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Roger Taylor on tour: Electric Fire

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Tour itinerary [18 concerts]
24.09.1998  Surrey, UK Concert info 24.03.1999  Edinburgh, UK Concert info
14.10.1998  London, UK Concert info 25.03.1999  Newcastle, UK Concert info
15.03.1999  Gloucester, UK Concert info 27.03.1999  Liverpool, UK Concert info
16.03.1999  Cardiff, UK Concert info 28.03.1999  Cambridge, UK Concert info
18.03.1999  Truro, UK Concert info 29.03.1999  Norwich, UK Concert info
19.03.1999  Stoke On Trent, UK Concert info 30.03.1999  Wolverhampton, UK Concert info
20.03.1999  Manchester, UK Concert info 31.03.1999  Nottingham, UK Concert info
21.03.1999  Sheffield, UK Concert info 02.04.1999  Portsmouth, UK Concert info
23.03.1999  Glasgow, UK Concert info 03.04.1999  London, UK Concert info

The show begins with 'Interlude in Constantinople' from the intro tape and We Will Rock You (with extended intro & outro) follows. After Pressure On Roger greets the fans. Seven or eight of the songs come from the new album. This is a much "heavier" tour than Happiness. Roger also performs a couple of Queen songs (oh yeah, the pop crap: Magic, Break Free and Ga Ga). On the other hand, Nation Of Haircuts, Surrender and especially No More Fun really rock! Surrender, Under Pressure and London Town are performed by Roger and Treana Morris who is supporting Roger on this tour. Under Pressure also includes a drum intro (remember Hot Space tour?). My favourite song is Strange Frontier though: after the intro the girls in the audience count "1, 2, 3, 4" and the rockin' part starts (I can't help myself but I love that bit :-). In Edinburgh Roger confuses the lyrics of this song which doesn't remain unnoticed :-) Happiness is usually in the encore and so is Radio Ga Ga with its Queen-like ending ("still loves you.... loves ... yoooouuuu").

Keith Prior drummed on most of the tracks but Roger also had his own drumkit placed on the stage left from Keith's. Roger drummed on We Will Rock You (intro and finale), Pressure On (intro), Under Pressure (drum intro) and London Town C'mon Down (ending + solo). But most of the time he was just standing in a dark suit at the front microphone, singing and in some songs playing the tambourine (for example in I Want To Break Free, A Kind Of Magic or Surrender).

Typical setlist
01. Interlude In Constantinople 10. Surrender (with Treana)
02. We Will Rock You 11. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
03. Pressure On 12. Under Pressure (with Treana)
04. Nation Of Haircuts 13. London Town C'mon Down
05. Believe In Yourself 15. I'm In Love With My Car
06. I Want To Break Free 16. Tenement Funster
07. No More Fun 17. Strange Frontier
08. Tonight 18. Happiness
09. A Kind Of Magic 19. Radio Ga Ga

Tracks played only scarcely
People On Streets (first two or three concerts only)
Rock And Roll (last four concerts only)
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