Guitar Center is celebrating the launch of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” set for release on Nov. 2, with a number of exclusive activities.
First, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox, Guitar Center is holding a sweepstakes, running through Oct. 10, where one lucky winner and guest will be selected to travel to New York City for a red carpet screening of the movie. Flight, hotel and meals are included.
Other prizes include a Vox AC30 signed by Brian May, a “Bohemian Rhapsody”-engraved Shure 565SD microphone (a favorite model of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury), a Queen vinyl album collection set and the film’s soundtrack on CD. The winner will be selected by Oct. 15. Complete contest rules can be found on Guitar Center’s website.
Second, Guitar Center is partnering with leading manufacturers to help musicians “find the sound of Queen” with gear from the brands featured in the movie, including Ampeg, Fender, Gibson, Ludwig, Marshall, Ovation, Vox and Zildjian. These items will be featured and available for purchase through all Guitar Center channels, including on the company’s website and social media platforms.
“Queen is among the most iconic bands in music, and we are pleased to contribute to the flurry of activity around this historic biopic,” stated Jeannine D’Addario, Guitar Center senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “We look forward to the contest, the movie, and all the other ways that Queen will stay in our hearts throughout the end of 2018 and beyond.”