15ft Freddie Mercury Statue takes up Residence in Liverpool ONE

Shoppers and tourists passing through Liverpool ONE will be greeted by a true giant of music. A 15ft statue of Queen legend Freddie Mercury has been installed in the centre of Paradise Street to celebrate the hit Queen and Ben Elton musical We Will Rock You arriving at the city’s Empire Theatre in September.

IMAGE: Dave Evans

For more than eight years a giant 15ft Freddie Mercury statue has been standing in front of the Dominion Theatre in London’s West End.  The 680kg statue has become a London landmark and an important part of the We Will Rock You production, with thousands of fans and tourists flocking to the Dominion to see the statue.

The Empire Theatre’s canopy cannot house the statue as it is simply too big and heavy, so after an appeal to ‘find Freddie a home’, various city organisations stepped in to help, with Liverpool ONE eventually being chosen as his temporary home.

Giant Freddie will be situated in the centre of Paradise Street until the end of June

“We can’t wait for Giant Freddie to kick off the countdown to We Will Rock You arriving at the Empire. This show has audiences rocking wherever it goes and I’m sure Liverpool will be no exception”
ANDREW RAWLINSON – General Manager, Liverpool Empire

“We’re delighted to welcome Giant Freddie as the latest addition to Liverpool ONE. The statue is iconic and we’re sure shoppers and visitors to Liverpool ONE will be thrilled to see him here in the city centre.” 
CHRIS BLISS – Estate Director, Liverpool ONE

WE WILL ROCK YOU
Liverpool Empire
Tues 6th Sept 2011 – Sat 24th Sept 2011
Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Wed and Sat 2.30pm
Tickets: £17.50 – £39.50
Booking Line: 0844 871 3017
www.LiverpoolEmpire.org.uk
www.wewillrockyou.co.uk/tour

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