Friday, February 25, 2011

Major Queen exhibition opens this weekend in London

“Stormtroopers in Stilettos” is a major Queen exhibition in London’s East End, and the event kicks off the legendary band’s 40th Anniversary celebrations.

Opening Friday, February 25, “Stormtroopers in Stilettos: Queen, The Early Years,” is a major retrospective exhibition celebrating the formation, and first five albums, of one of the most exciting, glamorous and influential bands in global musical history.

“I am very excited to see the Stormtroopers In Stilettos exhibition that Island Records have created for us,” said drummer Roger Taylor. “I’ll be able to relive all those precious moments that I have, of course, forgotten! In fact, large parts of our convoluted history are a bit of a blur for me. It will be like living it all again…let’s hope that’s a good thing and a wild ride.”

“Stormtroopers in Stilettos” takes place in a huge warehouse space in the heart of London’s East End at Old Truman Brewery, opening on February 25th, closing on March 12th. The entrance is on Hanbury Street, just off Brick Lane.

The FREE exhibition takes a comprehensive look at the early part of Queen’s career, from before the band’s formation in 1971, when various band members were dreaming of success, while studying astrophysics or running stalls next to Biba in Kensington Market, right up to their spectacular free gig for over 250,000 fans in Hyde Park in 1976.

This Friday, BBC’s ‘The One Show’ is doing a feature on Queen, including the exhibition.

Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell guitarist Tony Iommi will be making an appearance on the program to talk about Queen and their music.

For details on "Stormtroopers In Stilettos," click here.

Queen – Stormtroopers In Stilettos – trailer (2011)

See also:

Queen: Deep Cuts Vol. 1 (1973-76) due next month
Queen: first 5 albums to be reissued in March
Queen to celebrate 40th Anniversary in 2011