Some stats about their concerts

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Some stats about their concerts

Postby sebastian » Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:36 pm

For these stats I’m not counting mimed performances, events where they only played one or two songs, but I am counting the Wembley after-party (it was a private concert, but a concert nonetheless), festivals (Rock in Rio, Live Aid, Sunbury).

Queen played a total of 707 concerts in 30 different countries. I’m counting Croatia and Slovenia as one country as in those days they were both part of Yugoslavia. I’m counting the home nations separately, as they’re different countries (remember Roger’s lyrics, ‘the kingdom’s not united, just a complicated mess’). Though technically not a ‘country’, I’m also counting Mann separately, as it’s technically not part of neither England nor Scotland nor Wales.

Anyway, the band played:

247 concerts in the States (over 1/3 of their tally).
181 concerts in England (a fourth of their tally).
54 in West Germany.
50 in Japan.
24 in Canada.
17 in Australia and Scotland.
15 in France.
13 in Belgium and Netherlands.
9 in Bophuthatswana.
8 in Sweden, Spain and Switzerland (three S’s).
7 in Austria.
5 in Wales and Argentina.
4 in Brazil and the Republic of Ireland.
3 in Mexico and Venezuela (which are in different continents, by the way).
2 in Denmark, Italy and Yugoslavia.
1 in Finland, Hungary, New Zealand, Norway, Luxembourg and the Isle of Man.

Now, continent-wise:

344 in Europe (over half of which were in England).
274 in North America (90% in the US, 8.76% in Canada, 1.09% in Mexico).
50 in Asia (all of them in Japan).
18 in Oceania (94.44% in Australia).
12 in South America.
9 in Africa (all of them in Bophuthatswana).

Their concert years by number of gigs played in descending order:

88 gigs in 1977.
73 gigs in 1975.
71 gigs in 1974.
69 gigs in 1982.
64 gigs in 1979.
61 gigs in 1980.
56 gigs in 1976.
55 gigs in 1978.
38 gigs in 1973.
32 gigs in 1984.
27 gigs in 1986.
20 gigs in both 1971 and 1981.
17 gigs in 1985.
13 gigs in 1970.
5 gigs in 1972.

Interestingly, the amount of concerts they played in 1973 was exactly the same as from 1970 to 1972.

Now, some milestones:

Concert No 100 was also their first gig in the States (16th April 1974 in Denver).
Concert No 200 on 19th November 1975 in Cardiff.
Concert No 300 on 20th February 1977 in Lakelad, Florida.
Concert No 400 on 23rd November 1978 (Thanksgiving) in St Louis, Missouri.
Concert No 500 on 14th August 1980 in Greensboro, NC.
Concert No 600 on 2nd August 1982 in Toronto.
Concert No 700 on 21st July 1986 in Vienna.
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Re: Some stats about their concerts

Postby Hangman96 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:29 pm

Thank you very much for the stats. Spot on!

To be honest, I am quite surprised they played more concerts in the US than in their native England.
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Re: Some stats about their concerts

Postby sebastian » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:43 pm

America's a far bigger market and it was also their main commercial target, so it's understandable they'd be more interested in touring there. In 1977 they even went there twice, and played 58 concerts in the States versus only nine in England (ten if you count the Champions video shoot thing).
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Re: Some stats about their concerts

Postby Cool Cat » Tue May 05, 2015 3:39 pm

Great stats, cheers
 
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Re: Some stats about their concerts

Postby Wolves » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:42 am

Great work, very very impressed :cool:
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Re: Some stats about their concerts

Postby julymorning » Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:50 pm

Their concert in St. Louis in '78, The Jazz tour? was my second time seeing them. I had no idea it was their 400th concert. Thanks for the stats! Interesting.
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