NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Madame Tussauds, the world-renowned wax attraction slated to open its newest location in Nashville next Friday, April 14, debuted its brand-new Eric Church wax figure to the Country music superstar backstage at his sold-out Staples Center show. Minutes before taking the stage for a three-hour-long set, an astonished Church came face-to-face with his never-before-seen wax figure, comparing every feature.
“I’ve seen figures before so I knew it would be realistic but the details are unbelievable, even the veins match,” said an amazed Church. “To see yourself like that is crazy—I’m speechless.”
To capture his every detail, the three-time Country Music Association and five-time Academy of Country Music Award winner underwent a “sitting” with Madame Tussauds where studio artists took more than 300 measurements and generously donated the figure’s leather jacket, t-shirt, jeans and boots. “The Chief’s” figure will also be outfitted in a pair of Church’s signature Ray Ban Aviators and a Gibson Hummingbird Dark guitar, designed by “Mr. Misunderstood” himself.
The platinum-certified entertainer’s figure will be featured in the finale area of Madame Tussauds Nashville which will mimic today’s Grand Ole Opry stage alongside Country music greats Jason Aldean, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. Guests will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform onstage in front of a crowd with some of today’s biggest country icons backing them up. Their performance will determine whether they leave with thousands of new admiring fans or by being booed off the stage.
B-roll and side-by-side images from Eric’s reveal are available via Dropbox.
With a completely different concept, the attraction in Nashville will be the company’s first offering in the U.S. that focuses solely on music icons that have shaped America’s musical landscape. Guests are encouraged to have fun with the famous stars from musical genres such as Country, Rock n Roll, Jazz, Blues and Pop.
Guests can purchase tickets online at https://www.madametussauds.com/nashville.
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About Madame Tussauds Nashville
Madame Tussauds Nashville attraction is a new interactive wax experience where guests have the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world’s biggest musical icons. Built to honor Music City and its deep roots into America’s history, Madame Tussauds will host visitors from across the globe as they enjoy a historical walk through America’s musical past and present with vivid scenes supporting the colorful cast of figures. Conveniently located within Opry Mills Mall, the star-studded attraction is set to open April 14, 2017.
About Merlin Entertainments plc
Merlin Entertainments plc is a global leader in location based, family entertainment. As Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates over 100 attractions, 13 hotels and 5 holiday villages in 24 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable experiences to its more than 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its c.27,000 employees (peak season). Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.