After the Tupac Shakur’s projection appearance at Coachella in April, the return of a number of dead musicians seems to be a trend with Queen’s Freddie Mercury set to be next.
According to the BBC, “an optical illusion” will take the stage at the 10th anniversary of the West End musical “We Will Rock You.” Mercury died in 1991, at age 45. Mercury was a Parsi born in Zanzibar and grew up there and in India until his mid-teens. He has been referred to as “Britain’s first Asian rock star”. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona, charisma and powerful vocals over a four-octave range.
Guitarist Brian May told the BBC that their illusion, long in the works, had been beaten to the punch by Tupac’s much-discussed surprise.
“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,” May added. “[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.”