Amy Winehouse Arrives
Amy Winehouse has now returned to Madame Tussauds London
Madame Tussauds Blackpool is unveiling a tribute to the late Amy Winehouse ahead of what would have been the star’s 30th birthday (14th September 2013).
The figure, which will be displayed in the attraction’s music zone, will join world famous musicians, past and present, including Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga and The Beatles.
The multi-award winning singer, who died in 2011 aged 27, sold more 1.85m copies of her album, Back To Black, and is considered to have paved the way for the commercial success of female British vocalists such as Adele and Duffy.
Standing at 5’2ft tall, the petite icon is styled with her trademark beehive and 60s-style eyeliner intact and she is dressed in an outfit she wore in 2007.
General Manager, Matthew Titherington, said “At Madame Tussauds Blackpool, we aim to showcase the very best of British superstars. Amy Winehouse was the essence of home-grown talent and star quality and she gained global recognition for the music she created.”
“Unveiling the figure to coincide with what would have been Winehouse’s 30th birthday, is our tribute to her and the huge contribution she made to British music.” Matthew concluded.
The attraction anticipates the figure will attract many visitors from Amy Winehouse’s large fan-base in the North of England looking to pay tribute to the star during the month of September.
The star’s last performance in Blackpool was in 2007 at a sell-out gig in the town’s Empress Ballroom as part of her UK tour.