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DECEMBER 2015

Contains some Industry and General News from 'OUT THERE'

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REMINDERS

Queen - From Rags to Rhapsody - 18th December 2015, 10pm, BBC4

Q+AL DATES 2016:
- 20 May - Portugal - Rock In Rio Lisbon - on sale 20/11/15
- 27 May - Germany RheinEnergie Stadium, Cologne. .
- 29 May - Denmark - Jelling Musikfestival
- 3 Jun - Finland - HE Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki – on sale 07/12/15
- 9 Jun - Sweden Rocks Festival, Sölvesborg, Sweden - tickets
- 12 June - UK - Isle of Wight Festival
- 17 Jun - Switzerland - Rock The Ring Festival, Hinwil
- 21 June - Romania - Bucharest - Emagic Classics Festival
- 23 June - Bulgaria - Sofia Arena Muzika
- 25 Jun - Italy - Anfiteatro Camerini, Piazzola Del Brenta, Padua Hydrogen Festival


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**Tue 08 Dec 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY -08 DECEMBER
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In 1973 - Queen played the University, Liverpool, UK.
In 1974 - Queen played Congres Gebouw, Hague, The Netherlands.
In 1975 - Queen played the Preston Guildhall, UK.
In 1977 - Concert: Queen live at the Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
In 1977 - Bob Harris filmed Queen during their Texas tour dates.
In 1978 - Queen played Kemper Arena, Kansas City, USA.
In 1980 - Queen played the Wembley Arena, London, UK. John Lennon shot dead in New York.


Queen + Paul Rodgers - Imagine (Live in Hyde Park) - https://youtu.be/0uW44pyjx54

Dimebag DarrellIn 1980 - Queen released "Flash Gordon" UK.
In 1993 - Brian May played The Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland.
In 1994 - Roger Taylor played Europe 1 Studios, Paris, France (2 shows).
In 2004 - Dimebag Darrell assassinated. - [20 August 1966 - 8 December 2004] SEE BRIAN MAY'S TRIBUTE HERE
In 2006 - Felix and Arty played Bisley Pavilion, Woking, UK, with SAS Band (Jeff Scott Soto, Felix Taylor, Tony Vincent, Kiki Dee et al) - premiere of Woman You’re So Beautiful’.

Felix Taylor at Bisley 2006

In 2009 - Anita Dobson live on the Alan Titchmarsh Show, ITV1 talking about life working in the West End. Brian was due on same show on Thurs that week (10 Dec).
in 2010 - Blue Fox Breakfast briefing, House of Commons, London. Brian said: We had a great 'breakfast briefing' with the "Blue Fox" - Conservatives Against Hunting - group at the House of Commons today - set up by The League Against Cruel Sports - LACS, and endorsed by IFAW and the RSPCA. I am still buzzing from it.

Blue Fox group breafast briefing 8 December 2010
Brian May and members of The Blue Fox group

l-r: Dominic Raab (MP for Esher & Walton), Lorraine Platt (Co-founder Conservaties Avainst Fox Hunting), Brian May,
Douglas Batchelor (Chief Executive League Against Cruel Sports), Simon Kirby (MP Brighton Kemptown),
Caroline Dineage (MP for Gosport) - Chair, Mike Weatherley (MP for Hove), Chris Buckwell (Rochester & Strood CCA
Organiser/Secretary), Chris Platt (Co-founder Conservaties AGainst Fox Hunting)

In 2011 - Brian appeared in a trailer "Brian May & Percy The Hedgehog" for Community Channel documentary to be aired in full 13 December.


Brian May & Percy The Hedgehog - Community Channel Trailer 8 Dec 2011 - https://youtu.be/pqaXBlomQBs

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**Mon 07 Dec 15**
QUEEN HEAVEN IN MANNHEIM
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Queen Heaven


Since 25 November 2015, we have in Germany four !!!! locations where you can see “Queen Heaven” in a planetarium - Jena, Kiel, Münster and now - new Mannheim

All info at http://planetarium-mannheim.de/index.php?id=168

Locations and more info at https://www.queenfcg.de/termine/queen-heaven.htm

Thanks to Andreas Streng

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**Mon 07 Dec 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 7 DECEMBER
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In 1969 - Smile played Bartlett Medical School with Threes A Crowd, UK.
In 1973 - Queen played Shaftesbury Hall, Cheltenham, UK.
In 1975 - Queen played Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, UK.
In 1978 - Queen played the Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
In 1979 - Queen played the Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
In 1979 - “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” rel USA.
In 1985 - Following a comment by Sun City's entertainment director Hazel Feldman to the NME on 7th December that 'a return appearance by Queen (to Sun City, South Africa) should not be ruled out', the band issued the following statement:

"Queen categorically state that they have no plans, at present, to return to Sun City and wish to make it plain that they have a total abhorrence of apartheid."

In 1986 - “Live Magic” compilation album entered UK charts at No 3.
In 1990 - The Cross + Brian May played for Queen Fan Club Christmas Party, Astoria Theatre, London, UK.
In 1992 - Brian appeared on ITV's "This Is Your Life" programme for Bert Weedon.


THIS IS YOUR LIFE-BERT WEEDON-ITV-1992 - https://youtu.be/aM2WAVdxwyM

In 1993 - Brian May played Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK.
In 2006 - Brian May book signing for “Bang! The Complete History of the Universe” at Waterstones, London.

Brian May Waterstones book signing  2006

In 2006 - "Phenomena" re-released as a triple CD Digipack - ft Brian May on "Phenomena III" in 'A Whole Lot Of Love' and 'What About Love' .

Phenomena

In 2010 - Brian May attended The Save the Tiger Forum in London, organised by Asia House, London.

Save The Tiger Forum Brian May and Bill Oddie

In 2013 - The Cross reunion, G Live, Guildford, UK.

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**Mon 07 Dec 15**
ROGER TAYLOR "THE WORLD ACCORDING TO KENNY EVERETT"
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The World According to Kenny Everett

Queen + Kenny Everertt

This Sunday 13 December, Roger Taylor is set to appear on ITV at 10pm in "The World According To Kenny Everett".

ITV has commissioned a one off special celebrating the life of one of Britain’s most loved performers Kenny Everett, which guarantees to be ‘in the best possible taste’.

In this one-hour special produced by Burning Bright Productions, we take a look back at classic ‘Kenny’ moments from his successful TV and DJ career. We explore the life and work of this comic genius through to his tragic death in 1995, as we are guided through moments of his life in his own words through astonishing radio interviews and extraordinary never before seen home movie footage.

Included within the programme is truly astounding exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in comedy, music, television and radio as well as remarkable revelations from the people who loved him and knew him the best.

Kenny’s first boyfriend and ex manager to The Beatles, Peter Brown reveals in an exclusive interview about his relationship with Kenny. Also Kenny’s ex-wife Lee Everett Alkin herself divulges in a special interview how Kenny’s proposal came about thanks to John Lennon, the reservations she had about marrying him and talks openly about Kenny’s sexuality, their wedding and the time they had together as a married couple. Plus in a candid interview with close friend Cleo Rocos she describes the remarkable relationship she had with Kenny and the upsetting moment he told her he was HIV-positive.

His sister Cate, will for the first time recall an idyllic childhood in Liverpool with her beloved brother and give us a unique insight into this charismatic and loveable character. He may have been a whirlwind of self-confidence on TV but in private he was a very shy and intelligent man as shown in rarely seen interview footage included in this programme.

In other interviews good friend and rock legend Roger Taylor talks about the friendship both he and Freddie Mercury had with Kenny and credits Kenny with turning Bohemian Rhapsody into a hit – and Steve Norman from Spandau Ballet who says he really was Cuddly Ken.

As a successful radio DJ, Kenny’s TV popularity grew when he fronted the ‘Kenny Everett Video Show’ for Thames in 1978 and then moved to the BBC with ‘The Kenny Everett Show’ in 1981.

With the show’s popularity reaching unimaginable heights, the world’s biggest stars – Rod Stewart, Kate Bush and David Bowie to name a few - were all clambering to appear alongside Kenny and were only too happy to feature in many of the mad cap sketches. Billy Connolly was one of those stars and recalls some chaotic and hilarious times in the studio with Kenny.

The World According To Kenny Everett is the definitive tribute to a comedy genius whose influence then and now is a continual inspiration to entertainers and whose unique contribution to comedy is still playing an important role today.

The series was commissioned by Director of Entertainment and Comedy Elaine Bedell, ITV and Gemma John-Lewis, Assistant Commissioner, Entertainment, ITV. The Executive Producer is Karen Steyn and the Director is Verity Maidlow for Burning Bright Productions.

ITV.COM

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**Mon 07 Dec 15**
MPT'S CHRISTMAS EBAY COUNTDOWN
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Another lovely item to bid for in the Christmas Ebay Countdown - all proceeds to the Mercury Phoenix Trust.

QUEEN - QUEEN ART PRINT SIGNED BY BRIAN MAY & ROGER TAYLOR
NOTE: Brian's signature appears on the art cover and Roger's on the vinyl print.
BID HERE

Queen album art print

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**Mon 07 Dec 15**
QUEENS DAY IN HOLLAND 2016
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Queenday in Holland will be in September, on the 24th. So please, spread the word – September 24th it is, and it will be where we have been for a long time now – the Koningshof in Maassluis.

Tickets will be available from Hannie and Anja in the Dutch office - email rogge441@planet.nl.

http://www.queenfanclub.nl

Queensday 2016

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**Sun 06 Dec 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 6 DECEMBER
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In 1969 - Smile played Imperial College, London, UK.
In 1973 - Queen played the College, Cheltenham, UK.
In 1974 - Queen played Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany. ???
In 1978 - Queen played Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
In 1979 - Queen played Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
In 1980 - Queen played the NEC, Birmingham, UK.
In 1982 - Band returns to Musicland Studio, Munich, Germany to continue Hot Space sessions.
In 1993 - Brian May Band released 'Last Horizon' / 'Let Your Heart Rule Your Head (Live at The Brixton Academy single version)' single UK.

Last Horizon

In 1999 - Queen + David Bowie release "Queen 28" singles UK: "Under Pressure (Rah Miix Radio Mix)", Bohemian Rhapsody" Queen, "Thank God It's Christmas" Queen - formats included 7" picture disc.

Under Pressure RAH mix

In 2004 - Roger Taylor appears with SAS Band for Rainbow Trust charity concert, Clapham Grand, London, UK - on “Radio Ga Ga”, “Rock ’n’ Roll, ‘We Will Rock You”, “We Are The Champions”.

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**Sat 05 Dec 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 5 DECEMBER
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In 1970 - Queen played Shoreditch College, Egham, UK.
In 1974 - Queen played the Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany.
In 1977 - Queen played the Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
In 1980 - Queen played the NEC, Birmingham, UK.

Queen in 1980
Queen in 1980

In 1980 - "Flash Gordon" movie released USA.

Flash Gordon movie poster

In 1988 - EMI released Queen 3” CD singles.

Queen 3" singles 1988

In 1992 - John and Veronica Deacon's 4th son, Luke was born.
In 1993 - Brian May played Aston Villa Centre, Birmingham, UK.
In 1994 - Brian May guest appearance with Meat Loaf - played "We Will Rock You" and" Roll Over Beethoven", London.
In 1995 - Queen released "Too Much Love Will Kill You" / "Rock In Rio Blues" single, USA, on Hollywood.

Queen - Too Much Love Will Kill You CD 1995 US

In 2011 - Queen Extravaganza finalists flown to Los Angeles for Roger Taylor’s final audition at Dave Grohl's studio.

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**Fri 04 Dec 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 4 DECEMBER
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In 1965 - The Opposition played Co-operative Hall, Enderby, UK.
In 1974 - Queen played Palmengarten, Frankfurt, Germany.
In 1977 - Queen played University Arena, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
In 1978 - Queen played Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada.
In 1979 - Queen played City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
In 1988 - The Cross, Roger Taylor, Brian May and John Deacon guest appearance Fan Club Xmas Party, Le Palais, London, UK.
In 1989 - The first and third Queen BBC Sessions released as "Queen At The Beeb" LP and CD formats on Band of Joy label.
In 1992 - Brian May appeared on an Italian TV show Telethon, performing "Too Much Love Will Kill You".


Brian May in Telethon (Milan, Italy )-Too Much Love Will Kill You (04.12.1992 )
- https://youtu.be/WqmoAOuSSUI

In 1993 - Brian May played Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK.
In 1994 - Roger Taylor played Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, UK.
In 2004 - "The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody" 1-hour special documentary screened on BBC3 TV, UK, for which Brian and Roger returned to Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, South Wales.

John Deacon
John Deacon

In 2007 - Eagle Rock Entertainment had delayed their high-def release of 'Queen Rock Montreal' 2 weeks and released December 4th.
In 2009 - Brian May guest appearance at WWRY Musical Premiere, Allianz Teatro, Milan, Italy.

WWRY Milan 4 December 2009

We Will Rock You - Il musical in Italia - Brian May sul palco suona Bohemian Rhapsody - 04 Dic. 2009
- https://youtu.be/FW1e6sGMmDs

In 2012 - Brian was feeling peachy after knee operation. SOAPBOX comments

Brian after knee operation

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**Fri 04 Dec 15**
PRESS RELEASE: QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT - LEGENDARY WORLD-KNOWN `
NAME TO PLAY JELLING, DENMARK
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Note: Tickets for festival already on sale.

For only the third time in 40 years,  Danish audience gets the chance to experience world hits like 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'We Will Rock You' and 'The Show Must Go On' live when Queen + Adam Lambert play Denmark’s Jelling Music Festival on Sunday 29 May 2016.


Trailer: Queen + Adam Lambert, Jelling Denmark, Sunday 29 May 2016
- https://youtu.be/Eswp1mMRcUw


Denmark, 04/12/2015:

Over the past year the legendary British rock band Queen has proved themselves to be hugely in demand again through cooperation with the virtuoso American singer Adam Lambert. Now Queen + Adam Lambert are ready to visit the Jelling Music Festival in May 2016 when they headline Denmark’s Jelling Music Festival on Sunday 29 May.
Queen + Adam Lambert first appeared together in 2009 in connection with Adam Lambert's appearance in the finale of American Idol. The chemistry between the young singer and the two experienced Queen members was so good that in 2014 they went on a sold-out US tour, where they performed classics like 'Another One Bites The Dust' Crazy Little Thing Called Love 'and' Radio Gaga '. In the beginning of 2015, the band sold out arenas across Europe and in September this year Queen + Adam Lambert were headlining the opening night of the gigantic music festival 'Rock In Rio' in Brazil - and the band's concerts have created great excitement among audiences and critics worldwide.

Rock History's strongest backlist

40 years ago Queen had their big breakthrough with the song 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and throughout the period leading up to the death of their iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury in 1991, the band released one rock classic after another, and sold 100 million albums, but interest in the band's music is still massive. Queen’s music is today among the most downloaded on the music service iTunes – every third household in Britain own the band's 'Greatest Hits' album and songs like 'We Will Rock You' and 'We Are The Champions' are the most played at sporting events worldwide . Therefore, it is one of rock history's strongest and most long lasting song catalogues that can be experienced in Jelling Music Festival on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

The only concert in Denmark

"We are very proud to have secured one of the largest and most legendary bands in rock history, Queen + Adam Lambert. It is one of the largest if not the biggest band we have presented at the festival in its 28-year history. The fact that Queen + Adam Lambert have played sold out concerts and festivals around the world in 2015 clearly shows that we are dealing with a world leading name. Queen’s music transcends generations and it's very hard to think of other artists who have so many great songs that can unite an entire festival site. It is simply a magical concert," says Lars "Charlie" Mortensen, the festival booker.

The more than 30,000 audience at Jelling Music Festival will be the only one in Denmark that gets the chance to experience the British rock legends. It will be the only Queen + Adam Lambert concert in Denmark in 2016 and the concert at Jelling Music Festival will be only tQueen’s  third concert in Denmark ever. The first time was in 1978, and again in 2014, when Queen + Adam Lambert played for a fully packed Jyske Bank BOXEN in Herning, where the concert was sold out within hours.

Adam Lambert:

Adam Lambert’s debut album For Your Entertainment earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, and a worldwide smash hit with ‘Whataya Want From Me’. His second album, Trespassing, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. In 2013, Adam appeared as a guest star on the hit TV series, GLEE and as as a featured vocalist on Avicii’s album ’True’. Adam released his highly anticipated third album, ‘The Original High’ this summer, it entered the worldwide chart at number 3, and took his overall worldwide sales to over 2.5 million. The Single ‘Ghost Town’ has had over 100 million streams worldwide including 37 million views  of the video. He has just announced his brand new single “Another Lonely Night”.

Read more at: www.jellingmusikfestival.dk | www.facebook.com/jellingmusikfestival

Q+AL Denmark

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**Fri 04 Dec 15**
VOTE IN ROCK STAR WARS - QUEEN 'FLASH'S THEME' V GUNS N' ROSES 'ROCKET QUEEN'
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GnR v Queen

ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK current contest:

Queen, ‘Flash’s Theme’ (58.88%) vs. Guns N’ Roses, ‘Rocket Queen' (41.12%) - Closes 7 Dec)

Closes 7 Dec - VOTE HERE

YOU CAN VOTE ONCE PER HOUR

Ultimate Classic Rock say... To try and fill our days between now and when Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens Dec. 18, we’ve tracked down 32 space-themed classic rock songs and paired them off against each other in a series of intergalactic battles. The field will be halved every week based on your votes, until only the spaciest song in rock history is left.

Queen already earned a decisive victory against UFO‘s “Space Child” to start the tournament, then they had to make it past Pink Floyd‘s “Interstellar Overdrive” in the most recent round.

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**Thu 03 Dec 15**
PRESS RELEASE: QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT TALLINN SONG FESTIVAL GROUNDS,
ESTONIA - 5 JUNE 2016
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Estonia

Legendary QUEEN + Adam Lambert will perform at Tallinn’s Song Festival Grounds, Estonia, in June 2016

Summer of 2016 will have a powerful beginning at Tallinn’s Song Festival Grounds where the most legendary band in rock music – QUEEN – will perform together with Adam Lambert on June 5th. Tickets to the only Queen + Adam Lambert show in Baltics will be on sale on December 7th at 10.00am with a special price of €49 for the first two weeks.

Ticket link: http://www.piletilevi.ee/est/piletid/muusika/rock_ja_pop/queen--adam-lambert-177479

Pre-Sale Code: WEWILLROCKYOU

Queen’s career spanning over 40 years is truly impressive.  Hundreds of millions of albums sold, an incredible list of different significant awards, many number ones on album and singles charts and true and determined fans all over the world prove that Queen surely is one of the most legendary and important bands in the whole world. Despite the tragic loss of unique vocalist Freddie Mercury, Queen still remains one of the most popular and deeply loved bands in the world and during the past few years, young and talented singer Adam Lambert has taken the front man position in the band.

Queen + Adam Lambert joined forces for the first time in 2009 in the final show of American Idol followed by a performance at MTV European Music Awards ceremony. Soon, Adam Lambert became a fixture with Queen. In 2012 and 2013 the band performed several big concerts and TV performances followed by a sold out US tour. They finished the year with a spectacular show in London, near the iconic landmark Big Ben. The performance was broadcasted by BBC One TV for the audience over 12 million people.

In the beginning of 2015, the band toured in UK and Europe, in autumn they visited South America. Queen + Adam Lambert  played a big concert in Brazil at the opening  of the Rock in Rio festival where Queen  had played before – 30 years ago in 1985. Back then they gave two concerts – at the opening and closing of the festival and these shows brought together an audience of 500,000 people. Popularity of Queen shows no signs of decreasing as the Queen + Adam Lambert shows are sold out all over the world.

Live Nation Baltics head promoter Eva Palm comments: “We are glad to start the summer with such spectacular concert. Hits such as “We Will Rock You”, “I Want To Break Free”, “Under Pressure”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We Are The Champions” and others will surely sound especially powerful at the Song Festival Grounds. We are also happy that when Queen mostly performs at festivals in our region, we managed to book a solo show in Tallinn. Queen is a legend and such an important band for the whole music scene. With Queen + Adam Lambert I am sure we will get a wonderful and moving concert experience.”

Queen + Adam Lambert will perform in Tallinn on June 5th. Out of original band members, Brian May and Roger Taylor will be on stage and both of them can also be heard singing during the show. Tickets for the concert at Tallinn’s Song Festival Grounds will be on sale on December 7th at 10AM and for two weeks with a special price of €49.

Adam Lambert’s debut album For Your Entertainment earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, and a worldwide smash hit with ‘Whataya Want From Me’. His second album, Trespassing, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. In 2013, Adam appeared as a guest star on the hit TV series, GLEE and as a featured vocalist on Avicii’s album ’True’. Adam released his highly anticipated third album, ‘The Original High’ this summer, it entered the worldwide chart at number 3, and took his overall worldwide sales to over 2.5 million. The Single ‘Ghost Town’ has had over 100 million streams worldwide including 37 million views  of the video. He has just announced his brand new single “Another Lonely Night”.

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**Thu 03 Dec 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 3 DECEMBER
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In 1973 - Queen recorded their third BBC session, Langham 1 Studio, London, UK, released 1989 as "Queen At The Beeb" - "Ogre Battle", "Great King Rat", "Modern Times Rock'n'Roll", "Son And Daughter".
In 1975 - Queen played Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK.
In 1978 - Queen played Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada.
In 1979 - Queen played City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
In 1989 - “The Miracle" entered UK album chart No.21.
In 1990 - Queen released “Queen At Wembley” VHS.
In 1991 - Brian May and Roger Taylor gave their first interview since death of Freddie Mercury, TV's AM show, UK.
In 1992 - Brian May appeared in Brazil TV show "Spunnik" - performing "Too Much Love Will Kill You".
In 1993 - Brian May Band played RAH, London, UK.
In 1994 - Roger Taylor played Manchester University Debating Hall, Manchester, UK.
In 2004 - Queen received Silver award for “Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl” DVD UK sales.
In 2006 - Brian May and Roger Taylor appeared at premiere WWRY Musical at Theater 11, Zurich..

We Will Rock You Zurich premiere

n 2011 - Roger Taylor played with SAS Band at G Live, Guildford, UK.
In 2013 -Queen Studio Experience opens to the public.


The Studio Experience Montreux Exhibition: Part 4 (2013) - http://youtu.be/NLgrxQ5yYyk
filmed on 3 December 2013

In 2014 - National Asteroid Day launch. Brian May was among the presenters at a Press Conference to launch Asteroid Day. As reported by ITV News at Ten 3 December 2014.


News: Asteroid Day launch with Brian May 3 Dec 2014 - https://youtu.be/ZeMuUJ3ROLo

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**Wed 02 Dec 15**
QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA PERFORM 'THE PROPHET'S SONG"
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Enjoy Queen Extravaganza's interpretation of 'The Prophet's Song'...performed at Open, Norwich, on 14 November 2015.


The Prophet's Song - The Queen Extravaganza - https://youtu.be/5qGG0cMMiEM

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**Wed 02 Dec 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 2 DECEMBER
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In 1973 - Queen played the Central, Chatham, UK.
In 1974 - Queen played Brienner Theater, Munich, Germany.
In 1975 - Queen played Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK.
In 1975 - “A Night At The Opera” released in the USA.

A Night At The Opera - Elektra

In 1975 - “Bohemian Rhapsody” / “I’m In Love With My Car” 7” released on Elektra USA.
In 1977 - Queen played Madison Square Garden, New York, USA. (2nd show)
In 1985 - Queen released “The Complete Works” boxed set - 11 studio albums, “Live Killers” and “Complete Vision”.

[023] The Complete Works Box Set (Fully Signed) (1985) - https://youtu.be/7W2IDFS51sQ

In 1994 - Roger Taylor played City Hall, Truro, UK.
In 2007 - Roger Taylor interviewed Sky News TV, London, about release of “Say It's Not True”.
In 2012 - Brian May wrote on Soapbox: "The first Diableries are ready!" READ BRIAN'S POST: HERE

Diableries stereo card

in 2013 - Official opening of the Queen Studio Experience, Montreux (open to public from 3 Dec 2013).

Brian at Studio opening

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**Wed 02 Dec 15**
SAVE THE DATE - FREDDIE MERCURY 70TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
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Freddie Mercury statue, overlooking Lake Geneva

The Freddie Mercury 70th Birthday Party will take place in Montreux, Sunday 4th September 2016.

Save the date - Ticket details to follow.

www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com

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**Wed 02 Dec 15**
CELEB MIX AWARDS - VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITES
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Celebmix Awards

Browse the categories and vote for you favourites.

Queen and Adam Lambert ft in the categories.

Current placings:
Band/Live Act of 2015 - Queen + Adam Lambert 28.4% (lead)
Album of 2015 - Adam Lambert - The Original High 29.9% (2nd place)
Male artist 0f 2015 - Adam Lambert 48.9% (lead)

VOTE HERE: http://celebmix.com/awards

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**Mon 01 Dec 15**
"LITTLE FREDDIE GOES TO SCHOOL" - IN PRESS FOR WORLD AIDS DAY
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ROLLING STONE
Rare Freddie Mercury Vocals Anchor Hypnotizing New Charity Single
1 December 2015 by Jon Blistein

"Little Freddie Goes to School," produced by Irish composer Stuart Leathem, features vocals from "When This Old Tired Body Wants to Sing" and "The Golden Boy"

Freddie Mercury
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Two rare Freddie Mercury vocal takes anchor the hypnotizing new charity single, "Little Freddie Goes to School" Gus

Rare Freddie Mercury vocal tracks recorded during the late singer's original Barcelona sessions anchor a stirring new song, "Little Freddie Goes to School," produced by Irish composer Stuart Leathem.

Leathem begins "Little Freddie" with a haunting sitar loop and distant drums that build but dissipate to welcome lead vocalist Esther Trousdale. The track's trip-hop vibe is a far cry from the bombastic glam of Queen, but Leathem deftly structures the chorus around Mercury's vocals. Towards the end, Trousdale joins the singer for a hypnotizing harmony.

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"Little Freddie Goes to School" features vocals from Mercury's "When This Old Tired Body Wants to Sing" and "The Golden Boy." The former was a jam Mercury recorded with longtime collaborator Mike Moran, while a version of the latter eventually appeared on 1988's Barcelona, a collaborative record with Catalan soprano, Montserrat Caballé (both tracks appear on the extensive Mercury box set, The Solo Collection).

The new single arrives to help raise awareness of Tuesday's World AIDS Day. Proceeds and royalties from "Little Freddie Goes to School" will benefit the Mercury Phoenix Trust, the HIV/AIDS charity established in Mercury's name. The song arrives a year after three previously unreleased Queen cuts surfaced on the compilation, Queen Forever, including the Michael Jackson collaboration, "There Must Be More to Life Than This."

A long in-the-works Mercury biopic is also moving forward, with The Theory of Everything scribe Anthony McCarten now set to write the screenplay. Spectre actor Ben Whishaw has also been listed as the frontrunner to play Mercury after Sacha Baron Cohen dropped out due to "creative differences" with the members of Queen, who serve as producers on the film.

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**Tue 01 Dec 15**
ABSOLUTE GREATEST AT TCHIBO
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Absolute Greatest Tchibo 2LP

For collectors, the German trading company specialized in coffee "Tchibo" released a special edition of Queen “Absolute Greatest” on CD in papersleeve and also as a double LP in 180 g white vinyl with gatefold cover.

All info at
http://www.tchibo.de/cd-queen-absolute-greatest-p400079092.html
and
http://www.tchibo.de/doppel-lp-queen-absolute-greatest-p400079103.html


CHECK OUT UNWRAPPING VIDEOS SHOWING GERMAN "ABSOLUTE GREATEST":

Absolute Greatest Double Heavyweight White Vinyl LP (2015) - https://youtu.be/JhyyZw4TaLE

This is a new re-release of the 'Absolute Greatest' compilation album pressed on double heavyweight white vinyl LP. Released by Virgin records in conjunction with Tchibo in Germany in November 2015, the LP set also includes a gatefold cover, inner sleeves, MP3 download code and an updated front cover design. Piano by Mariano Bryner.

[357] Absolute Greatest CD from Germany (2015) - https://youtu.be/dZk5ahmU7us

This is a new re-release of the 'Absolute Greatest' compilation album on CD. Released by Virgin records in conjunction with Tchibo in Germany in November 2015, the CD is presented in a slip case and features an updated front cover design. Piano by Mariano Bryner:

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**Tue 01 Dec 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 1 DECEMBER
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In 1967 - The Reaction played Penmare Hotel, Hayle, and The Oppostition at Roundhills Youth Club, Thurmaston, UK.
In 1973 - Brian May, Roger Taylor & Freddie Mercury guest appearance for “All The Young Dudes” in encore with Mott The Hoople, the Kursaal, Southend, UK.
In 1975 - Queen received Silver and Gold awards for "Bohemian Rhapsody”, Silver and Gold for “A Night At The Opera” UK sales.
In 1976 - Queen received Silver and Gold awards for "A Day At The Races" UK sales.
In 1975 - Queen played Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK.
in 1976 - Queen pulled out of ITV's Today show, hosted by Bill Grundy - the Sex Pistols replace them and chaos ensues.
In 1977 - Queen played Madison Square Garden, New York, USA.
In 1978 - Queen played the Forum, Montreal, Canada.
In 1979 - Queen received Gold award for “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” UK sales.
In 1979 - Queen played Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, UK.
In 1980 - Queen played Stadthalle, Bremen, Germany.
In 1986 - “Live Magic” album released in the UK.
In 1987 - Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballe complete recording of "The Golden Boy" with Mike Moran, Town House Studios, London.
In 1991 - 'The Show Must Go On' re-entered UK chart at No 27.
In 1991 - Brian May 'Driven By You' charted at No 14.
In 1992 - "The Freddie Mercury Album" achieved Platinum award for UK sales.
In 1993 - "Mr Bad Guy" awarded Silver satus for UK sales.
In 1994 - Roger Taylor played Forum Di Assago, Milano, Italy.
In 1995 - Queen's "Made In Heaven" album 2xPlatinum award UK sales.
In 2003 - To mark World AIDS DAY, for first time Queen's entire back catalogue available for download.
In 2007 - Queen+PR released 'Say It's Not True' for World AIDS Day, as free download (later released on CD). [AMAZON]
Video for the track premiered at the 46664 "It's In Our Hands" concert Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa (no other Queen involvement in this concert).


Say it's Not True 46664 - https://youtu.be/VnU96JJJehA

In 2008 - Queen released 13-disc set - "The Singles Collection Vol 1", remastered tracks from 1973 - 1978. [AMAZON]

Singles Collection Vol 1


[003] The Singles Collection Box Set (Vol 1 of 4) (2008) - https://youtu.be/e8zTsgQtKGg

In 2011 - Brian May performs with WWRY Musical cast, Press Night, Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh, in support of the MPT.

Brian with WWRY cast, Edinburgh Playhouse 1 Dec 2011


Brian May - Bohemian Rhapsody at WE WILL ROCK YOU - https://youtu.be/rJS_EqQi6kM

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**Tue 01 Dec 15**
PRESS RELEASE - QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT TO PLAY HELSINKI IN JUNE 2016
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FINLAND, Helsinki Kaisaniemi Park - 3 June 2016
On sale December 7th

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Queen + Adam Lambert to play in Helsinki in June 2016
Legendary band returns to Finland after 40 years!

Finnish Music fans have an opportunity to witness a unique concert when Queen - one of the greatest rock bands of all time - arrives in Finland after a 40 year gap. Queen in its present line up featuring Adam Lambert are playing in Helsinki Kaisaniemi Park on Friday 3 June. At the same time the concert is the opening of new and modern City Festival Park Live and the line up of the Festival will expand during the next couple of months.

Tickets for the Queen + Adam Lambert concert start at 79 Euros and are on sale at Tiketti and Lippupiste and also Fromond the address: www.rle.fi on Monday 7 December. Ticket sales are limited to 6 tickets per customer. Also on sale VIP packages from 119 to 249 Euros.

Park Live festival will be a premium event with champagne bars and luxurious decor - it truly will be a premium event with unique music from the very top world artists.  The event has no age restrictions but alcohol will be served on the premises.

Queen has played in Finland only once before - at the House of Culture November 1974. Guitar player Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor are still present from that original line up. Since 2009 Adam Lambert has stepped into the role of lead vocalist after the passing of Freddie Mercury in 1991. Since 2009 Queen and Adam Lambert have performed at live concerts and television spectacles. Last year the band did a highly acclaimed and sold out 24 day tour of America. This year Queen and Adam Lambert had performed at 26 sold out concerts all over Europe and rest of the world. Based on praising reviews Adam Lambert has proved a perfect fit to assume this demanding role of band front man.

Queen was formed 1971 and since those days sold millions of records. The band has won all the greatest rock awards and is considered one of the all time classic artists. From all Queen's greatest songs We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions have entered the Grammy Hall Of Fame.

Queen has made music history being the first artist whose record has been sold in excess of six million copies in the UK. This Greatest Hits album achieved another record by remaining in the UK album charts for 1,422 weeks. In Finland Greatest Hits still remains the most sold foreign album with sales nearing 150,000 copies.

Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Radio Ga Ga, Killer Queen, Fat Bottomed Girls and Bicycle Race are great examples of Queen songs which Finnish audiences can enjoy at Kaisaniemi Park next summer.

Adam Lambert’s debut album For Your Entertainment earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, and a worldwide smash hit with ‘Whataya Want From Me’. His second album, Trespassing, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. In 2013, Adam appeared as a guest star on the hit TV series, GLEE and as as a featured vocalist on Avicii’s album ’True’. Adam released his highly anticipated third album, ‘The Original High’ this summer, it entered the worldwide chart at number 3, and took his overall worldwide sales to over 2.5 million. The Single ‘Ghost Town’ has had over 100 million streams worldwide including 37 million views  of the video. He has just announced his brand new single “Another Lonely Night”.

Queen + Adam Lambert at Park Live festival on 3rd of June 2016.

Tickets starting at 79 € and will be sold by Tiketti and Lippupiste and also from site address www.rle.fi 7th December. Amount of tickets restricted to six tickets per person.

Also available are various VIP package tickets priced 119-249 Euros.

For further details regarding VIP packages please check www.rle.fi and Tiketti and Lippupiste.

Promoter RL CONCERTS . www.rle.fi

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**Tue 01 Dec 15**
QUEEN FAN CLUB MEXICO - QUEEN FEST MEXICO 2015
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The Queen Fan Club Mexico gladly invites you to the Queen Fest Mexico to pay homage to Queen and Freddie Mercury, to celebrate the new releases : Live At The Odeon" and "Bohemian Rhapsody 40th Anniversary", and also to mark the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of our annual event.

- Date : Sunday 6th December 2015
- Time : 10 am to 3 pm
- Venue: Teatro Antonio Caso (also known as Centro Cultural Ernesto Gómez Cruz)
Av. Paseo de la Reforma Nte. 668
Col. Tlatelolco D.F. México

** FREE ENTRANCE **

* Activities:
· Sreening of "Queen : Live At The Odeon Hammersmith 1975"
· Exhibition · Contests · Karaoke · Live music with the amazing
Mexican tribute band QUEENSIZE ·

READY FREDDIE? Come join us! Don't miss it out!

Further information :
044 5519007554 & arequeen@mexis.com
Queen Fan Club Mexico
www.queenenmexico.com
Francisco J. Arellano B. coordinator

Queen Fan Club Mexico

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