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Posted: 19 Dec 04, 12:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok, so I received my Queenzone newsupdate e-mail and it stated that as per Paul Rodgers website, Queen's tour will include touring the US in the fall. I can't find anything, anywhere about that at all - what's up with that? Has anyone else found/heard anything about Queen touring the US, or was this email wrong?

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Posted: 19 Dec 04, 12:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From what I gather, Pauls site decided to do an UPDATE and removed any mention of a possible US tour.. O< I guess we just have to wait.


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Posted: 22 Dec 04, 10:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They Need to come to the US. They know they have massive ammounts of fans in the US... besides, why wouldnt they come to the states?


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Posted: 22 Dec 04, 13:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

RhapsodyInBohemian wrote:

They Need to come to the US. They know they have massive ammounts of fans in the US... besides, why wouldnt they come to the states?


Because it's a waste of money, especially when they can play bigger venues in Europe and beyond and sell more tickets. Plus, they're far more appreciated in Europe. Why else did Brian skip the US in '98, and Roger not come at all?



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Posted: 22 Dec 04, 23:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian made a token appeaarance in Chicago in 98 for "Rockstock" to open his Another World Tour ... then he left for greener pastures. It was a hot humid 90 degree F day on a asphalt parking lot ... but it was worth it.


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Posted: 23 Dec 04, 01:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kindamagic wrote:

...touring the US in the fall.


More than anything, I hope I have the chance to see them again here in the USA. How lucky we will be if it comes true!


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Posted: 30 Dec 04, 13:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

QUEEN is plenty appricated in the US! The will come im sure of it, it will prolly be just like a HUGE venue in NY or something.


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RhapsodyInBohemian wrote:

QUEEN is plenty appricated in the US! The will come im sure of it, it will prolly be just like a HUGE venue in NY or something.


Huge, as in MSG huge? They'd be lucky to fill the Beacon.



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Posted: 01 Jan 05, 14:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i can see a small (i mean SMALL) tour if the europe thing goes ok, maybe key points in the states that gives everyone a chance to go? like instead of doing
new york, manhattan, and new jersey, just do one likkle venue somewhere in between, and for Canada (where i am) i can see only one concert, which is either montreal or toronto.


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Posted: 01 Jan 05, 23:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fact is, on classic rock stations, TV commercials, and sports stadiums, Queen is getting played more in the U.S. than ever before. Strange but true.

I think a U.S. tour would do well...





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Posted: 04 Jan 05, 23:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

People obviously underestimate the huge potential that Queen has in the United States.

Queen might have lost their vibe in the U.S. during the 80s, but the upcoming generation of the 90s and the new century has indeed made of Queen a huge cult success.
Most American fans today got into Queen influenced by their older relatives, as well as contemporary musicians of the 80s and 90s who have constantly praised Queen for their huge influence.

The Queen catalog as well as the compilations have sold in the past 13 years as good as any material from bands who had remarkably more sucess in the States during their heyday, such as Pink Floyd, The Who, and Led Zeppelin.

Things of course might be different if Freddie was still alive, and a complete sell-out of arenas in the States would be most likely guaranteed if Queen decided to tour today. I think the tour would be successful if Queen picked arenas in the States on major cities like New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, San Francisco, Houston, and Detroit.



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Posted: 05 Jan 05, 01:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Charlotte too? *puppy-dog eyes*


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Posted: 05 Jan 05, 12:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=purple>Miss James wrote:

Thanks for emphasizing yet again how unimportant we Americans are in the Queen world, GH. I don't think we caught that with your first comment. :^P


I'm just being realistic. Queen haven't been much of a major force in the US in the past 20 years, outside of a few songs. But if they want to prove me wrong, then of course I'd be very happy!



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Posted: 05 Jan 05, 21:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Personally i have to agree with what GH has been saying here....i seriosuly doubt they would bother coming over Stateside.

Brian's last tour was a total failure in his eyes...and it left scars that i'm sure have not healed. He was happy and pleased in the fact that during it he was reminded of the presence of many great friends here (the Fans) but the way the Tour was handled left him and his band at that time very downhearted in the end. This is primarily why he did not bother returning to follow up the BTTL tours with a Another World set of gigs. He did'nt bother as the album was'nt even released over here...or was it??!! Hollywood Records does a ***** job of promoting Queen here and i think THAT alone is the main reason for the lackluster vibe as far as the mainstream community goes.

This is'nt about Queen failing here, it's about it's promotion failing. Shoot, the fabled Master Tapes were stolen here even!! Damn!! Hollywood Records STINKS and does ziltch to get the word out here. EMI has never had this problem so this is why Queen has ALWAYS been hot in Europe. If EMI had some of it's production magic imported here and given the chance to take over the chairs at Hollywood, you can be sure that Queen would be kings here yet again! Capitol Records did'nt do a heck of a lot either...exspecially after the "Ga GA" scandal broke. Also too, they were terrified to be involved in promoting a "gay" band at that point in time (homo-phobia USA in the mis 80's) so they did'nt want to really drum up any support for Queen. I think they were maore interested in hiding them and keeping them musically "silenced" lest Capitol be branded as disgraceful and a threat to the youth of America by promoting a "gay band" like Queen!!! It makes one ANGRY when you sit sown and think of all the **** politics that go on in the music business. It pisses me off to no end that CRAP bands and talentless HACKS like Britney and numerous rap outfits can be hailed as taleted stars and the REAL talent is left to ROT!!

I had better stop...i'm turning into a raving maniac....sorry.....

I needed to vent i guess!!

I'd LOVE to see "Queen-just2" tour here...but my heart tells me that it is folly to hope for such. I wish i could be more positive about it...but i just have this terrible feeling that it won't happen.

But then again....i think of the fantastic Vegas Aftershow Gig and then i feel better knowing that hey, it COULD happen.....but my feelings right now is the same as GH: not by a longshot will that show ever hit Stateside Shores.





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Posted: 05 Jan 05, 23:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Excellent post, Deacon's 1st. You're certainly making a lot of sense there.

Yes, Queen are somewhat popular in the US and Canada again... but we must remember, that's Queen with Freddie. In all hopes of being realistic, how many people in the US know the names Brian May and Roger Taylor, in comparison to those who know the name Freddie Mercury? To most people, Freddie was Queen.

In terms of the mainstream audience, Brian and Roger are loved in Europe and beyond, but not here. We have to face it. Why play the Beacon for one night when they can sell out the Ahoy in Rotterdam for five?



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Posted: 05 Jan 05, 23:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GH: Are you considering Canada as a colony of the USA, or will Queen tour Canada and ignore the USA?


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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 19:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, Mr smartass, I mean Canada and the US.



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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 21:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the nice nod to my previous post Sir GH....glad i'm not the only one that sees what really happened.

I agree GH, "Queen 2-only" would have a slim chance of ever selling out any venue here Stateside. Sorry folks, but it's reality here rearing it's ugly head again. They will go where the REAL VISABLE support is..and the pound signs/ dollar signs too as that never hurts in the long run. The only ones hurt by all of this are the US and Canadian fans. We get the short end of the stick (yet again) but you know, we can't all bitch and moan.....after all we DID get WWRY in Las Vegas and i for one NEVER thought THAT would happen AT ALL!! I was STUNNED to realize that it WAS going to happen here in the US....really. Now last i heard, Canada is supposted to be getting it's own version of WWRY..yes? So at least we are'nt TOTALLY forgotten...but if you lived here on the "Forsaken Continent" (as i sometimes find myself calling it in a Queen-less sense!) you can feel right differently about some things sometime.

I would love to see the "Queen-less" Tour hit here and storm the States. Yes, i would. Man, WOULD I! I think in real terms the ONLY way that could happen is for these things to happen:

One HELL of a promotional push from Hollywood Records...BIG TIME. No promotion, no sales, no success. This was the downfall of Brian's solo tour(s) here....so many fans totally MISSED OUT as they NEVER EVEN KNEW their was such a show going on right down the street from them!! INSANE and INEXCUSABLE from a promotion standpoint.

"Queen" play only a select few locations...places guarenteed to pack em' in and create a serious pre-showday buzz. This is a important, often overlooked part of getting word out about a gig. Have the boys play the large theatre-style houses in New York, Detriot/Chicago, LA, and of course Boston. Boston ALONE would cause a serious sensation as it has always been the one city that has had incredibly high regards to Queen since the very beginning. Brian himself has noted this several times in various interviews, etc. It's true: Boston broke for Queen FIRST way back in 1973 when many rock stations here were playing KYA a LOT when no one else had a clue! To this day, Queen is HUGE in Boston. New York too....and the Midwest is a absolute must as well. There is a huge fan contigency out there in the Ohio/Michigan/etc. area. It boggles the mind....

and the last thing: Hollywood finally decides to issue Brian and Roger's latest solo albums. It does'nt make any sense whatsoever that these albums were released just about everywhere else in the world but NOT in the USA or Canada (or were they in the White North? geez, my mind is a blank at the moment) These should be issued before the guys Tour here to drum up interest and get people pumped. This would also be a excellent and EASY way to plug the upcoming Tour by releasing "Product" to coinside with the shows ( kind of like what Hollywood did with the WWRY Edition of Greatest Hits). It's high time these two excellent albums were issued as they are both stunning and far superior to the previous solo efforts before them.

Okay, so that's how i see it...but as you can probably see the chances of the above happening are pretty next to nil....so (sigh) we are back at square one again!

Can you see now how fustrating it can be to live here on the "Forsaken Continent"?

God i miss John Deacon.....

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Posted: 08 Jan 05, 22:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Charlotte too? *puppy-dog eyes*


Pretty, pretty please???????? I am prepared to grovel.


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