Queen Says They Won't Do Freddie Mercury Hologram Tour
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.30.2012
They're not jumping on the bandwagon…
Queen's Roger Taylor recently spoke with Billboard about their new tour and said that Freddie Mercury hologram will not happen. Check out the highlights:
On the idea of a Freddie Mercury hologram: "I don't think I want to. Were somebody (else) to use a hologram of Freddie, I would have no objection... It just doesn't sit too well with me. 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."
On the band's performances with Adam Lambert: "[They are] slightly experimental. We'll see how they go, how we get along over the course of a whole show…Who knows what might happen. Brian and I are not the young men we were. We're not as bendy or flexible as we were...We really don't want to commit ourselves to too many things. I'm also committed to the Extravaganza right now."
On joining the band on the tour: "I certainly wouldn't rule that out. There are no plans right now; we just want to get the (Extravaganza) band absolutely tip-top. But I would never rule that out. I think it would be a lot of fun as well...but I wouldn't want to detract from the band or the show. It would just be a little bit of maybe surprise icing if it ever happens."
On the plans for the Extravaganza band: "It really is only five dates we're doing, so I don't think it's weird we're playing on the other side of the world whilst the extravaganza is touring in North America and Canada."