Queen fans are in for a real treat. The legendary rock group has a surprise for fans planning to attend their concert on Monday evening that is sure to make them happy: the late Freddie Mercury will reportedly be appearing on stage.
People may be assuming that Queen is “copying” the Tupac hologram from Coachella, but Queen’s lead guitarist, Brian May, told BBC that the band had been planning to use technology to bring the late iconic front man back on the stage for some time.
Though Mercury is planned to be on stage in an “optical illusion,” Queen has not chosen to use a hologram, like when Tupac “performed” at Coachella.
“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.”
May wouldn’t exactly give away all the secrets about which technology the band would be using to help Mercury perform during Queen’s May 14 concert, but he promised people would exit the show saying, “Did we actually see Freddie?”
Mercury on-stage will not be the only surprise. Actor Robert DeNiro, a producer of Queen’s show, will also be showing up to the concert.
“There is a certain person who’s coming that’s intimately associated with getting the production on in the first place – our friend Bob from Los Angeles,” May confirmed to the BBC.
“We call him Bob so we don’t get too overcome with his stardom.”
What do you think about having performers who are deceased “come back to life” during a concert?