Queen + AL to tour again Summer 2018?

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Re: Queen + AL to tour again Summer 2018?

Postby JLP » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:01 am

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Re: Queen + AL to tour again Summer 2018?

Postby icy » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:50 pm

dave4343palace wrote:Icy - sorry for delay in replying to your questions and sorry to everyone else if the answers bore them!

What has been your favorite live Q+PR and Q+AL moments?

For Q+PR, I think it would be the Brixton gig just because of the excitement and anticipation. And the Hyde Park concert… by that point at the end of the European tour, they were very polished, and the climax to the set of TSMGO, Alright Now, Bo Rhap, WWRY and WATC was just electric that night.

For Q+AL, it would be Wembley 2015, Cologne 2016 and Dallas 2017 as we had onstage tickets and each experience was magical. I also thought the whole band was particularly good at Wembley Arena last month, despite Brian’s illness.

Do you like Q+PR or Q+AL more? And why?

Q+PR. Obviously only my opinion, but I much prefer Paul Rodgers’ voice, the set lists were more interesting with the PR songs and the band came over as an organic act without everything being staged. Also, the concerts seemed longer which allowed Brian and Roger to have more time ‘at the front’ for stuff like 39, Say Its Not True etc as well as Bijou etc.

Do you wish Q+AL dug deeper in the Queen catalogue?

Absolutely, but to be fair they have actually introduced some deeper cuts which I haven’t been lucky enough to see live, such as Born to Love You and more recently Its Late and Spread Your Wings which I was desperate to be reintroduced by the time I got to the gigs last year. Thought Love Kills and Save Me were excellent and can’t understand why two or three songs like those above couldn’t be rotated in the set list, rather than just IAKOM and TATDOOLS. Would love to have had more from Innuendo, such as Innuendo and Headlong… and TSMGO should be included in every setlist as far as I’m concerned.

There’s a lot of other songs they have previously performed with AL like Dragon Attack, One Vision, Hero, WWRY fast and Seven Seas that they could’ve have intermingled now and again into the last tour. So although they’ll never be able to really please us old fans that want album tracks, IMO they have successfully performed enough songs over 2012-17 to keep everyone happy… but they haven’t varied them enough night by night on each tour to keep things as fresh as they could've been.

Which Queen songs did you love, like and possibly dislike PR and AL singing?

PR: the rock songs in particular. I enjoyed things like CLTCL but much less than say, TYMD that blew the roof off!
AL: When AL turns them into a joke, I use songs like Bicycle Race and Killer Queen for the toilet/bar run. I think his voice suits WWTLF brilliantly and although incomparable to Wembley 86, I enjoy that immensely. Think the Under Pressure duo is fabulous too.

Which Queen songs would you like to hear/see AL sing?

I really hoped they’d introduce You’re My Best Friend into at least the US set-list, and more Innuendo material as mentioned earlier. But that’s really just because I want to hear them live rather particularly wanting to hear AL sing them… It’s a Hard Life could be interesting with him singing it…

Do you mind the inclusion of the AL and PR solo songs included in the set list?

The inclusion of PR material was actually integral to those concerts for me. After all, Q+PR was originally a collaboration in the true sense of the word, and the initial plan in 2005 was to have 50/50 of Queen and PR material until Paul convinced Brian and Roger that’s not what the audience would want after nineteen years without a ‘Queen’ concert! Bad Company (the song) was a major highlight of the 2008 tour for me – absolutely stunning. And although I never heard it live, Fire and Water on the Super Live in Japan dvd was superb. Alongside the other PR big hitters they performed, his songs were brilliantly ‘Queenified’ live, and although I’ve really enjoyed multiple PR solo + Bad Company gigs I’ve been to post 2008, those same songs have never hit the 2005/2008 heights for me.

For AL, I think it’s only fair that they let him do a song, even though I’d personally prefer the time to be used for an additional Queen track. But its a matter of picking the right song... Only from what I’ve seen on YouTube, I thought Brian and Roger did a great job on Ghost Town. What Do You Want From Me was quite catchy and got an okay reception in Amsterdam last year… but from what I saw of it elsewhere, people flocked to the bar and I am not surprised it was dropped in the UK. The major mistake was Two Fux, which not only was a truly horrific song but was also completely and utterly out of place for so many reasons, not least the introduction – the crowd reception I witnessed every time I saw it performed live was dire.

Who do you think suited Queen's music more, AL or PR?

Personally, PR no doubt. I can’t remotely grasp why some on this board now allude to Q+PR tours in terms of some type of failure… whatever anyone’s PR/AL preference is, apart from overestimating venues on the USA 2006 tour (a forgivable error considering the gap of 24 years to gauge demand!), they sold out exactly the same arenas everywhere else in the world as they have with AL, and when everyone came back a second time in 2008, I witnessed every bit as good an audience response as Q+AL concerts get now.

Without PR falling in their lap in 2005, there would have been no more tours with Brian and Roger… and certainly no Q+AL all those years later.

BUT… when he shuts the fuck up and sings the songs rather than all the other utter nonsense, I really enjoy listening to AL sing a lot of the material. And although I don't agree, I can understand why some would prefer the overall Q+AL experience.. After all, I went to WWRY in London eleven times over the years, loving each and every staged performance, appreciating the theatrics for what they were and witnessing a standing ovation every night.

What was the furthest distance you have travelled to see Q+?

From the UK to Philadelphia and New York in 2014, and to Dallas, Washington and Nashville last year.
Any plans to see Q+AL in the coming weeks?


I can’t afford the Australasia… but I dream of a trip working out the next time they do South America. And I really hope the Wembley Stadium rumour is true. The last music concert I witnessed live there was the Freddie Tribute and although it would be an entirely different occasion, I’d love to see Brian and Roger there again.



Quick couple of points. I'm surprised YMBF hasn't been added at all. That could be the song AL can pull off.
Truth be told, I don't want AL to sing anything from Innuendo or MIH. It actually rankled me when he sang TSMGO.
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Re: Queen + AL to tour again Summer 2018?

Postby AlexKx » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:19 pm

How and why?
 
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Re: Queen + AL to tour again Summer 2018?

Postby AngelR » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:52 pm

Get ready for the announcement guys! :onfire: :onfire: :onfire:

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Re: Queen + AL to tour again Summer 2018?

Postby CNB » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:25 pm

IT'S LATE !!!!!
WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER !!!!!
SPREAD YOUR WINGS !!!!!
 
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Re: Queen + AL to tour again Summer 2018?

Postby CNB » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:42 am

More shows added in Barcelona and Madrid:

http://www.lasexta.com/noticias/cultura ... 8d868.html
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Re: Queen + AL to tour again Summer 2018?

Postby CNB » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:35 pm

A 9th show has been added in Rotterdam:

http://www.queenonline.com/news/queen-a ... opean-tour
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Re: Queen + AL to tour again Summer 2018?

Postby inu-liger » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:17 am

CNB wrote:A 9th show has been added in Rotterdam:
http://www.queenonline.com/news/queen-a ... opean-tour


That works perfectly into my UK holiday dates. I'm gonna try to get tix for this one :)
 
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Re: Queen + AL to tour again Summer 2018?

Postby Hutchence » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:37 pm

Ok, at the moment we have 11 officially announced shows:

09-JUN Madrid,Wizink Arena
10-JUN Barcelona, Palau Sant Jordi
13-JUN Köln, Lanxess Arena
15-JUN Herning, Jyske Bank Boxen
19-JUN Berlin, Mercedes Benz Arena
20-JUN Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena
25-JUN Milano, Mediolanum
27-JUN Rotterdam, Ahoy
29-JUN Antwerpen, Sportpalais
01-JUL London, SSE Arena Wembley
02-JUL London, O2 Arena

We are still waiting for the confirmation of Lisbon show on 07.06. and the show in Norway- probably Oslo on 17.06.

That leaves us with gap between 20. and 25.06. and maybe one or two more concerts in Germany or so...?!
 
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Re: Queen + AL to tour again Summer 2018?

Postby parchedpeas » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:56 am

4 Jul, o2 London
 
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Re: Queen + AL to tour again Summer 2018?

Postby icy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:37 am

parchedpeas wrote:4 Jul, o2 London

Thanks for posting this here, I was late with my post about it elsewhere.
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Re: Queen + AL to tour again Summer 2018?

Postby Hutchence » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:19 pm

update:

09-JUN Madrid,Wizink Arena
10-JUN Barcelona, Palau Sant Jordi
13-JUN Köln, Lanxess Arena
15-JUN Herning, Jyske Bank Boxen
17-JUN Oslo, Telenor Arena
19-JUN Berlin, Mercedes Benz Arena
20-JUN Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena
25-JUN Milano, Mediolanum
27-JUN Rotterdam, Ahoy
29-JUN Antwerpen, Sportpalais
01-JUL London, SSE Arena Wembley
02-JUL London, O2 Arena
04-JUL London, O2 Arena
 
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Re: Queen + AL to tour again Summer 2018?

Postby CNB » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:01 pm

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Re: Queen + AL to tour again Summer 2018?

Postby KNIGHT » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:04 pm

So far:

7 June 2018 Lisbon Portugal Altice Arena
9 June 2018 Madrid Spain WiZink Center
10 June 2018 Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi
13 June 2018 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena
15 June 2018 Herning Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen
17 June 2018 Oslo Norway Telenor Arena
19 June 2018 Berlin Germany Mercedes Benz Arena
20 June 2018 Hamburg Barclaycard Arena
25 June 2018 Milan Italy Milan Forum
27 June 2018 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy
29 June 2018 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
1 July 2018 London England Wembley Arena
2 July 2018 London England The O2
4 July 2018 London England The O2
6 July 2018 Glasgow Scotland TRNSMT Festival
8 July 2018 Dublin Ireland Marlay Park
 
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Re: Queen + AL to tour again Summer 2018?

Postby KNIGHT » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:26 pm

I would like to see a concert with this setlist

01. We Will Rock You (slow/fast)
02. Tie Your Mother Down
03. In the Lap Of The Gods rev.
04. Seven Seas Of Rhye
05. Killer Queen
06. Stone Cold Crazy
07. I Want It All
08. Under Pressure (Roger & Adam on vocals)
09. Another One Bites The Dust
10. Love Of My Life (Brian on vocals)
11. Is this the World We Created? (Brian on vocals)
12. Somebody To Love
13. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
14. Drum Battle
15. I'm In Love With My Car (Roger on vocals)
16. Don't Stop Me Now
17. Bicycle Race
18. Fat Bottomed Girls
19. Two Fux
20. Whataya Want From Me
21. I Want To Break Free
22. Who Wants To Live Forever
23. Guitar Solo
24. Spread Your Wings
25. Radio Ga Ga
26. Bohemian Rhapsody
27. Hammer To Fall
28. We Will Rock You
29. We Are The Champions
30. God Save The Queen

Adam on vocals all the songs except the ones noticed
 
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