This is from Brian's website:
Guitarist May says the band are aware that many young fans will never have seen them with late frontman Freddie Mercury. He tells Rolling Stone: “We were very conscious of that in making this decision. This is the closest you’ll ever get to seeing Queen as it was in our golden days – but it’s not a reproduction. We’re here live and real, and we have a great singer. There’ll be a lot of newness about this. It’ll be loud and dangerous, and all the things that people used to look for in us.” link
Seriously? 'Dangerous'? In any sense? Both Roger and Brian look like somebody's grand-dads. Sure, the tour may be nostalgic for Queen fans and probably fun for AL's fans, but dangerous??? The 'edgy' dangerous feel of Queen died completely with Freddie.
What do you think?
I think maybe BM might be talking about the possible set list. Almost every time they've played since, and including the Magic Tour, they've presented a greatest hits show. I think there was a hint in what BM was saying that they may play something not usually heard, which on a US arena tour in 2014 may well be a dangerous thing to do.
He also hinted that the staging would be very different and has been based on an idea that RT has.
I think the days of bands being truly dangerous in an unpredictable way, such as the Who in the 60's the Stones to some extent in the 70's and Nine Inch Nails in the 90's are long gone. Except maybe for Axle Rose going on stage two hours late and pissing off people who have paid good money for tickets and his bands crew who have to cram a 3 hour break down and drive to the next show into an already tight schedule.
This is just something Brian and other musicians use very often to define live shows. Dangerous means live without a net, so to speak. No backing tracks, no lip-sync, no click tracks, playing some new stuff and even improvising a bit. Remember this is a relatively new combo witch adds to the danger part of things.
If something goes wrong, it goes wrong. But for a musician this is the only way to go. It's all about innovation and originality.
Agree. Apart from the fact they'll probably use backing tracks as they did last tour, so the "live" element isn't quite live. Dangerous if the backing track doesn't play, or skips, then Queen is Milli Vaniili.
playing some new stuff and even improvising a bit.
The AL tracks will of course be new in a "Queen" show, and it might be dangerous for Brian & Roger if they end up being nothing more than a backing band for the AL highlights.
I don't think there's any danger of improvisation from Brian & Roger when even the guitar solo hasn't changed in 40 years. ;)
Ah yes, the visual assault of AL combined with his voice being dangerous to your ears and mental health. It would be the ONLY chance for me to ever see Bri and Rog...they are playing Houston and Dallas. I'm still debating. My youngsters here are big Queen fans but have zero desire to go. The youngest affectionately calls AL "Pantyhose". Not sure where he got that from ...he's seen videos of him....he says "So Pantyhose is singing with them? No...I'll pass" lol
One good thing, I can probably wait until last minute and find tickets. Southern USA isn't into Queen. QE probably wont ever come back this way. It's sad. I can only find one radio station that consistently plays any Q at all.
^^^ Yeah, you are probably right. I have never seen Queen perform live, so that in itself will be a treat (I hope!). But I just so adore watching videos of Freddie's live performances, that I am scared of being completely disappointed, especially since I am not an AL fan at all - at least when he's trying to sing Queen.
But still, it will be great watching Brian and Roger, although I think I prefer remembering them from their glory days.