Dog walkers and commuters stopped dead in their tracks as zombie string quartet takes to the streets ahead of The Walking Dead premiere


A string quartet stopped London commuter’s dead in their tracks this morning as they performed a rendition of The Walking Dead’s iconic soundtrack.

City workers and cyclists looked on in surprise as living dead members of leading chamber orchestra the Covent Garden Sinfonia performed at Piccadilly Circus and under the London Eye along the South Bank.

The otherworldly buskers set out to shock passers-by and were rehearsing ahead of a full orchestra performance donning makeup inspired by walkers, that will play at the premiere of the first episode of season 11 of the iconic show.

The Walking Dead inspired orchestra plan to strike fear into fans attending the unique screening at Kings Place Concert Hall on the evening of August 19.

The Covent Garden Sinfonia quartet, led by conductor Ben Palmer, will be given a monstrous makeover for the red-carpet event.

Ben’s versatile musicians previously performed John Williams’ Oscar-winning score for the movie ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ at a sell-out Royal Albert Hall concert.

Season 11 of The Walking Dead will be the grand finale of the terrifying TV series and airs on Star on Disney + from August 23 and fans have a chance to join celebrities, influencers and media at the special screening.

To be in with a chance to win a VIP experience at the orchestral premiere email [email protected]*. The competition is strictly open for those aged over 18 and runs from 9am Monday 16th August until 9am on Wednesday 18th August.

The previous ten seasons of The Walking Dead have been available to stream on Star on Disney+ since last month.

Ben Palmer, Artistic Director of Covent Garden Sinfonia said:

“We decided to give Londoners an early morning wake-up call today with our quartet of musicians inspired by walkers. The score to The Walking Dead is one those iconic themes that instantly transports you to the universe of the show, and we’re looking forward to celebrating the launch of the final season.”