Friday, May 11, 2012

Freddie Mercury to appear in Queen show next week

The BBC reports Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed that Freddie Mercury will "appear" on stage during a special performance of West End musical We Will Rock You.

He told the BBC that the production team had been working on ways to give the late singer a presence during its 10th anniversary show for some time.

May stressed the new "effect" was not a hologram, calling it "an optical illusion of sorts. People will come out saying, 'did we actually see Freddie?'"

The guitarist hinted the musical might employ a similar technique to the one used to make the late rapper Tupac Shakur perform on stage at the Coachella music festival last month.

"It's a little unfortunate they did that thing with Tupac as we've been trying to make Freddie appear on the stage for quite a while," he said. "[That technique] is something we've looked at ourselves but I think probably for a show that runs eight shows a week it's not really quite practical."

The special performance, on Monday, May 14, will celebrate 10 years of the hit musical at London's Dominion Theatre.

Robert De Niro - one of the show's producers - will also be making an appearance.

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Queen – We Will Rock You (1977)

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