queen news
JULY 2014

Contains some Industry and General News from 'OUT THERE'

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REMINDERS
5 Sep - Freddie For A Day
12 Sep - 13 Dec WWRY Deutsches Theater, Munich.
19 Dec - 09 January 2015 WWRY Alte Oper, Frankfurt.




**Mon 07 Jul 14**
QUEEN'S TRAGIC RHAPSODY
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Freddie MercuryQueen feature in the Rolling Stone Magazine 3-17 July 2014 issue - in shops now.

ROLLING STONE
QUEEN'S TRAGIC RHAPSODY
Theatrical, brilliant, excessive and doomed — there had never been another band like Queen or a frontman like Freddie Mercury
3-17 July 2014 by Mikal Gilmore

Photo: Freddie Mercury of Queen. Neal Preston

EXTRACT:

It was an utterly unexpected rebirth. from the moment Freddie Mercury and the other members of Queen – guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Deacon – took the stage at London's Wembley Stadium, on July 13th, 1985, at the historic Live Aid concert, the group captured the day. Mercury began by sitting at the piano, playing Queen's most famous song, the strange and gorgeous "Bohemian Rhapsody," with the band storming in behind him in majestic stride, and an audience of 72,000 singing the lyrics from a seemingly deep-rooted memory, as if this was what they had waited for all day. Things built from there. Mercury grabbed his sawed-off microphone stand as the band swayed into the rapturous "Radio Ga Ga," and the crowd responded with a collective gesture, slapping hands overhead and pumping fists as the singer pushed them on with his sonorous roar. Some people found the sight of that multitude acting in spontaneous accord, like a human tide, scary: that much power, all at the beckon of one band and one voice.

Reader's Poll: The 10 Greatest Queen Songs

That it was Queen accomplishing this came as a wonder to nearly everybody. They seemed to have run their course. After their epic 1975 album A Night at the Opera, they had piled up hit after hit in a stylistically diverse range: from baroque pop to hard rock, disco, rockabilly and funk. Then, by the mid-1980s, their fates had shifted – in part because many fans had trouble accepting Mercury's perceived homosexuality. After a mind-stopping error of judgment in 1984, when Queen elected to play a series of shows in apartheid South Africa, the band appeared to be pariahs even in its native England. But then, after the Live Aid performance – which exemplified everything extraordinary about Queen, their scope, their virtuosity, their command of a stage – all anybody wanted was more. Years later, May would say, "That was entirely down to Freddie. The rest of us played OK, but Freddie was out there and took it to another level."

Today, nearly 23 years after Freddie Mercury died of bronchopneumonia related to AIDS, Queen's legacy – as one of rock's biggest and most controversial bands – is still inseparable from him, whatever the success May and Taylor might achieve in the next few months on tour with Adam Lambert. When Taylor and May have talked about the Mercury years (Deacon refuses to talk about the experience at all), it's sometimes as if they're still mystified by how wonderful and horrible it all was. "We were very close as a group," Taylor said days after Mercury's death. "But even we didn't know a lot of things about Freddie." Years later, May said, "It fucked us up in the way only an out-of-world experience can do. Queen were the biggest thing in the world. . . . You're adored – surrounded by people who love you, yet utterly lonely. . . . The excess leaked from the music into life."

The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time: Freddie Mercury

Queen begins and ends with Freddie Mercury. He embodied the band's identity, its triumphs and failings, and he was the psyche whose loss it couldn't survive. But in the beginning, there was no Freddie Mercury. He was Farrokh Bulsara, born on September 9th, 1946, in the British protectorate of Zanzibar, off the east coast of Africa to a Parsee family that practiced Zoroastrianism, one of the world's oldest monotheistic religions. Farrokh's father, Bomi, was a high-court cashier for the British government, which meant that he, his wife, Jer, and Farrokh – and later Farrokh's sister, Kashmira – lived in cultural privilege, compared to much of the island's population. In 1954, when Farrokh was eight, the Bulsaras sent him to St. Peter's Church of England School, in Panchgani, India. Located 150 miles from Bombay (now Mumbai), St. Peter's had been regarded for years as the best boys boarding school in that part of the world. Farrokh arrived as a terribly shy boy, self-conscious about the prominent upper teeth that immediately earned him the nickname "Bucky." (He would remain sensitive about his teeth the rest of his life, covering his mouth with his hand whenever he smiled. At the same time, he realized that the pronounced overbite – caused by four extra teeth at the back of his mouth – may have been his greatest blessing, giving his voice its distinctive resonant embouchure.)

Many remembered Farrokh seeming lonesome at St. Peter's. "I learnt to look after myself," he said years later, "and I grew up quickly." When some schoolteachers began calling him Freddie as an affectionate term, he seized the name instantly. He also cultivated his own tastes. Freddie's family had steeped him in opera, but he was also developing a love for Western pop sounds – especially the boisterous piano-based rock & roll of Little Richard and the virtuosic R&B of Fats Domino. After Freddie's aunt Sheroo noted that he could hear a tune once, then sit down at the piano and play it, his parents paid for a private music tuition. In 1958, he formed a band, the Hectics, with some other St. Peter's students. In Freddie Mercury: The Definitive Biography, a student at a neighboring girls school, Gita Choksi, said that when he was onstage, Freddie was no longer a shy boy: "He was quite the flamboyant performer," she said, "and he was absolutely in his element onstage."

Some students at St. Peter's believed Farrokh had a crush on Gita, but she said she was never aware of it. Others thought it was already plain Farrokh was gay, though there is little evidence of him being sexually active. Janet Smith, now a teacher at the girls school, remembered him as "an extremely thin, intense boy, who had this habit of calling one 'darling,' which I must say seemed a little fey. It simply wasn't something boys did in those days . . . . It was accepted that Freddie was homosexual when he was here. Normally it would have been 'Oh, God, you know, it's just ghastly.' But with Freddie somehow it wasn't. It was OK."

Inside Queen's Huge Summer Tour With Adam Lambert

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**Mon 07 Jul 14**
FURTHER DETAILS: QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT: SUPER SONIC 2014 TICKET SALES
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Super Sonic Korea

Super Sonic Korea have announced the final line-up for the SUPER SONIC Festival 2014:

- Queen + Adam Lambert
- Phoenix
- The 1975
- No Brain x Crying Nut
- A Great Big World
- Sultan Of The Disco
- Gateflowers

The festival, originally a two-date event, has been re-arranged to one day. It will take place on August 14th at the at Seoul Jamsil Sports Complex. For more information www.supersonickorea.com

Ticket details:
- Special A: Assigned seats + Special zone, list price: 240,000 Korean wons
- Special B: Assigned seats + Special zone, list price: 200,000 Korean wons
- General: Standing area, list price: 165,000 Korean wons

Sale information:

- Interpark / Yes24 General Sale:
From Thursday July 10th at 4 pm (local time) until Tuesday July 22th
Special A: 216,000 Korean wons
Special B: 180,000 Korean wons
General: 148,500 Korean wons
All prices have a 20% discount over the original list price.

- http://ticket.interpark.com/
- http://ticket.yes24.com/

- Yes24 Presale:
From Wednesday July 9th at 4 pm until Thursday July 10th at 2 pm (local times)
Special A: 180,000 Korean wons
Special B: 150,000 Korean wons
General: 123,750 Korean wons
All prices have a 25% discount over the original list price.
- http://ticket.yes24.com/

- SK Telecom T membership Chocolate Presale:

From Wednesday July 7th at 10 am (local time) until Sunday July 20th
General: 99,000 Korean wons
40% discount over the original list price.
www.sktmembership.co.kr

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**Mon 07 Jul 14**
PRESS RELEASE: OWN A PIECE OF SIGNED WE WILL ROCK YOU STAGE ... FFAD 5 SEPT 2014 NEWS
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WWRY piece of signed stage

Signed We Will Rock You Stage

WE WILL ROCK YOU STAGE SIGNED BY BRIAN MAY, ROGER TAYLOR & FINAL CAST

The Mercury Phoenix Trust are giving fans the chance to win a piece of the actual stage from the Dominion's longest running show! That's not the best bit…. The stage is signed by the entire cast and crew & during the last evening's performance, was also signed by Brian May and Roger Taylor.

The only way to get hold of this unique piece of memorabilia is to head on over HERE and place your bid!

100% of the funds raised will go to The Mercury Phoenix Trust – Fighting AIDS Worldwide.

NOTE: The auction runs for just 2 WEEKs... get your bids in soon.

www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com

***FREDDIE FOR A DAY IN AID OF THE MERCURY PHOENIX TRUST 5 SEPTEMBER 2014***
A DAY CELEBRATING QUEEN LEGEND FREDDIE MERCURY AND HIS GLORIOUS MOUSTACHE!

Freddie For A Day is the magnificently moustachioed annual fundraising event for The Mercury Phoenix Trust, in memory of legendary Queen front man, Freddie Mercury. It encourages friends and fans around the world to spend the day dressed as Freddie, to raise funds and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Freddie wore some of the most outlandish and iconic outfits throughout his career. This is the chance for the public to do exactly the same whilst supporting a great cause.

Freddie For A Day 2014 is on Friday 5 September, the day that would have been Freddie’s 69th birthday.

Since its inception in 2010, more than £500,000 has been raised through celebrity and fan based events and contributions for The Mercury Phoenix Trust. The Trust have worked with some incredible partners, from Google – who created a one off animation in celebration of Freddie's 65th Birthday - to Rovio, the team behind Angry Birds who also created a 'Bicycle' themed animation as well as a very popular 'Freddie Angry Bird' t-shirt. Hard Rock Cafe joined the party last year and this year they planning parties in even more of their cafes across the globe!

There have been flash mobs from Japan to Australia, skydivers dressed as Freddie, people going to work and taking trains, planes and buses as Freddie as well as live events around the world.

Now in its fourth year, FFAD is gearing up for 2014's date. Being part of FFAD could not be easier.

To channel your inner Freddie you can do as little or as much as you like. Either stick with the aviator sunglasses and of course… that ‘tache. Or go the whole hog with a full sparkly body leotard or head-to-toe PVC biker leathers. Supporters can also get involved by sponsoring a Freddie, or by donating to the Mercury Phoenix Trust.

“We’re delighted to announce the fourth annual Freddie For A Day. The event has really been taken into the hearts of the public since it began in 2010, we’ve raised over £500,000 for an extraordinary cause. Grab your leotards, your leathers, your vests and of course, your moustaches and let’s make 5 September 2014 the most successful FFAD yet!” – The Mercury Phoenix Trust

The Mercury Phoenix Trust was founded in 1992 by Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor and their manager Jim Beach to help distribute money raised from the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS awareness. Since then, the Trust has raised over $15 million to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS worldwide.

#FFAD #READY TO FREDDIE

For more information on how to support Freddie For A Day and the Mercury Phoenix Trust check out: www.freddieforaday.com

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**Mon 07 Jul 14**
Q+AL LAS VEGAS - SET LIST 6 JULY (2ND NIGHT)
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Q+AL SET LIST: THE JOINT.
LAS VEGAS
6 July 2014

1. NOW I'M HERE
2. STONE COLD CRAZY
3. ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST
4. FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS
5. LAP OF THE GODS
6. SEVEN SEAS OF RHYE
7. KILLER QUEEN
8. SOMEBODY TO LOVE
9. I WANT IT ALL
10. LOVE OF MY LIFE
11. '39 - BRIAN
12, DAYS OF OUR LIVES ROGER
DRUM SOLO
13. UNDER PRESSURE
14. LOVE KILLS
15. WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER
16. GUITAR SOLO
17. TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN
18. RADIO GAGA
19. CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
20. THE SHOW MUST GO ON
21. BO RHAP
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22. WE WILL ROCK YOU
23. WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS


The Joint Las Vegas - Night 2

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**Mon 07 Jul 14**
Q+AL NEXT SHOW - HOUSTON - 9 JULY
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Toyota Center, Houston

Next show takes place:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 7:30 PM (DOORS 6:30 PM)
Toyota Center,
1510 Polk St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
Phone: 866-446-8849
Capacity: 18,043

- TICKETS

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**Mon 07 Jul 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 7 JULY
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In 1968 - The Reaction played the beach, Perranporth, Cornwall, UK.
In 1974 - Queen went into the Rockfield studios to rehearse songs for the Sheer Heart Attack album.
In 1974 - Queen continued recording Trident, Wessex and AIR studios thru Sept 1974.
In 1987 - Anita Dobson released "Talking Of Love" bw "Sweet Talkin'" single, written and produced by Brian May.

Anita Dobson - Talking of Love - http://youtu.be/0lk-IqVYQMY

In 1991 - Brian May attended Milton Keynes Rock Festival (by helicopter).
In 2000 - Brian May and Roger Taylor appeared with 5ive, miming to "We Will Rock You" Top Of The Pops TV show, UK.


Queen + 5ive on Top of the Pops (2000) - http://youtu.be/bZI0wMklmq0

In 2001 - Roger Taylor guest appearance at picnic and charity concert with'Band Du Lac', Wintershall Estate, Bramley, Surrey, UK.
In 2001 - Brian May played "I Don't Want Nobody (Teasin' Around With Me)" + "Let Me Out", "Tie Your Mother Down" (bvs Emily may and boyfrien plua Anita Dobson) - and in an All star finale: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" with Jon Cleary (keyboards), Chris Spedding (guitar), John Hatton (bass), Bernie Dresel (drums), Ray Herrmann (saxophone), Charlie Peterson (horn), Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland


Brian May and co. Concert at Montreux Jazz Festival 2001 July 7 - part 1 - http://youtu.be/7bVmTPRGshk

In 2007 - Roger Taylor opened Live Earth concert, with Taylor Hawkins, Nick Mason et al, Wembley Stadium, UK.
In 2008 - Kerry Ellis released "Wicked In Rock" EP, produced by Brian May.
In 2011 - Brian May guest appearance with WWRY Touring cast, Hippodrome, Birmingham, UK.
In 2012 - Queen + Adam Lambert played Stadion Miejski, Wroclaw, Poland.


QUEEN + Adam Lambert on Rock in Wroclaw live from Poland - http://youtu.be/U_e669fRpuA

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**Sun 06 Jul 14**
Q+AL LAS VEGAS - SET LIST
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Q+AL SET LIST: THE JOINT.
LAS VEGAS
5 July 2014

1. NOW I'M HERE
2. STONE COLD CRAZY
3. ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST
4. FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS
5. LAP OF THE GODS
6. SEVEN SEAS OF RHYE
7. KILLER QUEEN
8. SOMEBODY TO LOVE
9. I WANT IT ALL
10. LOVE OF MY LIFE
11. '39 - BRIAN
12. DAYS OF OUR LIVES ROGER
DRUM SOLO
13. UNDER PRESSURE
14. LOVE KILLS
15. WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER
16. GUITAR SOLO
17. TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN
18. RADIO GAGA
19. CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
20. THE SHOW MUST GO ON
21. BO RHAP
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22. WE WILL ROCK YOU
23. WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS


Set list

Adjusted set up
No 'Q' or catwalk in Vegas (photo Adam Lambert, Belgium)

PRESS:
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LAS VEGAS SUN
Photos: Queen (Brian May and Roger Taylor) + Adam Lambert at the Joint
6 July 2014 by Don Chareunsy

Queen + Adam Lambert, The Joint, Las Vegas

STEVE SPATAFORE / LAS VEGAS NEWS BUREAU
Queen (Brian May and Roger Taylor) + Adam Lambert perform at the Joint on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.

VIEW GALLERY

Rock legend Queen (guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Meddows Taylor) + singer Adam Lambert rocked the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday night, and Steve Spatafore of Las Vegas News Bureau was onsite for a photo gallery at the popular off-Strip music venue.

Lambert, who finished runner-up to Kris Allen in Season 8 of Fox’s “American Idol,” was clad in black leather from head-to-toe. His biggest hit to date is “Whataya Want From Me” from 2009’s “For Your Entertainment.”

Queen + Adam Lambert’s setlist on their tour includes “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Somebody to Love,” “I Want It All,” “Who Wants to Live Forever,” “Radio Ga Ga,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love, “The Show Must Go On,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions.”

Queen + Adam Lambert, who performed at the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival in MGM Grand Garden Arena last September, are at the Joint again tonight to perform Night 2 of a two-night stand at the Hard Rock Hotel.

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**Sun 06 Jul 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 6 JULY
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In 1968 - The Reaction played Feast Week, Megavissey, UK.
In 1973 - Queen released their first single "Keep Yourself Alive" bw "Son And Daughter" UK - did not chart.

Keep Yourself Alive uK 7"

In 1980 - Queen played the Compton Terrace, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
In 1984 - Queen released It's A Hard Life" bw "Is This The World We Created …?" single (USA).

It's A Hard Life UK 7"

In 1984 - Freddie Mercury recorded "New York" demo Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany.
In 1993 - The Brian May Band played the Estadio Vincente Calderon, Madrid, Spain.
In 1994 - Brian May made a guest appearance with Paul Rodgers at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland "I'm Ready" released Muddy Waters DVD/CD in 2011. Brian May also jammed with Steve Lukather, Larry Carlton and Claude Nobs, Montreux Jazz Festival.
In 1998 - Brian May guest on BBC Radio 2 Richard Allinson Show and took some Virgin Radio competition winners to lunch at Planet Hollywood
.In 2001 - In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played the Rhein-Energie Stadion, Cologne, Germany.

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**Sat 05 Jul 14**
Q+AL THE JOINT, LAS VEGAS - 5 AND 6 JULY
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The Joint - Hard Rock Hotel

Queen + Adam Lambert tickets at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas

VENUE DETAILS
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 693-5222
Official Website

SAT Jul 5 8:00PM - GET TICKETS

SUN Jul 6 8:00PM - GET TICKETS

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**Sat 05 Jul 14**
SUPER SONIC KOREA - TICKETS ON SALE FROM MONDAY
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Super Sonic Korea

Tickets for Aug 14th August, Queen and Adam Lambert live at SuperSonic Kor will be on sale next Monday

According to https://twitter.com/adam_events

Supersonic tix sales starts on July 7th for the Sk Telecom users only, and 9th is the first discount sales for the rest of us. Ticket sales on 9th will only be on yes24, and then second discount tix sales starts on 10th on both yes24 and interpark. There are standing tix, special AandB tix for reserved seats and special zones, no info yet about the special zones.


SOURCE: HERE

Super Sonic supersonickorea
[Super Sonic 2014 - Ticket Open Bulletin

Thanks for the long wait.
Super Sonic in 2014 at Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium
August 14 will be a day of fruitful visit at the lineup.

Super Sonic 2014 schedule is July 7 ticket is open.

Location: Jamsil
Date: Thurs, August 14, 2014
Yemaecheo:
① SK Telecom T membership chocolate
- Ticket Open Date: Mon, July 7, 10 am to Sun, July 20
- General (standing): 99,000 won (price ₩ 165,000 / 40% discount)

② Yes24 line reservation
- Ticket Open Date: Wed, July 9 4:00 pm - Thurs 10 July 14:00
- Special A (seat + special zone): 180,000 won (price ₩ 240,000 / 25% discount)
- Special B (seat + special zone): 150,000 won (price ₩ 200,000 / 25% discount)
- General (standing): 123,750 won (price ₩ 165,000 / 25% discount)

③ Interpark / YES24
- Ticket Open Date: Thurs, July 10 4:00 pm - Tues 22 July
- Special A (seat + special zone): 216,000 won (price ₩ 240,000 / 20% discount)
- Special B (seat + special zone): 180,000 won (price ₩ 200,000 / 20% discount)
- General (standing): 148,500 won (price ₩ 165,000 / 20% discount)

Final line-up:
- Queen + Adam Lambert (Queen + Adam Lambert)
- Phoenix (Phoenix)
- The 1975
- No Brain (No Brain) X Crying Nut (Crying Nut)
- A Great Big World (A Great Big World)
- Sultan Of The Disco (Sultan of the Disco)
- Gate Flowers (Gate Flowers)

Official Website: www.supersonickorea.com
Organized by: Live Nation Korea, 9ENT, Creativeman Productions
Sponsored by the British Embassy
Sponsored by: SK Telecom

[Notice] Ticket Sales Open

Dear festivalgoers,
Thank you very much for your patience and once again, we apologize for the delay.
SUPER SONIC 2014 will take place at Seoul Jamsil Sports Complex on Aug. 14th as a one-day festival with a powerful line-up which can be seen nowhere else.
Tickets for SUPER SONIC 2014 will go on sale on July 7th.

• Venue: Seoul Jamsil Sports Complex
• Date: August 14th 2014
• Ticket Reservations

① SK Telecom T-membership Chocolate
- Ticket Sales: July 7th (Mon) 10AM ~ July 20th (Sun)
General (Standing Area): 99,000 KRW (40% discount on a list price 165,000)

② Yes24 Presale
- Ticket Sales: July 9th (Wed) 4PM ~ July 10th (Thur) 2PM
Special A (Assigned Seats + Special Zone): 180,000 KRW (25% discount on a list price 240,000 KRW)
Special B (Assigned Seats + Special Zone): 150,000 KRW (25% discount on a list price 200,000 KRW)
General (Standing Area): 123,750 KRW (25% discount on a list price 165,000 KRW)

③ Interpark / Yes24
- Ticket Sales: July 10th (Thurs) 4PM ~ July 22th (Tue)
Special A (Assigned Seats + Special Zone): 216,000 KRW (20% discount on a list price 240,000 KRW)
Special B (Assigned Seats + Special Zone): 180,000 KRW (20% discount on a list price 200,000 KRW)
General (Standing Area): 148,500 KRW (20% discount on a list price 165,000 KRW)

• Final Line-up:
- Queen + Adam Lambert
- Phoenix
- The 1975
- No Brain X Crying Nut
- A Great Big World
- Sultan of the Disco
- Gate Flowers

Official Website: www.supersonickorea.com
Hosted by Live Nation Korea, 9ENT, Creativeman Productions
Supported by British Embassy Seoul
Sponsored by SK Telecom

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**Sat 05 Jul 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 5 JULY
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In 1980 - Queen played the Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
In 1986 - Queen played Slane Castle, County Meath, Ireland.

Queen Live At Slane Castle, July 5th 1986 - http://youtu.be/9iPGiiAseAs

Queen Live 1986. Slane Castle, Meath, Ireland. Under Pressure - http://youtu.be/9cFq13wjb6s

In 1993 - Brian played Estadi Olimpic, Barcelona, Spain.
In 2005 - Roger Taylor was guest of Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan their 'Richard & Judy' on chat show on Channel 4 TV. Brian didn't turn up as he was ill.

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**Fri 04 Jul 14**
Q+AL THE FORUM LA - SET LIST
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Q+AL SET LIST: THE FORUM.
LOS ANGELES
3 July 2014

1. NOW I'M HERE
2. STONE COLD CRAZY
3. ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST
4. FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS
5. LAP OF THE GODS
6. SEVEN SEAS OF RHYE
7. KILLER QUEEN
8. SOMEBODY TO LOVE
9. I WANT IT ALL
10. LOVE OF MY LIFE
11. '39 - BRIAN
12. DAYS OF OUR LIVES ROGER
DRUM SOLO
13. UNDER PRESSURE
14. LOVE KILLS
15. WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER
16. GUITAR SOLO
17. TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN
18. RADIO GAGA
19. CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
20. THE SHOW MUST GO ON
21. BO RHAP
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22. WE WILL ROCK YOU
23. WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS


 

LA set list - 3 July 2014

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**Fri 04 Jul 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 4 JULY
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In 1968 - The Reaction played live at Perranporth beach, UK.
In 1988 - Roger Taylor's The Cross released "Manipulator" bw "Stand Up For Love"

The Cross - Manipulator (Extended Version) - http://youtu.be/L0FRecNId6s

In 2009 - Roger Taylor made a guest appearance with the SAS Band at Longborough, UK, with SAS Band - Hugh Sloane's wife's birthday party.
In 2012 - Brian May, Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert held a Press Conference at the airport on landing at Wroclaw, Poland 4 July 2012, ahead of their Saturday concert on 7 July.

QUEEN in Moscow 4 July hotel - http://youtu.be/hPyGl2DBAv4

Queen and Adam Lambert Wroclaw Press Conference -
Queen i Adam Lambert we Wrocławiu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iPld5ESBn0&feature=share&list=RDD0p7Gmq9pk8

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**Thu 03 Jul 14**
QUEEN WITH ADAM LAMBERT BRINGS ICONIC ROCK ANTHEMS TO THE SOUTH:
WILL YOU BE THERE?
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THE TIMES-PICAYUNE
3 July 2013 by Kara Martinez Bachman

The band will appear at the Toyota Center in Houston, Tx., on July 9, in the show most accessible to fans from the New Orleans area.


For its only concert date in the Gulf Coast region, Queen – plus vocalist Adam Lambert – will bring its first full arena tour in eight years to the Toyota Center in Houston. As the concert in closest proximity to New Orleans, it's expected that some Queen fans will travel to Houston for the July 9 show of the tour, which guitarist Brian May has suggested might be the band's last full-scale outing.

Since the death of powerhouse vocalist Freddie Mercury in 1991, Queen – which still includes original members May and drummer Roger Taylor – has struggled at times to find front men recognized as capable of filling the shoes of the larger-than-life Mercury. They tried Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers with a tour in 2006, but some fans and critics believed the pairing lacked in elan.

In 2014, showy vocalist Adam Lambert attempts to walk in those flamboyantly theatrical Mercury footsteps, and the band – as well as reviewers – apparently feel that it works.

"I'm completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon," Lambert said in a press release. "The thought of sharing the stage for a full set in North America is so beautifully surreal. I'm honored to be able to pay my respects to Freddie's memory; he's a personal hero of mine, and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band."

As of now, the North American tour – which consists of 19 arena dates in the U.S. and Canada – is receiving positive reviews. Here's a rundown of what critics are saying:

According to Dan Hyman of "Rolling Stone," at the tour opener in Chicago on June 19, "Queen put on a rock show, but one that often feels more like a Vegas spectacle." He also said "Lambert proved as brilliant a fill-in as you're bound to find."

Of the same premiere show, Jeff Elbel of the Chicago Sun-Times said showstopper songs such as "We are the Champions" and "The Show Must Go On" showed off Lambert's "pop sensibility and dizzying range while simultaneously showcasing May's unparalleled rock soloing technique."

Jim Harrington of the San Jose Mercury News said of the July 1 show at the 12,000-seat San Jose SAP Center – which reportedly sold out in just one day – that Queen "is still rocking in 2014."

Queen first became acquainted with Lambert when they performed "We Are the Champions" together on the 2009 "American Idol" finale, when the San Diego native was a finalist. Although not crowned the winner, Lambert -- unlike that year's "Idol" winner, Chris Allen -- has gone on to perform around the world, both on his own and fronting Queen. The singer received a best pop vocalist Grammy nomination for music from his debut album, "For Your Entertainment," and released a second album last year, "Trespassing."

For those interested in following the trajectory of how Lambert became linked with the classic rock/glam rock icons Queen, "Reality Rocks" columnist for Yahoo Music, Lyndsey Parker, gives a run-down of the path that led to the pairing.

The show – the only within reasonable driving distance of New Orleans – will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston on July 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Houstontoyotacenter.com.

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**Thu 03 Jul 14**
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We hear on the grapevine...

Likely to be a livestream - COMPLETELY UNOFFICIAL, mind you - for tonight's concert at The Forum in Los Angeles. You can stream the performance on the Butterknife account or their other ustream.tv account.

The performance is due to start at 7.30pm PDT (3.30am GMT).

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**Thu 03 Jul 14**
Q+AL SAN JOSE
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Dr May's 'Lost' Horizon ws jaw-droppingly AWESOME... in San Jose.


Brian May with arm raised - end of solo - San Jose
Brian May finishes his solo Last Horizon with a flourish - San Jose 1 July 2014

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**Thu 03 Jul 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 3 JULY
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MORE PHOTOS: FESTIVAL OF SPEED 3 July 2011:

In 1984 - Capitol Records released Roger Taylor's "Strange Frontier" album with different track listing (USA).
In 1995 - Brian May wrote the Summer Newsletter for the Queen Fan Club, mentioning they were within a few weeks of delivering final mix of Queen's new album and working on it both in London and Surrey.
In 2001 - "All The Young Dudes" from the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, ft Queen, Ian Hunter and David Bowie, released by Spitfire Records on Mick Ronson's posthumous album "Heaven And Hull."

All the Young Dudes - David Bowie - Ian Hunter - Brian May - Queen - Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert
- http://youtu.be/VwXY_qpyc5k

In 2003 - Brian May, Roger Taylor and Kerry Ellis in studio with Neil Murray, Mike Dixon & Kerry Ellis recording Kerry's cover of "No One But You.

No One But You - Kerry Ellis

In 2011 - Brian May & Kerry Ellis play Goodwood Festival of Speed, West Sussex, UK.

PHOTOS:

Brian at Goodwood 3 July 2011

Brian at Goodwood 2011

Brian May Goodwood 2011

In 2012 - Queen + Adam Lambert play Moscow Olympic Arena, Moscow, Russia, joined for "Life Is Real (Song For Lennon)" by Russia singer Zemfira.


Queen + Adam Lambert I Want To Break Free- Moscow 3 July 2012- http://youtu.be/YA22o5IB57o

 

Adam Lambert and Brian May - Moscow 3 July 2012
Adam Lambert and Brian - Don't Stop Me Now - Moscow - 3 July 2012

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**Wed 02 Jul 14**
Q+AL - NEXT SHOW THE FORUM, LOS ANGELES 3 JULY
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Queen + Adam Lambert
The Forum, Inglewood, CA
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 07:30 PM
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The Forum, Los Angeles

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**Wed 02 Jul 14**
Q+AL SET SAN JOSE SAP CENTER - SET LIST - PRESS
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San Jose set list



Q+AL SET LIST: SAP CENTER,
SAN JOSE
1 July 2014

1. NOW I'M HERE
2. STONE COLD CRAZY
3. ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST
4. FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS
5. LAP OF THE GODS
6. SEVEN SEAS OF RHYE
7. KILLER QUEEN
8. SOMEBODY TO LOVE
9. I WANT IT ALL
10. LOVE OF MY LIFE
11. '39 - BRIAN
12, DAYS OF OUR LIVES ROGER
DRUM SOLO
13. UNDER PRESSURE
14. LOVE KILLS
15. WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER
16. GUITAR SOLO
17. TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN
18. DON'T STOP ME NOW
19. RADIO GAGA
20. CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
21. THE SHOW MUST GO ON
22. BO RHAP
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23. WE WILL ROCK YOU
24. WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS


Brian May - San Jose

Brian May of Queen + Adam Lambert is projected on a large screen as they perform at the SAP
Center in San Jose, Calif. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

SAN JOSE PRESS:

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
Review: Queen, Adam Lambert shine in San Jose
2 July 2014 by Jim Harrington

Adam Lambert and Brian MayThere are some very valid reasons not to embrace Queen in the 21st century. But if fans are ever going to accept the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act without the dearly departed vocalist Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991 from AIDS-related medical issues, then there's really no time like the present. It probably won't get any better for the band than the current Queen + Adam Lambert configuration.

Opposite:
Adam Lambert, right, and Brian May of Queen + Adam Lambert perform
at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
(Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group. More Photos HERE

The former "American Idol" runner-up, who lost to the far-less-intriguing Kris Allen during the TV show's eighth season in 2009, is a good fit to lead Queen in concert. Lambert's obviously no Mercury -- and he doesn't pretend to be -- but he's a lot closer to the mark than Paul Rodgers, the former Bad Company vocalist who worked with Queen from 2004 to 2009 Apparently, the public agrees.

The current Queen + Adam Lambert tour is one of big hits of the summer. The trek's local stop -- which took place Tuesday night in San Jose -- reportedly sold out in just one day. The 12,000 fans who filled the SAP Center seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves, grinning widely, applauding enthusiastically and singing with gusto through much of the roughly 2 ½ hr show.

The 24-song set list was performed by two of Queen's original members -- guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor -- with Lambert handling lead vocals and two (sometimes three) other musicians fleshing out the sound.

Did it ever seem like I was watching anything more than a Queen cover band? Maybe in a few spots -- such as when May burned through that famed guitar spot at the end of "We Will Rock You." Mostly, however, the answer was no.

That really leads into the whole philosophical argument of whether Queen is still Queen without Mercury. Similar debates rage around other acts, which have soldiered on without their most famous members. Philosophy is one thing, however, and reality is quite another. The fact is that Queen -- which is also missing longtime bassist John Deacon, who left the fold in 1997 -- is still rocking in 2014.

The group opened the show with a strong statement -- "Now I'm Here" -- and then quickly followed with a solid take on "Stone Cold Crazy." After that double-shot from 1974's "Sheer Heart Attack," the troupe posted mixed results on the 1980-hit "Another One Bites the Dust," with Lambert struggling and the rest of the band rocking.

Lambert handled most of the more operatic moments just fine, especially when they required him to hit the high notes. Yet, he wasn't able to go the other direction -- and get down and dirty -- nearly as convincingly. He lacks Mercury's supreme swagger, which helped drive such cuts as "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love."

Yet, Lambert certainly got more things right than wrong. He made the correct choice to not try to copy Mercury, but rather to put his own shiny pop brand on the lyrics. The result often sounded like we were listening to Muse, a group that has drawn Queen comparisons for much of its career.

The staging was simple, but effective, with a large video screen in back conveying the action to those in the rafters and a catwalk running about a third of the way across the arena floor to a small second stage. The swirling, colorful light show was the most important part of the presentation.

The group would utilize that second stage, located in the midst of the crowd, on several occasions. May sat there on a stool, playing guitar and sharing vocals with the crowd on "Love of My Life" (from 1975's "A Night at the Opera"), which included a video segment of Mercury singing as well. That was also the setting for a decent drum solo by Taylor, which led directly into a stellar version of "Under Pressure," Queen's collaboration with David Bowie that was eventually released on 1982's "Hot Space." Taylor handled Bowie's lines, while Lambert sang Mercury's part.

Lambert and Queen brought the main set to a close in fine fashion with the fan favorite "Bohemian Rhapsody" and then returned for the expected encore of "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions."

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ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 2 JULY
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Living On my Own (1985) - Freddie Mercury - http://youtu.be/DedaEVIbTkY

Lisbon poster - Q+PR 2005In 1966 - 1984 played Henley-On-Thames Boat Club.
In 1971 - Queen played their first ever gig with John Deacon [and as full classic line-up] at Surrey College. It's said that Freddie didn't like t-shirt John was wearing so lent him another..
In 1980 - Queen played The Coliseum, Portland, USA.

Birmingham Mail 3 July 2009 page 3

 

In 1985 - Freddie Mercury released "Living On My Own" single bw "She Blows Hot And Cold" in USA.
In 1986 - Queen played a second show Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland.
In 1993 - The Brian May Band concert at Napoli Stadio Lamberti, Salerno, Italy, banned by authorities from taking place, claiming it would cause major traffic problems and noise pollution hazard.
In 2005 - Queen+PR played Estadio Restelo, Lisbon, Portugal.
In 2009 - Brian May and Roger Taylor perform with UK touring cast "We Will Rock You: The Musical" Birmingham Hippodrome, UK. There was an unfortunate mishap, when Roger's moving drum riser caught Brian on the back of his legs.

Opposite: Birmingham Mail on 2nd Night WWRY Birmingham - stage mishap
C
lick image for larger press cutting.

In 2010 - Brian May & Roger Taylor present an O2 Silver Clef Award to Muse at Silver Clef Awards, Park Lane Hilton, London, UK. Photos below - You can see Muse's performance at the Awards HERE:

Muse performance Silver Clef Awards 2 July 2010
- http://youtu.be/IL9DbEl567A

The big finale

"Muse's fearsome live reputation helped secure them the O2 Silver Clef Award in London on 2 July 2010. The award was presented by Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen. Taylor described the trio as 'probably the greatest live act in the world today,' while May said that 'this is a magnificent, incredible group." ~wiki

In 2011 - Roger Taylor guest appearance with the Foo Fighters, Milton Keynes Bowl, UK.

Foo Fighters Roger Taylor - Cold Day in the Sun @ Milton Keynes Bowl 2 July '11 - http://youtu.be/O4CIYofWlIY


Brian May Silver Clef Awards 2010 - presented award to Muse

 

Muse, Sharon Osbourne, Brian May and Roger Taylor 2010 Silver Clef Awards

Above: Muse: Christopher Wolstenholme, Matt Bellamy and Domonic Howard, with Sharon Osbourne, Brian May and Roger Taylor.

Left: Brian May on hand to present Silver Clef Award to Muse. [Brian May attends the auction at The Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Awards 2010 held at The London Hilton on July 2, 2010 in London, England.]

 

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**Tue 01 Jul 14**
Q+AL TONIGHT - SAN JOSE
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Queen + Adam Lambert
SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, CA
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 07:30 PM
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SAP Center, San Jose
SAP Center, San Jose

SAP Center, San Jose - rooftop

SAP Center, San Jose - Rooftop

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**Tue 01 Jul 14**
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[298] Freddie Mercury Made In Heaven Singles (1985) - https://youtu.be/yrDdPOPM-K8

This is Freddie Mercury's third solo single Made In Heaven and the sec

ond single issued from the Mr Bad Guy album. This remix version was available on the 7", 12" and 7" shaped picture disc formats and the single was released in the UK on 1st July 1985 by CBS records. It contained a non-album 'B' side of She Blows Hot And Cold and you can also see singles from Japan, Holland and a Pepsi promo 7" vinyl from Brazil.
Piano by Mariano Bryner.

In 1967 - The Opposition played the Royal Oak, Wigston, Leicestershire, UK.
In 1978 - Brian May and Roger Taylor attended David Bowie concert at Earls Court, London, UK,.
In 1980 - Queen played the Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA.
In 1985 - Freddie Mercury released "Made In Heaven" single bw "She Blows Hot and Cold" from Mr Bad Guy album. I n 1986 - Queen played the Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland.
In 1989 - Brian cracked his shoulder, skateboarding in San Diego.
In 1991 - Queen received 7x platinum and 8x platinum awards for GHI UK sales.
In 1995 - John Deacon's only true solo appearance. He joined the SAS Band for a few tracks: My Girl, 634-5789, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK. Elder son Michael played support with his band Baker.
In 1998 - The Brian May Band appeared on Italian RAI UNO (RAI 1) TV Show Angeli Sotto Le Stelle, Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome, Italy. Brian signed a guitar for auction in aid of leukaemia. Mimed "On My Way Up" on playback.

Brian May Angeli Sotto Le Stelle RaiUuno Italy 01.07-1998 - On My Way Up (mimed)
- https://youtu.be/SEIF1Q8xC54

Brian May Skateboarding 1989

John Deacon

John Deacon

Opposite: Brian May skateboarding 1989

Made In Heaven (1985) - Freddie Mercury - http://youtu.be/vBCTasRgFqo

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