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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 16:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


British rockers QUEEN have banned audiences from smoking during their comeback tour in March (05) - because it damages their new frontman PAUL RODGERS' vocal chords.

The newly reformed band lost their singer, FREDDIE MERCURY, to AIDS in 1991, but have replaced him with ex-FREE singer Rodgers.

But Rodgers fears he will never be able to live up to his predecessor's performance if he's breathing in smoke fumes during their European dates.

The band's guitarist BRIAN MAY explains, "The non-smoking request comes from Paul, who finds it seriously affects his voice.

"I hope people will understand. Maybe we could sell patches at the door?"

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Well, seems that the front row would be smokefree...finally :D

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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So, they won't use those famous "smoke-bombs" on stage themselves??? :-)


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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 16:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I hope they will :)


For excample "Tie You Mother Down" is nothing without those smoke-bombs...







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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 16:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Banning smoking from public places is becoming more popular these days so it's a sign of the times as well as protecting Paul's voice. Thing is, will it be strongly enforced by security staff or will they turn a blind eye!! Someone who is "gasping for a fag" will try their luck if they know they can get away with it.

Smoke bombs/thunderflashes during TYMD - absolutely.


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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 03:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

People! This might be off topic, but please be aware of the fact that this tour will NOT be a big production! It will be low-key and of-course there will be some nice lights. But don't expect a lot of smoke, bombs going off, big flying stuff or a huge stage-spectacle in general çause there isn't gonna be any!

Just wanted to warn you!

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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 06:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



I think that nobody expects that kind of show. There will be some smoke-bombs (TYMD, BoRhap) and of course the lightshow will be in key role, it has always been one of the Queen`s trademarks.






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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

with the smaller venues they are playing I would not expect a massive stage show; ony a great light show.


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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 07:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One thing to bear in mind is that the "smoke" from smoke bombs and stage effects is very different to tobacco smoke. It tends to be heavier and less likely to be breathed in, and also is not around for as long

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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 08:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Totally right. I'm a pretty heavy smoker myself but whenever I'm in stage-smoke I have trouble breathing.
(Well 'trouble' is a heavy word, but you know what I mean). But again: there will be NO smokeboms and stuff!!

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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 09:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Smokebombs consists of different chemicals, so it`s not identical with the smoke that tobacco causes. And PR`s voice to not endure because of it.




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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 10:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

btw, I was joking.
But I presume it will mostly be not allowed to smoke in those venues.


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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 06:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i agree with the no-smoking request, it should be requested in every venues

i think that some lights and special effect will be anyway, it's Queen after all!


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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 08:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Most venues operate a no smoking policy anyway, No matter who youre going to watch. Its not just Queen!


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Posted: 30 Jan 05, 08:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

no offence but how unfucking rock'n'roll could you imagine brian johnson or bon scott doing that of jaymz for metallica or ginger from the wildhearts.. what next no boozing because roger has a weak bladder (& im a non smoker) the tobacco police are taking over

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Posted: 01 Feb 05, 10:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

English Bowman wrote:

One thing to bear in mind is that the "smoke" from smoke bombs and stage effects is very different to tobacco smoke. It tends to be heavier and less likely to be breathed in, and also is not around for as long

Daniel


Was thinking the same thing myself. TYMD will hopefully have "thunderflashes"......more of an explosive effect and will add more excitement to the start of the gig.


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Posted: 01 Feb 05, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


and of course Brian would suggest selling patches rather than giving them away for free!





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Posted: 04 Feb 05, 16:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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and of course Brian would suggest selling patches rather than giving them away for free!




C'mon.. they wouldn't give them away for free!! Fans should bring their own patches anyway. It's a non smoking tour so really it's tough shit if you smoke.


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