nov. 4).
Watch the Bohemian Rhapsody cast interview on Collider below.