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Posted: 20 Dec 04, 10:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not sure that stadiums are possible. Maybe not even arenas. I think they'll have to start with venues the size of Hammersmith appollo (or whatever it's called these days). Perhaps they could stretch to a Wembley Arena, but I'm not so sure. I think it'd be good to start smaller really, kinda build up to it!

Lighting wise, I'm sure they'll cram in the most lights they can, as they'll be in complete control (as opposed to having to fit in with others as they have had to in recent years)


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Posted: 20 Dec 04, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, I should imagine Manchester and Hammersmith Apollo will be on the cards. We'll have to wait til 2006 for the Arenas!


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Posted: 20 Dec 04, 15:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I dont think the collective ego's will bow to playing city hall size venues
Most arenas nowadays in this country can be configured to half size or whatever,which is good from a punters point of view because you get an arena show but in a more intimate setting.
I think the tour will sell quite well but the days of football stadiums are well and truly over.


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Posted: 20 Dec 04, 15:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Also try Astoria for a warm up gig and thats a fact


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Posted: 20 Dec 04, 18:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not too sure that they'll play in stadiums or arenas,instead,I belive they'll concentrate on halls which capacity is 10000-150000 and frankly I think that's quite enough for this tour.It is enough to sell the place out and I don't belive that the ticket demand will be so huge.Even if it is they can always add second night...About the lightning,it won't be as grand as it was during '86 tour but it can be something like late seventies thing (Pizza oven...)


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Posted: 21 Dec 04, 05:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now THAT would be awesome!!! I live in Rio, near Maracanã hahahahahahaha


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Posted: 21 Dec 04, 07:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd say stadiums with a capacity of 50,000 to 100,000. Queen is still quite big. If you look at the On Fire sales for instance... And there are still a lot of Queen fans


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Posted: 22 Dec 04, 03:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think there's a world of difference in buying a DVD or seeing the musical to going to see them in concert.

they might work up towards larger venues, but I think they could be caught out if they go for it in a big way from the start.

I don't think there's a problem with their egos on the size of venue. Look at the Bri and Rog solo tours. Especially Rog. He did some really small venues. I saw him in Manchester in '93 and that was a small venue!


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

Bri about the tour details;
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**Mon 20 Dec 04**
TOUR DETAILS?

Ed: We are completely drowning in e-mails asking for more tour details....

YES, ALL IN GOOD TIME !

Bri
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I don't wanna know how many e-mails Bri gets every day :p




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Posted: 25 Dec 04, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think they should perform in big halls like the AHOY (in Rotterdam, or the Sportpaleis (in Antwerpen) or the Hammersmith Apollo , but not the soccer stadiums. The capacity of these halls should be between the 10000 and the 25000 people. This is also perfect for the people that are really interested. It's also more intimate. They should only do the bigger soccer stadiums if the tour goes well.

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Posted: 25 Dec 04, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry guys! The Queen member who could fill stadiums and make the show work isn't here anymore. They should start with really small venues.


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Posted: 25 Dec 04, 17:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well said.
The "Stadium-Queen" is gone.
I don't think the concerts will be "stadium-shows". I even would'nt be too suprised if they played blues standards, as the whole thing might be a kind of "we wanna do it for fun"-thing.


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Posted: 26 Dec 04, 06:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Personally, I think Queen (with Paul Rodgers) can fill out the largest sized indoor venues in the UK, not sure about Europe but as we've seen they're due to play in a large-ish sized venue in Paris.

My guess for venues in the UK are NEC (or NIA) in Birmingham, Wembley Arena, MEN Arena, Cardiff International Arena.

Maybe they'll play a few more gigs up north, but those are the sorts of 5,000 to 15,000 capacity arenas I can see them playing to - one of my other favourite bands have just finished playing an arena tour and their latest album almost flopped, and I know the awareness of Queen has built up recently - my two sisters have become big fans over the last few months, which is good evidence of that.


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