From the official Brian May Website.
In celebration of five decades in music, one of the world’s most iconic bands, Queen, will feature in a dedicated experiential pop-up shop on Carnaby Street opening later this month.
The Shop, ‘Queen The Greatest’ will open on Tuesday 28th September 2021 until January 2022 with a line-up of limited edition music releases, exciting fashion collaborations and lifestyle products with weekly new product drops and events. Each month will have a theme; Music, Art & Design and Magic, with visual installations that act as storytelling from each of Queen’s historic 5 decades.
The ‘Queen The Greatest’ store will take visitors on a journey over 2 floors, from 70s thrift store (Freddie and Roger had a stall in Kensington Market), 80s iconic live performances and tours, 90s record store, 00s DVD homage through to 2010s tech concepts.
The new store, created in partnership with Bravado, Universal Music Group’s merchandise and brand management company, features all of the hallmarks of the band. The store includes an exciting apparel collection including exclusive collaborations from a host of fashion brands including Champion, Wrangler and Johnny Hoxton jewellery.
The Champion collection features unisex T-shirts and sweatshirts, with a nod to the fashion brand’s heritage. Denim pieces from Wrangler, some adorned with iconic song titles, sit alongside solid gold and silver jewellery from British jewellery designer Jonny Hoxton, known for his tongue in cheek jewellery that fill the sweet spot between traditional craftsmanship and underground pop culture.
The proceeds from an exclusive Freddie Mercury T-shirt will go to the Mercury Phoenix Trust. The charity was founded by Brian May, Roger Taylor and Jim Beach in memory of Freddie Mercury and raises vital funds and awareness for HIV/Aids.
MUSIC MONTH – OCTOBER
The band’s continuing album and single releases will be a big part of the shop’s pulse. Limited edition music will be available to buy throughout music month with drops every week including a limited edition of a Greatest Hits vinyl, exclusive to the store, as well as both current and new solo releases from Brian May and Roger Taylor.
ART & DESIGN MONTH – NOVEMBER
Showcasing a line up of collaborative partners including Japanese designer Tokolo, a limited-edition bear from Steiff and a first viewing of a soon to be released pinball machine.
MAGIC MONTH – DECEMBER
Fusing the magic of 5 decades of Queen with the magic of Christmas. Product includes Rubix Cube, Christmas jumpers, cards, wrapping paper and accessories.
The store will feature screens showing archive Queen performances and Instagrammable moments that fans won’t want to miss. For those unable to travel to the store, a selection of items including the vinyls will be available online at: queenonlinestore.com/The-Greatest-Pop-Up-Store
Queen said: “We are pleased to collaborate with Bravado on this project, which will be an exciting experience for everyone to come to London and enjoy. Carnaby Street was the perfect spot for the store to celebrate 5 decades.”
David Boyne, MD, Bravado said: “We are delighted to announce this innovative partnership with Queen. The project will add another cultural moment to their rich legacy and will be a destination for fans to immerse themselves in the music, style and spirit of one of the world’s most iconic and beloved bands.”
Queen The Greatest – 57 Carnaby Street, London, W1
28th September 2021 – January 2022
Monday – Saturday: 11am – 7pm / Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
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- Queen - The Platinum Collection - Coloured Vinyl 6-LP Set - Sealed - UK - vinyl box set - £124.99, $152.49, €144.99 (New Item) (arrived 06-Dec-2022 13:07)on December 7, 2022 at 9:51 am
QUEEN The Platinum Collection (2022 UK/EU limited edition box set featuring 51-tracks on all three of their Greatest Hits double albums presented across 6 x 180-gram coloured LPs pressed on glorious yellow, red, pink, purple, blue and green vinyl. Housed inside a hard shell 'Crest Logo' slipcase with 24-page large format photo book, hype sticker & factory sealed. Recommended)
- Queen - The Queen Collection - Sealed - US - cd album box set - £95.00, $115.90, €110.20 (New Item) (arrived 16-Nov-2022 17:23)on December 7, 2022 at 9:51 am
QUEEN The Queen Collection (Rare original 1992 US limited edition triple CD box set including full length releases of Classic Queen, Greatest Hits and a bonus CD featuring a rare Queen Interview with Mike Read and the track Thank God It's Christmas, within a green 12" x 6" textured box embossed in gold with the Queen Crest and with a colour picture postcard, complete with the protective outer picture slipcase. This copy remains factory SEALED> in its original shrink from new, therefore near mint and unplayed HR-61407-2)
- Queen - A Night At The Opera - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.50, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 30-Oct-2022 12:06)on December 7, 2022 at 9:51 am
QUEEN A Night At The Opera (Late 70s UK second press 12-track LP, the fourth studio album by the British rock group first released in 1975. Includes the singles You're My Best Friend & Bohemian Rhapsody, non-embossed gatefold picture sleeve with illustrated inner. The sleeve is Excellent with minimal edge wear, the vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with the odd faint paper hairline not affecting play EMTC103)
- Queen - Backchat + P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $14.64, €13.92 (New Item) (arrived 07-Nov-2022 11:40)on December 7, 2022 at 9:51 am
QUEEN Backchat (1982 UK 7" vinyl single with an intact four prong centre, also including Staying Power, paper picture sleeve. The sleeve displays minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played EMI5325)
- Queen - News Of The World - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $42.70, €40.60 (New Item) (arrived 07-Nov-2022 14:07)on December 7, 2022 at 9:51 am
QUEEN News Of The World (1977 UK first press 11-track LP, their classic sixth studio album including the singles We Are The Champions/ We Will Rock You & Spread Your Wings, complete with the original die-cut lyric inner. The gatefold picture sleeve & vinyl are in Excellent condition with just minor signs of wear or play EMA784)