Eels frontman to be honoured with Freedom of the City of London at the Guildhall
Mark Oliver Everett, better known simply as E, is to be honoured in a ceremony at London's Guildhall today as he is given 'Freedom of the City of London'. The honourary title of 'Freeman' will be handed to the singer-songwriter before his band Eels perform a set tonight at London's Barbican Centre.
Many famous names have been given the honour before, including Nelson Mandela, J.K. Rowling an Stephen Fry, but although there have been cases of musicians receiving the honour in the past, including Luciano Pavarotti, it is only the second time a contemporary musician has been awarded the title, the other being Annie Lennox of The Eurythmics.
Eels will then be tearing up the Barbican where they'll be playing a career-spanning set that is likely to include songs from their 11th stduio album, The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, released earlier this year. You can find our pick of career highlights from Eels long career here.