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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 05:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just got the email about the Queen +AL show...

regarding the 1975 performance, it states:

"...But a high quality official release DVD is now planned, unedited, which will include the audio of all of the songs which were not originally transmitted on TV."

I can't wait to complain about it's sound/not being Rainbow/never coming out etc etc

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 05:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What did the rest of the e-mail say?

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 05:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sorry,

here's the complete email:

Queen To Play Hammersmith

Queen with Adam Lambert – Despite Cancelled Sonisphere, UK Concerts To Go Ahead

Queen with Adam Lambert – Despite Cancelled Sonisphere, UK Concerts To Go Ahead

Just two weeks after the shock cancellation of Sonisphere 2012 where they were due to headline with singer Adam Lambert, rock band Queen has announced they are to go ahead with a UK concert appearance this summer after all.

The band today announced that the highly anticipated pairing of Queen and Lambert will instead take place at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo over two nights, July 11 and 12.

In the announcement the band also promised to endeavour to give priority booking to those who had held tickets for their Knebworth concert.

Tickets will go on sale next week, first to Queen fans and Sonisphere ticket holders and then on general sale.

Says a band spokesperson, “Queen acted immediately in looking for an alternative venue in an aim to avoid disappointing all those fans who had so desperately looked forward to seeing them at Knebworth. Coming in the lead into the Olympics, most of the venues they first approached were unavailable, being taken as official London Games 2012 venues. As the setting of some of the band’s best remembered concerts, the idea of returning to this historic Hammersmith venue really appealed to them.”

Said Brian May: "Somehow this feels right - The Odeon is a big part of our history, and its atmosphere is second to none. It's the perfect place to acknowledge our faithful fans, and will be a fitting return to our roots!"

Roger Taylor adds: "We had made up our minds to play in the UK this year, so play we will ! Following the collapse of the Sonisphere organisation we didn't want to let down all those people expecting to see us live!"

Speaking from the US, Adam Lambert said: “I’m so thrilled that Queen found a way to ensure that the fans will get to see this event this summer. I can’t wait to be in London to perform with Queen for these incredibly special shows!”

Originally known as the Hammersmith Odeon, the venue was the scene of four sold-out Queen concerts in late November/early December 1975, as well as a special Christmas Eve show; and the band returned for a triumphant end-of-tour show in December 1979, playing the opening night of a series of UNICEF concerts for the people of Kampuchea. Amongst fans, the Hammersmith shows continue to be regarded as some of Queen’s most exceptional. Broadcast live on national radio and TV, the Christmas show has become one of the most heavily bootlegged in the band's career, and an edited version of the show has been recently shown by the BBC. But a high quality official release DVD is now planned, unedited, which will include the audio of all of the songs which were not originally transmitted on TV.

Tickets for Queen + Adam Lambert concerts at HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Wednesday July 11 and Thursday July 12 will first be available on a 24-hour presale to Queen Online subscribers, Queen Fan Club members and Sonisphere ticket holders from 9am on Tuesday April 17. Pre-sale details will be sent on to these communities separately via e-mail.

General sales start Wednesday 18th April at 9am at www.hmvapollo.com and through Ticketmaster. Caller lines: HMV Tickets 08432 221 0100 / Ticketmaster 08448 444 748.

Tickets are priced at £65.00, £70.00 and £75.00 plus £6 booking fee on all prices. For tickets by post an additional charge will apply.

www.queenonline.com

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 05:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I want to go.

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 05:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So - the DVD will be basically something like I created many years ago ? :-)

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 06:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you never know, it might come with some stickers or something :)

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 06:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah...the Hammersmith 79 dvd was the best news for me. ( unedited...full?)

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 06:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"So - the DVD will be basically something like I created many years ago ? :-)"

Bet you won't tell the BBC to go and fuck themselves will you?


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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 06:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

fjac1980 wrote:
yeah...the Hammersmith 79 dvd was the best news for me. ( unedited...full?)

It was about Hammersmith 75, not 79.


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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 06:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

RT : "we didn't want to let down all those people expecting to see us live!"

does that mean they sold about 10 000 tickets to Sonisphere?

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 07:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So the cheapest ticket will be £71!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'd actually purchased Sonisphere tickets but sod paying that much.

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 10:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you live outside of London, you will not only have the price of your ticket, but the cost of your travel and maybe the cost of overnight stay at some hotel which will charge you an exorbetant fee because its Jubilee / Olympic year....


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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 12:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Tickets are priced at £65.00, £70.00 and £75.00 plus £6 booking fee on all prices"

Go fuck yourselves.

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Regarding the prices ...

Queen - Hammersmith 1975
http://www.queenconcerts.com/inc/tickets/1975-12-24.jpg

Queen - Hammersmith 1979
http://www.queenconcerts.com/inc/tickets/1979-12-26.jpg
(not sure about the price, but the previous concert costed 5 pounds :-)

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 13:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If I wanted to come to one of the concerts in London from my city Zagreb, Croatia and stay just for one day e.g. (12.- 13.07.), it would cost me cca 420 pounds !!!??? No, I am not crazy:) Those are my expenses for easyjet flight, hotel, concert ticket + other expenses such as food, drinks, tube ticket, etc.
Silly, isn't it...?


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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

B&R should become politicians. They have completely lost all grip on reality.



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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 13:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:
Regarding the prices ...
Queen - Hammersmith 1975
http://www.queenconcerts.com/inc/tickets/1975-12-24.jpg
Queen - Hammersmith 1979
http://www.queenconcerts.com/inc/tickets/1979-12-26.jpg
(not sure about the price, but the previous concert costed 5 pounds :-)


There is nothing at all in the second picture to indicate this has anything to do with Queen.


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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not going to Hammersmith gig, so I can't show my banner to Adam Lambert in the first row. So, just a message: "Freddie rules! Paul Rodgers rocks! And you sucks!"

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 15:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To be honest £75 isn't over the odds to see musicians of the standing of BM and RT in such a great venue, possibly playing together for the last time.

In their defence also, the price will not be down to them, but the promoter will charge whatever he thinks he can get for the tickets. The tickets in 2005 and 2008 for the Q&PR shows were only £50, which were very good prices and less than I'd expected.

Madonna, U2, etc... tickets cost a lot more (into the £100s), and I know who I'd rather see (even if it is only with Adam Lambert).

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 16:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whoever came up with the ticket price.

Go fuck yourselves.