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Queen live on tour: Sheer Heart Attack

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Tour itinerary [76 concerts]
30.10.1974  Manchester, UK Concert info 15.02.1975  Boston, USA (1st gig) Concert info
31.10.1974  Hanley, UK Concert info 15.02.1975  Boston, USA (2nd gig) Concert info
01.11.1974  Liverpool, UK Concert info 16.02.1975  New York, USA (1st gig) Concert info
02.11.1974  Leeds, UK Concert info 16.02.1975  New York, USA (2nd gig) Concert info
03.11.1974  Coventry, UK Concert info 17.02.1975  Trenton, USA Concert info
05.11.1974  Sheffield, UK Concert info 19.02.1975  Lewiston, USA Concert info
06.11.1974  Bradford, UK Concert info 21.02.1975  Passaic, USA Concert info
07.11.1974  Newcastle, UK Concert info 22.02.1975  Harrisburg, USA Concert info
08.11.1974  Glasgow, UK Concert info 23.02.1975  Philadelphia, USA (1st gig) Concert info
09.11.1974  Lancaster, UK Concert info 23.02.1975  Philadelphia, USA (2nd gig) Concert info
10.11.1974  Preston, UK Concert info 24.02.1975  Washington, USA Concert info
12.11.1974  Bristol, UK Concert info 05.03.1975  La Crosse, USA Concert info
13.11.1974  Bournemouth, UK Concert info 06.03.1975  Madison, USA Concert info
14.11.1974  Southampton, UK Concert info 07.03.1975  Milwaukee, USA Concert info
15.11.1974  Swansea, UK Concert info 08.03.1975  Chicago, USA Concert info
16.11.1974  Birmingham, UK Concert info 09.03.1975  St. Louis, USA Concert info
18.11.1974  Oxford, UK Concert info 10.03.1975  Fort Wayne, USA Concert info
19.11.1974  London, UK Concert info 12.03.1975  Atlanta, USA Concert info
20.11.1974  London, UK Concert info 13.03.1975  Charleston, USA Concert info
23.11.1974  Gothenburg, Sweden Concert info 17.03.1975  Miami, USA Concert info
25.11.1974  Helsinki, Finland Concert info 18.03.1975  New Orleans, USA Concert info
27.11.1974  Lund, Sweden Concert info 20.03.1975  San Antonio, USA Concert info
02.12.1974  Munich, Germany Concert info 22.03.1975  Dallas, USA Concert info
04.12.1974  Frankfurt, Germany Concert info 25.03.1975  Tulsa, USA Concert info
05.12.1974  Hamburg, Germany Concert info 29.03.1975  Santa Monica, USA (1st gig) Concert info
06.12.1974  Cologne, Germany Concert info 29.03.1975  Santa Monica, USA (2nd gig) Concert info
08.12.1974  Hague, The Netherlands Concert info 30.03.1975  San Francisco, USA Concert info
10.12.1974  Brussels, Belgium Concert info 02.04.1975  Edmonton, Canada Concert info
13.12.1974  Barcelona, Spain Concert info 03.04.1975  Calgary, Canada Concert info
05.02.1975  Columbus, USA Concert info 06.04.1975  Seattle, USA Concert info
06.02.1975  Cincinnati, USA Concert info 19.04.1975  Tokyo, Japan Concert info
07.02.1975  Dayton, USA Concert info 22.04.1975  Nagoya, Japan Concert info
08.02.1975  Cleveland, USA (1st gig) Concert info 23.04.1975  Kobe, Japan Concert info
08.02.1975  Cleveland, USA (2nd gig) Concert info 25.04.1975  Fukuoka, Japan Concert info
09.02.1975  South Bend, USA Concert info 28.04.1975  Okayama, Japan Concert info
10.02.1975  Detroit, USA Concert info 29.04.1975  Shizuoka, Japan Concert info
11.02.1975  Toledo, USA Concert info 30.04.1975  Yokohama, Japan Concert info
14.02.1975  Waterbury, USA Concert info 01.05.1975  Tokyo, Japan Concert info

There were slight differences between the UK, US and Japanese tour. The Japanese shows were a bit longer (Queen even played Hangman and See What A Fool I've Been a couple of times), perhaps it's due to the warm welcome they received from the Japanese fans.

Some sources say the concert in Lund (Sweden) was cancelled too. There has been a research by several guys living in Scandinavia and it seems that although the famous traffic accident happened BEFORE the Lund concert (a newspaper article states it was approx. 120 kilometers south of Stockholm in the night between 26th and 27th), in the end the Lund concert WAS held (it was probably too late to cancel the show) and only the gigs in Denmark and Norway had to be cancelled.

Some North American gigs in February and March were cancelled too. For example the show on March 14th 1975 in St. Petersburg, FL at Sunshine Speedway never took place. The reason for the cancellation of this show wasn't due to any band members illness. The facility wasn't large enough or safely able to handle Queen in concert. The promoters and band management decided to cancel because the seating was deemed to be unsafe for the number of people expected to attend. The stage was built in the infield and the small wooden bleachers around the track were just too old to rely on for a rock n roll show. Also the Vancouver gig scheduled for April 5, 1975 was cancelled because Freddie had a sore throat.

As far as we know, there's no evidence that God Save The Queen was already played during the UK tour... probably it was just sung by the audience from time to time and Queen decided to record it as outro for the US tour.

Typical setlist
01. Procession 11. Son & Daughter
02. Now I'm Here 12. Keep Yourself Alive
03. Ogre Battle 13. Seven Seas Of Rhye
04. Father To Son 14. Stone Cold Crazy
05. White Queen 15. Liar
06. Flick Of The Wrist 16. In The Lap Of The Gods... revisited
07. In The Lap Of The Gods 17. Big Spender
08. Killer Queen 18. Modern Times Rock'n'roll
09. March Of The Black Queen 19. Jailhouse Rock
10. Bring Back That Leroy Brown 20. God Save The Queen

Tracks played only scarcely
Hangman (Japan)
Great King Rat (Japan)
Doin' All Right (Japan)
See What A Fool I've Been (some Japanese gigs)
Stupid Cupid
Be Bop A Lula

Here is a newspaper ad promoting the tour:
Promoting the SHA tour

A very old fan club magazine reveals there was an American tour planned for August! Of course, that never happened...
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