added: 26 Feb 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Rock music icon Brian May and West End Sensation Kerry Ellis are set to kick off Tiger Tracks in spectacular fashion on Friday 1 March. Fresh from their candle-lit Born Free tour, the pair will perform a number of classics in front of large crowds at St Pancras International, officially opening the world's largest tiger conservation event.
At 6pm Brian and Kerry will take to the stage on St Pancras International's Grand Terrace, throwing their support behind Tiger Tracks and Save Wild Tigers, a fundraising and awareness initiative set up by the Born Free Foundation and the Environment Investigation Agency (EIA).
Brian May said:
'This is a wild scheme - part of a last-ditch attempt to save these magnificent wild animals. We will pitch ourselves into the Gothic public space in St Pancras International on March 1st, and hopefully make an impact on commuters. Tigers are on the verge of extinction - our grandchildren may never have the chance to see one. This is a real chance to gather support, address the issue, and avoid an imminent tragedy.'
Kerry Ellis said:
'I think we all feel desperately sad that we are perilously close to losing these magnificent and beautiful creatures forever. This is a real chance to make a difference and rally support to save these precious wild animals. I think St Pancras International will be rocking on Friday night for the rush hour crowd and we are hoping everyone will get behind us and help save the wild tiger.'
Tiger Tracks is presented by Save Wild Tigers, a global conservation awareness and fund-raising initiative. Set up by Simon Clinton in partnership with two leading conservation charities, the Born Free Foundation and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), which have joined forces to end the illegal trade in tiger parts and protect tigers in the wild. Tiger Tracks is sponsored by Veolia Environnement.
While many of the events across Tiger Tracks will be free, visitors to the station will be encouraged to help tigers by donating funds to the Save Wild Tigers initiative with all profits going to the Born Free Foundation and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) tiger conservation projects. There are an estimated 3,500 tigers left in the wild. If we do nothing wild tigers could be extinct within 10 years. If we act now we can double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022.