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Posted: 24 Mar 11, 03:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If there was to be a tour this year what and who would you like to see as part of the whole thing?

Along with Roger and Brian get Spike Edney for piano and keyboard stuff and if they really cant get John Deacon for Bass then get Danny Miranda again and maybe some guest singers and get Rufus on drums so Roger can sing a bit more and we can hear his great voice

For a playlist some of the hits would be good as well as maybe some lesser known tracks but it would depend on how keen Roger adn Brian are to do the rarely heard stuff

I know that I would definetly go if they did decide to do a tour!!!

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Posted: 24 Mar 11, 04:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think there is a distinct possibility of a kind of Fred tribute part 2 for charity where you'll see a host of big names singing and playing with the band. I'd love to see Deacy up there but fat chance really. However it would be good to see the band from the last couple of tours with singers like Robbie Williams, George Michael, PR (of course) and some others. 

Late summer Wembley stadium anyone ?


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Posted: 24 Mar 11, 07:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I doubt if there would be a tour

maybe a couple of dates at wembley to celebrate the life of queen and to remember freddie

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Posted: 24 Mar 11, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If there was a tour, they'd never come to Perth and I'd have to resort to watching shitty Youtube videos of the gigs.   So I'd be happy if Brian and Rog just did a Youtube tour.  Do some videos in a studio somewhere, put that up.  Happy Birthday Queen.  They can hash out old songs in any fashion they see fit.  Boom.  It's got to be cheaper than even a low-key tour.


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Posted: 24 Mar 11, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If there was a tour, they'd never come to Perth and I'd have to resort to watching shitty Youtube videos of the gigs.   So I'd be happy if Brian and Rog just did a Youtube tour.  Do some videos in a studio somewhere, put that up.  Happy Birthday Queen.  They can hash out old songs in any fashion they see fit.  Boom.  It's got to be cheaper than even a low-key tour.


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Posted: 24 Mar 11, 11:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A world tour would be awesome!!!

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Posted: 24 Mar 11, 12:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There will be no tour celebrate Queen's 40th,  but Brian has hinted at a "One Off!!!" gig :-  here's what he had to say in an Iterview with the "RAF news"   regarding Paul Rodgers & the "One Off gig":-

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Freddie died in 1991 - Brian said he thinks about Freddie every day - and in 2005 former Free and Bad Company lead vocalist Paul Rodgers joined Brian and drummer Roger Taylor to tour with Queen.

Brian said: "It was really good for Paul and for us to do that, but we have no plans at the moment to collaborate again."

Neither do they plan any more live shows with another lead singer, although Brian revealed they might get together for a one-off gig to celebrate Queen's 40th anniversary this year.

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It sounds like No Paul & for that matter no Queen+ for this "One Off Gig"   I would imagine that if this gig does happen, it will be after Brian & Kerry's  RAF Cranwell  concert.


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Posted: 24 Mar 11, 13:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ugh.  I hope someone spreads a rumour about Kerry Ellis and gets her locked up in quarantine by the World Health Organisation.  Not forever - just until Brian retires.


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Posted: 24 Mar 11, 14:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Getting PR would be good, he did a decent job on the last tour so why not!!!

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Posted: 24 Mar 11, 15:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddiefan91 wrote:

...and maybe some guest singers and get Rufus on drums so Roger can sing a bit more and we can hear his great voice

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I think to let someone else play the drums would be the worst decision you could make, I think no one can play drums to queen songs except for roger, so he should sing and play, if that's impossible any guest singer is better than somebody else playing drums, I think (even though it would be great if it would be a concert with no guest singers and just roger and brian sharing the vocals)


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Posted: 24 Mar 11, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

right............Roger played every single second of drums for the Q+PR gigs, especially when he stood at the front of the stage and did various LVs...............wouldn't be right to have someone else play skins..........oy


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Posted: 24 Mar 11, 17:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


The SAS gig booked for 25th November at some club, maybe that will be the huge celebration.

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Posted: 24 Mar 11, 18:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Every time I hear about Brian and Roger maybe doing a "one-off" show for the 40th anniversary, it scares me. This "one-off" show would most definitely be in the UK and unfortunately I live in California and don't have the funds to be flying halfway around the world :(
If they decide to play, I pray they'll have maybe a few shows in Europe and then a couple in the United States, preferably on the west coast, either San Fransisco or Los Angeles.

If I could see Brian May and his Special Red with my own eyes... well, there's no expression that really equals that want, that need, accurately.

God damn, do I love Queen.

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Posted: 24 Mar 11, 19:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It did work well ENOUGH with Paul. It has to be one male singer.

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Posted: 24 Mar 11, 21:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In recent interviews with both Brian and Roger, it seems that Brian has no interest in doing any kind of a tour, with or without a guest singer. Roger has claimed he wants to work with Brian and do shows as Queen, and hates doing the 'one-off' shows. Honestly, I wouldn't count on seeing them live on a grand scale like they did with Paul Rodgers again. It's a pipe dream. I saw Queen and Paul Rodgers back in 2006 in San Diego, and that show whooped some serious ass, I have to say. So the question is not can they do it, it's will they do it. And honestly, I don't think the want is there so much from Brian, so it seems that no, it won't happen.


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Posted: 24 Mar 11, 23:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes I was at San Diego too, Brians playing was on absolute fire, I could have bootlegged that show but it was a bit hard from the front row lol

Roger was asked about live work in the QOL interview and said "Watch this space" but I'll beleive it when it happens, always seems Roger is the driver and Brian needs convincing.

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Posted: 25 Mar 11, 01:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mercury 90 wrote:

I think to let someone else play the drums would be the worst decision you could make, I think no one can play drums to queen songs except for roger, so he should sing and play, if that's impossible any guest singer is better than somebody else playing drums, I think (even though it would be great if it would be a concert with no guest singers and just roger and brian sharing the vocals)
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Two kits on stage, worked quite well for Roger's solo tours & The Cross gigs.   Roger up front Singing while say "Rufus" is on kit would be great,  I went to the SAS gig at the 02 London back in January 2009 & Rufus Drummed, while Roger was up front & it worked a treat.  In 2005, would have rather had a 2nd drummer on kit for both "TATDOOL & RGG" than that bloody drum machine/re-recorded drumming, any day.

  But I do know what you mean,  Roger's a bloody good drummer & singing from behind the kit was great in 2008.


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Posted: 25 Mar 11, 02:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote: Ugh.  I hope someone spreads a rumour about Kerry Ellis and gets her locked up in quarantine by the World Health Organisation.  Not forever - just until Brian retires.

I'd be happy to put her in my cellar. In her birthdaysuite of course.

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Posted: 25 Mar 11, 03:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

if they dont want to do a big tour maybe they can do one off shows in various countries

i know that probably wont suit a lot of people but the shows or at least one of them may well be released on dvd

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Posted: 25 Mar 11, 06:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope they will gonna play a gig or two  in Denmark. But i doubt it will ever take place.