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Posted: 04 Jan 09, 09:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm talking about the original lineup. I didn't find any info on that, I wonder why? Did they not allow them to play or have they overlooked those places?

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Posted: 04 Jan 09, 10:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.queenconcerts.com/live/queen/works1984.html

No shows in the Soviet Union.

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Posted: 04 Jan 09, 10:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I see. I went to that site at first but didn't think it was accurate enough because of lack of info. Maybe there was a hidden tour or something? No Africa tour too?

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Posted: 04 Jan 09, 11:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.queenconcerts.com/detail/live/648/05.10.1984%20-%20Concert:%20Queen%20in%20Super%20Bowl,%20Sun%20City,%20Bophuthatswana/  etc. etc. etc. from http://www.queenconcerts.com/live/queen/works1984.html  - Sun City is in Africa ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_City,_North_West )

No hidden tours in USSR, their music wasn't prohibited over here, but not welcomed neither. If there'd be The Miracle Tour - it could be allowed for Queen to play in USSR.

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Posted: 04 Jan 09, 18:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very nice. Thank you.

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Posted: 05 Jan 09, 06:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

" went to that site [QueenConcerts] at first but didn't think it was accurate enough because of lack of info."

Thanks dude, you just gave me the best laugh in at least a week!


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Posted: 05 Jan 09, 08:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



ThomasQuinn wrote:

" went to that site [QueenConcerts] at first but didn't think it was accurate enough because of lack of info."

Thanks dude, you just gave me the best laugh in at least a week!


I second that :)

dude, at Queenconcerts you have ALL the "live" info you want 







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Posted: 05 Jan 09, 09:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How can you Queen fans forget the small secret USSR tour in 1983?

A lot of you don't seem to remember that miraculous Queen year, with Urk being most notable.

Really, spice up your Queen knowledge! It's disgusting!

I was browsing through my collection and found a tape + setlist, so here it goes:

Band: Queen
Date: 19.11.1983
Country: Belarus
City: Minsk
Venue: Unknown

Setlist:

1. Flash (tape)
2. Rock It
3. We Will Rock You (fast)
4. Action This Day
5. Somebody To Love
6. Tear It Up (Freddie announced it as "something new")
7. Vocal Improvisation
8. Under Pressure
9. Save Me
10. Life Is Real
11. Love Of My Life
12. '83 (for this special occasion Brian re-wrote the lyrics of this wonderful accoustic song)
13. Now I'm Here + guitar solo
14. Brighton Rock (reprise)
15. Back Chat + Roger's electric drum solo
16. Keep Yourself Alive
17. Bohemian Rhapsody
18. Tie Your Mother Down
19. Radio Ga Ga (Yes, this video was shot in the USSR! Freddie says "This is a song by Roger, it's kinda weird in a way. It has something to do with radios. Oh fuck it, just try to sing along the choruses, it ain't that hard. It's called "Radio Ga Ga" or something like that")
20. Body Language
21. Another One Bites The Dust (with "I Want To Break Free" adlibs by Freddie, very rare!)
22. We Will Rock You
23. We Are The Champions.
24. God Save The Queen

A bit short maybe, but a very interesting setlist nonetheless.

BTW, does anybody remember the name of the venue they played in?


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Posted: 05 Jan 09, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a well known fact that Freddie didn't like Russian people much.  In fact, if he didn't play there it's because he didn't like "those" type of people.  He called the shots and the rest of the band had to do what he said.  Other people Freddie didn't like included Eskimos, Australians, Puerto Ricans, Scientoligists, Polynesians, North Africans, Taliban, Phoenicians, and most folks in the midwestern United States.

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Posted: 06 Jan 09, 18:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Serry... wrote:

http://www.queenconcerts.com/live/queen/works1984.html

No shows in the Soviet Union.

Yes! But I happen to know a man who was conducting negotiations about Queen coming to the USSR in 1990 but then it was too late for them to come. I imagine what it would have been like if Queen had come to the USSR in the 70s-80s!!!






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Posted: 06 Jan 09, 20:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Micrówave wrote:

It's a well known fact that Freddie didn't like Russian people much.  In fact, if he didn't play there it's because he didn't like "those" type of people.  He called the shots and the rest of the band had to do what he said.  Other people Freddie didn't like included Eskimos, Australians, Puerto Ricans, Scientoligists, Polynesians, North Africans, Taliban, Phoenicians, and most folks in the midwestern United States. 




Are you kidding?.





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Posted: 06 Jan 09, 20:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Rick wrote:

How can you Queen fans forget the small secret USSR tour in 1983?

A lot of you don't seem to remember that miraculous Queen year, with Urk being most notable.

Really, spice up your Queen knowledge! It's disgusting!

I was browsing through my collection and found a tape + setlist, so here it goes:

Band: Queen
Date: 19.11.1983
Country: Belarus
City: Minsk
Venue: Unknown

Setlist:

1. Flash (tape)
2. Rock It
3. We Will Rock You (fast)
4. Action This Day
5. Somebody To Love
6. Tear It Up (Freddie announced it as "something new")
7. Vocal Improvisation
8. Under Pressure
9. Save Me
10. Life Is Real
11. Love Of My Life
12. '83 (for this special occasion Brian re-wrote the lyrics of this wonderful accoustic song)
13. Now I'm Here + guitar solo
14. Brighton Rock (reprise)
15. Back Chat + Roger's electric drum solo
16. Keep Yourself Alive
17. Bohemian Rhapsody
18. Tie Your Mother Down
19. Radio Ga Ga (Yes, this video was shot in the USSR! Freddie says "This is a song by Roger, it's kinda weird in a way. It has something to do with radios. Oh fuck it, just try to sing along the choruses, it ain't that hard. It's called "Radio Ga Ga" or something like that")
20. Body Language
21. Another One Bites The Dust (with "I Want To Break Free" adlibs by Freddie, very rare!)
22. We Will Rock You
23. We Are The Champions.
24. God Save The Queen

A bit short maybe, but a very interesting setlist nonetheless.

BTW, does anybody remember the name of the venue they played in?


But wasn't the show in Budapest the only one they played in eastern Europe?.




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