Roger Taylor Concertography 1983-2003

 

This page is an overview of Roger's live career from 1983 to 2003. The tracks given for each tour reflect the standard setlist, but the actual songs performed varied from night to night.

The list includes almost every show, apart from TV appearances where he only appeared to perform (or mime) a single track, and other artists' shows where he performed on a couple of the artists' own tracks (the shows are included if he performed any tracks by Queen, or his own solo tracks). For a more comprehensive list, with exact setlists and details of live recordings, please see the Queen Concerts website.

All of Roger's appearances with his other solo project The Cross are on their own page.

1983 Unknown UK TV Show (1)
1988 'Brainstorm' TV Show (1)
1994 Mick Ronson Memorial Concert (1)
1994 Japanese Great Music Experience (3)
1994 Gosport Festival (1)
1994 Happiness? Miscellaneous Concerts (5)
1994 Happiness? UK Tour (12)
1994 Happiness? European Radio Shows (3)
1994 SAS Band Concert (1)
1995 Happiness? Italian Tour (10)
1995 'Rock Against Hate' Concert (1)
1996 Indian Awards (1)
1996 SAS Band Private Party (1)
1996 SAS Band Concert (1)
1997 Foo Fighters Concert (1)
1998 SAS Band Concert (1)
1998 Wintershall Concert (1)
1998 Cyberbarn Concert (1)
1998 'TFI Friday' TV Show (1)
1998 Shepherd's Bush Empire Concert (1)
1999 Electric Fire UK Tour (16)
1999 Cafe De Paris Concert (1)
1999 Roger Taylor Birthday Party (1)
1999 McLaren Party (1)
2000 SAS Band Concerts (3)
2001 Wintershall Concert (1)
2001 SAS Band Concert (1)
2002 Cowdray Park Concert (1)
2002 Budapest F1 Concert (1)
2003 SAS Band 'In Session' TV Show (1)

1983 Unknown UK TV Show


Little Sister, Treat Her Right, Sea Of Love, Pledge Pin, Other Arms, In The Mood, Big Log, Like I've Never Been Gone, Worse Than Detroit, Other Arms, In The Mood, Big Log, Fat Lip, Burning Down One Side

Roger drummed for Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant on this TV show.
1. 22 June 1983 - unknown TV show, Milton Keynes, England

1988 'Brainstorm' TV Show


Drum Solo

Roger performed a drum solo on this BBC1 quiz show, hosted by Kenny Everett, as part of a question where contestants had to predict his heartrate afterwards.
1. 16 June 1988 - Brainstorm TV Show, London, England

1994 Mick Ronson Memorial Concert


Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) (Steve Harley vocals), A Kind Of Magic, Once Bitten Twice Shy (Ian Hunter vocals), Resurrection Mary (Ian Hunter vocals), Baba O'Riley / Summertime Blues (Roger Daltrey vocals), Michael Picasso (Ian Hunter vocals), All The Young Dudes (Ian Hunter vocals)

This concert was a tribute to Mott The Hoople and Spiders From Mars guitarist Mick Ronson. Roger performed one track, and drummed for Steve Harley, Roger Daltrey and Ian Hunter. 'A Kind Of Magic' featured Jason Falloon, Spike Edney, Joshua J. Macrae and Robbie Alter (guitar), while the Ian Hunter and Roger Daltrey tracks featured Jason Falloon, Spike Edney and Peter Noone. All tracks were later released on an album of the show, and the 2001 reissue added a bonus CD-Rom containing videos of 'A Kind Of Magic' and 'All The Young Dudes'. 'Michael Picasso' was later released as a single, and also appeared on Ian Hunter's 'Once Bitten Twice Shy' compilation album.
1. 29 April 1994 - The Mick Ronson Memorial Concert, Hammersmith Odeon, London, England

1994 Japanese Great Music Experience


Fly Into Your Dream (Toshinori Kondo and Tomoyasu Hotei), Foreign Sand (with Yoshiki), Bed Of Roses (Bon Jovi), Wanted Dead Or Alive (Bon Jovi), I Shall Be Released (all-star finale)

Roger performed 'Foreign Sand' with Yoshiki, and drummed on the other artists tracks.
1. 20 May 1994 - The Great Music Experience, Todaji Temple, Nara, Japan
2. 21 May 1994 - The Great Music Experience, Todaji Temple, Nara, Japan
3. 22 May 1994 - The Great Music Experience, Todaji Temple, Nara, Japan

1994 Gosport Festival


A Kind Of Magic, Touch The Sky, Everybody Hurts Sometime, Ride The Wild Wind, Tenement Funster, The Show Must Go On, A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall, 'You Had To Be There', I Want To Break Free, Dear Mr Murdoch, Foreign Sand, Happiness, The Key, Revelations, These Are The Days Of Our Lives, We Will Rock You, Radio Ga Ga, Old Friends, Nazis 1994
1. 28 July 1994 - Gosport Festival, Walpole Park, Gosport, England
      

'Old Friends' was later released on the DVD in 'The Lot' boxed set.


1994 Happiness? Miscellaneous Concerts


A Kind Of Magic, Touch The Sky, Everybody Hurts Sometime, Ride The Wild Wind, Tenement Funster, Loneliness..., A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall, 'You Had To Be There', I Want To Break Free, Foreign Sand, Happiness, The Key, Revelations, These Are The Days Of Our Lives, We Will Rock You, Radio Ga Ga, Old Friends, Nazis 1994, The Show Must Go On, Twist & Shout

Some shows also included 'Dear Mr Murdoch' and 'Soul', a Jason Falloon track with no involvement from Roger.

1. 15 September 1994 - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England
      

'Everybody Hurts Sometime', 'Old Friends', 'Ride The Wild Wind' and 'I Want To Break Free' were all later released on the various 'Happiness?' singles, with the first two also included on the 'Solo Singles 1' album and 'The Lot' boxed set.

1. 26 September 1994 - Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan
2. 28 September 1994 - Club Citta, Kawasaki, Japan
3. 30 September 1994 - Club Quattro, Nagoya, Japan
4. 14 October 1994 - Presswerk, Cologne, Germany
5. 24 October 1994 - City Square, Milan, Italy

1994 Happiness? UK Tour


A Kind Of Magic, Touch The Sky, Everybody Hurts Sometime, Ride The Wild Wind, Tenement Funster, Man On Fire, 'You Had To Be There', I Want To Break Free, Foreign Sand, Voodoo Chile, Soul, I'm In Love With My Car, Happiness, The Key, Revelations, These Are The Days Of Our Lives, We Will Rock You, Radio Ga Ga, Nazis 1994, Old Friends, The Show Must Go On, Twist And Shout

Other tracks occasionally performed included 'A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall', 'Loneliness...' and 'Dear Mr Murdoch'. The track 'Soul' was performed by Jason Falloon, with no involvement from Roger.
1. 19 November 1994 - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England
2. 20 November 1994 - Junction, Cambridge, England
3. 22 November 1994 - Rock City, Nottingham, England
4. 23 November 1994 - Riverside, Newcastle, England
5. 24 November 1994 - Irish Centre , Leeds, England
6. 26 November 1994 - Royal Court, Liverpool, England
7. 27 November 1994 - The Leadmill, Sheffield, England
8. 29 November 1994 - The Garage, Glasgow, Scotland
9. 30 November 1994 - Bierkeller, Bristol, England
      

Roger performed a short set for Italian radio in Milan on 1 December, as detailed below, though it may have been pre-recorded.

10. 2 December 1994 - City Hall, Truro, England
  'Everybody Hurts Sometime', 'Man On Fire' and 'Happiness' were later released on the DVD in 'The Lot' boxed set.
11. 3 December 1994 - Manchester University, Manchester, England
12. 4 December 1994 - Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England

1994 Happiness? European Radio Shows


Milan: A Kind Of Magic, Happiness, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, The Show Must Go On
Paris first show: I Want To Break Free, Ride The Wild Wind, Foreign Sand, Happiness, The Key, We Will Rock You, Radio Ga Ga, These Are The Days Of Our Lives, The Show Must Go On
Paris second show: A Kind Of Magic, Touch The Sky, Everybody Hurts Sometime, Tenement Funster, Man On Fire, I'm In Love With My Car, Revelations, Nazis 1994, Old Friends, We Will Rock You, The Show Must Go On, Twist & Shout
1. 1 December 1994 - Forum Di Assago, Milan, Italy
2. 8 December 1994 - Europe 1 Studios, Paris, France (afternoon show)
3. 8 December 1994 - Europe 1 Studios, Paris, France (evening show)

1994 SAS Band Concert


Money
1. 16 December 1994 - Ritz Cinema, Gosport, England

1995 Happiness? Italian Tour


A Kind Of Magic, Touch The Sky, Everybody Hurts Sometime, Ride The Wild Wind, Tenement Funster, Man On Fire, 'You Had To Be There', I Want To Break Free, Foreign Sand, Soul, I'm In Love With My Car, Happiness, The Key, Revelations, These Are The Days Of Our Lives, We Will Rock You, Radio Ga Ga, Nazis 1994, Old Friends, The Show Must Go On, Twist And Shout

The track 'Soul' was performed by Jason Falloon, with no involvement from Roger.
1. 16 January 1995 - Monfalcone Hippodrome, Italy
2. 17 January 1995 - Palazetto, Schio, Italy
3. 18 January 1995 - Teatro Verdi, Genove, Italy
4. 20 January 1995 - Vidia, Cesena, Italy
5. 21 January 1995 - Teatro Tenda, Firenze, Italy
6. 22 January 1995 - Palladium, Rome, Italy
7. 24 January 1995 - Teatro Nazionale La Valetta, Malta
8. 25 January 1995 - Teatro Metropolitan, Palermo, Italy
9. 26 January 1995 - Teatro Metropolitan, Catania, Italy
10. 29 January 1995 - Havanna Club, Napoli, Italy

1995 'Rock Against Hate' Concert


Nazis 1994, Radio Ga Ga, Rock And Roll

Roger appeared with the SAS Band at this show.
1. 17 June 1995 - Rock Against Hate, Club Openair, Zurich, Switzerland

1996 Indian Awards


Rock And Roll (mimed)

Roger drummed on this mimed track for Led Zeppelin (Robert Plant and Jimmy Page). Presumably he also did something else, such as presenting an award, or there was a tie-in to Freddie in some way. It seems a bit strange for him to go all the way to India to mime a single track by somebody else.
1. 30 November 1996 - Indian Awards, Mumbai, India

1996 SAS Band Private Party


Unknown setlist

This was a private party for Virgin, presumably a Christmas party.

1. December 1996 - Astoria Theatre, London, England

1996 SAS Band Concert


Rock And Roll, That's The Way God Planned It (all-star finale)
1. 13 December 1996 - Chiddingfold Club, Chiddingfold, England

1997 Foo Fighters Concert


Sheer Heart Attack

Presumably Roger drummed on this track, or sang lead vocals.
1. 13 December 1997 - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England

1998 SAS Band Concert


Rock And Roll
1. 22 February 1998 - 'Del's Birthday Bash', Treloar College, Alton, Hampshire, England

1998 Wintershall Concert


A Kind Of Magic, I Want To Break Free, These Are The Days Of Our Lives, We Will Rock You, Radio Ga Ga, Crucify Me, Working Class Hero, Like A Rolling Stone

The last three tracks all featured Bob Geldof, presumably on vocals. Other acts on the bill included Mike & The Mechanics and Ringo Starr's All Star Band.
1. 5 September 1998 - Wintershall 1998, Wintershall Estate, Surrey, England

1998 Cyberbarn Concert


We Will Rock You, Pressure On, A Nation Of Haircuts, Believe in Yourself, People On Streets, No More Fun, Tonight, Surrender, These Are The Days Of Our Lives, Radio Ga Ga

This show was performed at the Cyberbarn, within the grounds of Roger's house, and broadcast live on the internet. It set a world record for the number of viewers of an online concert, with 595,000 worldwide.
1. 24 September 1998 - The Cyberbarn, Cosford Mill, Surrey, England
       The 'Surrender' CD single included 'Surrender' (both audio and edited video), 'Tonight' and 'No More Fun', with the audio tracks later released on the 'Solo Singles 2' album and 'The Lot' boxed set. Short excerpts of most tracks appeared on the 'Live At The Cyberbarn' video, while footage of 'Surrender' was used in the promo video for the track.

1998 'TFI Friday' TV Show


Radio Ga Ga, Radio Ga Ga (reprise), No More Fun

Roger appeared on this Channel 4 TV show to promote the 'Electric Fire' album. He performed two tracks (with a reprise) and was interviewed by host Chris Evans.
1. 9 October 1998 - TFI Friday, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London, England

1998 Shepherd's Bush Empire Concert


We Will Rock You, Pressure On, A Nation Of Haircuts, Believe In Yourself, People On Streets, No More Fun, Tonight, Surrender, She's Rich, Like A Rolling Stone (Bob Geldof vocals), London Town - C'mon Down, These Are The Days Of Our Lives, I'm In Love With My Car, Tenement Funster, Strange Frontier, A Kind Of Magic, Radio Ga Ga

'Surrender' featured Jonathan Perkins and Treanna Morris on vocals, with Roger on drums. 'She's Rich' is a track by Jonathan Perkins, which originally featured Roger on drums. Finally, 'Like A Rolling Stone' had vocals by guest Bob Geldof.
1. 14 October 1998 - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England

1999 Electric Fire UK Tour


We Will Rock You, Pressure On, A Nation Of Haircuts, Believe In Yourself, I Want To Break Free, No More Fun, Tonight, A Kind Of Magic, Surrender, These Are The Days Of Our Lives, Under Pressure, London Town - C'mon Down, I'm In Love With My Car, Tenement Funster, Strange Frontier, Happiness, Radio Ga Ga

The first few concerts also included 'People On Streets' and 'Rock And Roll'.
1. 15 March 1999 - Guildhall, Gloucester, England
2. 16 March 1999 - Coal Exchange, Cardiff, Wales
3. 18 March 1999 - The Hall For Cornwall, Truro, England
4. 19 March 1999 - The Stage, Stoke, England
5. 20 March 1999 - Manchester University, Manchester, England
6. 21 March 1999 - The Leadmill, Sheffield, England
7. 23 March 1999 - The Garage, Glasgow, Scotland
8. 24 March 1999 - Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland
9. 25 March 1999 - Riverside, Newcastle, England
10. 27 March 1999 - Lomax, Liverpool, England
11. 28 March 1999 - Cambridge Junction, Cambridge, England
12. 29 March 1999 - Waterfront, Norwich, England
13. 30 March 1999 - Wolverhampton Wolfrun, Wolverhampton, England
       This show featured a guest appearance from Brian May, who was on stage from 'Under Pressure' onwards, and as such had a rearranged setlist:
We Will Rock You, Pressure On, A Nation Of Haircuts, Believe In Yourself, I Want To Break Free, No More Fun, Tonight, A Kind Of Magic, Surrender, These Are The Days Of Our Lives, Tenement Funster, London Town - C'mon Down, I'm In Love With My Car, Strange Frontier, Under Pressure, Rock And Roll, Radio Ga Ga
14. 31 March 1999 - Rock City, Nottingham, England
15. 2 April 1999 - Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, England
16. 3 April 1999 - Astoria Theatre, London, England

1999 Cafe De Paris Concert


Radio Ga Ga, A Kind Of Magic, Under Pressure, Rock And Roll

This was a charity gig which also featured Jimmy Page and the Stereophonics. 'Under Pressure' featured Treanna Morris, while 'Rock And Roll' featured Pat Cash.
1. 27 June 1999 - Cafe De Paris, London, England

1999 Roger Taylor Birthday Party


We Will Rock You, Jam Session, Rock And Roll

This was a private party to celebrate Roger's 50th birthday.

1. 26 July 1999 - unknown venue, Cornwall, England

1999 McLaren Party


Twist And Shout, I Want To Break Free, Radio Ga Ga, Rock And Roll, All The Young Dudes, We Are The Champions (all-star finale)

This concert was with the SAS Band, featuring Spike Edney, Jamie Moses, John Marter, Steve Stroud, Chris Thompson, Fish, and the Fabba Girls. It also featured both Paul Young vocalists, one of whom sang 'All The Young Dudes'.
1. 8 November 1999 - McLaren Party, Stuttgart, Germany

2000 SAS Band Concerts


Show 1: Magic Is Loose, Radio Ga Ga
Show 2: A Kind Of Magic, Radio Ga Ga, Strange Frontier, With A Little Help From My Friends (with Fish)
Show 3: A Kind Of Magic, I Want To Break Free, Radio Ga Ga
1. 19 February 2000 - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England
      

'Radio Ga Ga' was officially released on an SAS Band album, video and DVD titled 'The Show'.

2. 14 December 2000 - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland
3. 15 December 2000 - Paul Young Tribute Concert, The Apollo, Manchester, England

2001 Wintershall Concert


Radio Ga Ga, A Kind Of Magic, The Show Must Go On, Under Pressure, Another One Bites The Dust, Rock And Roll, It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (with Bob Geldof), Like A Rolling Stone (with Bob Geldof)

This show featured a line-up of Spike Edney, Steve Barnacle, Jason Falloon, Keith Prior, Treanna Morris and Patti Russo.
1. 7 July 2001 - Wintershall Estate, Surrey, England

2001 SAS Band Concert


Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, A Kind Of Magic, Rock And Roll, The Show Must Go On (with Chris Thompson), We Will Rock You (with Tony Hadley, Leo Sayer and Mark Shaw), With A Little Help From My Friends (with Fish), You're The Voice (all star finale), All The Way (all star finale)
1. 11 August 2001 - Fort Brockhurst, Gosport, England

2002 Cowdray Park Concert


I Feel Fine, Jealous Guy, I Am The Walrus, My Sweet Lord (all star finale)

This charity concert also featured David Gilmour, Ringo Starr and Bob Geldof. Given the tracklisting (all Beatles or solo tracks), it seems likely that Roger drummed for Ringo Starr, though that is just a guess.
1. 21 June 2002 - Cowdray Park, Midhurst, Sussex, England

2002 Budapest F1 Concert


Lust For Life, For Fuck's Sake, Pump It Up, Rock And Roll, Gloria, Heroes, Let's Stick Together

This gig was with the band 'V10' which featured Formula 1 investor, Eddie Jordan.
1. 16 July 2002 - Heroes Square, Budapest, Hungary

2003 SAS Band 'In Session' TV Show


A Kind Of Magic, Jealous Guy, Radio Ga Ga (twice), Rock And Roll, The Voice (all star finale), All The Way (all star finale)
1. 29 April 2003 - 'In Session' TV Show, Riverside Studios, London, England