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Queen live on tour: Festivals, parties, TV

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Concert info 24.07.1975 Blankenberge, Blankenberghe, Belgium (Gouden Leeuwen (Golden Lions) festival)

This event was held on July 23 and 24 (first day for Belgian and second day for internation artists) in a tent near the yacht harbour in Blankenberge and was broadcasted live in Belgian TV. Queen were nominated in the "Discovery of English pop-rock" category and won the Golden Lions award. The article says Queen refused to play.

Setlist not available

Concert info 06.10.1977 New London Theatre Centre, London, UK (We Are The Champions video shoot)

The fans were invited to a shoot of the band's new video - We Are The Champions. After the shoot (there were four mimed performances of this song) the band came back to the stage and performed a short impromptu set as a thank-you. Needless to say the setlist was very unusual. An audio recording of the whole shoot exists and despite its quite a bad quality it's an interesting "insight" into the making of one of Queen videoclips.

01. Tie Your Mother Down
02. Keep Yourself Alive
03. Somebody To Love
04. White Man
05. The Prophet's Song
06. Liar
07. Bohemian Rhapsody (intro)
08. Now I'm Here
09. Jailhouse Rock
10. See What A Fool I've Been

Concert info 25.09.1982 Studio 8H, NBC, New York, New York, USA (Saturday Night Live show)

Freddie had really bad problems with his voice that night.

01. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
02. Under Pressure

Concert info 03.02.1984 San Remo, Italy (San Remo festival)

01. Radio Ga Ga (mimed)

Concert info 04.02.1984 San Remo, Italy (San Remo festival)

01. Radio Ga Ga (mimed)

Concert info 12.05.1984 Le Petit Palais, Montreux, Switzerland (Golden Rose festival)

mimed performance

01. Radio Ga Ga
02. Tear It Up
03. It's A Hard Life
04. I Want To Break Free

Concert info 13.07.1985 Wembley Stadium, London, UK (Live Aid festival)

Most of top artists of that time were present at this mega-famous festival and Queen of course had to be there. Each artist got from ten to twenty minutes for their show; no playback or soundcheck were allowed. Queen hesitated because playing without a soundcheck is always a risk. But then they accepted the rules and their 20 minutes of fame came on at 18:44 GMT.

Queen were on top form and not only according to Bob Geldof and Elton John, they stole the show. They played only the intro to BoRhap (the opera part couldn't be played from the tape as playback was forbidden & there wasn't enough time anyway). Instead of the opera part, Radio Ga Ga followed. We Will Rock You was reduced to the first verse (and the final guitar solo) only. Is This The World We Created was performed by Freddie and Brian only later in the evening.

01. Bohemian Rhapsody (intro)
02. Radio Ga Ga
03. Hammer To Fall
04. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
05. We Will Rock You (first verse + finale only)
06. We Are The Champions
07. Is This The World We Created? (Freddie + Brian only)
08. Do They Know It's Christmas? (All Star finale with Freddie and Brian)

Concert info 11.05.1986 Le Petit Palais, Montreux, Switzerland (Golden Rose festival)

mimed performance

01. One Vision
02. A Kind Of Magic
03. Friends Will Be Friends
04. Hammer To Fall

Concert info 12.07.1986 Kensington Roof Gardens, London, UK (Roof Gardens afterparty)

Photo: Guest appearance: Queen live at the Kensington Roof Gardens, London, UK (Roof Gardens afterparty) [12.07.1986] Photo: Guest appearance: Queen live at the Kensington Roof Gardens, London, UK (Roof Gardens afterparty) [12.07.1986]

This was a short private impromptu performance with Samantha Fox and Gary Glitter. Queen were "billed" as 'Dicky Hart And The Pacemakers' that night. Does anybody have any idea about the exact setlist?

01. Tutti Frutti
02. Sweet Little Rock And Roller
03. Johnny B. Goode (with Samantha Fox)

Concert info 04.04.2008 Studio 1, South Bank, London, UK (Al Murray's Happy Hour TV show)

Photo: Guest appearance: Queen + Paul Rodgers live at the Studio 1, South Bank, London, UK (Al Murray's Happy Hour TV show) [04.04.2008]

Only C-lebrity and All Right Now were broadcasted. WWRY was played afterwards (as a special bonus for the audience I think), stories about BoRhap are not true (that was just Al's joke; the band played just the final few chords) and also there was this short improvised sketch with Brian, Roger and Paul on backing vocals.

01. C-lebrity
02. Bohemian Rhapsody (the final chords only)
03. All Right Now
04. We Will Rock You
05. Football Was Our Idea (a short improvised song by Al Murray with Brian on unplugged guitar and Roger and Paul on backing vocals)

Concert info 27.06.2008 Hyde Park, London, UK (46664 - Nelson Mandela 90th birthday)

Most songs were slightly different to the concert versions, for example WWRY had just one verse, TYMD had a shortened ending.

01. One Vision
02. Tie Your Mother Down
03. Show Must Go On
04. We Will Rock You
05. We Are The Champions
06. All Right Now
07. Free Nelson Mandela (All Star Finale)

Concert info 20.05.2009 Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, USA (American Idol finale (season 8))

Photo: Guest appearance: Queen + Adam Lambert live at the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, USA (American Idol finale (season 8)) [20.05.2009] Photo: Guest appearance: Queen + Adam Lambert live at the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, USA (American Idol finale (season 8)) [20.05.2009] Photo: Guest appearance: Queen + Adam Lambert live at the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, USA (American Idol finale (season 8)) [20.05.2009]

Both finalists of American Idol shared vocals in this song. Brian and Roger appeared as big surprise guests during the first chorus.

01. We Are The Champions (Brian on guitar, Roger on drums, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert on vocals)

Concert info 06.11.2011 Odyssey Arena, Belfast, UK (with Adam Lambert at MTV EMA Awards)

Photo: Guest appearance: Queen + Adam Lambert live at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast, UK (with Adam Lambert at MTV EMA Awards) [06.11.2011] Photo: Guest appearance: Queen + Adam Lambert live at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast, UK (with Adam Lambert at MTV EMA Awards) [06.11.2011] Photo: Guest appearance: Queen + Adam Lambert live at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast, UK (with Adam Lambert at MTV EMA Awards) [06.11.2011]

Brian and Roger accepted the Global Icon Award at the MTV EMAs. The band then closed the show performing a Queen medley with Adam Lambert on vocals.

01. The Show Must Go On (Adam Lambert on vocals, Brian on guitar, Roger on drums)
02. Under Pressure intro (Adam Lambert on vocals, Brian on guitar, Roger on drums)
03. We Will Rock You (Adam Lambert on vocals, Brian on guitar, Roger on drums)
04. We Are The Champions (Adam Lambert on vocals, Brian on guitar, Roger on drums)

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 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
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