Deceased Queen singer Freddie Mercury is about to become the next in a growing collection of music stars to perform posthumously via hologram. According to a BBC News report, a Mercury hologram will appear on stage during an upcoming performance of the musical “We Will Rock You.” The performance will mark the musical’s tenth anniversary.
Reportedly, the crew behind the musical was planning to make this happen before a holographic Tupac Shakur took the stage at this year’s Coachella festival and kicked off the recent hologram craze.
“[Holograms are] 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,” Queen guitarist Brian May told the BBC.
He added, “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.”
Mercury, of course, died of complications related to AIDS in 1991.