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)

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)