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MARCH 2014

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- QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT Ticket sale Public 14 March


TOUR PRE-SALE INFO - COMMENCES MONDAY 10 MARCH


**Mon 31 Mar 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1967 - The Reaction played the Penmare Hotel, Hayle, UK.
In 1967 - The Opposition played Kirby Lane Community Centre, Melton Mowbray, Leics, UK.
In 1967 - Brian's group '1984' invited by Thames Television, Broom Road Studios, Teddington, to test out their new recording equipment. They recorded a dozen or so cover,s including two versions of Step On Me.


1984 (Brian May) - Purple Haze - http://youtu.be/uWHio4Gwt9k
Brian rips it up on guitar here !!

In 1974 - Queen played the Rainbow Theatre, London, UK.

Queen - Son & Daughter (Live 1974) - http://youtube.com/watch?v=g2ZDRI3RNmo
Live performance at the Rainbow Theatre
in London 31 March 1974. Broadcast on Swedish TV in 2000.

In 1976 - Queen played the Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan.
In 1978 - Queen went into Shepperton Studios to rehearse for European leg of News Of The World Tour.
In 1991 - Brian May spends Easter in Los Angeles, California, USA.
In 1999 - Roger Taylor played Rock City, Nottingham, UK.
In 2006 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played Glendale Arena, Glendale, Arizona, USA.
In 2006 - Queen received 3 x Platinum Award for Greatest Video Hits II sales (UK).

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**Sun 30 Mar 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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Queen & Paul Rodgers Paris 2005 - http://youtu.be/tuHNrOqQb_4

In 1974 - Queen played the Century Ballroom, Taunton, UK.
In 1975 - Queen played Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
In 1981 - Roger Taylor "Future Management" / "Laugh Or Cry" release (UK) and performed "Future Management" on Top Pop, Avro TV, Holland.
In 1987 - Freddie Mercury shoots "The Great Pretender" and "Barcelona" promo interviews.
In 1987 - Queen release VHS video single of "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (UK).
In 1993 - The Brian May played the BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, Canada.
In 1999 - Brian May guest appearance at Roger Taylor concert, Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, UK, joining Roger for "Under Pressure", "Rock 'n' Roll" and "Radio Ga Ga".
In 2005 - Download release: "No One But You (Only The Good Die Young) Orchestral version" Queen + Kerry Ellis.
In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played Le Zenith, Paris, France, and download release"Fat Bottomed Girls (Live 30/03/05) and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love ) Live 30.03.05".

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**Sat 29 Mar 14**
QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT: ADDITIONAL DATES ON GENERAL SALE NOW!
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The five addition shows that were added to the Queen + Adam Lambert North American Tour are now on general sale!

7/22 - Boston TD Garden - Buy Tickets

7/23 - East Rutherford Izod Center - Buy Tickets

7/25 - Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena- Buy Tickets

7/26 - Atlantic City Broadwalk Hall - Buy Tickets

7/28 - Toronto Air Canada Centre - Buy Tickets

Previously Announced Shows Already on General Sale

6/19 Chicago  United Center -  Buy Tickets
6/21 Winnipeg MTS Centre - Buy Tickets
6/23 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre - Buy Tickets
6/24 Edmonton Rexall Place - Buy Tickets
6/26 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome - Buy Tickets
6/28 Vancouver Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena - Buy Tickets
7/1 San Jose SAP Center - Buy Tickets 
7/3 Los Angeles The Forum - Buy Tickets
7/5 Las Vegas The Joint - Buy Tickets
7/6 Las Vegas The Joint - Buy Tickets
7/9 Houston Toyota Center - Buy Tickets 
7/10 Dallas American Airlines Center - Buy Tickets 
7/12 Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills - Buy Tickets 
7/13 Toronto Air Canada Centre - Buy Tickets
7/14 Montreal Bell Centre - Buy Tickets
7/16 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center - Buy Tickets 
7/17 New York Madison Square Garden - Buy Tickets 
7/19 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena - Buy Tickets
7/20 Washington, DC Merriweather Post Pavilion - Buy Tickets

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**Sat 29 Mar 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 29 MARCH
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In 1968 - The Art live at the Youth Club, Lutterworth, UK
In 1969 - Smile played the PJ's Club, Truro, UK.
In 1970 - Smile decided to split up. Tim Staffell thought Smile were going nowhere, and so joined Humpy Bong.
In 1974 - Queen played The Garden, Penzance, UK.
In 1975 - Queen played Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA (2 shows": afternoon and evening).
In 1976 - Queen played the Kosei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan (2 shows).
In 1977 - Queen received a Gold Award for Queen album sales (US).
In 1987 - Freddie Mercury attended a performance by Montserrat Caballe at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and taken by surprise when she performed Exercises In Free Love, secretly rehearsed with help of Mike Moran.
In 1992 - Brian May appeared on BBC's Guitar Legends programme, recorded at Seville Expo 92, Spain.
In 1999 - Roger Taylor played The Waterfront, Norwich, UK and released Surrender single (UK).

Brian May introducing Guitar Legends
Brian May Introducing performance at Guitar Legends, televised by BBC


Guitar Legends - 1992 - Broadcast by BBC http://youtu.be/NExZMRgVCFQ

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**Sat 29 Mar 14**
ADAM LAMBERT DISCUSSES QUEEN TOUR WITH RYAN SEACREST
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Adam Lambert Interview on the Queen Tour with Ryan Seacrest 7 March 2014
- http://youtu.be/7h9wCzRiqAE

ADAM LAMBERT phone chat with RYAN SEACREST KIIS FM, LA:

RYAN SEACREST: You turned 30 and things do fall into place a little bit better.

ADAM: Yeah, I definitely think so. You know, it's funny, I was just talking to the Queen guys about this today, when I first met them and the first couple of times we took the stage together, it was good, you know, it felt good. You know, just last year at the iHeart Radio Festival it just felt more grounded and kind of more evolved. You know we talked about a lot of reasons, but I think I feel more grounded or something. I don't know what it is.

RYAN: Adam Lambert, Adam Lambert throwing out. You know, the Queen guys, Brian, Roger, Queen, you know, those Queen guys - the rock 'n' Roll royalty that you're gonna be on tour with. Congratulations.

ADAM: Thank you so much. I'm thrilled.

RYAN: They are infatuated with you.

ADAM: Aww... well I am with them, so it's a mutual thing.

RYAN: What's the.. obviously you guys are from different generations, so what's the dynamic like when you're together?

ADAM: You know that's what's kind of cool about it. It doesn’t feel like a huge age gap. I mean they definitely have all of these amazing stories, and tons of experience and I try to just act as a sponge around them and listen and learn. It’s amazing, the things that they have to tell and the things they just know. But it feels, I dunno, it feels [real] easy with them. Like it doesn't feel like there's a big gap, and I think you can see it on stage. We have a lot of fun together and there's a lot of impromptu moments….

RYAN: So this tour's happening. Tickets are available March 14th at livenation.com and for those listening to KIIS FM they'll be in LA July 3rd at our Forum.

ADAM: Yes they've re-modelled it. I can't wait. Never been on stage there. I can't wait.

RYAN: How long's the tour, Adam?

ADAM: It's about a month, you know. Short and sweet, but we're hitting a lot of cities and I think it's gonna be this incredible, limited engagement type thing. Kind of a once in a lifetime opportunity for me, for the band, for the audience. It's gonna be crazy.

RYAN: Well, good luck man. I'm so excited for you. Have fun on the tour and we'll see you soon.

ADAM: Thank you so much Ryan. I'll see you soon.

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**Fri 28 Mar 14**
VIDEO REPORT: QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES
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Due to popular demand, FIVE new dates added to the Queen + Adam Lambert North American tour! See the dates plus + the band talking other tour details right here.

Queen + Adam Lambert Announce Additional Tour Dates - http://youtu.be/-0Z0FKJuGK0

iHeart 2013 - Q_AL takes a bow
iHeart Music Radio Festival 2013

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**Fri 28 Mar 14**
QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA HIT HONG KONG
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Queen Extravaganza prepare in Hong Kong

QUEX are currently in Hong Kong as they prepare to perform at the HK Sevens Rugby Tournament as the part of entertainment line up at the event. The picture above, taken by Tour Manager Paul Bond, sees the guys soundcheck in the stadium.

The Queen Extravaganza will perform on Saturday afternoon following the renowned Hong Kong Sevens March Past when the massed pipes and drums of the Hong Kong Police, Auxiliary Police, and Scout Pipe Bands will lead out the 28 participating national teams and members of Hong Kong's 20 mini rugby clubs in the traditional pitch parade.

http://www.queenextravaganza.com/

and on BLOOMBERG NEWS
HONG KONG GETS INTO PARTY MOOD AS RUGBY SEVENS KICKS OFF
By Kana Nishizawa Mar 28A 2014 12:09 AM GMT

EXTRACT:

Those who remember the start of the Hong Kong series may also enjoy the Saturday performance by Queen tribute band the Queen Extravaganza, founded by two of the original band mates Roger Taylor and Brian May.

“The energy and excitement of this international event fits perfectly with Queen’s music,” singer Marc Martel said. “We can’t wait for everyone to sing along when we perform the classic stadium anthems ‘We are the Champions’ and ‘We Will Rock You.”

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**Fri 28 Mar 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1969 - Smile played PJ's Club, Truro, UK.
In 1970 - Sour Milk Sea played The Temple, Lower Wardour Street, London, UK.
In 1974 - Queen appeared on Top Of The Pops performing Seven Seas Of Rhye.
In 1974 - Queen played for Students' Ball, University of Aberystwyth, UK.
In 1981 - Queen flew to South America.
In 1988 - The Cross released 'Heaven For Everyone' / 'Love On A Tightrope' (UK), Roger Taylor appearing on BBC 'Breakfast Time' to promote.
In 1993 - The Brian May Band played Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Canada.
In 1999 - Roger Taylor played The Junction, Cambridge, UK.
In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played Brixton Academy, London, UK - to kick off the Return Of The Champions tour, Ross Robertson / DJ Koma remix of 'It's A Beautiful Day' intro music.


Queen - It's A Beautiful Day (2005 Robertson/DJ Korma Remix) - http://youtu.be/_6Ro5FDm-tE

In 2010 - Release of Kerry Ellis EPK for debut album Anthems.
In 2011 - Brian May states on website he is preparing Anthems for 1 May concert.
In 2012 - Queen Extravaganza N American tour dates announced.

Paul, Roger and Brian Brixton Academy 2005
Brixton Academy 28 March 2005 - Photo Danny Clifford

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**Thu 27 Mar 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1974 - First time for Queen in UK Top 10 as Queen II album makes No 7.
In 1975 - Brian May went to see Led Zeppelin at Forum, Los Angeles, USA.

Rehearsal: Annie Lennox and David Bowie with Queen - 'Under Pressure'
- http://youtu.be/0SZUrKfMGIY

In 1992 - Start of a week of rehearsals for the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, Bray Studios, Berkshire, UK.
In 1999 - Roger Taylor played Liverpool L2, Liverpool, UK.
In 2002 - Brian May and Roger Taylor received 2002 Capital FM Award for Outstanding Contribution To Music, Royal Lancaster Hotel, London,
In 2006 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played the Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
In 2012 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis performed for Pride Of Cape Town, at the Grand Café & Beach, Granger Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.
In 2013 - Brian May guest appearance at We Will Rock You Musical, Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, UK,

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**Wed 26 Mar 14**
QUEEN ADD DATES TO SUMMER TOUR
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ROCK SQUARE
26 Mar 2014

Brian May

Rock legends Queen and their Freddie Mercury stand-in Adam Lambert have tacked an additional five concerts onto their summer itinerary, bringing the tour tally to twenty-four shows spread across the U.S. and Canada. The tour, originally scheduled to end on July 20th in Washington D.C., will now run through July 28th, with stops in Boston, East Rutherford, Uncasville, Atlantic City and Toronto added to the mix. Check out the updated list of dates below.

With a few months to go before they hit the road, Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor are currently working overtime assuaging fans’ fears about what a Mercury-free Queen tour will be like. According to May, Lambert will not simply be attempting to ape Freddie’s inimitable style.

“One of the great things about Adam is that he's never an imitator,” May said. “He finds his own way with the songs and that's what we all want. We want our music to be alive and dangerous and open to change.”

May thinks Mercury would approve of Queen’s decision to tour with someone who adds his own flavor to the band’s repertoire.

“You know, Freddie, particularly, would hate to have things kind of reproduced the way they were,” May explained. “We take it to a different place. It's exciting and I don't think we'd be doing it if we didn't think we were actually going into new territory and every time we work with Adam, we do that. So I'm very happy.”

But as Roger Taylor points out, they know they can only push the fans so far, because at the end of the day, people just want to hear the hits.

“We're very aware of what we think people want to hear, and I think after I've been to concerts where I haven't heard exactly what I wanna hear, so we're gonna try and deliver that as well,” Taylor said. “You know what people would want to hear from a Queen concert, obviously the big hits and try and make it an interesting journey through the hits.”

Tickets for the newly added dates will be on sale beginning Saturday, March 29 at 9am local time through the Live Nation mobile app and at Livenation.com. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, March 24 at 10am local time in the USA and Wednesday, March 26 at 10am local time in Canada.

Queen/Adam Lambert Tour Dates:

6/19 – Chicago, IL - United Center
6/21 – Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
6/23 – Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
6/24 – Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
6/26 – Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
6/28 – Vancouver, BC - Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
7/01 – San Jose, CA - SAP Center
7/03 – Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
7/05 – Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
7/06 – Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
7/09 – Houston, TX - Toyota Center
7/10 – Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
7/12 – Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/13 – Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
7/14 – Montreal, PQ - Bell Centre
7/16 – Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
7/17 – New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
7/19 – Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
7/20 – Washington, DC - Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/22 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
7/23 – East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
7/25 – Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
7/26 – Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall
7/28 – Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre

 


Queen with Adam Lambert-We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions iHeartRadio Music Fest 2013
- http://youtu.be/ehTyiFH_Fwc

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**Wed 26 Mar 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1971 - John Deacon met a student Veronica Tetzlaff at the Maria Assumpta Teacher Training College disco.
In 1974 - Queen played the Douglas Palace Lido, Isle of Man, UK.
In 1976 - Queen played the Kyuden Kinen Taikukan (Gymnasium), Fukuoka, Japan (2 shows)
In 1986 - Roger Taylor began work with British band Magnum on their "Vigilante" album in Montreux, co-producing with David Richards + bvs on When The World Comes Down and Sometime Love.
In 1986 - John recorded "No Turning Back" with The Immortals for the Biggles movie.


John Deacon & The Immortals - No Turning Back - http://youtu.be/ZwfgKKH6wQc

In 1990 - The Cross released Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know (UK).
In 1993 - The Brian May Band played the Saskatchewan Place, Saskatoon, Canada.
In 1996 - Queen receive Gold Award for Made In Heaven sales (USA)
In 2002 - Brian May, Roger Taylor, Robert De Niro (Tribeca Theatrical Productions) and Ben Elton attended press conference for We Will Rock You musical at Dominion Theatre, London, UK, announcing the musical would open there on May 14.
In 2006 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played the Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

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**Wed 26 Mar 14**
RARE SHARE: MISC MERCHANDISE BY HALF MOON BAY (2007 - 2009)
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Half Moon Bay was the company that made a lot of Queen merchandise from 2007 till 2009. Here is a selection of various Queen items from that time period.

318] Half Moon Bay Merchandise (2007 to 2009) - https://youtu.be/I_vCAsZjP60

Rare Share

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**Wed 26 Mar 14**
FANS RELIVE THE NIGHT QUEEN ROCKED THE DAGENHAM ROUNDHOUSE 40 YEARS AGO
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A joyous report !!

Freddie and Brian on stage
BARKING AND DAGENHAM POST

20 Mar 2014 by Mark Shales

Opposite: Freddie Mercury and Brian May of Queen perform on stage

The late 1960s and early ’70s saw a Dagenham concert hall play host to the UK’s best up-and-coming bands – some of whom went on to rewrite music history. This month marks the 40th anniversary of Queen’s performance at the Roundhouse, or Village Blue Club, in Lodge Avenue – a landmark night for many local rock fans. Labelled as the “next Led Zeppelin” by some, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon performed to a packed crowd on March 12, 1974, 18 months before the release of Bohemian Rhapsody.

The night itself was less-than-classic, the band interrupted mid-set by a power failure, but for many it offered a unique glimpse into the future of British music.

Among those in the audience that evening was former Navy engineer Keith Langridge, 65, of Geneva Gardens, Chadwell Heath. “It was a fantastic concert,” he said. “Everyone really enjoyed themselves. Even then Freddie Mercury was a great front-man, dancing around all over the place. It’s a shame it shut down as it was a real favourite venue for all types of rock and heavy metal and it’s always been missed.”

The night formed part of a 21-date tour of England and Scotland, with Liverpool-based band Nutz providing support for the duration.

Dagenham RoundhouseOpposite: The Roundhouse, Lodge Lane, Dagenham

Nutz played in Dagenham on numerous occasions and bass player Keith Mulholland, 65, described it a “favourite venue for all rock and heavy metal bands. It was great gig for both bands, ­although there were a few guitar mishaps,” he revealed. “My guitar neck broke in the van and Brian May snapped a string on stage, but luckily we both had spares. We got on really well with them back then but lost touch when they went ballistic – it was crazy how big they ­became “Freddie was a bit of a character but a nice guy to be around. We always had a few drinks afterwards at the ­hotel. They were a great band but offstage just ordinary guys. Brian was a great guy too, and such an amazing guitar player. He played what Queen wanted, but he was exceptional in his own right – on a different planet.”

A far cry from the expenses of 21st century gigs, a ticket for the night cost about £1.20, but with most acts charging just 80p at the Roundhouse some regular concert-goers were far from impressed.

“I turned up to find the entrance price had gone up to something outrageous,” recalls Gordon Robinson. On principle I stayed in the bar and listened from there all night. The music was great though, their new single Seven Seas of Rhye, was a particular highlight.”

Opening with Procession, the band played tracks from their first two albums, imaginatively named Queen and Queen II, before a cover-filled encore featuring the likes of Elvis Presley’s Jailhouse Rock and Shirley Bassey’s Hey Big Spender.

But it wasn’t just the music that brought in the punters. Retired receptionist Jill Bridge, 59, went along after seeing a picture of the “four cute looking guys” in a copy of the Ilford Recorder. “I don’t remember much of the music, but I do remember being captivated by Freddie and the drummer especially,” she said. “It was always nice to see them take on the world and think ‘I saw them back in the day’. My friend and I still talk about that night together even now.”

NutzOpposite: Nutz supported Queen on the night. Keith Mulholland, second left, said it was a great gig for both bands

Paul Govan, now living in Penzance, Cornwall, was a regular at the Roundhouse and said: “The atmosphere inside was always fantastic. “I never saw any trouble there. People were there for the music and to have a good time. A crowd of us went to see Queen when they played on that memorable night. I couldn’t believe that they were actually playing at the hall as well. You could stand feet away from a band onstage who may have been on Top of The Pops the week before.”

The club ran from 1969 to 1975 with other household names like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy and Status Quo all performing during that time.

Ken Anstead, 60, took two huge cardboard posters back on the bus with him to Redbridge after the concert. He said: “The Village was our Mecca on a Saturday night in those days although the Queen show was an unusual one and held on a Tuesday. There was lino on the floor in the middle of the hall which, by the end of the night’s entertainment, was normally so sticky from spilt beer that you could not lift your feet from it. It was also where the freaky dancing and head-banging took place.”

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**Tue 25 Mar 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 25 MARCH
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Brian May & Kerry Ellis - Alan Titchmarsh Show + "The Kissing Me Song" 25-03-2013
- http://youtu.be/BjaUBnalExA

In 1968 - The Art played Raven Youth Club, Thurnby Lodge, UK.
In 1974 - Queen released "Keep Yourself Alive" their first record in Japa.
In 1975 - Queen played the Municipal Theatre, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
In 1977 - Teo Torriatte bw Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy released in Japan
In 1991 - Brian May made a guest appearance with Les Paul at Fat Tuesdays, New York, USA.
In 1986 - A Kind Of Magic single entered into UK charts at No 16.
In 1991 - Brian May performed an impromptu guitar solo at a New York radio station, on the "Innuendo Radio tour", New York, USA.
In 1999 - Roger Taylor played The Riverside, Newcastle, UK.
In 2005 - Queen received Awards: 2 x Platinum Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl DVD, 4 x Platinum Live At Wembley '86 DVD, 2 x Platinum and 3 x Platinum GVH II sales (UK).
In 2009 - Brian May + Roger Taylor made a guest appearance performing during encore at WWRY Touring premiere Palace Theatre, Manchester, UK.
In 2013 - Brian May appeared on The Alan Titchmarsh Show, at The London Studios, ITV, London, UK.

Brian with Les Paul, Fat Ruesdaays 1991
Brian May playing at Fat Tuesdays, New York, with Les Paul 1991

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**Tue 25 Mar 14**
QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT EXTRA SHOWS - INITIAL PRESS COVERAGE
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Reuters - http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/24/queenadamlambert-idUSnPn26JYgt+8c+PRN20140324

USA Today - http://www.usatoday.com/story/idolchatter/2014/03/24/queen-adam-lambert-add-tour-dates/6819097/

Wall Street Journal - http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140324-903279.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

WSJ Marketwatch - http://www.marketwatch.com/story/queen-adam-lambert-5-shows-added-2014-03-24

Yahoo - http://finance.yahoo.com/news/queen-adam-lambert-5-shows-110000457.html

MSN - http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=PR&Date=20140324&ID=17458320

Bloomberg - http://www.bloomberg.com/article/2014-03-24/aMplvSnuYmQ0.html

Sacramento Bee - http://www.sacbee.com/2014/03/24/6262607/queen-adam-lambert-5-shows-added.html

The Times Herald - http://www.thetimesherald.com/usatoday/article/6819097

Broadway World - http://finance.yahoo.com/news/queen-adam-lambert-5-shows-110000457.html

Classic Hits and Oldies - http://www.classichitsandoldies.com/v2/2014/03/24/new-dates-added-to-queen-adam-lambert-north-american-tour/

Click Music - http://www.clickmusic.com/news/article/queen-and-adam-lambert-tour-more-dates-added-to-meet-fan-demand

Pollstar - http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=810311

MassLive -http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/03/queen_adam_lambert_add_second.html

97 Rock.com - http://www.97rock.com/common/more.php?m=58&ts=1395684336&article=B33061E5B34E11E3B51EFEFDADE6840A&mode=2

CBS Radio Boston - http://wzlx.cbslocal.com/2014/03/24/queen-with-adam-lambert-to-play-the-td-garden-in-july/

KATV - http://www.katv.com/story/25053607/queen-adam-lambert-5-shows-added

News Channel 6 Now - http://www.newschannel6now.com/story/25053607/queen-adam-lambert-5-shows-added

WTVM - http://www.wtvm.com/story/25053607/queen-adam-lambert-5-shows-added

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**Tue 25 Mar 14**
FREDDIE'S SISTER, KASHMIRA, IN BBC DOCUMENTARY "THE PERSIAN SPRING" SUNDAY
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Kash Cooke with Brian and RogerKashmira Cooke, Freddie' delightful sister, was interviewed by BBC TV One taking about Freddie for a documentary on the Zoroastrian Religion. This will be screened this Sunday 30/3/14 at 1.15 - 1.45pm. Title of the programme is entitled "NoRuz: The Persian Spring."

BBC Listing gives this information on the programme:

Comedienne Shappi Khorsandi explores the traditions of NoRuz, the Iranian New Year, which marks the beginning of spring, and introduces her young son to the festivities for the first time. Together they set up the centre-piece table and take a symbolic leap over the fire. Plus, Kashmira Cooke, the sister of rock star Freddie Mercury, discusses what faith means to her family, and chef Cyrus Todiwala chats about NoRuz activities while he cooks.

Opposite: Kash with Brian and Roger at WWRY Anniversary 2006

See also www.radiotimes.com

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**Mon 24 Mar 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 24 MARCH
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Queen Mother Love- Made In Heaven - The Films DVD -

In 1972 - Queen played the Forest Hill Hospital, London, UK.
In 1974 - Queen played the Woods Leisure Centre, Colchester, UK.
In 1976 - Queen played the Kosei Kaikan, Himeji, Japan.
In 1984 - John Deacon and Roger Taylor flew to Japan to promote The Works album. They conducted 112 interviews - on each of 16 days - following this John and Roger visited South Korea.
In 1987 - Freddie met Montserrat Caballe at the Hotel Ritz, Barcelona, Spain. Freddie playes her his composition "Exercises In Free Love" and she was so impressed she announced she would sing it at her next recital.

Freddie and Montserrat, Ritz Hotel, Barcelona
Freddie and Montserrat Caballe

In 1999 - Roger Taylor played the The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, UK.
In 2003 - Wienerworld studios released Made In Heaven - The Films on DVD - all the original videos commissioned by Queen and co-produced by the British Film Institute, as released on VHS in 1996 - plus bonus We Will Rock You The Making Of The Musical. Made In Heaven - The Films.
In 2006 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played the Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA
In 2012 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis visit Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

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**Mon 24 Mar 14**
PRESS RELEASE: QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT - 5 SHOWS ADDED
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- Boston, East Rutherford, Uncasville, Atlantic City, Toronto -
- Tickets for The Newly Added Dates On Sale Beginning Saturday, March 29 through the Live Nation Mobile App and at LiveNation.com

Queen and Adam Lambert

March 24, 2014, NEW YORK— Due to overwhelming demand, five additional shows have been added to the Queen + Adam Lambert summer tour. Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert will play second shows in Uncasville, Conn. and Toronto, Ont. and will add three new cities, Boston, Mass., East Rutherford, NJ and Atlantic City, NJ, to the highly anticipated tour. The 24-date tour, which is presented by Live Nation, now wraps on Monday, July 28 in Toronto, Ont.

New Dates
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July 22 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

July 23 – E. Rutherford, NJ – Izod Center

July 25 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena

July 26 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall

July 28 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre

Tickets for the newly added dates will be on sale beginning Saturday, March 29 at 9am local time through the Live Nation mobile app and at Livenation.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, March 24 at 10am local time in the USA and Wednesday, March 26 at 10am local time in Canada. Facebook pre-sale will begin on Wednesday, March 26 at 10am local time in the USA and Thursday, March 27 at 10am local time in Canada. Tickets for the previously announced dates are on sale now.

Queen + Adam Lambert received glowing reviews for their performance together at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last September, triggering a conversation between Adam, Roger and Brian to take the show on the road. Rolling Stone said, “Lambert astounded the audience on songs like ‘We Will Rock You’ and the closing ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’. It was the most anticipated act of the night.” Billboard claimed, “…Queen effectively stole the show, with timeless songs that music fans of all genres can sing along to” and the Hollywood Reporter exclaimed, “Adam Lambert, Queen bring down the iHeart house. With the perfect mix of rock attitude mixed with style, theatricality, sex appeal and impressive vocal gymnastics, [Lambert] took the band’s music to new heights.”

The threesome first shared the stage during American Idol in May 2009 for a performance of “We Are The Champions”. They teamed up again in 2011 at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast, Ireland for an electrifying eight-minute finale of “The Show Must Go On”, “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions” and in the summer of 2012, Lambert performed a series of shows with Queen across Europe as well as dates in Russia, Ukraine and Poland. They also performed three sold-out gigs at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

"Let's ROCK those beautiful arenas JUST ONE MORE TIME!” said Brian May. “I'm completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon,” added Lambert. “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. I know this tour will be a huge milestone for me, and with the support of Brian, Roger and the rest of the band, I feel like magic will be on display.”

In a career spanning over 40 years Queen has amassed a staggering list of sales, awards, and hall of fame inductions that is second to none. Record sales in the hundreds of millions of units, including an unprecedented string of number one albums and top-charting singles that continue to put Queen in the top ten of all-time iTunes sales, seven Ivor Novello Awards, an MTV Global Icon Award, two songs enshrined in the Grammy Hall of Fame - “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” – which also remain the most played songs at sports events and arenas around the world, and, as if to qualify all of hyperbole, just last month Queen received the accolade of becoming the first artist ever to sell over six million copies of an album in the UK - beating out even the Beatles' Sgt Pepper by close to a million copies - with their Greatest Hits album, which also achieved the record of over 1,422 weeks on the British album chart. The statistics show a staggering one in three British households now own a copy of the iconic act’s original Greatest Hits collection. Even with the tragic loss of their uniquely talented singer Freddie Mercury, Queen remain one of the most revered bands in rock and pop history, able to claim one of the most enduring song catalogues of all time. Just think: “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Another One Bites the Dust”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “Radio Ga Ga”, “Killer Queen”, “Fat Bottomed Girls”, “Bicycle Race”, songs that form the backdrop to the lives of generations of fans across all ages. With their sterling song craft, virtuoso musicality, and colossal spectacle of their live performances, Queen – Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor and John Deacon - captured hearts and conquered charts like no other band in history, a legacy that continues to live through the ongoing work and concert performances by May and Taylor. Their musical We Will Rock You, co-created with writer Ben Elton, is approaching its 12th year on stage in London’s West End and is currently touring North America.

Adam Lambert’s stunning performances on the eighth season of American Idol are still widely regarded as some of the most riveting moments in the show’s history. His debut album For Your Entertainment earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. His second album, Trespassing, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. The subsequent tour took Lambert from Australia to South Africa, throughout Asia and Eastern Europe and culminated in a sold-out arena show in Helsinki, Finland. In 2013, Lambert appeared as a guest star on the hit TV series, GLEE. He is currently writing and recording for his third album, which will be released this year.

Queen + Adam Lambert North American Tour Dates
6/19 Chicago United Center
6/21 Winnipeg MTS Centre
6/23 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
6/24 Edmonton Rexall Place
6/26 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
6/28 Vancouver Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
7/1 San Jose SAP Center
7/3 Los Angeles The Forum
7/5 Las Vegas The Joint
7/6 Las Vegas
The Joint
7/9 Houston Toyota Center
7/10 Dallas American Airlines Center
7/12 Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/13 Toronto Air Canada Centre
7/14 Montreal Bell Centre
7/16 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
7/17 New York Madison Square Garden
7/19 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
7/20 Washington, DC Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/22 Boston, MA TD Garden
7/23 E Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
7/25 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
2/26 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall

7/28

Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

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**Sun 23 Mar 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY- 23 MARCH
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Behind The Scenes - I Want To Break Free (Queen)- http://youtu.be/uRQn8gkEfRM
A brief behind the scenes look at the making of the video for I Want To Break Free by Queen.

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In 1968 - The Reaction played the Public Rooms, Bodmin, UK.
In 1971 - All the Queen members went to see Led Zeppelin, Marquee Club, London, UK.
In 1974 - Queen played the Links Pavilion, Cromer, UK.
In 1976 - Queen played Aichi Taikukan, Nagoya, Japan..
In 1984 - Another filming day for the "I Want To Break Free" video, with David Mallet, Limehouse Studios, London, UK.
In 1999 - Roger Taylor played The Garage, Glasgow, Scotland.
In 2006 - Queen+PR played the Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
In 2006 - DJs Cedric Gervais and Second Sun presented remix "Another One Bites The Dust" Queen vs The Miami Project at 2006 Winter Music Conference, Miami, Florida.

Queen vs The Miami Project - Another One Bites The Dust - http://youtu.be/25wmnat3M-Q

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**Sat 22 Mar 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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Sucker Punch Queen I Want It All We Will Rock You Mash Up - http://youtu.be/tnLWpp_L1ig

In 1969 - Smile played the Flamingo Club, Redruth, UK.
In 1974 - Queen played the The Paddocks, Canvey Island, UK.
In 1975 - Queen played the McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas, Texas, USA.
In 1976 - Queen played the Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan.`
In 1981 - Queen flew back from South America to the UK. Freddie flew on Concorde.
In 1984 - Queen film the I Wat To Break Free video, directed by David Mallet, at the Limehouse Studio, London, UK.
In 1989 - Queen filmed video for I Want It All from forthcoming album The Miracle.
In 1999 - Roger Taylor released "Surrender" singles (UK) packaged with London Town, Nation Of Haircuts, Tonight, depending on format.
In 2011 - Brian May makes a guest appearance at the WWRY musical, Millennium Centre, Cardiff, UK.
In 2011 - "Sucker Punch" motion picture soundtrack album released with remix "I Want It All + We Will Rock You (Mash-up)" by Queen with Armageddon.

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Sat 22 Mar 14**
ATTENTION QUEEN FAN CLUB MEMBERS
QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR UPDATE
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Attention all Queen + Adam Lambert fans who are signed up to the Queen Fan Club www.queenworld.com !!

IMPORTANT: Be sure to check your inbox from 7am EDT / 11am GMT on Monday 24th March for exciting news about the North American Tour!

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**Fri 21 Mar 14**
CONCERT AT THE KINGS 31 MAY
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Concert at the Kings

CONCERT AT THE KINGS
Saturday 31 May 2014

Tickets are selling fast for this year's Concert at the Kings event. Thanks to everyone who is supporting us this year and to those who soon will be!

It's a great line up this year and we'll also have a second stage with local and upcoming bands playing between the main stage acts.

All in all, this year is set to be packed with incredible classic - and fantastic new - music.

This year's event is raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and Above & Beyond.

If you haven't already bought a ticket, better grab one while you can!

The Boomtown Rats with Bob Geldof
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The Straits
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Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
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Los Pacaminos with Paul Young
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The Troggs
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Hosted by Dan Chisholm

Plus a second introducing stage full of new and up coming bands


TICKETS: Buy now HERE

Adults £50, Under 14 £20, VIP £250
Tickets can also be purchased directly in person from Sound Knowledge, Marlborough and Wadworth Visitor Centre, Devizes, please call for availability.

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Fri 21 Mar 14**
IMPORTANT: QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR UPDATE
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Attention all Queen + Adam Lambert fans who are signed up to the www.queenonline.com e-mail list!

IMPORTANT: Be sure to check your inbox from 7am EDT / 11am GMT on Monday 24th March for exciting news about the North American Tour!

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**Fri 21 Mar 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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Queen 1981
Queen 1981

In 1976 - Reception was held for Queenby Elektra Records in Tokyo.
In 1981 - Queen played Estádio do Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In 1993 - The Brian May Band played the Fargodome, Fargo, North Dakota, USA.
In 1999 - Roger Taylor played The Leadmill, Sheffield, UK.
In 2006 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
In 2014 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis The Great Hall, Palace of the Republic, Minsk, Belarus.

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