Tour itinerary [52 concerts]

29.05.1993  Cologne, Germany 18.10.1993  Houston, USA
30.05.1993  Hanover, Germany 04.11.1993  Tokyo, Japan
31.05.1993  Nuremberg, Germany 05.11.1993  Tokyo, Japan
02.06.1993  Paris, France 07.11.1993  Hiroshima, Japan
04.06.1993  Edinburgh, UK 08.11.1993  Osaka, Japan
05.06.1993  Whitley Bay, UK 10.11.1993  Sendai, Japan
06.06.1993  Glasgow, UK 11.11.1993  Kawasaki, Japan
08.06.1993  Manchester, UK 13.11.1993  Tokyo, Japan
09.06.1993  Sheffield, UK 20.11.1993  Munich, Germany
11.06.1993  Cardiff, UK 21.11.1993  Frankfurt, Germany
12.06.1993  Birmingham, UK 23.11.1993  Hamburg, Germany
15.06.1993  London, UK 24.11.1993  Halle, Germany
16.06.1993  London, UK 27.11.1993  Berlin, Germany
19.06.1993  Bournemouth, UK 29.11.1993  Paris, France
21.06.1993  Rotterdam, The Netherlands 30.11.1993  Düsseldorf, Germany
27.06.1993  Budapest, Hungary 03.12.1993  London, UK
12.09.1993  Winterthur, Switzerland 04.12.1993  Nottingham, UK
04.10.1993  Montreal, Canada 05.12.1993  Birmingham, UK
05.10.1993  Toronto, Canada 07.12.1993  Belfast, UK
07.10.1993  New Haven, USA 08.12.1993  Dublin, Ireland
08.10.1993  Providence, USA 10.12.1993  Liverpool, UK
10.10.1993  Chicago, USA 11.12.1993  Plymouth, UK
12.10.1993  Detroit, USA 14.12.1993  Barcelona, Spain
13.10.1993  Milwaukee, USA 15.12.1993  Madrid, Spain
14.10.1993  St. Paul, USA 17.12.1993  Cascais, Portugal
17.10.1993  Dallas, USA 18.12.1993  Oporto, Portugal

The Dark is played from the tape and Brian launches the show with Back To The Light, the title track of his album. After Driven By You he greets the fans, comes closer to the edge of the stage and a rockin' version of TYMD follows. Love Token begins with a short Jamie's solo, then comes the heavy part. In the end of this song the girls (Shelley and Cathy) start "arguing" with Brian: "he cheated on me... son of a bitch, motherfucker..." and Brian usually replies "I'm sorry, I didn't know what I was doing, I was rushing Headlong..." Acoustic part consists of Love Of My Life (this song never misses in the setlist), the a-capella intro of '39 and Let Your Heart Rule Your Head. After a couple of heavier tracks it's time for Brian's guitar solo (brilliant as always). Cozy is certainly not left behind and during his drum solo he drums along with the famous 1812 Overture (many lighting effects - worth seeing). As a grand finale, the rock part of Bohemian Rhapsody is played and it fluently changes into a "reprise" of Resurrection. It's time for band introduction (especially the ladies are cool :-) It wouldn't be a good concert without We Will Rock You, this time performed as the famous slow/fast version. Quite a long version of Hammer To Fall usually closes the concert.

Brian's concert in Brixton Academy was filmed and later released on CD and video. It's a brilliant recording although some parts are cut. Dream Is Over had to be omitted because Yoko Ono never bothered with replying to Brian's letter about releasing this John Lennon's song. There were some troubles with guitars before Last Horizon and Spike had to play a keyboards solo before they fixed the problem :-) The CD released also misses part of Love Token, Hammer To Fall and We Will Rock You if I remember well. Buy the video if you can!

Note: after 7th November 1993 Driven By You was dropped from the setlist because (according to Brian's words) it was a difficult song and Brian had some serious troubles with his voice. Otherwise the setlist didn't change much BUT Brian very often came with a surprise or two! The most memorable concert was the final one in Oporto. Cathy Porter apparently sang the We Are The Champions intro (a-capella), Hammer To fall was played by Brian, Jamie and Spike with the Guild guitar and a half dozen more Guild guitars played by the techs on stage, miming Brian! The band also did a loooong version of Love Token and somewhen during the middle section Cathy and Shelley approached Brian singing "Merry Christmas" and dropped a lot of "sparkling confetti" over his hair. Brian seemed to be quite emotional.

Typical setlist

01. The Dark 14. Guitar Extravagance
02. Back To The Light 15. Resurrection
03. Driven By You 16. Cozy Powell drums solo
04. Tie Your Mother Down 17. 1812 Overture
05. Love Token 18. Bohemian Rhapsody reprise
06. Headlong 19. Resurrection reprise
07. Love Of My Life 20. Brian May Band introduction
08. '39 (intro) 21. Last Horizon
09. Let Your Heart Rule Your Head 23. We Will Rock You slow
10. Too Much Love Will Kill You 24. We Will Rock You fast
11. Spike Edney keyboards solo 25. God (The Dream Is Over)
12. Since You've Been Gone 26. Hammer To Fall
13. Now I'm Here  

Tracks played only scarcely

Teo Torriatte (mostly Japanese gigs)
Let Me Out
Too Much Love Will Kill You (French lyrics)
'39 (full version - Plymouth, Oporto)
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (Liverpool)
Big Spender (Halle)
Mustapha intro (Madrid)
Las Palabras De Amor (Madrid)
We Are The Champions (Oporto)
Merry Christmas (Oporto)
Business (part, London)
Is This The World We Created? (part in guitar solo, London)
Keep Yourself Alive (part in guitar solo, Dusseldorf)
Chinese Torture (part in guitar solo)
Tavaszi Szél Vizet Áraszt (part in guitar solo)

A concert photo from this tour

Concert photo