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Concert info 28.07.2018 Guildford, UK (Felix Taylor's wedding)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May + Roger Taylor live at the Guildford, UK (Felix Taylor's wedding) [28.07.2018] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May + Roger Taylor live at the Guildford, UK (Felix Taylor's wedding) [28.07.2018] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May + Roger Taylor live at the Guildford, UK (Felix Taylor's wedding) [28.07.2018] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May + Roger Taylor live at the Guildford, UK (Felix Taylor's wedding) [28.07.2018] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May + Roger Taylor live at the Guildford, UK (Felix Taylor's wedding) [28.07.2018]

I have no idea where exactly this improvised concert took place. All we know is that Brian May attended the wedding of Felix Taylor and his girlfriend Jo and joined the wedding band for three songs (as he confirmed on Twitter) - with presumably Roger on lead vocals (?). Among attendees were Anita Dobson, Debbie Lang or Jim Beach.

01. Rock And Roll (Brian on guitar, Roger on vocals?)
02. Twist And Shout (Brian on guitar, Roger on vocals?)
03. All Right Now (Brian on guitar, Roger on vocals?)

Concert info 05.05.2018 Capitol Theatre, Horsham, UK (Kerry Ellis - 20th anniversary tour)

Brian was a surprise guest and sang No-One But You in a duet with Kerry (without his guitar).

01. No-One But You (Kerry Ellis on vocals, Brian on vocals)

Concert info 01.02.2017 CBS Television City, Los Angeles, California, USA (with Adam Lambert at the James Corden Show)

The performance is meant to be a "battle" between James Corden and Adam Lambert to show who's the better singer. The songs were played in a shortened form and Adam and James shared vocals.

01. We Will Rock You (Adam Lambert on vocals)
02. Don't Stop Me Now (James Corden on vocals)
03. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (James Corden on vocals)
04. Another One Bites The Dust (Adam Lambert on vocals)
05. Somebody To Love (Adam Lambert and James Corden on vocals)

Concert info 01.07.2016 Auditorio de Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (Starmus festival with Hans Zimmer's band)

01. Time - Inception (Brian on guitar)

Concert info 20.01.2016 Leicester Square Theatre, London, UK (Evening with Russ Ballard)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Leicester Square Theatre, London, UK (Evening with Russ Ballard) [20.01.2016] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Leicester Square Theatre, London, UK (Evening with Russ Ballard) [20.01.2016]

This performance was part of An Evening With Russ Ballard. The show featured Russ Ballard who was telling stories and answering questions from the audience - whilst Brian and Kerry acoustically performed some of his music. Rick Wakeman played the keyboards!

01. Since You've Been Gone
02. God Gave Rock and Roll to You
03. We Will Rock You
04. Hold Your Head Up

Concert info 09.10.2015 Dorchester Hotel, London, UK (for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Dorchester Hotel, London, UK (for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation) [09.10.2015]

The new Cecil's Law version of the Born Free video was premiered - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8wXSG6rDXU

01. I (Who Have Nothing)
02. I Loved A Butterfly
03. Born Free (premiering the new Cecil's Law video)
04. Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Concert info 05.09.2015 The Pheasantry, London, UK (with Kerry Ellis)

Brian May was the surprise guest at a sold out Kerry Ellis concert in The Pheasantry club in Chelsea, London, UK. Crazy Little Thing Called Love was dedicated to Freddie because it was his birthday.

01. I (Who Have Nothing) (Kerry Ellis on vocals, Brian on acoustic guitar)
02. Born Free (Kerry Ellis on vocals, Brian on acoustic guitar)
03. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Kerry Ellis on vocals, Brian on acoustic guitar)

Concert info 10.07.2015 Rosewood Hotel, London, UK (Land Rover / Born Free Foundation private gig)

01. I (Who Have Nothing)
02. I Loved A Butterfly
03. Dust In The Wind
04. Born Free
05. Somebody To Love
06. The Way We Were
07. Nothing Really Has Changed
08. '39
09. Is This The World We Created?
10. One Voice
11. The Kissing Me Song
12. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
13. We Will Rock You

Concert info 01.06.2015 Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy (Arena di Verona - Lo Spettacolo Sta Per Iniziare)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy (Arena di Verona - Lo Spettacolo Sta Per Iniziare) [01.06.2015] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy (Arena di Verona - Lo Spettacolo Sta Per Iniziare) [01.06.2015] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy (Arena di Verona - Lo Spettacolo Sta Per Iniziare) [01.06.2015]

The show was opened by Brian May, Kerry Ellis and Vittorio Grigolo with a performance of 'Who Wants To Live Forever' featuring the arena choir and an orchestra. After an hour Brian May returned to the stage introduced by a video from 'Live Aid': with Kerry Ellis and the orchestra he performed 'No One But You' (he sang the second verse without his guitar and finished the song on his Red Special). After that (and with his acoustic 12-string guitar) Brian introduced 'Somebody To Love' and Kerry Ellis sang the entire song. They finished their performance playing 'We Will Rock You' (with the orchestra) and a beautiful version of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (Vittorio Grigolo on lead vocals, Kerry Ellis on vocals featuring the orchestra and a gospel ensemble). The performance was broadcasted on television two days later (on June 3). (Apart from some minor cuts at the end there was no other editing or overdubbing).

01. Who Wants To Live Forever (Brian on guitar, Kerry Ellis and Vittorio Grigolo on vocals, with choir and orchestra)
02. No-One But You (Brian on guitar and vocals, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
03. Somebody To Love (Brian on guitar and vocals, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
04. We Will Rock You (Brian on guitar and vocals, with choir)
05. Bohemian Rhapsody (Brian on guitar, Vittorio Grigolo on vocals, Kerry Ellis on vocals, with choir).

Concert info 16.03.2015 Mehr! Theater, Hamburg, Germany (WWRY musical premiere)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Mehr! Theater, Hamburg, Germany (WWRY musical premiere) [16.03.2015] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Mehr! Theater, Hamburg, Germany (WWRY musical premiere) [16.03.2015] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Mehr! Theater, Hamburg, Germany (WWRY musical premiere) [16.03.2015]
01. Bohemian Rhapsody (Brian on guitar)

Concert info 25.12.2014 Velodrom, Berlin, Germany (with Adam Lambert at the Helene Fischer Show)

The show was filmed on December 12 and the songs were actually played in reverse order that day. Udo Jürgens sang before Queen - and it was his final performance before his death on December 21.

01. Who Wants To Live Forever (Brian, Adam and Helene Fischer on vocals)
02. I Want It All (Adam Lambert on vocals)

Concert info 30.11.2014 ITV studios, London, UK (with Adam Lambert and five X-Factor finalists)

01. Somebody To Love (with Adam Lambert and X-Factor finalists on vocals)

Concert info 01.10.2014 Century Club, London, UK (Red Special book launch)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Century Club, London, UK (Red Special book launch) [01.10.2014] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Century Club, London, UK (Red Special book launch) [01.10.2014] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Century Club, London, UK (Red Special book launch) [01.10.2014]
01. Guitar improvisation

Concert info 26.09.2014 Magma Arts & Congress Hall, Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain (Starmus festival with Rick Wakeman)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Magma Arts & Congress Hall, Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain (Starmus festival with Rick Wakeman) [26.09.2014] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Magma Arts & Congress Hall, Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain (Starmus festival with Rick Wakeman) [26.09.2014] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Magma Arts & Congress Hall, Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain (Starmus festival with Rick Wakeman) [26.09.2014]

(Photos taken by Carlos Martin Diaz at Flickr).

01. Last Horizon (Brian on guitar, Rick Wakeman on keyboards)
02. Guitar solo (Brian on guitar, Rick Wakeman on keyboards)
03. '39 (Brian on guitar and vocals, Rick Wakeman on keyboards)
04. Starship Trooper / Wurm (Brian on guitar, Rick Wakeman on keyboards)

Concert info 16.06.2014 iHeartRadio Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA (with Adam Lambert at the iHeartRadio Music Festival)

Photo: Guest appearance: Queen + Adam Lambert live at the iHeartRadio Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA (with Adam Lambert at the iHeartRadio Music Festival) [16.06.2014] Photo: Guest appearance: Queen + Adam Lambert live at the iHeartRadio Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA (with Adam Lambert at the iHeartRadio Music Festival) [16.06.2014] Photo: Guest appearance: Queen + Adam Lambert live at the iHeartRadio Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA (with Adam Lambert at the iHeartRadio Music Festival) [16.06.2014]

Promo gig shortly before the American tour. The event was broadcasted live on radio stations and some websites.

01. We Will Rock You
02. Another One Bites The Dust
03. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
04. Love Kills
05. Fat Bottomed Girls
06. Under Pressure
07. We Are The Champions
08. Don't Stop Me Now

Concert info 31.05.2014 Dominion Theatre, London, UK (WWRY musical)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Dominion Theatre, London, UK (WWRY musical) [31.05.2014] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Dominion Theatre, London, UK (WWRY musical) [31.05.2014]

The very last performance of We Will Rock You in London. Brian and Roger played at both the matinee and evening shows.

01. Bohemian Rhapsody (Brian on guitar, Roger on drums)
02. The Show Must Go On (Brian on guitar, Roger on drums)

Concert info 05.05.2014 Guildford Cathedral, Guildford, UK (Wildlife Rocks)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Guildford Cathedral, Guildford, UK (Wildlife Rocks) [05.05.2014] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Guildford Cathedral, Guildford, UK (Wildlife Rocks) [05.05.2014] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Guildford Cathedral, Guildford, UK (Wildlife Rocks) [05.05.2014]

Brian said a few words about Wildlife Rocks and then joined The Troggs and performed Wild Thing with them. Then came Kerry for Tie Your Mother Down. This was outside the cathedral - and later that afternoon (2:21 PM) Brian and Kerry played a short acoustic set in the cathedral.

01. Guitar intro
02. Wild Thing (with The Troggs)
03. Tie Your Mother Down (with The Troggs, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
04. Born Free (Kerry Ellis on vocals)
05. I Loved A Butterfly (Kerry Ellis on vocals)
06. Dust In The Wind (Kerry Ellis on vocals)
07. Nothing Really Has Changed (Kerry Ellis on vocals)
08. Somebody To Love (Kerry Ellis on vocals)
09. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Kerry Ellis on vocals)

Concert info 01.04.2014 Royal Albert Hall, London, UK (City Rocks)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK (City Rocks) [01.04.2014] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK (City Rocks) [01.04.2014] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK (City Rocks) [01.04.2014]

City Rocks was a charity event held in support of Coram, the world's oldest children's charity which was celebrating its 275th birthday. Brian played with Kerry Ellis and they were joined by The Feeling for the rock part of Tie Your Mother Down

01. I (Who Have Nothing) (with Kerry Ellis)
02. Dust In The Wind (with Kerry Ellis)
03. Born Free (with Kerry Ellis)
04. Tie Your Mother Down (with Kerry Ellis and Dan Gillespie of The Feeling)

Concert info 15.10.2013 Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (WWRY musical premiere)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (WWRY musical premiere) [15.10.2013] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (WWRY musical premiere) [15.10.2013] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (WWRY musical premiere) [15.10.2013]
01. Bohemian Rhapsody (Brian on guitar)

Concert info 05.10.2013 Dominion Theatre, London, UK (WWRY musical)

Cast change - goodbye to Rachel John. Photos on brianmay.com show also Roger but he did NOT play that night, Ed Carter's photos are from 14.05.2012!

01. Bohemian Rhapsody (Brian on guitar)

Concert info 03.10.2013 Royal Festival Hall, London, UK (Don Black Tribute)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Royal Festival Hall, London, UK (Don Black Tribute) [03.10.2013]
01. Born Free (Kerry Ellis on vocals, Brian on guitar) - special orchestral arrangement

Concert info 27.09.2013 The Savoy, London, UK (Hope 4 Apes)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the The Savoy, London, UK (Hope 4 Apes) [27.09.2013]
01. I (Who Have Nothing)
02. Born Free
03. Dust In The Wind
04. Is This The World We Created?
05. Nothing Really Has Changed
06. Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Concert info 20.09.2013 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (with Adam Lambert at the iHeartRadio Music Festival)

Photo: Guest appearance: Queen + Adam Lambert live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (with Adam Lambert at the iHeartRadio Music Festival) [20.09.2013] Photo: Guest appearance: Queen + Adam Lambert live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (with Adam Lambert at the iHeartRadio Music Festival) [20.09.2013] Photo: Guest appearance: Queen + Adam Lambert live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (with Adam Lambert at the iHeartRadio Music Festival) [20.09.2013]

Technically the performance was probably shortly after midnight - in the morning of September 21. Several of the songs were shortened (BoRhap, WWTLF). The American indie pop band Fun. joined Queen for two songs.

01. Bohemian Rhapsody (Adam Lambert on vocals)
02. Another One Bites The Dust (Adam Lambert on vocals)
03. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Adam Lambert on vocals)
04. Who Wants To Live Forever (Adam Lambert on vocals)
05. Somebody To Love (with Fun. - Nate Ruess on vocals)
06. Fat Bottomed Girls (with Fun. - Nate Ruess and Adam Lambert on vocals)
07. Dragon Attack (Adam Lambert on vocals)
08. Bohemian Rhapsody (reprise) (Adam Lambert on vocals)
09. We Will Rock You (Adam Lambert on vocals)
10. We Are The Champions (Adam Lambert on vocals)

Concert info 31.08.2013 Natural History Museum, London, UK (Emily May's wedding)

Brian was most likely persuaded to perform this song with a wedding rockabilly band "The Bluejays" - at his daughter's wedding party.

01. Johnny B. Goode (Brian on vocals and guitar)

Concert info 21.07.2013 Stade des Burgondes, Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France (Guitare en Scene Festival)

This is the setlist as taken from brianmay.com. However, according to setlist.fm they played Nothing Really Has Changed instead of Tell Me What You See and No-One But You was apparently not played. I have no idea which of the setlists is correct.

01. I (Who Have Nothing)
02. Dust In The Wind
03. Born Free
04. Somebody To Love
05. Tell Me What You See
06. Life Is Real
07. The Way We Were
08. '39
09. Something
10. Last Horizon
11. Love Of My Life
12. The Kissing Me Song
13. Tie Your Mother Down
14. We Will Rock You
15. No-One But You
16. Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Concert info 19.07.2013 Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival)

01. I (Who Have Nothing)
02. Dust In The Wind
03. Born Free
04. Somebody To Love
05. Nothing Really Has Changed
06. Life Is Real
07. The Way We Were
08. '39
09. Something
10. Last Horizon
11. Love Of My Life
12. The Kissing Me Song
13. Tie Your Mother Down
14. We Will Rock You
15. No-One But You
16. Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Concert info 12.05.2013 Palladium, London, UK (with Kerry Ellis)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Palladium, London, UK (with Kerry Ellis) [12.05.2013] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Palladium, London, UK (with Kerry Ellis) [12.05.2013] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Palladium, London, UK (with Kerry Ellis) [12.05.2013] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Palladium, London, UK (with Kerry Ellis) [12.05.2013]
01. I (Who Have Nothing)
02. The Way We Were
03. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
04. No-One But You (with the choir)
05. The Kissing Me Song (with the choir)

Concert info 19.04.2013 Sister Ray, London, UK (Record Store Day)

01. The Kissing Me Song (Brian on guitar and backing vocals, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
02. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Brian on guitar and backing vocals, Kerry Ellis on vocals)

Concert info 27.03.2013 Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, UK (WWRY musical)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, UK (WWRY musical) [27.03.2013] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, UK (WWRY musical) [27.03.2013] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, UK (WWRY musical) [27.03.2013]
01. Bohemian Rhapsody (Brian on guitar)

Concert info 01.03.2013 St Pancras Railway Station, London, UK (Save The Tiger Fund)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the St Pancras Railway Station, London, UK (Save The Tiger Fund) [01.03.2013] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the St Pancras Railway Station, London, UK (Save The Tiger Fund) [01.03.2013] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the St Pancras Railway Station, London, UK (Save The Tiger Fund) [01.03.2013]
01. Born Free (Brian on guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
02. Dust In The Wind (Brian on guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
03. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill (Brian on guitar and lead vocals, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
04. The Kissing Me Song (Brian on guitar and backing vocals, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
05. Knocking On Heaven's Door (Brian on guitar and backing vocals, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
06. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Brian on guitar and backing vocals, Kerry Ellis on vocals)

Concert info 27.02.2013 Oxford Union, Oxford, UK

Just a little impromptu performance - Brian playing an 'oud' (https://www.oxford-union.org/term_events/brian_may).

Setlist not available

Concert info 24.11.2012 The Dorchester hotel, London, UK (Make-A-Wish Foundation Winter Ball)

01. Born Free (Brian on guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
02. I (Who Have Nothing) (Brian on guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
03. Life Is Real (Brian on guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
04. The Kissing Me Song (Brian on guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
05. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Brian on guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)

Concert info 06.10.2012 Hippodrome Casino, London, UK (with Kerry Ellis)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Hippodrome Casino, London, UK (with Kerry Ellis) [06.10.2012]

Kerry was performing at the newly refurbished Hippodrome Casino in London's Leicester Square. Each evening Kerry was joined by a special guest, and on Saturday night it was Brian's turn to join Kerry on the stage of The Hippodrome's Matcham Room. Brian recently commented that he has been rediscovering his love for the acoustic guitar.

01. Born Free (Brian on acoustic guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
02. I (Who Have Nothing) (Brian on acoustic guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
03. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Brian on acoustic guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)

Concert info 16.09.2012 Royal Albert Hall, London, UK (The Sunflower Jam)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK (The Sunflower Jam) [16.09.2012] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK (The Sunflower Jam) [16.09.2012] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK (The Sunflower Jam) [16.09.2012]
01. Born Free (Brian on acoustic guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
02. I Loved A Butterfly (Brian on acoustic guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
03. Black Night (Brian May on guitar, Bruce Dickinson on vocals, Ian Paice on drums, John Paul Jones on bass, Wix Wikins on keyboards)
04. Since You've Been Gone (Brian May on guitar and vocals, Kerry Ellis on vocals, Ian Paice on drums, John Paul Jones on bass, Wix Wickins on keyboards)
05. School's Out (Brian May on guitar, Alice Cooper on vocals, Micky Moody on guitar, Ian Paice on drums, Wix Wikins on keyboards)
06. Smoke On The Water (All Star Finale with Alice Cooper, Brian May, John Paul Jones, Ian Paice, Bruce Dickinson, Micky Moody, Mark King, Wix Wickins, Alfin Boe, Kerry Ellis, Uli Jon Roth...)

Concert info 03.09.2012 The Savoy, London, UK (Freddie For A Day - Freddie's 66th birthday party)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the The Savoy, London, UK (Freddie For A Day - Freddie's 66th birthday party) [03.09.2012] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the The Savoy, London, UK (Freddie For A Day - Freddie's 66th birthday party) [03.09.2012] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the The Savoy, London, UK (Freddie For A Day - Freddie's 66th birthday party) [03.09.2012]

This concert was part of a FM birthday bash held to raise funds for The Mercury Phoenix Trust. The setlist is based on several reviews, tweets etc. - we're not 100% sure about it. Roger was present too but I believe he only introduced Madeline Bell before 'I Want To Break Free'. Guest artists included Tom Jones, Alfie Boe, Madeline Bell, Marc Martel, Al Murray, Rhys Thomas, Nancy Dell'Olio or Princess Eugenie.

01. One Vision (Alfie Boe on vocals, Brian on guitar)
02. Born Free (Kerry Ellis on vocals, Brian on acoustic guitar)
03. Life is Real (Kerry Ellis on vocals, Brian on acoustic guitar)
04. Since You've Been Gone (Kerry Ellis on vocals, Brian on acoustic guitar)
05. Bohemian Rhapsody (WWRY cast on vocals, Brian on guitar)
06. The Show Must Go On (Alfie Boe and WWRY cast on vocals, Brian on guitar)
07. One Night (Tom Jones on vocals, Brian on guitar)
08. We Will Rock You (Alfie Boe, Kerry Ellis and Al Murray on vocals, Brian on guitar)
09. We Are The Champions (Rachel Tucker and Brenda Edwards on vocals, Brian on guitar)

Concert info 01.09.2012 Guildford Cathedral, Guildford, UK (Wildlife Rocks)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Guildford Cathedral, Guildford, UK (Wildlife Rocks) [01.09.2012] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Guildford Cathedral, Guildford, UK (Wildlife Rocks) [01.09.2012] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Guildford Cathedral, Guildford, UK (Wildlife Rocks) [01.09.2012]

Brian May was among the performers at Wildlife Rocks, a celebration of wildlife at Guildford Cathedral on September 1, 2012. Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue is a charity that treats, cares for and rehabilitates all types of British Wildlife.

01. Born Free (Brian on acoustic guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
02. I Loved A Butterfly (Brian on acoustic guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
03. I (Who Have Nothing) (Brian on acoustic guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
04. Life Is Real (Brian on acoustic guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
05. Puttin' On The Style (Brian on acoustic guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals, Joe Brown on acoustic guitar)
06. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Brian on acoustic guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)

Concert info 27.08.2012 Brian's home, Surrey, UK (private party)

A private party held on the grounds of Brian's home in Surrey. Apparently Brian held this party for his friend. No idea about the exact setlist; I had to guess from the two youtube tracks :-)

01. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Brian on guitar)
02. All Right Now (Brian on guitar)

Concert info 12.08.2012 Olympic Stadium, London, UK (Olympic Games closing ceremony)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May + Roger Taylor live at the Olympic Stadium, London, UK (Olympic Games closing ceremony) [12.08.2012] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May + Roger Taylor live at the Olympic Stadium, London, UK (Olympic Games closing ceremony) [12.08.2012] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May + Roger Taylor live at the Olympic Stadium, London, UK (Olympic Games closing ceremony) [12.08.2012]

London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony featured not only Freddie's famous vocal improvisation from Wembley 1986 but also a live performace by Brian and Roger.

01. Brighton Rock guitar solo (Brian on guitar)
02. We Will Rock You (Brian on guitar, Roger on drums and timpani, Jessie J on vocals)

Concert info 26.05.2012 The Kings Arms, All Cannings, UK (Rock Against Cancer with Kerry Ellis and SAS Band)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the The Kings Arms, All Cannings, UK (Rock Against Cancer with Kerry Ellis and SAS Band) [26.05.2012] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the The Kings Arms, All Cannings, UK (Rock Against Cancer with Kerry Ellis and SAS Band) [26.05.2012]

The concert was held in a field at the back of the Kings Arms pub and raised tens of thousands of pounds for cancer charities. It was organised by John Callis (a sound engineer who works for Paul McCartney), Brian May and Richard Baulu, landlord of the Kings Arms. The idea came about when John Callis and Andy Scott (guitarist with The Sweet from All Cannings) both underwent treatment for prostate cancer at hospitals in Bristol two years ago. SAS Band was the house band although Spike was absent this time. Brian came on the stage for the finale.

01. I Loved A Butterfly (Kerry Ellis on vocals, Brian on acoustic guitar)
02. The Way We Were (Kerry Ellis on vocals, Brian on acoustic guitar)
03. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Kerry Ellis on vocals, Brian on guitar)
04. Defying Gravity (Kerry Ellis on vocals, Brian on guitar)
05. We Will Rock You (All Star Finale, Brian on guitar)
06. We Are The Champions (All Star Finale, Brian on guitar)
07. With A little Help From My Friends (All Star Finale, Brian on guitar)

Concert info 14.05.2012 Dominion Theatre, London, UK (WWRY musical (10th anniversary))

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May + Roger Taylor live at the Dominion Theatre, London, UK (WWRY musical (10th anniversary)) [14.05.2012] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May + Roger Taylor live at the Dominion Theatre, London, UK (WWRY musical (10th anniversary)) [14.05.2012] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May + Roger Taylor live at the Dominion Theatre, London, UK (WWRY musical (10th anniversary)) [14.05.2012]

Plenty of celebrities in the audience - Robert de Niro, Nick Mason, Samantha Fox, Andrew Lloyd Webber, DJ Chris Tarrant, original cast of We Will Rock You and others. Brian played in BoRhap as always (during the final 'any way the wind blows' line a virtual Freddie was supposed to appear but in fact nobody saw anything. Roger played only in the last minute of Show Must Go On because according to his tweet, 'Spinal Tap moment for me drums failed to appear due to lift failure'.

01. Bohemian Rhapsody (Brian on guitar)
02. The Show Must Go On (Brian on guitar, Roger on drums)

Concert info 26.04.2012 Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA (American Idol)

Another performance at the American Idol, this time with the Queen Extravaganza band. This is a new reworked version of Somebody To Love and it does sound great!

01. Somebody To Love (Brian on guitar, Roger on drums)

Concert info 25.04.2012 Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA (American Idol)

Unless the broadcast was cut, the finalists seemed to perform just a five-minute medley of those four tracks.

01. Fat Bottomed Girls (Brian on guitar, Roger on drums, Top 6 American Idol finalists on vocals)
02. Another One Bites The Dust (Brian on guitar, Roger on drums, Top 6 American Idol finalists on vocals)
03. We Will Rock You (Brian on guitar, Roger on drums, Top 6 American Idol finalists on vocals)
04. We Are The Champions (Brian on guitar, Roger on drums, Top 6 American Idol finalists on vocals)

Concert info 20.04.2012 Colosseum, Watford, UK (Friday Night is Music Night)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Colosseum, Watford, UK (Friday Night is Music Night) [20.04.2012]

The concert was broadcasted live on BBC Radio 2.

01. Love Of My Life (Brian on guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
02. Born Free (Brian on guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
03. Save Me (Brian on guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)

Concert info 15.04.2012 Royal Opera House, London, UK (The Olivier Awards 2012)

Bohemian Rhapsody was the opening song of the event. Later, Brian, together with Elaine Paige, presented The Audience Award to Les Miserables.

01. Bohemian Rhapsody (Brian on guitar, WWRY cast on vocals)

Concert info 27.03.2012 Grand Café & Beach, Granger Bay, Cape Town, South Africa (Pride Of Cape Town)

Pride Of Cape Town is a major public arts event that will see a fabulous pride of 50 life-size lion sculptures prowling the V&A Waterfront in the summer of 2013 in aid of international wildlife charity, the Born Free Foundation. A selection of these impressive sculptures was officially unveiled at the exclusive launch party to an audience of 250 lucky guests who were amongst the first to have the opportunity to pledge their support and get involved.

01. Born Free (Brian on guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
02. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Brian on guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)
03. I Loved A Butterfly (Brian on guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)

Concert info 24.03.2012 Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa (Filming of the Born Free video)

This song was performed by Brian and Kerry as a surprise for Virginia McKenna during the filming of the 'Born Free' promo video. It is included as a bonus video on 'The Candlelight Concerts - Live At Montreux 2013' DVD and Blu-ray. I'm not quite sure about the date.

01. Nothing Really Has Changed (Brian on guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)

Concert info 27.02.2012 Maida Vale Studios, London, UK (BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge)

There were actually two different performances (of the same two songs) the same day; one for BBC Radio 1 and one for BBC Radio 1Xtra.

01. Rockstar (Dappy on vocals, Brian on guitar)
02. We Will Rock You (Dappy on vocals, Brian on guitar)

Concert info 19.02.2012 Prince of Wales Theatre, London, UK (WhatsOnStage.com Awards)

01. Defying Gravity (Brian on guitar, Kerry Ellis on vocals)

Concert info 16.02.2012 Teatro Ariston, San Remo, Italy (Sanremo festival)

Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Teatro Ariston, San Remo, Italy (Sanremo festival) [16.02.2012] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Teatro Ariston, San Remo, Italy (Sanremo festival) [16.02.2012] Photo: Guest appearance: Brian May live at the Teatro Ariston, San Remo, Italy (Sanremo festival) [16.02.2012]

Irene Fornaciari is a daughter of Brian's close friend Zucchero. We Will Rock You was just one verse + chorus and significantly slower than usually.

01. I (Who Have Nothing) (Kerry Ellis and Irene Fornaciari on vocals, Brian on guitar)
02. We Will Rock You (very slow verse + chorus) (Kerry Ellis on vocals, Brian on guitar)
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