"To go from being a suspected terrorist, to having the Freedom of the City is quite amazing," says EELS frontman Mark Oliver Everett. It shows that anything is possible in London. I love this place!"

"We nominated Mark Oliver Everett for the Freedom as he'll be playing his first ever show in the City this week with EELS," says Liverymen Jon Averns. "The band is internationally renowned and recently sold out the Royal Albert Hall, and we saw this as a great opportunity as they play Barbican Centre tonight, one of the most important institutions in the City of London."

This means he'll be able to drive sheep and cattle over London Bridge. Can't wait to see that happen.