Take a look at this part of the interview that Brian gave to KCET several weeks ago:
CF: Phenomenal gifts from this iconic band and they can be yours when you call KCET at 1-866 523-8200 and make that investment today. Now Brian, we're also looking forward to Queen, rocking the Cosmos. Will America be part of this Cosmos at some point? I know you sold out the European tour in about, you know, an hour.
BM: Yeah, America is in the Cosmos, isn't it, so I guess we have to include it. Yeah, I mean we are looking at it. I can't say definitely for now but we're gonna do Europe and South America and take a breather and add a little thought.
CF: South America, they'll go insane for you.
BM: It ought to be nuts. It used to be nuts. You know we're very much looking forward to, you know, Argentina, Brazil. Were going to BOGOTÁ for the first time, you know. It's pretty... it's nice to be able to still break some new ground.
Back in the days of the Medellin Cartel, worldwide known bands and artists were shit scared of going to Colombia. After Pablo Escobar was gunned down, the situation improved a little, and artists like Bon Jovi, Metallica, and Elton John were booked to play in Bogota.
With the rise of the FARC guerrillas in the late 90s and the first years of this decade, things got considerably worse, and promoters were having a hard time booking international acts.
Lately things have gotten considerably better and more secure with a weakened FARC. This year alone Iron Maiden, Dream Theater and Muse, played in Colombia with REM, Nine Inch Nails, and Judas Priest coming in the next months.
I went to the Muse gig in Bogota and it was fuckin' amazing. Bands love South American crowds because they really pour their hearts out into the stage act. Even though English is not their first language, they sing far louder than an American crowd.