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Queen live on tour: Early shows

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Tour itinerary [42 concerts]
27.06.1970  Truro, UK Concert info 24.07.1971  Wadebridge, UK Concert info
18.07.1970  London, UK Concert info 29.07.1971  Penzance, UK Concert info
25.07.1970  Truro, UK Concert info 31.07.1971  Truro, UK Concert info
23.08.1970  London, UK Concert info 02.08.1971  Hayle, UK Concert info
04.09.1970  London, UK Concert info 09.08.1971  St. Agnes, UK Concert info
16.10.1970  London, UK Concert info 12.08.1971  Truro, UK Concert info
23.10.1970  London, UK Concert info 14.08.1971  Culdrose, UK Concert info
30.10.1970  St. Helens, UK Concert info 17.08.1971  Truro, UK Concert info
31.10.1970  Liverpool, UK Concert info 21.08.1971  Truro, UK Concert info
14.11.1970  Hertford, UK Concert info 06.10.1971  London, UK Concert info
05.12.1970  Egham, UK Concert info 09.12.1971  Epsom, UK Concert info
18.12.1970  St. Helens, UK Concert info 31.12.1971  Twickenham, UK Concert info
19.12.1970  St. Helens, UK Concert info 28.01.1972  London, UK Concert info
08.01.1971  London, UK Concert info 10.03.1972  London, UK Concert info
09.01.1971  Ewell, UK Concert info 24.03.1972  London, UK Concert info
19.02.1971  London, UK Concert info 06.11.1972  London, UK Concert info
20.02.1971  London, UK Concert info 20.12.1972  London, UK Concert info
02.07.1971  Surrey, UK Concert info 09.04.1973  London, UK Concert info
11.07.1971  London, UK Concert info 13.07.1973  Basingstoke, UK Concert info
17.07.1971  Penzance, UK Concert info 23.07.1973  London, UK Concert info
19.07.1971  Hayle, UK Concert info 03.08.1973  Newcastle, UK Concert info

Exact setlists from the very early days remain unknown. It is known Queen used to play some Smile tracks (Doing Alright, maybe See What A Fool I've Been), a couple of their own tracks from the yet-to-be-released debut LP (Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, Great King Rat, Modern Times Rock'n'roll, Son And Daughter), the famous never-released track Hangman and some more pearls such as an early version of Stone Cold Crazy, Jesus and Night Comes Down (the latter two were never played live again after 1973). The concerts were always finished with a medley of rock'n'roll covers. The only known recordings from this era are in private collections of Brian May, ex-Queen bass players or Queen Productions.

Contrary to what everybody thinks, I think the band migth have changed their name from 'Smile' to 'Queen' much later than after the Truro concert. I've already found two people who attended the Hertford concert and they confirmed that the band changed their name to 'Queen' shortly before the Hertford gig (after the Liverpool concert). But - it's possible they were already called 'Queen' in the summer of 1970 but decided to be announced as 'Smile' on the flyers and posters because Smile were quite a well known band in the university circles.

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