Brian May (lead vocals, lead guitar)
Eric Singer (drums and percussion, backing vocals)
Jamie Moses (guitar, backing vocals)
Neil Murray (bass)
Spike Edney (keyboards, backing vocals)
Zoe Nicholas (backing vocals)
Susie Webb (backing vocals)
concert program (from my own collection)
Written by Fumihiro Nakano
'Nakano Sun Plaza Hall' in Tokyo has a capacity of 2,200 people and almost sold out. The show started at 19:15. There was no support band. I met some my old friends who came from the neighbourhood.
At 19:15 the lights went out and the curtain which has the paint of the tree from the cover for 'Another World' album came down. Then Dance With The Devil was played on tape.
After we were told about T.Conway in japanese language, the show started with Brian dressed as the Twitty Conway and he began to singing the song called It's Only Make Believe which now available on his latest mini-album 'Red Special' (Sorry, it's japan only !). Of course, almost of the audience didn't know he was Brian himself. After the song Brian said that the next song was called C'mon Babe. The band started to play Slow Down (short instrumental). Brian switched for the Twitty, the lights started to flash, so we didn't know the switch. The man said 'Ladies and Gentlemen, from London England, Mr.Brian May !'.
What's happen ? Brian who suddenly appeared to the right of the stage, but he didn't use the stairs like the european concerts.
He sang the song Space with his guitar. The song was over, and he said us 'Konnichiwa ! Tokyo !' by japanese ! Welcome to Japan, Brian !
After he played Since You've Been Gone as a tribute to Cozy Powell, he said 'Nihon ni mata korete yokattadesu' by japanese again. The QUEEN medley was great. The audience became to hot. In thier acoustic set, Brian said 'Isshoni utatte kudasai', before he played Love Of My Life. We, all audience sang this song with Brian like Freddie. Now we felt like we really were with Freddie in Heaven.
He palyed Too Much Love which I heard this song for the first time through my tour for Brian's concerts.
Eric Singer's drum solo was great, but he didn't play to using the fire-sticks.
He played We Will Rock You, Tie Your Mother Down was next and coming with special guest who named Nuno. Yes ! Nuno Bettencourt from EXTREME ! In the middile of this song, Brian swaped his Red Special to Nuno's guitar, and Nuno played the part of guitar solo to using Red Special on Tie Your Mother Down !!! What a great surprise !!! But almost people didn't know he was Nuno, because he didn't have his long hair. Nuno did already with short hair.
The encore was Another World and All The Way From Memphis.
In all, the show was too great, but we still think that they should have played Teo Toriatte. We were looking forward to sing this great song with Brian by japanese ! We hope for they play 'Teo Toriatte' in next day. Yes, we have one more chance to go to the show in Tokyo !
The show ended at 21:25 , then Why Don't We Try Again played on tape... I thought I'd like to go to drink beers !!!