Japan: Glay to Support Q+AL, Queen Exhibition and ‘Kizuna’ Release

Japan band:Glay
Japan band: Glay

Legendary Japanese rock band ‘GLAY’ will perform as a special guest at Queen’s very first show in Sapporo in 42 years! Queen + Adam Lambert, whose performance at NHK’s Red & White Year-end Song Festival at the end of last year proved their strong bond with Japan, are finally coming back to Japan next month.

Queen Exhibitions in Sapporo

Before their first concert in Sapporo in 42 years, a Queen Exhibition in Sapporo will be held at Sapporo Parco from Saturday, January 13th, with a special snow sculpture being installed at the Odori venue of the Sapporo Snow Festival from Sunday, February 4th.

Japan: KIZUNA compilation album - front

In anticipation of Queen + Adam Lambert’s long-awaited first Japanese tour in four years, a fan-voted special live compilation album “KIZUNA” (“bond” in English), will be released exclusively in Japan on Wednesday 31st January 2024. This fan-voted greatest hits live compilation features the top 16 tracks from the results of the poll, where fans residing in Japan were invited to cast their votes via a special section on Universal Music Japan’s official website for two of their favourite live tracks by Queen off the band’s six live albums. Voting ran from Wednesday 15th November 2023 until Thursday 30th November 2023, and we would like to thank all the 6,886 fans who helped to compile this special live album.
1) Somebody to Love     QUEEN  ON FIRE (2004)
2) ’39     LIVE KILLERS (1979)
3) Don’t Stop Me Now     LIVE KILLERS (1979)
4) Bohemian Rhapsody     LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM (1992)
5) Spread Your Wings     LIVE KILLERS (1979)
6) Radio Ga Ga     LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM (1992)
7) We Will Rock You     LIVE KILLERS (1979)
8) We Are The Champions.    LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM (1992)
9) Killer Queen     LIVE KILLERS (1979)
10) One Vision     LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM (1992)
11) Love of My Life    LIVE KILLERS (1979)
12) Hammer to Fall    LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM (1992)
13) Staying Power     QUEEN ON FIRE (2004)
14) A Kind of Magic    LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM (1992)
15) Friends Will Be Friends    LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM (1992)
16) Save Me     QUEEN ON FIRE (2004)

The front cover of the album features Japanese-style designs with the Kanji character for ‘kizuna’ (“bond” in English) while the artwork also includes an “outtake” photo from the closing shots of the 1979 Japan tour, one of which was used on the album cover of Queen’s first double live album “Live Killers” released in 1979.

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