On This Day in Queen History – 19 May

In 1977 – Queen played the Sporthalle, Basel, Switzerland.
In 1998 – Brian May guest appearance with Joe Satriani, Michael Schenker and Uli Jon Roth, Wembley Arena, London.

Brian May et al at Wembley 1998
Brian May and others at Wembley 1998

In 2011 – Brian May and Kerry Ellis played the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, UK.

Kerry Ellis, Brian May, Southend 19 May 2011
Kerry Ellis, Brian May, Southend 19 May 2011

In 2012 – Brian May visited the Norman Lockyer Observatory Centenary celebrations to formally open their new Connaught Dome. The dome housed a 20″ Reflector and will be a great asset. Reportedly, a great day was had by all and Brian was extremely friendly. READ BRIAN’S SOAPBOX NOTE FROM THE DAY HERE. “A Day At The Observatory” – with photos.

Brian May at Norman Lockyer Observatory
Brian May at Norman Lockyer Observator

In 2013 – We Will Rock You 10th Anniversary World Arena Tour, Arena Armeets, Sofia, final Bulgarian show.
In 2014 – A Press Release announced the return of Queen to Australia after nearly 30 years, with Queen + Adam Lambert playing the “The Once In A Lifetime Tour” – with concerts in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane between 22 August and 1 September 2014.
In 2015 – The Freddie Mercury wax figure from Madame Tussauds Vienna was to be exhibited in the “Eurovision Village” Town Hall Square on occasion of the first semi-final of the “Eurovision Song Contest”.
In 2018: Actor, Gwilym Lee, spoke to the Canberra Times about saying “Yes” to Brian May role in “Bohemian Rhapsody” LINK HERE
In 2020: Queen were able to reveal they would be opening Queen Elizbeth II’s Platinum Jubilee “Party At the Palace”.

Poster - Platinum Party at the Palace