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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 03:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A recent radio interview of a NYC radio station with Brian May from Barcelona is online here (Matt's podcasts)

http://www.1019rxp.com/pinfield


In the interview Brian says that a US tour has been considered but no dates have been set yet and spring is rather unlikely.

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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 08:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

After listening to the interview I would not have a problem with them coming slightly later than Spring (as Brian mentioned). It was too damn cold last time.


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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 10:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm worried now.

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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 11:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Paul Rodgers always working alone or in short time partnerships, besides that he is very succesfull in the US as solo artist I believe, so maybe he just don;t want to tour over there as Queen and Paul Rodgers, maybe as Paul Rodgers FT Queen

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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 11:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well... the album flopped and most of the shows in Europe were(are) not sold out...
I would not be surprised if South America will turn out to be the end of this partnership all together.

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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Jjeroen wrote:

Well... the album flopped and most of the shows in Europe were(are) not sold out...
I would not be surprised if South America will turn out to be the end of this partnership all together.

The first reason I wondered if this was the last of the touring was the fact that there is so little of Paul Rodgers solo stuff being played.
It's as though Paul knows this is the last chance for the Queen songs to be given a run out so he is happy to play second fiddle and not perform his own songs.  He knows he'll be performing them on his own sometime soon.







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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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Jjeroen wrote:



Well... the album flopped and most of the shows in Europe were(are) not sold out...
I would not be surprised if South America will turn out to be the end of this partnership all together.


The first reason I wondered if this was the last of the touring was the fact that there is so little of Paul Rodgers solo stuff being played.
It's as though Paul knows this is the last chance for the Queen songs to be given a run out so he is happy to play second fiddle and not perform his own songs.  He knows he'll be performing them on his own sometime soon.












Well, that was his answer on the last tour...
For this tour I can imagine he will be fine with playing second fiddle, as long as they had played more NEW songs. But they stopped doing so...
Of course - the album flopped big time, so no wonder they quit focussing on 'new' material.

What worries me the most (and that feeling i already got at the second or third show I saw) is that I sence a bit of a change of the feeling of comradery inside the band... 
Their interaction on stage, their behaviour off-stage (especially Paul does not seem te be his old self off tage and I get the feeling that he just had gotten enough of this tour pretty quickly). I cannot precisely put a finger on it, but I do feel that there has changed something and that Paul feels a bit in the wrong place. Brian is just Brian -he also expressed being unhappy with some things going on on more then one occasion- and the only one that seems to realy enjoy himself (ON stage anyway) is Roger...
But he will be just as happy if he goes back to his boat in the Carribean after South America.




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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 13:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jeroen, the 'negative atmosphere' on stage was there at the gigs in September, but at the shows I saw in the last couple of weeks showed an IMO a lot more relaxed band who seemed to be enjoying themselves... Especially Vienna and London looked like real fun for them too...


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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 13:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just hope that IF Paul decides to call it a day after this tour, Brian and Roger will have the guts to continue... IMO the highlights of the current tour were the couple of new songs and the songs Brian and Roger performed solo/together ('39, AKOM, IILWMC). The stuff with Paul was brilliant too ofcourse (or at least most of it) - but I wouldn't mind a 2 hour Brian/Roger/Jamie/Spike/Danny set ;-)


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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 14:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think they'll be coming to the US, unfortunately.


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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 14:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Pim Derks wrote:

Jeroen, the 'negative atmosphere' on stage was there at the gigs in September, but at the shows I saw in the last couple of weeks showed an IMO a lot more relaxed band who seemed to be enjoying themselves... Especially Vienna and London looked like real fun for them too...






So I was not the only one that noticed! :-)
Hope you are right about the refound enthusiasm.
I would certainly NOT enjoy two and a half ours of Brian and Roger only (the amount they did for themselves on this tour was just enough, if Roger did AKOM as well that is) and realy missed the Paul Rodgers songs on the last tour. I STILL think that when they played songs like Wishing Well, FLML, Bad Company etc. the QPR-band sounded the strongest.


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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 14:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Jjeroen wrote:

Well... the album flopped and most of the shows in Europe were(are) not sold out...
I would not be surprised if South America will turn out to be the end of this partnership all together.





Stop scaring me man, I plan to follow them on almost every concert on their next European tour [img=/images/smiley/msn/omg_smile.gif][/img]



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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Jjeroen wrote:

Hope you are right about the refound enthusiasm.
I would certainly NOT enjoy two and a half ours of Brian and Roger only (the amount they did for themselves on this tour was just enough, if Roger did AKOM as well that is) and realy missed the Paul Rodgers songs on the last tour. I STILL think that when they played songs like Wishing Well, FLML, Bad Company etc. the QPR-band sounded the strongest.

Wishing Well & Feel Like Making Love - definitely. Bad Company - it sounds 1000x better than the original version, but it's still a bit of a dull song.

But I agree - would've loved to see stuff like Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy, Shooting Star etc. to have a permanent place in the set this time around. I just wonder why Brian and Roger feel that they need to play stuff like Break Free and Ga Ga - why not play other hits like Under Pressure, Headlong or Now I'm Here?








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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 15:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Without trying to read too much into this interview: Brian did say they will decide where they go after South America, right? So, nothing has been decided yet which surprises me because I thought that American dates are already discussed but that is not true, apparently. It sounded very much like they might come but maybe not...

About other Queen songs: it depends of course on Paul Rogers who must be willing to sing them and learn how to find the lyrics on the teleprompter. I also had a feeling that there was a certain friction at the beginning of the tour which faded away eventually. There must have been compromises like Roger singing AKOM and Paul Rodgers the complete We Believe. We heard as a rumour that Brian hated the "Surfs Up" Intro while Roger and Paul voted for it, no idea if that story is true, though.


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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 16:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Like I knew anything is wrong - I posted a question about rumours of possible US dates in another thread just a few hours ago ...

So the Wembley concert on Saturday could indeed be my last one ever - I´m just feeling like someone stabbed a huge knife into my soul and turned it around afterwards ...

Hope never dies - and I hope the show WILL go on!


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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 19:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have heard that there are still active discussions for a 2009 NA Tour. Brian never stated that there would be no tour, he simply said that it would not be in the spring.

Oh and from what I have heard the success of the digital movie has no bearing on a US tour.


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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 20:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well.. something is crossing my mind the last few days.. and this Brian Interview just reenforced it:

John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page are searching for a replacement for Robert Plant. It was pointed youngster Myles Kennedy and Steve Perry from aerosmith, which already said that although he made some jam sessions with them, he have an Aerosmith Album and Tour to Prepair. Which Singer will fill better Plant's shoes? You're right, Paul Rodgers. I admit that Jimmy Page made some kind of available check on Paul.  They worked together back in the 80's in 'The Firm' , a project that sounded pretty fairly like poor man's Zeppelin.

We all had indications that it was set on stone the fact that Queen+PR would tour in the early days of 2009. Now things seemed to be postponned (or cancelled). Zep reunion can be the key , or one of the keys, to this mistery.

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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 20:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think some of us are reading too much into this.


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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 21:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Steven wrote:

I think some of us are reading too much into this.


I agree.






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Posted: 04 Nov 08, 22:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I want to believe we are reading too much in to it



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