Tour itinerary [35 concerts]

13.09.1973  London, UK 25.11.1973  Edinburgh, UK
11.10.1973  Bonn, Germany 26.11.1973  Manchester, UK
12.10.1973  Sunderland, UK 27.11.1973  Birmingham, UK
14.10.1973  Luxembourg, Luxembourg 28.11.1973  Swansea, UK
20.10.1973  London, UK 29.11.1973  Bristol, UK
26.10.1973  London, UK 30.11.1973  Bournemouth, UK
02.11.1973  London, UK 01.12.1973  Southend, UK
12.11.1973  Leeds, UK 02.12.1973  Chatham, UK
13.11.1973  Blackburn, UK 06.12.1973  Cheltenham, UK
15.11.1973  Worcester, UK 07.12.1973  Cheltenham, UK
16.11.1973  Lancaster, UK 08.12.1973  Liverpool, UK
17.11.1973  Liverpool, UK 14.12.1973  London, UK (1st gig)
18.11.1973  Hanley, UK 14.12.1973  London, UK (2nd gig)
19.11.1973  Wolverhampton, UK 15.12.1973  Leicester, UK
20.11.1973  Oxford, UK 21.12.1973  Taunton, UK
21.11.1973  Preston, UK 28.12.1973  Liverpool, UK
22.11.1973  Newcastle, UK 27.01.1974  Sunbury, Australia
23.11.1973  Glasgow, UK  

The Golders Green show was recorded and broadcasted by BBC. It's been bootlegged many times but never in complete form. Six tracks are widely available (Procession, Father To Son, Son And Daughter, See What A Fool I've Been, Ogre Battle and Liar), the rock'n'roll medley (Jailhouse Rock, Stupid Cupid, Be Bop A Lula) leaked in spring 2002 and the rest (Big Spender, Bama Lama Bama Lou) is in the BBC archives (= available but not widely spread).

Stone Cold Crazy was also in the setlist these early days. You may wonder how is it possible? This track was properly released in 1974 but Queen played a slightly different version of this song even much earlier. It is said to be a "slower" version but it's hard to prove that, as far as I know, NO recording of this rare live gem exists.

A few interesting bits and pieces appear in an interview done by the band for the Sounds magazine in December 1973. John says the band really enjoyed the gigs in Newcastle, Glasgow or Bournemouth. Also the band placed a lot of emphasis on America but they didn't "want to go out there too soon and blow it". And perhaps the most interesting part is when they say: "We've been thinking a lot about getting in a keyboard. We may get another guy in. It would thicken the sound up. It's a bit limited with only 3 instruments on stage, but we don't want to make it a 5-piece."

Typical setlist

01. Procession 08. Jailhouse Rock
02. Father To Son 09. Shake Rattle And Roll
03. Son And Daughter 10. Stupid Cupid
04. Ogre Battle 11. Be Bop A Lula
05. Hangman 12. Jailhouse Rock (reprise)
06. Keep Yourself Alive 13. Big Spender
07. Liar 14. Bama Lama Bama Loo

Tracks played only scarcely

Stone Cold Crazy (different slow version)
Great King Rat
Modern Times Rock'n'roll (instead of Bama Lama Bama Lou)
See What A Fool I've Been
I'm A Man (different fast version)

A concert photo from this tour

Concert photo