|For those wondering what the setlist will look like, Brian and Roger said in a Rolling Stone article published today:
Brian: "The real fans of course know our stuff. The general public knows the hits, so you've got to cater for that. But we can chuck in a few things that people really don't expect. We'll do quite a bit more of that this time around."
Roger: "Just to keep our own interest up, we'll be doing stuff we either haven't done before or haven't done for a long time."
Promising news. What rarely heard tracks do you want them to play?
|I'll believe it when I see it, and if they do throw some rarities in I bet they only last a couple of gigs.
Having said that I'd love to see Roger and Brian take lead vox on Tenement Funster and Sail Away Sweet Sister.
For Adam I'd go for Dancer (yes, really!), Headlong, If You Can't Beat Them, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy.
|I would like the songs that fit Adam. freddie could sing all. Save me, WWTLF did fit, imo.
Adam can sing. He sings high. Theatrical. And is not afraid being himself,.
GOFLB is my pic.
But for the live experience SYW And Its Late.
|(A deep cut to the neck...)
|i would like to see was it all worth it, drowse, don't try so hard, jealousy, let me live, seaside rendezvous, or fun it
|That does sound...promising...although quite honestly I'll still be in a bit I'll believe it when I see it...They often make a bit outlandish statements pre tour ("rolling set list", etc.)
BUT if that is true:
CAUTION - RAMBLING SPECULATION FOLLOWS based on NOTW alone!
WWRY/WATC - already in there leaving...
Sheer Heart Attack / All Dead All Dead / Spread Your Wings / Fight From The Inside / Get Down Make Love / Sleeping On The Sidewalk / Who Needs You / It's Late / My Melancholy Blues
Out of that list it is MOST likely we'd get: Sheer Heart Attack/Spread Your WIngs/Get Down Make Love
All 3 were performed heavily during the late 70s and SHA would stand to be this tours SCC / SYW is a strong ballad choice for Adam who does ballads well / GDML is a slinky funky song which Adam likes to do ala Dragon Attack
It's LEAST likely we'd get: All Dead All Dead / Who Needs You
Both not being very logical concert performers....and a deep John Deacon cut seems unlikely.
Leaving a decent possibility of: Sleeping On the Sidewalk / It's Late
SOTW would be in Brian's solo time I would think which is why I give it a decent possibility. I doubt Adam does it. / It's Late - Maybe I'm optimistic but maybe even they have heard fans clamoring for it for years....it wasn't done as often as some of the others and the band could view it in the "never done or for a long time category"
with two Dark Horses of: Fight From The Inside / My Melancholy Blues
Dark Horses because maybe Roger decides to change up from his Days of Our LIves/A Kind Of Magic bit and throws this one in insteasd - the only reason it's not in the LEAST likely pool / MMB - well it's such a "Freddie" song which would be my only hangup but for some reason it seems like a longshot possibility but better than some of the others
Yes I understand NOTW isn't the only draw but for arguments sake I'm combining the deep cuts with the mention of NOTW much as they were talking about how the Live at the Rainbow release influenced the 2014 tour...
|"There Must Be More to Life Than This" with a Freddie/Adam duet (AL taking Michael Jackson's parts) could work. Adam's certainly got the vocal chops and I think it would double as another nice tribute to Freddie during the show. I may be in the minority, but I'd prefer "Long Away" over "'39" during Brian's short set.
I heard that they rehearsed "Drowse" before the 2014 New Years' special, but I think the closest we'll get to Roger singing lead on one of his own songs is TATDOOL or a rehash of "I'm in Love with My Car" from the QPR days. If Brian is keen on highlighting the NOTW material for the 40th anniversary, I think that "Spread Your Wings", "Sheer Heart Attack" or "Get Down, Make Love" would be the most likely tracks to enter the setlist; as soxtalon said the first is somewhat popular among casual fans, and the latter two were played so frequently between '78 and '82 that I'm sure Brian and Roger would want to hear it done in a live setting again.
|^ Roger couldn't keep up with IT'S LATE anymore
Adam could never sing it well. ... it's rock and roll
|I'd quite like to hear stuff from the albums that never toured: Miracle and Innuendo - especially I'm going slightly mad!
ANAGRAMER wrote: I'd quite like to hear stuff from the albums that never toured: Miracle and Innuendo - especially I'm going slightly mad!I'm with ya mate. Would be awesome!
|Given the official roll-out of WWRY ("fast" version) on the On Air release, I wonder if they will revive that as a show-opener?
|I'd love to hear some of their upbeat or faster rockers - You and I, Was It All Worth It, Hitman, Headlong, Breakthru, Innuendo, etc.
The A New Life Is Born intro would be a great entrance IMO, although I don't think AL singing would suit that part, and at the same time I think using the studio version would be in kinda bad taste.
|The March of the Black Queen
You Take My Breath Away
Princes Of The Universe
Very unlikely, of course, but one can dream. Even a greatest hits setlist with these four songs will be epic.
|master marathon runner
|Don't lose your head
|'Dead on Time'!
|They did play the fast WWRY live when I saw them.
When they promise deep cuts it's general lesser known singles (SSOR / KYA for example)
Rock It (Prime Jive) would be a no brainer - the last US tour relied heavily on NOTW and The Game (IE their 2 big US LPs)
|I think Breakthru, Innuendo, Ride the Wild Wind and Too Much Love Will Kill You are good candidates for later era stuff and White Queen, In The Lap Of The Gods Revisited and Sheer Heart Attack are good candidates for earlier era stuff.
Inneundo would probably be in everyone's interests.... and why not get a flamenco guitarist on tour to play Howe's bit? wouldn't that be entertaining. Should be the opener to the second half.
I'd say Breakthru is even likely :-)
|Adam Lambert played in his solo gigs Bowie and Hendrix Covers. Maybe They can play some covers. I've always wanted see them doing Life on Mars or The abbey road suite.
Medley keep yourself alive - Liar
Spread yourself wings
The live killer medley
Don't try so hard
Ride the wild. wind
|Gimme The Prize (with Adam sounding like a kid still)
She Makes Me (with Brian unable to hold those notes)
It's Late (with Rufus primarily drumming)
Biggles, St-tut- tut tut tutt tt tutt...stutter rap John Deacon medley tribute
these are the things I'd like to see ;-)
It'd be nice if they did something to fit Adams mold. TMLWKY is great, My Baby Does Me would fit in well in the middle (*and piss off old time fans)
but thats going far too deep into the unexplored territory.
|Bwa ha ha!
"To keep our interest up."
You've got to be kidding me Roger.
To keep your interest up, you feel that the only way to do that is to delve back in time and pick out something like Dragon Attack to make you feel that you're being out touring is interesting to you?
Surely, as an artist, the interest is in taking music to your audience; whether playing WWRY over and over again for 2 hours or a complete set of new material?
But, I guess that the endless royalty cheques can do this to what was once an inquisitive mind.
Its all smoke and mirrors people - a question and response designed to placate the hard-core and push them in to buying over-inflated tickets in the hope that they will get to hear something from left-field that, history tells us, the band has not ventured in to in the past in terms of providing surprises in the set lists.
Be prepared for the same old shit ladies and gentlemen! Head for the khazi during Brian's solo and then again during Roger's if you didn't manage to shake all the drops off. Make sure you have tickets somewhere near the bar too; there, you can head after the first hour or so, and engage other fans in a meaningful conversation that will be of far more value to you than what your ticket price originally had in store for you.
Benn Kempster wrote: Bwa ha ha! "To keep our interest up." You've got to be kidding me Roger. To keep your interest up, you feel that the only way to do that is to delve back in time and pick out something like Dragon Attack to make you feel that you're being out touring is interesting to you? Surely, as an artist, the interest is in taking music to your audience; whether playing WWRY over and over again for 2 hours or a complete set of new material? But, I guess that the endless royalty cheques can do this to what was once an inquisitive mind. Its all smoke and mirrors people - a question and response designed to placate the hard-core and push them in to buying over-inflated tickets in the hope that they will get to hear something from left-field that, history tells us, the band has not ventured in to in the past in terms of providing surprises in the set lists Be prepared for the same old shit ladies and gentlemen! Head for the khazi during Brian's solo and then again during Roger's if you didn't manage to shake all the drops off. Make sure you have tickets somewhere near the bar too; there, you can head after the first hour or so, and engage other fans in a meaningful conversation that will be of far more value to you than what your ticket price originally had in store for you.Lucky for you you're not being forced to buy a ticket.
Since 2012 they've played a selection of songs that we haven't heard live for years. Who would have predicted that they would play stuff off the first three albums.
And instead of predicting they won't play anything different and ranting about it, why not wait until the 23rd of June and see what happens
|Well ok...not a real deeeeeep cut but I would like to hear "let me entertain you".
Yeah ! Quite interesting at the start, will Adam come out of the stage fog and sing
" it's 43,71 % sellout" ?
Word. Q+ Adam Lambert, YOU GOT MODED!
That's giving em the business!
|Keep in mind that Queen basically fell off the face of the earth after The Game as far as America is concerned. I like the later tracks but nobody and I mean NOBODY in the Us knows anything off their later albums. I'd like to hear some early deep cuts:
First and foremost I'd like to hear March of the Black Queen done in it's entirety or White Queen
I'd also like to hear Millionaire Waltz or Good Old Fashioned Loverboy
|If they play songs from the last three albums or deep cuts never played before they are going to be in a new territory. Nobody will be able to say things like "Freddie did that best, or Adam is singing this one octave better" and people love to do that instead of simply enjoy the music.
So playing songs like Gimme the Prize, Innuendo, the full Black Queen or Good Company would be positive i think ;)
|Not sure I want them to slaughter any more of the early classics. Maybe something like Innuendo, It's A Hard Life, Invisible Man, etc.
|They should have already been using the releases of the 70s concerts as an excuse to play the early material, but as soon as they play an unexpected deep cut they quickly take it out of the set. And they've been more and more reliant on cheap medleys, which I personally wouldn't mind if they had any flow within the song transitions (but they don't).
|Haystacks Calhoun II
Oscar J wrote: Not sure I want them to slaughter any more of the early classics. Maybe something like Innuendo, It's A Hard Life, Invisible Man, etc.Adam Lambert will not be able to do It's A Hard Life... i can't see it. That song has incredible range.
And I can't imagine Invisible man being a track they would want to revisit... what a shit song (in my opinion).
Innuendo would be awesome. Hitman... Ride the Wild Wind... Don't Try So Hard... you know if they played the Innuendo album in it's entirety... fuck yea!
mooghead wrote: (A deep cut to the neck...)That can be arranged.
|All right now, Bad Company, Feel Like Makin' Love
|Step on Me, Man on Fire, Ride the Wild Wind
Jimmy Dean wrote:What are you on about? The highest full voice notes on that song are around Bb4. Adam is able to hit E5's in Dust in full voice so why wouldn't he be able to do Hard Life? The delivery is a different matter of course.Oscar J wrote: Not sure I want them to slaughter any more of the early classics. Maybe something like Innuendo, It's A Hard Life, Invisible Man, etc.Adam Lambert will not be able to do It's A Hard Life... i can't see it. That song has incredible range.
|Everybody talks about adam's great range and how high he sings, but I still cry watching him try and sing rock songs Like I want It All. It's not all about hitting the high notes. Personally, I think Rodgers was/is a much better singer than Lambert even though he doesn't sing as high or has the Range Adam has. At least he's putting teenagers in the seats. That's what Brian and Roger are aiming for anyway.
|Here are the ones I would like to hear. Do I think any one of them will be played? Absolutely not.
1. Tenement Funster
2. Long Away
3. Spread Your Wings
5. Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon
7. Death on Two Legs
8. White Queen
9. Sail Away Sweet Sister
|'39 was played in:
1993-1998 the Brian May Band
2005-2008 Q+Paul Rodgers
2013 B+Kerry Ellis
2016 B+Kerry Ellis
Aren't you bored of hearing again that song?
|Let Me In, Headlong, Rain Must Fall...
Oh wait, WATC hasnt been played 100.000 times live yet, so forget those boring songs typed above nobody likes at all!
|Facebook are asking what people's favourite Brian sung song is. Maybe a clue?
Might get Long Away on this tour.
|Long Away, All Dead, '39 are all good songs with May on lead. She Makes Me is also OK.
dysan wrote: Facebook are asking what people's favourite Brian sung song is. Maybe a clue? Might get Long Away on this tour.Maybe, but I doubt the social media people are that in the loop.
As beautiful as All Dead is, I think it would be a bit of a bummer in the live setting. Long Away, Good Company, Sail Away Sweet Sister, even Brian singing Dreamer's Ball could all be great.
tomchristie22 wrote: As beautiful as All Dead is, I think it would be a bit of a bummer in the live setting. Long Away, Good Company, Sail Away Sweet Sister, even Brian singing Dreamer's Ball could all be great.I'd love to hear Good Company with Roger on drums and Spike on keyboards.
Sail Away Sweet Sister would be also amazing to hear. Beautiful song.
Dreamer's Ball is my favorite song from the Jazz album so...
|Good Company isn't all that much of a song without the guitars at the end. :)
|Maybe with a real dixie jazz band? I'm amazed Brian hasn't given that a go.
Oscar J wrote: Good Company isn't all that much of a song without the guitars at the end. :)Nonsense! Good Company is excellent. I think sail away sweet sister would fit his live voice the best.
|39 is maybe my favourite from Brian and probably from Queen in general, saying this, Long Away would be very special because was never played live, i think, and is also a great tune.
|I never tire of hearing '39. Love it - particularly with full band. :)
|I could easily live without '39, particularly if it meant including a "deep track" (it's all relative) like It's Late, Prophet's Song, Sweet Lady, Long Away, Headlong, White Man (just to focus on Brian's tracks).
|As long as they don't play a really small portion of it and then awkwardly end the song, I'd be happy with any deep cut from the 70s period until News of the World...
|I kinda hope they play Innuendo, going to the Toronto show on July 18th
|I'm hoping for Spread Your Wings and Keep Yourself Alive, would be great to hear Its A Hard Life as well, I'm flying over from the UK to the New York show on July 28th
Krypto_98 wrote: I kinda hope they play Innuendo, going to the Toronto show on July 18thOMG, I could not be held accountable for my actions during the resultant joyous freakout I'd immediately have if that was played. OMG... canNOT get my hopes up for that though. canNOT.