The Cross Concertography

 

This page is an overview of The Cross live shows and appearances between 1987 and 2013. 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 they only appeared to perform (or mime) a single track. For a more comprehensive list, with exact setlists and details of live recordings, please see the Queen Concerts website.

Full details of the live-only track 'Let's Get Drunk' can be found on the Miscellaneous Live Songs page.

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1987 'Meltdown' TV Show (1)
1988 Shove It UK Tour (16)
1988 Shove It German Tour (12)
1988 Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival (1)
1988 Fan Club Party (1)
1990 Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know European Tour (18)
1990 Fan Club Party (1)
1991 Blue Rock European Tour (20)
1992 Gosport Festival (1)
1992 Fan Club Christmas Parties (2)
1993 Gosport Festival (1)
1999 Fan Club Party (1)
2013 21st Anniversary Reunion Concert (1)


1987 'Meltdown' TV Show


Shove It, Cowboys And Indians, Love On A Tightrope, Stand Up For Love, Feel The Force, I'm In Love With My Car

The show was recorded in November but broadcast in December on ITV, fading out during 'I'm In Love With My Car'. 'Strange Frontier' may also have been performed, but if so, it wasn't broadcast, while 'Feel The Force' featured alternate lyrics, which can be found on the Miscellaneous Live Songs page.
1. 6 November 1987 - 'Meltdown' TV Show, Thames Television Studios, London, England

1988 Shove It UK Tour


Setlist for Concerts 1-5: Love Lies Bleeding, Cowboys And Indians, Love On A Tightrope, Heaven For Everyone, Strange Frontier, Contact, Man On Fire, I'm In Love With My Car, Laugh Or Cry, Manipulator, Let's Get Drunk, Shove It, Stand Up For Love, Feel The Force, Let's Get Crazy
Setlist for Concerts 6-16: Love Lies Bleeding, Cowboys And Indians, Love On A Tightrope, Man On Fire, Heaven For Everyone, Feel The Force, I'm In Love With My Car, Laugh Or Cry, Manipulator, Let's Get Drunk, It's An Illusion, Contact, Shove It, Strange Frontier, Let's Get Crazy, Stand Up For Love
1. 19 February 1988 - Private party at Leeds University, Leeds, England
2. 20 February 1988 - Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, Scotland
3. 21 February 1988 - Leicester Polytechnic, England
4. 23 February 1988 - Sheffield Polytechnic, England
5. 24 February 1988 - Rock City, Nottingham, England
6. 26 February 1988 - Manchester University, Manchester, England
7. 27 February 1988 - Bradford University, Bradford, England
8. 28 February 1988 - Mayfair, Newcastle, England
9. 1 March 1988 - Mayfair, Southampton, England
10. 2 March 1988 - Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales
11. 4 March 1988 - University of East Anglia, Norwich, England
12. 5 March 1988 - Hummingbird, Birmingham, England
13. 6 March 1988 - Polytechnic, Leeds, England
14. 7 March 1988 - Bristol Studios, Bristol, England
15. 9 March 1988 - Civic Hall, Guildford, England
16. 10 March 1988 - Town And Country Club, London, England

1988 Shove It German Tour


Love Lies Bleeding, Cowboys And Indians, Love On A Tightrope, Man On Fire, Heaven For Everyone, Feel The Force, I'm In Love With My Car, Laugh Or Cry, Manipulator, Let's Get Drunk, It's An Illusion, Contact, Shove It, Strange Frontier, Let's Get Crazy, Stand Up For Love

'Rip It Up' was also occasionally performed.

--. 10 April 1988 - Subway, Osnabrück, Germany (cancelled)
1. 11 April 1988 - Modernes, Bremen, Germany
2. 12 April 1988 - Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
3. 13 April 1988 - Metropol, Berlin, Germany
4. 14 April 1988 - Theaterfabrik, Munich, Germany
5. 16 April 1988 - E-Werk, Erlangen, Germany
6. 17 April 1988 - Frankfurt Music Hall, Germany
7. 18 April 1988 - Capitol, Hannover, Germany
8. 19 April 1988 - Club Music & Action Club, Esslingen, Germany
9. 20 April 1988 - Capitol, Mannheim, Germany
10. 21 April 1988 - Tor3, Düsseldorf, Germany
11. 23 April 1988 - Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, Germany
12. 24 April 1988 - Biskuithalle, Bonn, Germany

1988 Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival


Manipulator, Heaven For Everyone
1. 12 May 1988 - Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival, Casino, Switzerland

1988 Fan Club Party


Love Lies Bleeding, Cowboys And Indians, Heaven For Everyone, It's An Illusion, Contact, Man On Fire, Strange Frontier, Dust My Broom (Brian vocals), I'm In Love With My Car (Roger vocals), Early Morning Blues (Brian vocals), Whole Lotta Shaking Going On (Chris Thompson vocals)

Mike Moran replaced Spike Edney on keyboards, who was playing with Duran Duran. Brian May and John Deacon appeared on stage as special guests for 'Dust My Broom' onwards.
1. 4 December 1988 - Fan Club Party, Hammersmith Palais, London, England

1990 Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know European Tour


In Charge Of My Heart, Top Of The World Ma, Closer To You, Cowboys And Indians, Breakdown, Penetration Guru, Power To Love, Liar, Heaven For Everyone, Better Things, Man On Fire, Old Men, Sister Blue, Strange Frontier, Foxy Lady, Final Destination, Shove It, I'm In Love With My Car

Other tracks occasionally performed included 'It's An Illusion' and 'Passion For Trash'. A live version of 'Man On Fire', recorded at an unknown concert on this tour, was released as a B-Side to the 'Final Destination' and 'New Dark Ages' singles, and later included on the 'Singles 2' album and 'The Lot' boxed set.
1. 1 April 1990 - unknown venue, Geneva, Switzerland
2. 21 May 1990 - Capitol, Hannover, Germany
3. 22 May 1990 - Biskuithalle, Bonn, Germany
4. 23 May 1990 - Tantastival Im Blickpunkt-Studio, Dortmund, Germany
5. 24 May 1990 - Outpost, Göttingen, Germany
6. 26 May 1990 - Docks, Hamburg, Germany
7. 27 May 1990 - Max's Music Hall, Kiel, Germany
8. 28 May 1990 - Metropol, Berlin, Germany
9. 29 May 1990 - Milky Way, Amsterdam, Netherlands
10. 30 May 1990 - Hugenottenhalle Neu Isenberg, Frankfurt, Germany
11. 1 June 1990 - Ibiza 92 Festival, Ku Klub, Ibiza
12. 2 June 1990 - Ibiza 92 Festival, Ku Klub, Ibiza
13. 3 June 1990 - Open Air, St. Wendel, Germany
14. 4 June 1990 - Serenadenhof, Nürnberg, Germany
       'Liar' from this show was later used to create two promo videos for the song, one with the single version of the track and one with the live audio. The live video was later released on the DVD in 'The Lot' boxed set.
14. 5 June 1990 - Akantz, Tuttlingen, Germany
15. 6 June 1990 - Feuerwache, Mannheim, Germany
16. 7 June 1990 - PC69, Bielefeld, Germany
17. 8 June 1990 - Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, Germany
18. 15 June 1990 - Outdoor Festival, Vienna, Austria

1990 Fan Club Party


Piano Solo Intro, Top Of The World Ma, Love Lies Bleeding, Breakdown, Penetration Guru, Tear It Up, Liar, Man On Fire, Sister Blue, Final Destination, Foxy Lady, I'm In Love With My Car, Let Me Out, Tie Your Mother Down, Lucille

Mike Moran replaced Spike Edney on keyboards, as he was on tour with Bob Geldof. 'Tear It Up' was an early version of 'Bad Attitude', and so included some different lyrics. Brian May was a special guest, onstage for 'I'm In Love With My Car' onwards, and sang lead vocals on 'Let Me Out' and 'Tie Your Mother Down'. The entire concert was released on the fan club cassette 'Bootleg'.
1. 7 December 1990 - Fan Club Party, Astoria Theatre, London, England

1991 Blue Rock European Tour


Bad Attitude, Millionaire, Ain't Put Nothing Down, New Dark Ages, Baby It's Alright, Dirty Mind, Man On Fire, Power To Love, Top Of The World Ma

This tour was as support act to Magnum and so the set was relatively short. Some shows also included 'The Also Rans'.
1. 3 October 1991 - Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
2. 5 October 1991 - Hagadal, Hultsfred, Sweden
3. 7 October 1991 - Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden
4. 9 October 1991 - Music Hall, Hannover, Germany
5. 10 October 1991 - Rock Heaven, Herford, Germany
6. 11 October 1991 - Docks, Hamburg, Germany
7. 12 October 1991 - Astoria, Bremen, Germany
8. 13 October 1991 - Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
9. 14 October 1991 - Freiheitshalle, Hof, Germany
10. 15 October 1991 - Circus Krone, Munich, Germany
11. 16 October 1991 - Stadhalle, Memmingen, Germany
12. 18 October 1991 - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland
13. 19 October 1991 - Schwarzwaldhalle, Appenweiher, Germany
14. 20 October 1991 - Maintauberhalle, Wertheim, Germany
15. 21 October 1991 - Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany
16. 22 October 1991 - Philipshalle, Düsseldorf, Germany
       This concert was released on the fan club cassette 'Live In Germany'.
17. 23 October 1991 - Stadthalle, Erlangen, Germany
18. 25 October 1991 - Festhalle, Dietenheim, Germany
19. 26 October 1991 - Sporthalle Birkelbach, Erndtebrück, Germany
20. 27 October 1991 - Forum, Ludwigsburg, Germany
       Roger also joined Magnum onstage on 'When The World Comes Down'.

1992 Gosport Festival


Top Of The World Ma, Love Lies Bleeding, Rock It (intro), Twist And Shout, Mr Tambourine Man, Power To Love, Ain't Put Nothing Down, New Dark Ages, Rock And Roll, I'm A Man, Summertime Blues, Honky Tonk Woman (Bob Geldof vocals), Money, Man On Fire, Revolution, Stand Up For Love, I'm In Love With My Car, These Are The Days Of Our Lives
1. 30 July 1992 - Gosport Festival, Walpole Park, Gosport, England

1992 Fan Club Christmas Parties


In Charge Of My Heart, Top Of The World Ma, Love Lies Bleeding, Rock It (intro), Twist And Shout, Ain't Put Nothing Down, Power To Love, Mr Tambourine Man, New Dark Ages, Rock And Roll, Heaven For Everyone, Man On Fire, Earth, If I Were A Carpenter, Stand Up For Love, Money, Happy Xmas (War Is Over), Radio Ga Ga, These Are The Days Of Our Lives

At both shows, Tim Staffell was a special guest and sang 'Earth' and 'If I Were A Carpenter'. The second show also featured Brian, so there was a mini Smile reunion.
1. 21 December 1992 - Marquee Club, London, England
       Roger Daltrey was a special guest and sang 'I Can't Explain', 'I'm A Man', 'Born On The Bayou' and 'Substitute', which were performed between 'If I Were A Carpenter' and 'Money'. 'Stand Up For Love' was performed after 'Man On Fire' and 'Radio Ga Ga' preceded 'Money'.
2. 22 December 1992 - Marquee Club, London, England
  Brian May was a special guest and played guitar on 'Earth', 'If I Were A Carpenter', 'Radio Ga Ga' and 'These Are The Days Of Our Lives'. He also played guitar, and sang lead vocals, on 'Too Much Love Will Kill You' and 'Tie Your Mother Down', which preceded 'Money'.

1993 Gosport Festival


In Charge Of My Heart, Love Lies Bleeding, Ain't Put Nothing Down, A Kind Of Magic, Power To Love, Better Things, Hand Of Fools, Life Changes, Penetration Guru, All The Young Dudes, Cowboys And Indians, New Dark Ages, Sister Blue, Radio Ga Ga, We Will Rock You, Top Of The World Ma, Kansas City, These Are The Days Of Our Lives, Final Destination
1. 29 July 1993 - Gosport Festival, Walpole Park, Gosport, England

1999 Fan Club Party


Tutti Frutti, Rocky Mountain Way, Rock And Roll, Big Area, Angels, Top Of The World Ma, Ain't Put Nothin' Down, Baby It's Alright, Sister Blue, Foxy Lady, Dirty Mind, Man On Fire, Now I'm Here, All The Young Dudes, Since You've Been Gone, Last Horizon, Hammer To Fall (slow/fast), Dragon Attack (with Jeff Scott Soto), Tie Your Mother Down, In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited

This show was billed as 'The Cross' but only featured three-fifths of the band, as Roger Taylor and Joshua J Macrae were missing. It did however feature Brian May on the last six tracks, starting with 'Since You've Been Gone', and he sang vocals on all tracks apart from 'Dragon Attack'. The band comprised Clayton Moss, Peter Noone, Spike Edney, John Marter and Jamie Moses, with Mark Shaw singing vocals for the majority of the tracks before Brian's entrance.
1. 4 September 1999 - Fan Club Party, Rivermead Leisure Complex, Reading, England

2013 21st Anniversary Reunion Concert


In Charge Of My Heart, Top Of The Word Ma, New Dark Ages, Man On Fire, Ain't Put Nothin' Down (Clayton Moss vocals), Liar (Peter Noone vocals), Dirty Mind (Spike Edney vocals), Cowboys And Indians, Power To Love, Heaven For Everyone, Sister Blue, Final Destination, Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (all-star finale, Roger vocals)

This concert was performed as part of an SAS Band Christmas party, and featured the full original line-up, plus backing singers Zoe Nicholas and Susie Webb. Some tracks also featured an additional percussionist, which may have been Rufus Taylor. 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)' was performed as part of the all-star finale, with Roger singing lead vocals. The setlist was partly based on a Facebook poll.
1. 7 December 2013 - SAS Band Christmas Party, G Live, Guildford, England