First there was Tupac’s Coachella “hologram,” now Freddie Mercury’s image will rejoin Queen for the 10th anniversary of London’s West End musical We Will Rock You.
As the band’s guitarist Brian May told the BBC, Mercury will make an appearance of sorts during the band’s May 14 performance in celebration of the musical.
“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.”
Instead, Mercury will appear as an “optical illusion of sorts” that will leave audiences asking themselves “did we actually see Freddie?” May added.
Queen’s drummer, Roger Taylor, had previously told Billboard that the band had considered using a hologram of the late singer for the musical, but decided against it.
“I don’t want to appear with a hologram of my dear friend. It’s the real one or no hologram for me. But I think it’s an amazing effect when used properly — obviously in darkness.”
Queen ‘s May 14 performance will be at London’s Dominion Theatre. How cool would it be to “see a little silhouetto of [the] man” during a performance of Bohemian Rhapsody?