Queen Concertography 1982-1986

 

This page is an overview of Queen's live career between 1982 and 1986. The tracks given for each tour reflect the standard setlist, but the actual songs performed varied from night to night. For a more comprehensive list, with exact setlists and details of live recordings, please see the Queen Concerts website.

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1982 Hot Space UK/European Tour (30)
1982 Hot Space North American Tour (33)
1982 Saturday Night Live Appearance (1)
1982 Hot Space Japanese Tour (6)
1984 San Remo Song Festival (2)
1984 Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival (1)
1984 The Works UK/European Tour (23)
1984 The Works South African Tour (9)
1985 Brazilian Rock In Rio Festival (2)
1985 The Works Australasian/Japanese Tour (14)
1985 Live Aid: The Global Jukebox (1)
1986 Monteux Golden Rose Pop Festival (1)
1986 UK/European The Magic Tour (26)


1982 Hot Space UK/European Tour


Typical setlist for shows 1 to 9 (upto 23 April):
Flash, The Hero, Tie Your Mother Down, Action This Day, Play The Game, Staying Power, Somebody To Love, Get Down Make Love, Instrumental Inferno, Under Pressure, Love Of My Life, Vocal Improvisation, Save Me, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Now I'm Here, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen
Typical setlist for shows 10 to 17 (24 April to 7 May):
Flash, The Hero, Tie Your Mother Down, Action This Day, Play The Game, Staying Power, Somebody To Love, Love Of My Life, Vocal Improvisation, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, Instrumental Inferno, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Now I'm Here, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen
Typical setlist for shows 18 to 30 (9 May onwards):
Flash, The Hero, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Play The Game, Staying Power, Somebody To Love, Now I'm Here, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Love Of My Life, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, Instrumental Inferno, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen

Other tracks occasionally performed included 'Liar', 'Body Language', 'Back Chat', 'Sheer Heart Attack', 'Las Palabras De Amor' (as an acoustic warm-up by Brian in Milton Keynes only), 'Not Fade Away' (in Stockholm only), and introductions to 'Spread Your Wings', 'Death On Two Legs' or 'Mustapha'. Brian's solo also included parts of 'I Go Crazy' at some shows. Queen had also hoped to play at the Royal Albert Hall, but there were fears that the ceiling would collapse under the weight of the lighting rig. The tour featured Morgan Fisher on keyboards and synths.
1. 9 April 1982 - Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden
2. 10 April 1982 - Ice Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden
3. 12 April 1982 - Drammenshallen, Oslo, Norway
4. 16 April 1982 - Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
5. 17 April 1982 - Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
6. 19 April 1982 - Palais De Sport, Paris, France
7. 20 April 1982 - Palais De Sport, Lyon, France
8. 22 April 1982 - Forest Nationale, Brussels, Belgium
9. 23 April 1982 - Forest Nationale, Brussels, Belgium
10. 24 April 1982 - Groenoordhalle, Leiden, Netherlands
11. 25 April 1982 - Groenoordhalle, Leiden, Netherlands
12. 28 April 1982 - Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
             Excerpts of 'Tie Your Mother Down' and 'We Are The Champions' appear on 'Rare Live', while the whole show is available on the When You Don't Wanna Hear It Frankfurt bootleg, released as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.

--. 29 April 1982 - Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany (cancelled)
13. 1 May 1982 - Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, Germany
14. 3 May 1982 - Palais De Sport, Paris, France
15. 5 May 1982 - Eilenriedehalle, Hannover, Germany
16. 6 May 1982 - Sportshalle, Cologne, Germany
17. 7 May 1982 - Sportshalle, Cologne, Germany
18. 9 May 1982 - Carl-Diem Halle, Wurzburg, Germany
19. 10 May 1982 - Sporthalle, Stuttgart, Germany
20. 12 May 1982 - Stadhalle, Vienna, Austria

       The 'Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl' DVD includes 'Another One Bites The Dust', 'We Will Rock You', 'We Are The Champions' and 'God Save The Queen', while 'God Save The Queen' and parts of 'Another One Bites The Dust' and 'We Are The Champions' appear on 'Rare Live'. The whole show was also released on the Staying Power & Glory bootleg, released as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.
21. 13 May 1982 - Stadhalle, Vienna, Austria
22. 15 May 1982 - Waldbuehne, Berlin, Germany
23. 16 May 1982 - Ernst Merckhalle, Hamburg, Germany
24. 18 May 1982 - Eissporthalle, Kassel, Germany
25. 21 May 1982 - Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
26. 22 May 1982 - Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
27. 29 May 1982 - Elland Road, Leeds, England (home of Leeds Utd)
       This show, at the home of Leeds United FC, replaced one planned for Old Trafford, Manchester, home of Manchester United FC.
28. 1 June 1982 - Ingliston Showground, Edinburgh, Scotland
29. 2 June 1982 - Ingliston Showground, Edinburgh, Scotland
30. 5 June 1982 - Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, England
       This show replaced one planned for Highbury in London, the home of Arsenal FC, and was recorded by The Tube and broadcast on Channel 4 in January 1983. The whole show was fully released on both CD and DVD in 2004 as 'Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl'. 'Staying Power' appears on 'Greatest Video Hits II', an edit of 'Play The Game' appears on 'The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert', and two edits of 'Somebody To Love' appear on 'Rare Live' and 'The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert'. The full version of 'Somebody To Love' was also available to stream online as part of the 'Absolute Greatest' release and as audio on the 'A Day At The Races' 2011 double disc reissue. Finally, a number of other tracks were released as part of the 2011 reissues, namely Staying Power, Dragon Attack and Now I'm Here (reprise) as audio tracks on the double disc versions, and Action This Day, Love Of My Life, Fat Bottomed Girls, and Tie Your Mother Down as videos on the iTunes LP's.

1982 Hot Space North American Tour


Flash, Rock It, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Play The Game, Staying Power, Now I'm Here, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Save Me, Calling All Girls, Get Down Make Love, Instrumental Inferno, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen

Other tracks occasionally performed included 'Back Chat', 'Put Out The Fire', 'Somebody To Love' and 'Life Is Real'. The tour featured Fred Mandel on keyboards and synths.
1. 21 July 1982 - Forum, Montreal, Canada
2. 23 July 1982 - Boston Gardens, Boston, USA
3. 24 July 1982 - Spectrum, Philadelphia, USA
4. 25 July 1982 - Capitol Centre, Washington DC, USA
5. 27 July 1982 - Madison Square Garden, New York, USA
6. 28 July 1982 - Madison Square Garden, New York, USA
7. 31 July 1982 - Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, USA
8. 2 August 1982 - Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada
9. 3 August 1982 - Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada
10. 5 August 1982 - Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, USA
11. 6 August 1982 - Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, USA
12. 7 August 1982 - Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinatti, USA
13. 9 August 1982 - Brendan Byrne Arena, Meadowlands, East Rutherford, USA
       The whole show is available on the Life Is Real bootleg, while 'Life It's Real' itself appears on the When You Don't Wanna Hear It Frankfurt bootleg, both released as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.
14. 10 August 1982 - Coliseum, New Haven, USA
15. 13 August 1982 - Poplar Creek, Chicago, USA
16. 14 August 1982 - Poplar Creek, Chicago, USA
17. 15 August 1982 - Civic Centre Arena, St Paul, USA
18. 19 August 1982 - Civic Centre, Biloxi, USA
19. 20 August 1982 - The Summit, Houston, USA
20. 21 August 1982 - Reunion, Dallas, USA
21. 24 August 1982 - Omni, Atlanta, USA
22. 27 August 1982 - City Myriad, Oklahoma, USA
23. 28 August 1982 - Kemper Arena, Kansas City, USA
24. 30 August 1982 - McNichols Arena, Denver, USA
25. 2 September 1982 - Coliseum, Portland, USA
26. 3 September 1982 - Coliseum, Seattle, USA
27. 4 September 1982 - PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada
28. 7 September 1982 - Coliseum, Oakland, USA
29. 10 September 1982 - ASU Arena, Tempe, USA
30. 11 September 1982 - Irvine Meadows, Irvine, USA
31. 12 September 1982 - Irvine Meadows, Irvine, USA
32. 14 September 1982 - Forum, Los Angeles, USA
33. 15 September 1982 - Forum, Los Angeles, USA
       Billy Squier came on stage and sang vocals during 'Jailhouse Rock'.

1982 Saturday Night Live Appearance


Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Under Pressure

This was Queen's only live performance on any TV programme worldwide. It featured Fred Mandel on piano.
1. 25 September 1982 - Saturday Night Live, NBC Studios, New York, USA
       'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' was released on the 2003 US DVD 'Saturday Night Live - 25 Years Of Music (volume 2)' and later as a bonus video on 'The Game' 2011 iTunes LP.

1982 Hot Space Japanese Tour


Flash, The Hero, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Play The Game, Calling All Girls, Now I'm Here, Put Out The Fire, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Love Of My Life, Freddie Singalong, Save Me, Get Down Make Love, Instrumental Inferno, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen

Other tracks occasionally performed included 'Rock It', 'Teo Torriatte', 'Back Chat', 'Somebody To Love', 'Jailhouse Rock', 'Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting', 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On' and introductions to 'Spread Your Wings' and 'Death On Two Legs'. The tour featured Fred Mandel on keyboards and synths.
1. 19 October 1982 - Kyuden Auditorium, Fukuoka, Japan
       The show is available on the Live And Alive In The USA bootleg, while 'Calling All Girls', 'Body Language', 'Put Out The Fire', 'Dragon Attack', the reprise of 'Now I'm Here', 'Back Chat' and 'Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting' appear on the When You Don't Wanna Hear It Frankfurt bootleg, both released as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.
2. 20 October 1982 - Kyuden Auditorium, Fukuoka, Japan
3. 24 October 1982 - Hankyu Nishinomiyakyujo, Osaka, Japan
      This show is available on the Domo Arigato Osaka bootleg, while the Improvisation, 'Another One Bites The Dust' and 'Rock 'n' Roll Medley' appear on the When You Don't Wanna Hear It Frankfurt bootleg, both released as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.
4. 26 October 1982 - Kokusai Tenjijo, Nagoya, Japan
      This show is available on the Action And More Action bootleg, released as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.
5. 29 October 1982 - Hokkaidoritsu Sangyo Kyoshin Kaijo, Sapporo, Japan
      'Teo Torriatte' and an Improvisation both appear on the When You Don't Wanna Hear It Frankfurt bootleg, released as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.
6. 3 November 1982 - Seibu Lions Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
      The concert was released as an edited video titled 'Live In Japan', with 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' later released on 'Rare Live', and 'Save Me' on 'The Game' 2011 iTunes LP. The 'Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl' DVD also includes highlights of the concert, including the then unreleased 'Calling All Girls'. 'We Will Rock You (fast version)', 'Action This Day', Freddie's Singalong and 'Calling All Girls' were later released as bonus tracks on the 2011 double disc reissues of 'News Of The World' and 'Hot Space', while 'Love Of My Life' and 'We Will Rock You' were both included on the Japanese release of the 'Days Of Our Lives' documentary.

1984 San Remo Song Festival


Radio Ga Ga

Queen mimed a single song to promote 'The Works'.
1. 3 February 1984 - San Remo Song Festival, San Remo, Italy
2. 4 February 1984 - San Remo Song Festival, San Remo, Italy

1984 Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival


Radio Ga Ga, Tear It Up, It's A Hard Life, I Want To Break Free

Queen mimed four songs at this festival, which were broadcast extensively worldwide. The entire set was later released on the 'Greatest Video Hits II' DVD.
1. 12 May 1984 - Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival, unknown venue, Montreux, Switzerland

1984 The Works UK/European Tour


Machines, Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, Improvisation, It's A Hard Life, Staying Power, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created?, Love Of My Life, Stone Cold Crazy, Great King Rat, Spike Edney Solo, Guitar Solo, Brighton Rock (finale), Another One Bites The Dust, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen

Other tracks occasionally performed included 'Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting', 'Sheer Heart Attack' (in place of 'Jailhouse Rock'), the introduction to 'Mustapha', and 'Not Fade Away' (once, on 4 September). The tour featured Spike Edney on keyboards, synths and guitars.
1. 24 August 1984 - Forest Nationale, Brussels, Belgium
       Footage of 'Hammer To Fall', plus some shots filmed before or after the show, was later used for the promo video for the track.
2. 28 August 1984 - RDS Simmons Hall, Dublin, Ireland
3. 29 August 1984 - RDS Simmons Hall, Dublin, Ireland
       These two shows featured the 'A Day At The Races' album outro instead of 'God Save The Queen', for political reasons.
4. 31 August 1984 - NEC, Birmingham, England
5. 1 September 1984 - NEC, Birmingham, England
6. 2 September 1984 - NEC, Birmingham, England
       This show is available on the Real Dazzler bootleg, released as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.
7. 4 September 1984 - Wembley Arena, London, England
       This show is available on the Not Fade Away bootleg, released as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.
8. 5 September 1984 - Wembley Arena, London, England
9. 7 September 1984 - Wembley Arena, London, England
       Rick Parfitt, from Status Quo, came on stage and played guitar on 'Jailhouse Rock'.
10. 8 September 1984 - Wembley Arena, London, England
11. 11 September 1984 - Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, Germany
12. 14 September 1984 - Sportspalace, Milan, Italy
13. 15 September 1984 - Sportspalace, Milan, Italy
       This show is available on the We Will Love You bootleg, released as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.
14. 16 September 1984 - Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
15. 18 September 1984 - Omnisports, Paris, France
16. 20 September 1984 - Groenoordhalle, Leiden, Netherlands
17. 21 September 1984 - Forest Nationale, Brussels, Belgium
18. 22 September 1984 - Europhalle, Hannover, Germany
       Freddie fell down the stairs during 'Hammer To Fall', injuring his knee and unable to continue for long, so they finished the concert with 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'We Will Rock You' and 'We Are The Champions'.

19. 24 September 1984 - Deutchlandhalle, Berlin, Germany
20. 26 September 1984 - Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
21. 27 September 1984 - Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany

       This show is available on the Dynasty Stuttgart bootleg, released as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.
22. 29 September 1984 - Stadhalle, Vienna, Austria
23. 30 September 1984 - Stadhalle, Vienna, Austria

1984 The Works South African Tour


Machines, Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, Improvisation, It's A Hard Life, Staying Power, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created?, Love Of My Life, Stone Cold Crazy, Great King Rat, Spike Edney Solo, Guitar Solo, Brighton Rock (finale), Another One Bites The Dust, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen

The dates below come from the Queen Concerts site which is far more accurate than mine. It notes that Freddie lost his voice during 'Under Pressure' on 7th October, and so the concert was cancelled mid-show. The concerts on the 9th and 12th were also cancelled, but the show on the 10th did go ahead. The tour featured Spike Edney on keyboards, synths and guitars.
1. 5 October 1984 - Super Bowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana, South Africa
2. 6 October 1984 - Super Bowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana, South Africa
3. 7 October 1984 - Super Bowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana, South Africa (cancelled during the show)
-. 9 October 1984 - Super Bowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana, South Africa (cancelled)
4. 10 October 1984 - Super Bowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana, South Africa
-. 12 October 1984 - Super Bowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana, South Africa (cancelled)
5. 13 October 1984 - Super Bowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana, South Africa
6. 14 October 1984 - Super Bowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana, South Africa
7. 18 October 1984 - Super Bowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana, South Africa
8. 19 October 1984 - Super Bowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana, South Africa
9. 20 October 1984 - Super Bowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana, South Africa

1985 Brazilian Rock in Rio Festival


Machines, Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, Improvisation, It's A Hard Life, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created?, Love Of My Life, Guitar Solo, Brighton Rock (finale), Another One Bites The Dust, Mustapha (intro), Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen

Queen went on stage at around 2:00am each morning, and performed to between 250,000 and 300,000 people. The shows featured Spike Edney on keyboards, synths and guitars, and technically were held on the 11th and 18th, but Queen's performances were on the 12th and 19th. The two shows were later compiled together to make a heavily edited video release, which was reissued on DVD in 2013 exclusive to a North American boxed set. Excerpts of 'Tie Your Mother Down' (from the first show) appear on the 'Rare Live' video, while the 2011 double-disc reissue of 'The Works' includes both 'It's A Hard Life' and 'Is This The World We Created?', and the iTunes LP adds a bonus video of 'I Want To Break Free'. Footage from the shows was also used for the promo videos for 'Seven Seas Of Rhye' on the 'Queen Rocks' video, and 'Love Of My Life' on the 'A Night At The Opera' 30th Anniversary DVD. The improvisation on the 19th, titled 'Rock In Rio Blues' for these concerts, later appeared on the 'Made In Heaven' 2011 double-disc reissue, the 'A Winter's Tale' UK CD single and on the 'Too Much Love Will Kill You' single in the USA. Finally, 'Tie Your Mother Down' and 'Love Of My Life' were available to stream online as part of the 'Absolute Greatest' release.
1. 12 January 1985 - Rock In Rio Festival, unknown venue, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
2. 19 January 1985 - Rock In Rio Festival, unknown venue, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
       Brian's solo at this show included parts of 'Let Me Out'.

1985 The Works Australasian/Japanese Tour


Machines, Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, Improvisation, It's A Hard Life, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created?, Love Of My Life, Guitar Solo, Brighton Rock (finale), Another One Bites The Dust, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen

Other tracks occasionally performed included 'Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting', 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On', the introduction to 'Mustapha', and some of Freddie's piano improvisations included 'My Fairy King'. The tour featured Spike Edney on keyboards, synths and guitars.
1. 13 April 1985 - Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
       Tony Hadley, from Spandau Ballet, came on stage and sang vocals on 'Jailhouse Rock'.
2. 16 April 1985 - Sports And Entertainments Centre, Melbourne, Australia
3. 17 April 1985 - Sports And Entertainments Centre, Melbourne, Australia
4. 19 April 1985 - Sports And Entertainments Centre, Melbourne, Australia
5. 20 April 1985 - Sports And Entertainments Centre, Melbourne, Australia
6. 25 April 1985 - Entertainments Centre, Sydney, Australia
       Parts of 'Radio Ga Ga' appear on the 'Rare Live' video.
7. 26 April 1985 - Entertainments Centre, Sydney, Australia
8. 28 April 1985 - Entertainments Centre, Sydney, Australia
9. 29 April 1985 - Entertainments Centre, Sydney, Australia
10. 8 May 1985 - Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan
11. 9 May 1985 - Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan
12. 11 May 1985 - Yoyogi Swimming Pool Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan
       Most of this concert was released exclusively in Japan as the 'Final Concert Live In Japan' video and later DVD. Parts of 'Keep Yourself Alive' and 'Tie Your Mother Down' also appear on the 'Rare Live' video.
13. 13 May 1985 - Aichi Auditorium, Nagoya, Japan
14. 15 May 1985 - Jo Hall, Osaka, Japan
       This show is available on the Last Stand bootleg, released as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.

1985 Live Aid: The Global Jukebox


Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, Freddie Singalong, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions
Freddie Mercury and Brian May: Is This The World We Created?
Finale: Do They Know It's Christmas?

The concert was simultaneously broadcast live on radio and TV in over 160 countries to more than one and a half billion people. It is undoubtedly Queen's most famous appearance, and has been voted as the best performance of all time. Queen started their set at 6.44pm, between Dire Straits and David Bowie, with Brian and Freddie returning to the stage at 9.48pm, between Wham and Paul McCartney. All tracks are available in the 4 DVD boxed set of the concert, while all tracks (minus the finale), plus some rehearsal footage, were also released on the 'Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid' DVD, as well as on the We Will Love You bootleg, released as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project. The 'Rare Live' video also included 'We Will Rock You' and an edit of Freddie's Singalong.
1. 13 July 1985 - Wembley Stadium, London, England

1986 Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival


One Vision, Freddie Singalong, A Kind Of Magic, Friends Will Be Friends, Hammer To Fall

Queen mimed four songs at this festival, which was broadcast extensively worldwide, although Freddie's Singalong was live. The entire set was later released on the 'Greatest Video Hits II' DVD.
1. 11 May 1986 - Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival, unknown venue, Montreux, Switzerland

1986 UK/European The Magic Tour


One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down, In The Lap Of The Gods.... Revisited, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Tear It Up, A Kind Of Magic, Freddie Singalong, Under Pressure, Another One Bites The Dust, Who Wants To Live Forever, I Want To Break Free, Impromptu, Guitar Solo, Now I'm Here, Love Of My Life, Is This The World We Created?, You're So Square (Baby I Don't Care), Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, Bohemian Rhapsody, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Radio Ga Ga, We Will Rock You, Friends Will Be Friends, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen

Other tracks occasionally performed included 'Gimme Some Lovin', 'Big Spender', 'Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting', 'Immigrant Song' (in Berlin only), 'Tavaszi Szel Vizet Araszt' (in Budapest only) and the intro to 'Mustapha'. The tour featured Spike Edney on keyboards, synths and guitars. The 'Live At Wembley Stadium' 2003 and 2011 DVD's feature footage of rehearsals for the tour, recorded in London, presumably in April/May 1986, of Tie Your Mother Down, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Tear It Up, A Kind Of Magic, Now I'm Here, I Want To Break Free, Piano Introduction and Bohemian Rhapsody.
1. 7 June 1986 - Rasunda Fotballstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
2. 11 June 1986 - Groenoordhalle, Leiden, Netherlands
3. 12 June 1986 - Groenoordhalle, Leiden, Netherlands
4. 14 June 1986 - Hippodrome De Vincennes, Paris, France
5. 17 June 1986 - Forest Nationale, Brussels, Belgium
6. 19 June 1986 - Groenoordhalle, Leiden, Netherlands
7. 21 June 1986 - Maimarktgelande, Mannheim, Germany
       This show is available on the Done Under Pressure bootleg, released as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project. Fish (from support band Marillion) came on stage and sang vocals on 'Tutti Frutti'.
8. 26 June 1986 - Waldbuehne, Berlin, Germany
       This show is available on the Immigrant Magic Berlin bootleg, released as part of the 'Top 100 Bootlegs' project.
9. 28 June 1986 - Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
10. 29 June 1986 - Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
11. 1 July 1986 - Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
12. 2 July 1986 - Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
13. 5 July 1986 - Slane Castle, Dublin, Ireland
       'God Save The Queen' was not played for political reasons.
14. 9 July 1986 - St. James Park, Newcastle, England
       Excerpts of this concert supposedly appear on the 'Rare Live' video. 50,000 was donated to the Save The Children Fund from the profits of the show.
15. 11 July 1986 - Wembley Stadium, London, England
       The whole concert was released as a bonus disc on the 'Live At Wembley Stadium' 2011 reissue, while 'Is This The World We Created?' was released on 'Live Magic', and 'A Kind Of Magic', 'Another One Bites The Dust' and 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' all appear as bonus tracks on the US 2003 'Live At Wembley Stadium' CD. The 2003 DVD includes those three tracks, plus 'Freddie Singalong', 'Tutti Frutti', the finale of 'We Are The Champions' and 'God Save The Queen'. Finally, 'One Vision' was released as a bonus track on the 2011 'A Kind Of Magic' double disc reissue, while 'Tear It Up' and 'A Kind Of Magic' were added to 'The Works' and 'A Kind Of Magic' iTunes LP's as bonus videos.
16. 12 July 1986 - Wembley Stadium, London, England
       The whole concert was released as the 'Live At Wembley 1986' album in 1992, 'Live At Wembley Stadium' DVD in 2003 and 2011, and the edited 'Live At Wembley' video in 1990. 'Hammer To Fall' was also released on both the 'Live Magic' album and 'Rare Live' video, 'One Vision', 'In The Lap Of The Gods.... Revisited' and 'We Are The Champions' were all available to stream online as part of the 'Absolute Greatest' release, and footage of 'Under Pressure' was later incorporated into the 1999 video for the Rah Remix. 'In The Lap Of The Gods.... Revisited' was included as a bonus track on the 'Sheer Heart Attack' 2011 double disc reissue, while 'Seven Seas Of Rhye' was added as a bonus video to the 'Queen II' iTunes LP. An aftershow party was held at the Kensington Roof Garden, London, billed as Dicky Hart & The Pacemakers, and featured Gary Glitter and Sam Fox. The show was simultaneously broadcast on Channel 4 and independant radio stations on 25 October 1986, titled 'Real Magic', and repeated again on Channel 4 in January 1987.
17. 16 July 1986 - Maine Road, Manchester, England
18. 19 July 1986 - Muengersdorfer Stadion, Cologne, Germany
       Brian joined the support act Marillion for their track 'Market Square Heroes'.
19. 21 July 1986 - Stadhalle, Vienna, Austria
20. 22 July 1986 - Stadhalle, Vienna, Austria
21. 27 July 1986 - Nepstadion, Budapest, Hungary
       The concert was released as the edited video 'Live In Budapest' and later the 'Hungarian Rhapsody' MP3, DVD and Blu-ray, with some versions featuring the entire show on two bonus CD's. 'Under Pressure' and parts of 'A Kind Of Magic' appear on 'Live Magic', 'Tavaszi Szel Vizet Araszt' appears on the 2003 US CD 'Live At Wembley Stadium', and 'We Will Rock You' was available to stream online as part of the 'Absolute Greatest' release. Excerpts also appear on the 'Rare Live' video. Footage of Freddie performing 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and singing the final verse of 'Love Of My Life' was later used at Queen + Adam Lambert shows in 2012.
22. 30 July 1986 - Amphitheatre, Frejus, France
23. 1 August 1986 - Monumental Plaza De Toros, Barcelona, Spain
24. 3 August 1986 - Rayo Vallecano, Madrid, Spain
25. 5 August 1986 - Estadio Municipal, Marbella, Spain
26. 9 August 1986 - Knebworth Park, Stevenage, England
       This show was added later after promoter Harvey Goldsmith realised how quickly the tickets had sold out for the UK leg. Eleven of the songs from the concert were later released on the 'Live Magic' album, Freddie's Singalong and 'Under Pressure' appear together as the 'Knebworth Mix' on the 1999 Rah Remix single, and parts of 'Radio Ga Ga' and 'We Are The Champions' appear on the 'Rare Live' video.