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JULY 2015

Contains some Industry and General News from 'OUT THERE'

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1 July - InTheStudio With Redbeard
5 Sep - Freddie Mercury Official Birthday Party, Montreux

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**Fri 10 Jul 15**
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In 1998 - Small Soldiers movie released featuring Queen & Wyclef Jean (with Pras & Free) "New LP Version" of "Another One Bites The Dust". AMAZON.

Queen + Wyclef Jean feat. Pras & Free - Another One Bites The Dust (Small Soldiers Remix)
- http://youtu.be/_HizFgX25So

In 2000 - 5ive + Queen released "We Will Rock You Special Edition single (UK). HERE

Queen Five We Will Rock You - Special Edition single 10 July 2000

Five + Queen - We Will Rock You - http://youtu.be/E0uDWynfCQc

In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played the Gelredome, Arnhem, The Netherlands.
In 2007 - The A-Z of Queen Vol 1 CD+DVD released on Hollywood Records, exclusive to Wal-Mart, N America.

A-Z of Queen Vol 1 - Wall-Mart

In 2007 - Brian May received an Honorary Doctorate of Science Honoris Causa from the University of Exeter. More HERE (reports and speeches - sound and transcript)

Brian Exeter University
Brian at Exeter University

In 2012 - Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballe 3 September release of "Barcelona - Special Edition" announced by Island Records.

Barcelona Special Edition 2012

In 2014 - Queen + Adam Lambert played the American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
In 2014 - Brian May posted "Disconnected Tour Thoughts" HERE.

Q+AL - ITLOTG, 7Seas, KQ, STL, DALLAS, 10th July 2014 - https://youtu.be/tz3PwpDBQgY

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**Thu 09 Jul 15**
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In 1966 - 1984 played All Saints Church Hall, London, UK.
In 1966 - The Reaction played the Town Hall, Torquay, UK.
In 1980 - Queen played the Forum, Inglewood, California, USA.
In 1985 - Freddie Mercury's "Made In Heaven" single entered UK charts at no. 57.

Frddie Mercury - Made In Heaven sleeve

In 1986 - Brian May appeared on ITV Tyne Tees "Northern Life" and BBC's "Look North": talked about Queen shows and that they were donating all proceeds from that evening's Newcastle St James Park show to Save The Children Fund.
In 1986 - Queen played St James Park, Newcastle, UK.
In 1987 - Brian appeared on BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, then flew to Vienna with Anita Dobson to make video for her new single "Talking Of Love".

Anita Dobson - Talking Of Love - https://youtu.be/0lk-IqVYQMY

In 1993 - The Brian May Band played La Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France.
In 1996 - The NSO Ensemble released two versions of cast recording "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", one a complete recording with Brian May on "Hot Patootie" (listed "Whatever Happened To Saturday Night"), and "Floor Show"; the other a highlights edition, without Brian May.

The Rocky Horror Show - album
The Rocky Horror Show

Robbie Williams: EternityIn 2000 - Brian May + Roger Taylor played Party In the Park, Hyde Park, London, UK - They performed We Will Rock You (5ive on vocals), Tie Your Mother Down (5ive on vocals) and With A Little Help From My Friends (all-stars finale). Roger stayed for much of the day, Debbie was there with Tiger Lilly and Rufus. Brian stayed all day and his children - Jimmy, Louise and Emily - and Anita were all there.
In 2001 - Robbie Williams released "Eternity CD and cassette single, featuring Brian May on guitar. Robbie Williams Eternity

In 2011 - Brian May interview "Total Guitar". READ HERE
In 2012 - Brian May in Premier Guitar Magazine. READ HERE
In 2014 - Brian May visited the ISS Mission Control - Johnson Space Center. SEE SOAPBOX

Brian May at NASA on board ORION - 09 07 2014 - https://youtu.be/bCpJuOyjtC4

Brian at Johnson Space Center

Brian May at NASA on board ORION - 09 07 2014 - https://youtu.be/bCpJuOyjtC4

Brian May visited NASA Johnson Space Center 9 July 2014 during his Queen and Adam Lambert Tour,

In 2014 - Queen + Adam Lambert played the Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA.

Q+AL Love Kills Houston 9 July 2014
Q+A - Love Kills - Houston 9 July 2014

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**Thu 09 Jul 15**
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Check out this Brazilian TV Ad. A 'Love Of My Life' Serenade - by Itaú Bank - sponsor of Rock in Rio 2015.

Itaú - Serenata Promoção VIP no Rock in Rio - https://youtu.be/KiW7eBvKuuU

Thanks to Lucas Marques (Queen Brazil)

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**Thu 09 Jul 15**
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Check out this "Death On Two Legs" cover version by Gary Schutt !!!

cover of Queen's "Death On Two Legs" (with lyrics and factoids)
- https://youtu.be/OdVT1UrrBds

B-sides MyselfWOW!!

Thanks to Mick Hoole for sharing.

From: B-Sides Myself - iTunes

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**Wed 08 Jul 15**
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The Cross, New Dark Ages vinylIn 1980 - Queen played The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
In 1989 - Brian May and Roger Taylor record guitar and drums for "Smoke On The Water" with Rock Aid Armenia, Metropolis Studios, London.
Brian was inhibited by a broken arm, so it is unclear how much he was able to contribute to this first session.
In 1991 - The Cross released "New Dark Ages" singles on EMI Electrola (Germany only).
AMAZON: The Cross 'New Dark Ages
In 1993 - The Brian May Band played the Zenith De Nancy, Nancy, France.
In 1996 - Brian May and Roger Taylor attended 3rd Annual Kerrang! Awards to receive Hall of Fame Award.

Roger Taylor and Brian May attend 3rd Annual Kerrang! Awards 1996
Roger Taylor and Brian May attend 3rd Annual Kerrang! Awards 1996

In 2005 - SADLY....Queen + Paul Rodgers concert Hyde Park, London postponed till 15 July due to bombings in Central London.
In 2007 - Brian May went to see Phil Collins at Twickenham Stadium, London, UK.

Genesis-2007-07-08-Brian May And Nick Mason In The Audience
- https://youtu.be/O7uHRbeaGa0

In 2011 - Brian May appeared on BBC The One Show with Chris Evans, Alex Jones and Jay Rayner

Brian May The One Show 08/07/11 - https://youtu.be/STGRllMMEa0

Brian May dropped into The One Show studio Friday evening 8 July and had a friendly interview with presenters, Chris Evans and Alex Jones primarily about his forthcoming Anthems concert at RAF Cranwell on 16 July, where his parents met. Talking (topically) of News of the World, playing Hungry Hippos and eating peas with Jay Rayner

We Will Brock You



In 2012 - Brian May Interview appeared in Sunday Times Magazine Home Supplement ‘We Will Brock You'. Inside Brian May's Animal Sanctuary.




In 2013 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis played La Cigale, Paris, France.


Brian May & Kerry Ellis - "'39" La Cigale, France 08/07/2013
- https://youtu.be/FwlAAxEPIRs

In 2014: Guitar Player carried Interview: "Brian May and Kerry Ellis Go Acoustic In Montreux", and discussing their The Candlelight Concerts - Live In Montreux 2013 [Eagle Rock]. Read full interview: HERE

Kerry and Brian in Montreux 2014
Kerry and Brian - acoustic set in Montreux

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**Tue 07 Jul 15**
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In 1968 - The Reaction played at the beach, Perranporth, UK.
In 1974 - Queen at Rockfield studios, Wales, rehearsing for Sheer Heart Attack album.
In 1991 - Brian arrived by helicopter at Milton Keynes Rock festival.
In 1987 - Anita Dobson released "Talking Of Love" bw "Sweet Talkin'" single, written and produced by Brian May.
In 2000 - Brian May and Roger Taylor appeared with 5ive, miming to "We Will Rock You" Top Of The Pops TV show, UK.
In 2001 - Roger Taylor guest appearance at picnic and charity concert with'Band Du Lac', Wintershall Estate, Bramley, Surrey, UK.
In 2001 - Brian May appeared at "Good Rockin' Tonight" concert, Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland - played "I Don't Want Nobody (Teasin' Around With Me)" + "Let Me Out", "Tie Your Mother Down" (bvs Emily May and boyfriend + 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).

Brian May and co. Concert at Montreux Jazz Festival 2001 July 7 part 2
- https://youtu.be/AIuSJp5jEXM

Brian May - Good Rockin Tonight 7 July 2001
Good Rocin Tonight 7 July 2001 Montreux

In 2007 - Roger Taylor played Live Earth, Wembley Stadium, London, UK - opened show with a drum solo with Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters).

Roger Taylor and Chad Smith

In 2008 - Kerry Ellis released "Wicked In Rock" EP, produced by Brian May.

Wicked In Rock

In 2011 - Brian May guest appearance with WWRY Musical cast, Birmingham Hippodrome, UK.

Brian May playing with WWRY cast Birmingham Hippodeome 11 July 2011

'We Will Rock You' | Birmingham Hippodrome 2011 - https://youtu.be/Tl8qvCnX6IA

As the worldwide mega-hit Ben Elton & Queen musical 'We Will Rock You' ( www.wewillrockyou.co.uk ) arrives in Birmingham, aspiring media apprentice Cadston Mason chats to show stars Rhydian Roberts and Ian Reddington for 'I Am Birmingham'.

In 2012 - Queen + Adam Lambert played Stadion Miejski, Wroclaw, Poland.

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**Tue 07 Jul 15**
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CNN are currently running the following trailer to advertise their new 8-part series on "The Seventies", incorporating "We Will Rock You".

The Seventies: Coming Summer 2015 Trailer - https://youtu.be/IylD7R7tsis

Following the critically-acclaimed series The Sixties, CNN explores an equally consequential decade: The Seventies. Coming this Summer on CNN.

Original Series “The Seventies” beginning Thursday, June 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Website HERE. Description: CNN looks back at the '70s in 8-part documentary series HERE.

CNN "The Seventies" series

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**Mon 06 Jul 15**
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In 1968 - The Reaction played at Feast Week, Megavissey, UK
In 1973 - Queen released their first ever single ‘Keep Yourself Alive’ bw 'Son And Daughter'- the only single not to chart in UK in entire career. Rejected by BBC Radio One as intro too long for them.

Queen - Keep Yourself Alive (Official Video) - https://youtu.be/JofwEB9g1zg

Freddie - Son And Daughter Hammersmith Odeon
Freddie - 'Son And Daughter' Hammersmith Odeon 24 December 1975

In 1980 - Queen played Compton Terrace, Phoenix, USA.
In 1984 - Queen ‘It's A Hard Life’ single released USA.
In 1984 - Freddie Mercury recorded "New York" demo Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany.
In 1993 - The Brian May Band played 2nd night Estadio Vincente Calderon, Madrid, Spain.
In 1994 - Brian May appeared with Paul Rodgers, Montreux Jazz Festival, Auditorium Stravinski, Switzerland - played Little Bit Of Love, All Right Now, Going Down To The Crossroads and Hoochie Coochie Man. Line up was Paul Rodgers (vocals, guitar), Neal Schon (guitar), Jason Bonham (drums), Ian Hatton (guitar), John Smithson (bass) and Steve Lukather guitar), Larry Carlton. ["I'm Ready" released Muddy Waters DVD/CD in 2011.]

In 1998 - Brian May guest on BBC R2 Richard Allinson Show, also took some Virgin Radio competition winners to lunch, Planet Hollywood, London. INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT
In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played Rhein-Energie Stadion, Cologne, Germany.
In.2014 - Queen + Adam Lambert played The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - 2nd night

Brian May - The Joint, Las Vegas 6 July 2014
Brian May - The Joint, Las Vegas, 6 July 2014.
Credit: https://kjmacdonald.wordpress.com/

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**Sun 05 Jul 15**
- OVER £5,000 RAISED
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Prerana Appeal

On May 11th the MPT launched an appeal to raise funds to help our friends at Prerana in Nepal, a local NGO in the Kathmandu Valley working on education and prevention with youths at risk of HIV & STI. The organisation has been caught up in the aftermath of the earthquakes that had hit the region. Your response to their plight was astonishing and one that we should all feel very proud of. The total amount donated was £5,256.

The message below is for you. Thank you.

Team MPT


Warm Greetings from Prerana!

Words are less to express our immense gratitude to the donors who have supported us through online Prerana Appeal. We have endured the harsh reality of Mother Nature and on remembering that day our hearts still tremble. It was a nightmare, yet we have learned more from this terrible experience.

We are grateful that we had support from our longstanding donor the Mercury Phoenix Trust, who stood by us throughout and helped us constantly. As I said earlier, despite being miles and miles apart, the MPT comforted us and caressed our pain jointly and encouraged us to move along.

We are thankful for your efforts through the Prerana Appeal and will assure the use of the collected funds for its intended purpose. We hope for your continue support.

With Regards,
Sajana Golay
Program Coordinator, Prerana, Nepal

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**Sun 05 Jul 15**
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In 1980 - Queen played the Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
In 1986 - Queen performed open air concert Slane Castle, Slane, County Meath, Ireland, for 95,000 fans.
In 1993 - The Brian May Band played the Estadi Olimpic, Barcelona, Spain.

Queen Slane Castle '86, July 5th 1986 - https://youtu.be/bGdbYLf5FtA

In 2005 - Roger Taylor guest on "Richard & Judy" chat show with Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, Channel 4 TV. Brian was unable to join Roger due to illness.
In 2014 - Queen + Adam Lambert played The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (1st of 2 nights).

Queen + Adam Lambert The Joint LV 5 July 2014
Queen - Adam Lambert - The Joint, Las Vegas 5 July 2014

**Sat 04 Jul 15**
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In 1968 - The Reaction played at Perranporth beach, Cornwall, UK
In 1988 - Roger Taylor's The Cross released 'Manipulator' bw 'Stand Up For Love' UK.
In 1999 - Brian May appeared on BBC One "The Sky At Night" - article HERE [Transcript and screen shots HERE

Brian and Patrick Moore

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

Queen and Adam Lambert Wroclaw Press Conference -
Queen i Adam Lambert we Wrocławiu

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.

Brian May with fans, Wroclaw
Brian May with fans, Wroclaw airport, 4 July 2012

Wroclaw Press Conference


TV interview Wroclaw
TV Interview HERE

In 2014 - Brian wrote on Soapbox in early hours thanking USA folks for LA concert the previous evening: HERE.

LA Forum
LA Forum 3 july 2014

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**Fri 03 Jul 15**
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In 1984 - Capitol Records released Roger Taylor's "Strange Frontier" album with different track listing (USA).
In 1995 - Brian May wrote Queen Fan Club Summer magazine, stating 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". [AMAZON]

Mick Ronson - 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

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

Brian - Festival of Speed

In 2012: Freddie Mercury’s black and white harlequin stage costume sold for £22,500 at Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia sale (Tuesday 3 July), in London. Bidders competed fiercely for the iconic costume, pushing the final price well above the pre-sale estimate of £8,000 – 12,000.

Harlequin costume

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 - A Kind Of Magic, Moscow 3 July
- https://youtu.be/kIXplH2IUuA

Brian May and Zemfira in Moscow - Life Is Real 03.07.2012
- https://youtu.be/a9NDFm1YxCI

In 2014 - Queen + Adam Lambert live at the Forum, Inglewood, California, USA.

Queen+Adam Lambert - Love Kills - The Forum, Los Angeles 2014/07/03
- https://youtu.be/G8xw9Kat6I0

Brian and Adam Inglewood Forum 3 Juy 2014
Brian and Adam - Inglewood Forum 3 Juy 2014

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**Thu 02 Jul 15**
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REMINDER: We Will Rock You: The Musical
The Musical Dome, Cologne
9th July to 16th August 2015 (Premiere 12 July - 6 pm)

WWRY logo

We Will Rock You - Brian May - https://youtu.be/DPNy77QhrTE

Press Release: We Will Rock You Returns To Cologne
3rd November 2014

The Legend is back! Only from 9th July to 16th August 2015 at the Musical Dome Cologne

WE WILL ROCK YOU, the musical by QUEEN and Ben Elton, will at last be back in Cologne! From 2004 to 2008 the bombastic rock extravaganza shook the city by the Rhine for four consecutive years. Along the way it electrified up to 2 million spectators. No other musical has been more successful to date, neither in cologne nor in the whole of North Rhine-Westphalia. From Cologne the worldwide hit-musical set off for triumphant runs in the whole of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Now the legend returns to rock the Musical Dome for only a few weeks from 9th July to 16th August 2015.

Brian May: “We’re thrilled to bring this technically revised German production of WE WILL ROCK YOU finally back to Cologne, the place where it all began in 2004. This version of our Rock Theatrical is like no other in the world. The story has its own subtle twists, and the company have their own very unique style. It’s wonderful to have these highly talented young people singing and playing our songs - a unique interaction which keeps us in contact with a new generation. We’re very proud and grateful to see the massive success of WE WILL ROCK YOU around the world. People of all ages come to see the show, many who weren’t alive when Freddie was with us. This show has helped to redefine modern Musical Theatre - it's totally live and dangerous, and above all - it rocks!”

WE WILL ROCK YOU, produced in conjunction with Brian May and Roger Taylor, is one of the most successful musicals of all time. More than sixteen million fans from around the world have already been rocked by the show, with more than 6.5 million alone at the Dominion Theatre, one of the biggest stages in the West End of London. No wonder We WILL ROCK YOU has won prizes such as the West End’s much sought-after Olivier! Audience Award, in 2011.

The Musical Dome in Cologne will be presenting the updated original version of the QUEEN musical, including newly re-mastered video animations created by production designer, the late Mark Fisher, in collaboration with the acclaimed lighting designer Willie Williams. Between them Fisher and Williams designed some of the most spectacular rock tours, most prominently their joint work for U2.

The cast and band need to have what it takes to reach the high standards of QUEEN’s back catalogue and of this rhapsodic musical production, so they are being selected at international auditions. Then there will be intensive rehearsals before the premiere in Cologne and the author and director Ben Elton himself will put the finishing touches to the script, giving the rock musical at the Musical Dome its own, fresh feel.

In Cologne the music supervision will again be in the hands of rock icons Brian May and Roger Taylor themselves; after all, the QUEEN songs not only form the backbone to the story but also guarantee that extravagant rock sound. At the end the two legendary QUEEN musicians will decide who meets their high standards and can rock in the WE WILL ROCK YOU band in Cologne.

The original London version of the rock musical was written by the celebrated bestselling author Ben Elton (behind Mr Bean and more) and was produced by Queen Theatrical Productions along with Robert de Niro’s Tribeca Theatrical Productions and Phil McIntyre Entertainment. The music and lyrics to WE WILL ROCK YOU of course come from QUEEN, with Ben Elton again directing.

The QUEEN story is one of the most impressive in pop history with more than 170 million albums sold worldwide, 18 number-one albums, numerous number-one singles and DVDs, joining the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, over 700 concerts all over the world, including the historic appearance at Live Aid and a Guinness Book of World Records Award for the most successful UK chart album in history – QUEEN was and is one of the greatest rock groups of all time. 2011 marked the mega-group’s fortieth anniversary. Their own musical WE WILL ROCK YOU crowns the group’s incredible success story in an impressive way.

WE WILL ROCK YOU tells the story of a globalized future without musical instruments. A handful of rock rebels, the Bohemians, fight against the all-powerful Globalsoft company and its boss, the Killer Queen; they fight for freedom, individuality and the rebirth of the age of rock. Scaramouche and Galileo, two young outsiders, cannot come to terms with the bleak conformist reality. They join the Bohemians and embark on the search to find the unlimited power of freedom, love and Rock!

The very first “Rock Theatrical", as Brian May calls the musical, will be coming to the Musical Dome in Cologne from from 9th July to 16th August 2015, in a lavish German production of the original.

With a wink and many ironic sideswipes WE WILL ROCK YOU is more than just a show title, more than a musical and more than a rock concert – it is a promise: WE WILL ROCK YOU!

Dates: Tue to Thu at 7.30 pm

Fri at 7.30

Sat at 2.30 and 7.30 pm

Sun at 2.30 pm

Previews: 09 and 10 Jul at 7.30 pm

11 Jul at 2.30 and 7.30 pm

Premiere: 12 Jul at 6 pm

Tickets: From € 26,90 to € 89,90 (excluding booking fees), available through the ticket hotlines +49 (0)1805 – 2001 and +49 (0)221 - 5779 0, online at www.wewillrockyou.de

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**Thu 02 Jul 15**
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In 1966 - 1984 played The Boat Club, Henley-On-Thames, UK.
In 1971 - Queen played at Surrey College, UK - their first concert with John Deacon [as full classic line-up]. It is said Freddie didn't like John's t-shirt and so lent him another one.
In 1980 - Queen played the Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
In 1985 - Freddie Mercury released 'Living On My Own' single bw 'She Blows Hot And Cold' (USA).

Living On My Own USA

In 1986 - Queen played Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland.
In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played Estadio Restelo, Lisbon, Portugal - first time the new outdoor stage set up was seen.

"Of course this is the first time the outdoor production has been seen, with the extended catwalk, bigger substage, extra lights, and the big video screens, etc ... so it's nice for me to see how it looked out there !

Lisbon 2005

Lisbon 2005

Queen + Paul Rodgers - Bohemian Rhapsody (Live Bootleg - 02/07/2005 Portugal)
- https://youtu.be/GXRJHjhiq5g

In 2009 - Brian May + Roger Taylor performed with the touring cast, We Will Rock You Musical, Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham, UK. There was an unfortunate mishap, when Roger's moving drum riser caught Brian on the back of his legs.
In 2010 - Brian May & Roger Taylor presented an O2 Silver Clef Award to Muse at Silver Clef Awards, Park Lane Hilton, London, UK. Roger described the trio as 'probably the greatest live act in the world today,' while May said that 'this is a magnificent, incredible group." ~wiki
You can see Muse's performance at the Awards HERE.

Brian May at Silver Clef Awards

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

Roger Taylor Milton Keynes Bowl with Foo Fighters 2 July 2011
Copyright James Hargreave
[Original image published athttps://www.flickr.com/]

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**Wed 01 Jul 15**
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SAS Band

I have some good news! After years of arm-twisting and cajoling The Band have decided to do a mini tour in Nov/Dec, so please help us by spreading the word and sharing the news with all of your friends! To share via facebook go to https://www.facebook.com/SpikeEdneySASBand. If the gigs sell well, we can extend the tour and come back to your area again next year! Please see gig and ticket information listed below.

All of the gigs are already on sale, except for G Live. The first 500 tickets will go on pre-sale via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sas-band-all-star-christmas-special-g-live-tickets-17567260148 at 8am on 7th July to our valued Friends of the Band, who have signed up to our database. Further tickets for G Live will go on sale to the general public via www.glive.co.uk on 14th July, so if you’re hoping for SAS Band priority seating, it’s advised to book via the eventbrite site, as soon as they go on sale on morning of the 7th. They will go quickly! G Live will have more seated tickets available on the 14th, but the SAS Band have reserved the best seats in the balcony for Friends of the Band, which will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

We look forward to seeing you at one of the shows!


Thursday, 26th November - THE BROOK, Southampton
Tickets on Sale: £29:50 Adv / £32 Doors

Sunday, 29th November - THE ASSEMBLY HALL THEATRE, Tunbridge Wells
Tickets on Sale: £36 standing/ £40 seated

Thursday, 3 December - WATFORD COLOSSEUM, Watford
Tickets on Sale: £40 standing/ £30 seated

Friday, 4th December - SALISBURY CITY HALL, Salisbury
Tickets on Sale: £42 seated/ £36 standing

Saturday, 5th December - G LIVE, Guildford THE SAS BAND CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!
Tickets on pre-sale as of 8am, 7th July via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sas-band-all-star-christmas-special-g-live-tickets-17567260148, £45 seated/ £35 standing

Tuesday, 8th December - PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL, Portsmouth
Tickets on sale: £36.30/ £44.00. Group discounts available.

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**Wed 01 Jul 15**
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In 1967 - The Opposition played The Royal Oak, Wigston, Leicestershire, UK.
In 1968 - Roger Taylor went to Cornwall to arrange his last gigs with The Reaction.
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' bw 'She Blows Hot And Cold' from Mr Bad Guy Album.

Freddie Mercury Made In Heaven Singles (1985) - https://youtu.be/QPbC1bhhYbM

Rare Share: This is Freddie Mercury's third solo single Made In Heaven and the second 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 1986 - Queen played The Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland.
In 1989 - Brian May injured his shoulder skateboarding in San Diego.

Brian May skateboarding 1989
Brian May skateboarding 1989

In 1991 - Queen awarded 7x platinum and 8x platinum Greatest Hits UK sales.
In 1995 - John Deacon's only true solo appearance. He joined the SAS Band for a few numbers: 'My Girl', '634-5789', 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love', at Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK (though stood with back to the audience between songs). 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 in Angeli Sotto Le Stelle, RAI UNO (Italy)-On My Way Up (mimed) (01.07.1998)
- https://youtu.be/mc3GH9hbq9w

In 2014 - Queen + Adam Lambert played The SAP Center, San Jose, California, USA.

San Jose
Brian and Adam - San Jose

San Jose

Brian - San Jose

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