**Tue 15 Apr 14**
In 1965 - Johnny Quale and the Reaction played the City Hall, Truro, UK.
Olivier Awards 2012 - Bohemian Rhapsody (feat. Brian May & We Will Rock You) - http://youtu.be/RVNgSCnNnbk
**Tue 15 Apr 14**
Newcastle Upon Tyne Queen Day Seven
It’s that time of year again, Queen fans from near and far will be meeting in Newcastle for the Seventh Newcastle Queen Day.
Please join us for a day of Queen music and fun, there will be a Karaoke in the afternoon for an hour or so if anyone wants to give us a song, then a quiz and a raffle before a Queen disco for the rest of the evening.
Wayne Plant will be our guest DJ again and he has every Queen and solo track so if you have any requests please have a word with him on the day and he will make sure it is played.
We are really looking forward to this event, it has always been a great day out and let’s make sure the seventh is no different to the other six.
Thanks Jim and Dave Stevenson aka The Stott Brothers and Andy Pyle.
**Mon 14 Apr 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY FOR - 14 APRIL
In 1976 - Queen played the Apollo Stadium, Adelaide, Australia.
Freddie Mercury & Cliff Richard - It's In Everyone Of Us (Live) - http://youtu.be/CCvWZoom_cA
In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played the Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany.
**Sun 13 Apr 14**
Passed a milestone today on Brian May's Official Facebook...
MESSAGE FROM BRI to BrianMay.com facebook folks.
Thanks for being with us - 250k seems like a lot of good folks to me !!
Thanks for the support !!
**Sun 13 Apr 14**
Love Of My Life (Acoustic Live) ~ Brian May - http://youtu.be/o8_AwWXz8Co
"Red House (Live)" - Queen & Paul Rodgers (13.04.2006 - https://youtu.be/pB5q0T_o1t8
In 1978 - Queen played the Falkoner Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Cross Interview 1988 Berlin - http://youtube.com/watch?v=8SX9h9uIbLU
In 1988 - Shove It album released (USA): includes "Heaven For Everyone" [Roger Taylor vocals], with "Feel The Force" as extra track to UK release.
**Sun 13 Apr 13**
"We Will Rock You Musical on This Morning 10 April 2014 - http://youtu.be/lh6Q2ini5vQ
**Sat 12 Apr 14**
In 1974 - Queen flew to the USA to start Queen II Tour.
Now I'm Here - Def Leppard & Brian May - https://youtu.be/IhR5gPjwSSk
In 2012 - Queen announce intention to play Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK, as Queen + Adam Lambert, on 11 and 12 July 2012.
Guests Will Jam to the Legendary British Rock Group’s Timeless Ballads
MIAMI, Aug. 11, 2014 – Royal Caribbean International is once again shaking things up on the high seas. The first cruise line to feature fully licensed, Tony Award-winning Broadway productions today announced that guests onboard the highly-anticipated Anthem of the Seas will party to We Will Rock You – the smash hit musical featuring the greatest hits of legendary British rock group, Queen – when she sails from Southampton, England in April 2015. Written by British comedian Ben Elton, the hilarious award-winning, record-breaking phenomenon boasts a score of killer Queen tunes such as “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “We Are the Champions,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and of course, “We Will Rock You.”
“On our new Quantum-class, guests can expect an entertainment experience that transcends anything they’ve ever seen before, and We Will Rock You is no exception,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Executive Vice President, Operations, Royal Caribbean International. “We’re thrilled to bring the timeless rock ballads of Queen to our most appropriately named ship.”
Built around 24 of Queen’s greatest hits, We Will Rock You tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and does the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. We Will Rock You has proven itself as one of the London West End’s most solid hits since opening in May 2002, going on to become a worldwide sensation. The show has now been seen in local productions in 17 countries, playing to an audience of more than 15 million people.
Additionally, guests sailing on the cruise line’s Adventure of the Seas will be able to experience a limited time engagement of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Tell Me on a Sunday, running through November 2, 2014.
With music and orchestration by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black, Tell Me on a Sunday is a 55 minute, one-woman musical that charts the course of an English girl newly arrived to New York. Brimming with optimism, she sets out to find success, companionship and love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches, she begins to wonder whether – in fact – she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places.
As part of Royal Caribbean’s Broadway at Sea offerings, guests of the cruise line can take in performances featuring the storytelling of ABBA’s timeless songs in MAMMA MIA! on Quantum of the Seas, the 60’s-inspired bebop of Hairspray and one of the world’s most beloved musicals CATS on Oasis of the Seas, the jazz-infused score of Chicago: The Musical on Allure of the Seas, the toe-tapping disco beats of Saturday Night Fever on Liberty of the Seas, and now, We Will Rock You on the new Anthem of the Seas and Tell Me on a Sunday on Adventure of the Seas.
The groundbreaking Quantum-class ships, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, will debut a new set of first-at-sea onboard experiences, such as Ripcord by iFLY, a heart-pounding skydiving experience; North Star, a thrilling adventure that transports guests more than 300 feet in the air on a breathtaking journey; cutting-edge transformative venues including SeaPlex, the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea with bumper cars, roller skating, a circus school and more; and the cruise line’s largest and most advanced staterooms ever. Guests also will enjoy the new Quantum-class “Dynamic Dining,” a completely new culinary experience that offers a landscape of 18 restaurant concepts as vast and varied as dining in the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, including specialty restaurants created with partner-chefs Jamie Oliver, Devin Alexander and Michael Schwartz.
Quantum of the Seas will debut in November 2014, followed by her sister ship, Anthem of the Seas in April 2015. Each ship spans 18 decks, encompasses 167,800 gross registered tons, carries 4,180 guests at double occupancy and features 2,090 staterooms. More information on Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas is available at RoyalCaribbean.com/QuantumoftheSeas. Media can find more details, images and videos at http://tinyurl.com/n6fmy5k.
Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 45-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea. The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike.
Owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSE: RCL), the cruise line sails 21 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations in the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, South America, the Far East, and Australia and New Zealand. World renowned for its friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service, delivered by every staff and crew member, Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 11 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.
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**Fri 11 Apr 14**
In 1968 - The Reaction played the Winter Gardens, Penzance, UK.
Queen + Paul Rodgers, Brian May, Portland, Oregon - April 2006 - http://youtu.be/hOJBprql8aI
In 2006 - American Idol "Queen" episode airs on US TV | Queen releases Stone Cold Classics US-only, to promote American Idol appearance, including 2 track from Return Of The Champions "All Right Now" - Queen + Paul Rodgers and "Feel Like Makin' Love - Queen + Paul Rodgers.
**Thu 10 Apr 14**
In 1982 - Queen played the Ice Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden.
Queen live in Stockholm 1982 instrumental inferno - http://youtu.be/NJkgaE88LXM
A strange instrumental for QUEEN only keyboard and a guitar that reminds Bijou.
In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played St Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland. Released for download "Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Live - 10/04/05)" and "The Show Must Go On (Live -10/04/05)".
In 2007 - We Will Rock You Musical premiere Canon Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, attended by Brian May and Roger Taylor. The wonderful MiG Ayesa among guests.
**Thu 10 Apr 14**
QUEEN HEAVEN LASER SHOW OPENS IN KIEL
Well worth a visit...
The wonderful Queen Laser show "Queen Heaven - The Original" opened in Kiel, Germany on 4 April, at the Mediendom of the Fachhochschule Kiel.
From 4 April, the full dome show "Queen Heaven - The Original" in Mediendom the Fachhochschule Kiel will be showing for at least one year.
The Jena planetarium 2013 version has been revised. Over 120,000 movie clips have been rearranged for the new digital technology. This unique new compilation has been specially reworked for the Kiel Planetarium, not stripped-down, but an advanced. And just to be seen in Kiel.
Here's the official press release of FH Kiel: Mediendom "WILL ROCK YOU" PREMIERE OF "QUEEN HEAVEN - THE ORIGINAL"
As an audio-visual tribute to the British band Queen of Mediendom the Fachhochschule Kiel presents (FH Kiel) from Friday, April 4, 2014, the show "Queen Heaven - The Original".
The special feature of this production is the combination of original image and film materials in a 360-degree staging, so Mediendom Director Edward Thomas. "Guests can hits like Bohemian Rhapsody', 'Radio Gaga' and' We Are The Champions' enjoy and feel back at the same time in time."
"Queen Heaven - The Original" was the Zeiss Planetarium Jena and is based on a show from 2001, which was created with the participation of Queen guitarist Brain May for the Munich Planetarium in the forum of the art. "The show is with us for years a crowd favorite," says Jürgen Hellwig, director of the Zeiss planetarium. "In the elaborate additional scenes that we have produced recently for the digital fulldome format, many suggestions from our visitors have been incorporated. I am very pleased that this extended version will now be visible in Kiel. "
Public Performance dates
Thanks to Queen Fan Club, Germany
**Wed 09 Apr 14**
Queen exhibition, Discodays, Naples 6 April 2014.
It’s always hard to explain in words the feelings coming from a full day dedicated to our passions. I’m not the one who can tell but the Queen event just passed was a great experience to remember.
A collector beyond being fan gets a particular pleasure in sharing his beloved treasures. Through records, posters and memorabilia a door is open to the history of one of the greatest rock bands in the world. You give new life to all these items and get transported in the past, just for few instants…. Hope to have shared just a little atom of all my passion and devotion for the last 30 years.
A special moment of the day which I'll never forget. A new 4th generation, little fan, Davide, 8 yrs old with his shining eyes in front of all those items.. a genuine and pure passion that often we adults lose growing up. He lovely explained me the meaning of the Queen Crest, and ran crazily from one stand to another with unique astonishment which belongs only to kids. Just a little embarrassed when he saw the original promo photo of the naked girl on bike from the bicycle race single cover and he said : “Uh! mine has the red panties”.
Thanks to all fans who came in. Queen are so loved in the world. A great day!!
Here's a link to the photo gallery: PHOTO GALLERY
All the best
**Wed 09 Apr 14**
In 1973 - Queen's debut performance at the Marquee Club, London, UK, organised by the Sheffield Brothers
To Love You" 7" single bw "Stop All the Fighting" + 12" ext version - reached No 11 in charts.
In 1986 - John Deacon was asked to record song for Biggles film, forms The Immortals with Robert Ahwai and Lenny Zakatek.
Freddie Mercury - How Can I Go On (Piano version)solo collection, The Rarities vol.2
**Tue 08 Apr 14**
REMINDER: a great event this coming Saturday for Queen Fans....
Saturday the 12th April
Load of Queen music and videos,
Doors open about 5:30pm - finishes when it finishes.
All money raised will be split between a few charities.
More info please feel free to email Wayne on IntimateRush@Hotmail.com
**Tue 08 Apr 14**
In 1988 - Queen record "Dog With A Bone" and "Dog With A Bone (Convention Message)" on a Friday night before the Convention.
In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played the BPA Palas, Pesaro, Italy. Released for download "These Are The Days Of Our Lives (Live - 08/04/05)", "We Will Rock You (Live - 08/04/05)".
**Mon 07 Apr 14**
In 1986 - "Princes Of The Universe" b/w "A Dozen Red Roses For My Darling" 7" single and "Princes Of The Universe (Video Version)" released by Capitol Records in North America - according to Freddie track selected so video coincided with US release of Highlander movie. Appears on G Flix II, GVH2 and Highlander - The Immortal Edition.
Queen + Paul Rodgers - Guitar solo - Live @ Mandela Forum, Firenze , Italia 7.4.2005
In 2006 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
**Sun 06 Apr 14**
In 1975 - Queen played the Paramount Northwest Theatre, Seattle, USA.
**Sat 05 Apr 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
In 1968 - The Reaction played Penmare Hotel, Hayle, UK.
In 1998 - Brian and family on safari in Africa.
"WE BELONG" - LYNN CAREY SAYLOR with BRIAN MAY, ERIC LOWEN (RIP 1951-2012)
Available from www.lynnsmusic.com or iTunes
In 2014 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis perform St George's Square, Valletta, Malta.
**Fri 04 Apr 04**
In 1973 - Queen play The Marquee Club, London.
**Thu 03 Apr 14**
In 1974 - Queen record 4th BBC session: "Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll", "March Of The Black Queen", "Nevermore" & "White Queen", with Bob Harris, Langham I Studio, London.
Heaven For Everyone (instrumental) - Queen - The Eye Album (1998) - http://youtu.be/u5F41Nwihng
In 1999 - Roger Taylor played the Astoria Theatre, London, UK.
**Wed 02 Apr 14**
In 1966 - The Opposition replaced Clive Castledine with Peter Bartholomew, John Deacon starts playing bass (previously playas acoustic for the band).
Freddie Mercury - I Was Born to Love You - https://youtu.be/Fna56a_r41s
In 1986 - Roger Taylor was a judge for the TSB Rock School competition at Camden Palace.
**Wed 02 Apr 14**
PRESS RELEASE: QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT CONFIRM SUMMER SONIC 2014 IN JAPAN
They rule as headliner at Summer Sonic with the powerful lineup of rock legends Brian May and Roger Taylor with the pop-music charisma of Adam Lambert as lead vocalist.
They are the No.1 international band who are loved by Japanese people, and as can be seen from this, their enormous popularity and presence are overwhelming here in Japan and around the world.
It gives you electric goose bumps to just imagine the band performing the killer tunes that everyone loves such as “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Killer Queen”, “We are the Champions”, and more. on the Summer Sonic stage!
We are sure that it will mark a new chapter in the history of Queen + Adam Lambert!
“We're hugely excited to have the opportunity to return to Japan this Summer, to play concerts as Queen and Adam Lambert. We look forward to a very special reunion with our wonderful Japanese fans and friends. It has been too long !” - BRIAN MAY
“For Queen, Japan holds so many wonderful memories. We are delighted and excited to once more play live concerts with Adam Lambert in the country that has meant so much to us personally and in the history of Queen.“ - ROGER TAYLOR
“It’s always a great pleasure to perform in Japan, but it is a very special honor to sing with Queen and I am so excited to bring this amazing show to Japan in August!” - ADAM LAMBERT
Summer Sonic 2014 / Tokyo
**Wed 02 Apr 14**
This coming August, Queen, Korea’s the most beloved international band, will perform live for Korean fans for the first time. The band will be joined by Adam Lambert performing together again after a sold out series of US concerts.
'SUPER SONIC 2014’, Korea’s most notable urban music festival, announces the festival and that Queen + Adam Lambert will headline. The announcement comes via SUPER SONIC’s official homepage http://supersonickorea.com
As to Queen’s first Korean show, Roger Taylor said, “I first visited Seoul on a promotional trip in the early 80’s and was so impressed by the architecture and culture. It will therefore be very exciting to finally play a concert and bring the music of Queen to this great city with Adam Lambert”.
Queen, formed in 1971, released numerous hit songs throughout the years until the death of the band’s main vocalist, Freddie Mercury, in 1991. The band has a special place in rock history and is regarded as one of the world’s most beloved rock bands of all time.
Queen has amassed an astounding list of awards, hall of fame inductions, and record sales. Their sales have been estimated to have reached the hundreds of millions of units, and their songs such as: “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We Will Rock You”, “We Are the Champions”, “Somebody to Love”, and “Don't Stop Me Now” have been, and still are, loved all over the world. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was voted ‘the UK’s favourite hit of all time’ in a poll conducted by the Guinness World Records British Hit Singles Book. On top of that, the songs “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Queen is the first band in history, in which all members (Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon) have been inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame, and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Lead vocalist for their performance at SUPER SONIC 2014 will be Adam Lambert. This move has received lots of praise and created much excitement throughout the music world. "I'm honored to be able to pay my respects to Freddie Mercury's memory," Lambert said. "He's a personal hero of mine. I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for Korean fans of this legendary band."
Adam Lambert burst onto the pop music scene by taking second place in the 8th season of American Idol. He quickly became a pop star worldwide. His debut album was nominated for the Best Male Vocal Performance Grammy, and his second album debuted at No.1 on the Billboard charts. He made his debut performance in Korea in February 2013.
SUPER SONIC is held in Olympic Park, Seoul which is easily accessible by public transportation, and has become the representative brand of summer festivals in Korea since 2012.
SUPER SONIC has close partnership with SUMMER SONIC in Japan, and as a result, is able to invite world-class acts by sharing their line-up.
New Order and the Smashing Pumpkins headlined SUPER SONIC’s first year. Last year, Pet Shop Boys and Cho Yong Pil (a legendary Korean artist) headlined the festival with great performances. This year, Queen + Adam Lambert will continue this tradition of great headliners.
SUPER SONIC 2014 will be held in Olympic Park in the heart of Seoul for two days on August 14 and 15.
**Tue 01 Apr 14**
In 1967 - The Reaction played the Public Rooms, Bodmin, UK.
I Want to Break Free live Queen + Paul Rodgers - https://youtu.be/Sj2aPiwqegw
In 2006 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played the Cox Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
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