Queen’s Brian May Gets Emotional With Freddie Mercury Hologram
Queen guitarist Brian May got emotional on stage after performing with a holographic representation of the late legendary singer Freddie Mercury.
After the performance during a concert at London’s O2 Arena, May seems to wipe away a tear following the interaction he had with Mercury’s hologram. The show was a part of the ongoing Queen’s Rhapsody Tour with Adam Lambert. The tour started in 2019 and began two weeks of dates at the O2 this month.
The touching moment came during the guitarist’s performance of their classic “Love of My Life” taken from 1975’s A Night at the Opera. It’s the second song on Side 2 of the album written by Mercury and features him on piano and vocals, with May on guitars and harp.
A fan-filmed video was shared by @impsk77 on TikTok, who said:
“Brian singing Love of my Life with Freddie and shedding a tear at the end damn near ruined me!”
Holographic performances from major artists was embodied at Coachella 2012, where they showed a hologram set from the late hip-hop artist Tupac. While, a Ronnie James Dio hologram show toured the world in 2016 and recently, Jimmy Page said Led Zeppelin were asked to do a holo-show as well.
In other music genre, the Swedish pop group ABBA launched their “ABBA Voyage” virtual concert residency last month in London. The concert was performed by digital avatars of ABBA dubbed “ABBAtars.”
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