On This Day in Queen History – 12 June

In 1986 – Queen played Groenoordhallen, Leiden, The Netherlands.
In 1989 – Queen shooting promo video for ‘Breakthru’, Nene Valley Railway, East of England.


In 1993 – The Brian May Band played the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK.

Brian May Band, Birmingham - 12 June 1993
Brian May Band, Birmingham – 12 June 1993

In 2003 – Brian May & Roger Taylor received award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York, New York, USA, and played ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ (Wynonna Judd vocals) and ‘We Will Rock You’.

Songwriters Hall of Fame programme
Songwriters Hall of Fame programme

In 2010 – WWRY Berlin cast played spontaneously at 7 different locations in Berlin “Guerrilla Truck Shows”. The Queen Fan Club Germany accompanied the cast in the short gigs.
In 2011 – Publication of the book “Queen Unseen” by longtime roadie and Chief of the Department, Peter Hince aka “Ratty”, with stories, anecdotes, memories and photos of the “Queen Unseen Archive Exhibition” scheduled for 03.10.2011.
In 2012 – Adam Lambert joins Queen for rehearsals for the Queen + Adam Lambert tour.

Adam Lambert set to rock with Queen
Adam Lambert set to rock with Queen

Adam Lambert set to rock with Queen
In 2013 – Brian May had gathered more than 250,000 signatures in an e-petition against the badger cull.
In 2013 – WWRY 10th Anniversary World Tour opened at Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
In 2014 – Brian May published the picture he titled ‘Truck ‘n’ Roll” of 13-truck fleet for the new Queen + Adam Lambert show ready to head across the US and Canada.

BRIAN MAY: “Truck n Roll !! The amazing fleet that will truck the new Queen + AL show around the USA and Canada.
Seriously !”

Truck n Roll

In 2014 – Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe interviewed Queen + Adam Lambert for “iHeartRadio Live” about their exclusive warm-up show at the iHeart Radio Theatre in Los Angeles to take place 06.16.2014.

Adam, Roger, Nikki Sixx and Brian
Adam, Roger, Nikki Sixx and Brian

In 2015 – New album “The Original High” by Adam Lambert released/Brian May played guitar on ‘Lucy’.
In 2015 – The first of four-part documentary, “40 Years of Music Videos” with Thomas Gottschalk shown on TV channel RTL. Starting with ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Thomas Gottschalk showcased the years 1975-1983.
In 2015 – Brian May published a short video message for “Discovery Science” as a promotion for the “Asteroid Day”.

Brian May: A Little Message for Discovery Science 12 June 2015

In 2016 – Queen + Adam Lambert – European Summer Festival Tour 2016: played The Isle Of Wight Festival 2016, Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK. Adam gave a backstage interview for Absolute Radio.

Adam Lambert on the pressure of joining Queen | IOW Fest 2016

OW crowd from rear of stageFrom Brian’s Soapbox.  See more HERE