Freddie Mercury’s Best Friend Announces Australian Speaking Tour

19916d_73f42f00dd94493b97fcea1248d2b097~mv2_d_5976_3992_s_4_2Celebrating what would have been the iconic singer’s 70th birthday, Peter ‘Phoebe’
Freestone – speaker, author, personal assistant and best friend to Freddie Mercury –
will tour Australia in September 2016.

Presented by First Base Events, You’re My Best Friend: An Evening With Peter
Freestone will be an intimate evening of personal stories, rock anecdotes, rare photos,
unheard audio and audience Q&A covering the 12 years Peter spent living with and
working for the Queen frontman.

The pair, who met in 1979 whilst Peter was working in wardrobe for London’s Royal
Ballet, formed an immediate friendship which saw Peter become Freddie’s personal
assistant, a role he continued daily until the singer’s untimely death in 1991.
“I was Freddie’s chief cook and bottle washer, waiter, butler, secretary, cleaner and
agony aunt. I travelled the world with him, acted as his bodyguard when needed and
in the end, of course, I was one of his nurses.”

Author of the memoir, Freddie Mercury (Omnibus Press), Peter currently resides in
the Czech Republic, a place he has called home for the last 13 years between stints
travelling the world to make regular guest speaking appearances at AIDS awareness
events and Queen fan conventions.

In the lead up to the Australian tour, Queen and Freddie Mercury fans will have the
chance to pre-purchase limited spots on private VIP events with Peter. This will be a
unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the man who knew Freddie
Mercury best. Details are available at:

You’re My Best Friend: An Evening With Peter Freestone commences in Canberra on
8th September. Ticket, venue and booking information is available at:

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