On This Day in Queen History – 26 January

In 1977 – Queen played the Forum, Montreal, Canada – with Roy Thomas Baker and Ian Hunter among guests. In 1979 – Queen played Forest Nationale, Brussels, Belgium.
In 1979 – ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ bw ‘In Only Seven Days released’ (UK) (12th UK single) – highest position UK charts No 9. Also either 26 or 27 Jan – Queen filmed video for Don’t Stop Me Now at Forest National, Brussels, Belgium. (Concert both dates.)

Brian May 'Don't Stop Me Now'
Brian May ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’

Queen – In Only Seven Days (Official Lyric Video)

In 1987 – Freddie Mercury and Mike Moran worked on potential Barcelona material – Rachmaninov’s Revenge (The Fallen Priest) early version.

Freddie and  Mike Moran, Mountain Studios, Montreux
Freddie and Mike Moran, Mountain Studios, Montreux,
during the recording of “The Miracle” album, 1988.

In 1988 – The Cross ‘Shove It’ singles released (USA)
In 1995 – Roger Taylor played Teatro Metropolitan, Catania, Italy.
In 2004 – Brian May and Roger Taylor attended “Pepsi Night” at the Dominion Theatre, London, UK, along with Britney Spears, Pink and Beyonce, who featured in the Pepsi advert, recorded in Rome 26 Sept 2003. The performance start was very greatly delayed as they appeared on a balcony of The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square earlier, stopping traffic – which meant the show significantly overran its time.

Roger Taylor, Britney Spears, Pink, Beyonce, Brian May - Pepsi Night
Roger Taylor, Britney Spears, Pink, Beyonce, Brian May – Pepsi Night
Beyonce, Pink, Britney, Roger and Brian, Trafalgar Square
Beyonce, Pink, Britney, Roger and Brian, Trafalgar Square

In 2005 – Roger Taylor phone interview with David Jensen, Capital Gold radio, promoting coming tour of Queen+PR, London.
In 2005 – Queen release Jewels II CD and DVD Japan.

Jewels II
In 2010 – Queen’s album, “Absolute Greatest”, received Gold status in Poland with sales of 10,000 copies.
In 2012 – Brian May attends the “A Village Lost And Found Exhibition” at Bristol’s Royal West Of England Academy (RWA), signs books and holds Q&A session.

Brian May talk at RWA Exhibition, Bristol 26/01/2012
http://youtu.be/IwY2gg_2wsg  [© Frank Tunney]

Brian May was at the RWA, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, on Thurs 26 January 2012 to give a short talk and book signing, to introduce a photographic exhibition “A Village Lost and Found”. Footage copyright Frank Tunney

In 2013 – 26.01.2013: Queen Extravaganza played Capitole de Quebec, Quebec City, QC, Canada.
In 2014 – Cover artwork of the Brian May and Simon Bradley book “Brian May’s Red Special – The Story Of The Home-Made Guitar That Rocked The World” revealed – book set for release for June 19, 2014 in UK.
In 2015 – Queen + Adam Lambert played Le Zenith arena, Paris, France.

Brian May, Paris - Jaime Ortiz Mangado
Brian May, Paris – Jaime Ortiz Mangado

In 2017 –  Queen + Adam Lambert Press Release and Press Conference an at SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills, LA announcing their 2017 25-city Arena N American Summer Tour.
A brand new show is specially designed and created for the North American Summer Tour 2017. The tour to start 23 June in Phoenix, Arizona, followed by a special performance at the Hollywood Bowl, LA, 26.06.2017 and ending 05.08.2017 in Houston. The general ticket pre-sale start 03.02.2017 and a pre-sale for QueenOnline subscribers and Queen Fan Club Members will start 31.01.2017. The tour presented by Live Nation.
In 2017 Video clip “Queen + Adam Lambert Discuss Joining Forces Again For Their New Tour” from LA tour announcement published by “Access Hollywood”.
In 2017: The biggest UK exhibition tour “Princes Of The Universe – Ultimate Queen” announced by “Off Beat Lounge” in collaboration with Denis O’Regan. Queen Live photographer Denis O’Regan shows a selection of more than 60 of his photos at one-night-only events. The exhibition will be shown in 11 English cities. The tour started 19.09.2017  Norwichm ending 24.11.2017 Milton Keynes.
In 2020 – Queen + Adam Lambert played Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan.