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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 09:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In a magazine interview with Roger Taylor on Brian May website, there is reference to Queen playing the U.S. this fall...

Interviewer:
"Two shows in London, a European and US tour and now a show at Hyde Park in the summer, this Queen tour seems to have taken on a life of its own…"

Roger Taylor:
"Yes, very much so. It's been in the back of our minds to do something like this for a long time but Brian and I couldn't think of how to do it properly, so it kept being put on the back burner. Then with Paul [Rodgers] it all fell into place. He really was one of our benchmarks when we were starting out as Queen. I'm sure we played on a bill with his old band Free at the Albert Hall…"

Interviewer:
"Was Robbie Williams ever a serious contender to sing with Queen?"

Roger Taylor:
"We talked about maybe touring America with Robbie - and we were quite serious about it but circumstances didn't come together. He is very young, much younger than us anyway, but that didn't seem to be an issue. In retrospect, though, it wouldn't have been a good idea. It'll be interesting to see, but I think Robbie would have struggled in the States. He's very pop and very English, very cheekie chappie. Americans don't always get that, they like their rock."

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Seems like Queen preferred Paul Rodgers to Robbie Williams in great part because Paul is much more accepted in the U.S.!

I myself expect them to tour the U.S., but only after a small rejuvenating break.


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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 09:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

... and Brian expects a 7-8 week run in the States:

Brian May:
"The only thing that I'm worried about this tour is what it's going to do to my home life. Is it going to go back to those days of getting disconnected? I actually have a home life now and it's going to take some work… It's a seven-week tour in Europe, then maybe a little bit in the summer, and then I would guess seven or eight weeks in the States in the Autumn. That's the plan… Of course, America's a very serious thing in terms of time spent, because you can't nip back home from the States."

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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 09:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Man oh man, I hope they really come here...**crosses fingers & toes**

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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 13:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's hoping!!!!


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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm ready for the mosh pit, we can float Erin around! I'm sure Iron eagle would agree to that


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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 15:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wstüssyb wrote:

I'm ready for the mosh pit, we can float Erin around! I'm sure Iron eagle would agree to that



Mosh pit..*LMAO*

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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 16:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

robbie robbie robbie robbie



*getting ready for the mosh pit*


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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 22:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mosh pits are fun, but only among people you know who won't try to beat the shit out of you.


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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 22:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thinking of a Queen mosh pit the the states...90% of ppl over 40, kinda be hard to have a full blow mosh pit!


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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 23:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bullshit! If fuckers can have a "mosh pit" at Good Charlotte, for the love of Pete, then anything goes......


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Posted: 07 Apr 05, 06:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amanda, You won't be crushed if you hire a bodyguard!


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Posted: 07 Apr 05, 08:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

EXACTLY! :P


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Posted: 07 Apr 05, 09:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haystacks Calhoun wrote:

Bullshit! If fuckers can have a "mosh pit" at Good Charlotte, for the love of Pete, then anything goes......





I know what you mean... Maybe I am just getting old, but people push and shove and act like idiots at any kind of show now. We went to a festival in Charlotte a couple of years ago strictly to see the Foo Fighters. I waited pretty much all day to be front and center. Well..turns out we had to move about 3/4 of the way into the show to avoid being killed..not to mention some freaky skinhead behind us was punching people in the back..girls included. Scary.. I should have known better though because people had been drinking for around 8 hours straight, and the band before the Foos was The Transplants, who btw have Travis from GOOD CHARLOTTE in the group!
Last year on my birthday we went to see the Darkness...front and center again...again had to move. Not nearly as violent, but the shoving was absurd. At least the 2 upcoming shows we are going to aren't general admission...cause I can imagine there would be more of the same.. Green Day later this month and Velvet Revolver in May..WOO HOO!

Now..back to the topic at hand..QUEEN mosh pit..;-D

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Posted: 07 Apr 05, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Too old for the mosh pit- besides I think pushing and shoving is ridiculous. I will be buying seats on the side.

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Posted: 07 Apr 05, 17:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ms james email me...


i suggest each and everyone of you behave at any 'show'

i on the other hand... well i will just be ...me

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Posted: 08 Apr 05, 03:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really hope they come here! I've been so jealous seeing all these pictures and hearing how good the tour is from everyone who's had a chance to see them! :)


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Posted: 08 Apr 05, 05:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In the latest issue of Guitar World, the article on Q+PR makes mention of "Queen's first tour of the US in over 20 years"......or somehting like that.....(I dont have it right in front of me).........I sure hope so, anyway....from what I've heard so far the band sounds GOOD.


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Posted: 08 Apr 05, 06:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Man I sure hope they come here as well.

And despite what the naysayers think I'm certain that a US tour would be a huge success.

I believe that we just like Europe are essentially craving a great rock band. Q+PR is a band with deep roots. A Supergroup. And they've been very impressive considering how quick this has all come together.

I've heard the downloads. This band kicks ass!
Word of mouth spreads quicker in this world than ever before.

America would welcome these guys with open arms.
I'm willing to put money behind that statement!

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Posted: 08 Apr 05, 13:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I dont think there is any question over whether or not they will DO a North American tour. I think its just a question of When, and what the circumstances will be. I truly hope that they put some more variety into thier set list however. Greatest hits are good, but it would be nice to see some more obscure Queen. Roger and Brian should sing more of thier own songs in my opinion, then not having Freddie wouldnt be so bad.


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Posted: 08 Apr 05, 14:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Roger says crap. He says Robbie is very English. Roger himself is English. Really nobody can replace Freddie, but i really would have wished, that Robbie Williams goes on tour with them, because Paul Rodgers can´t sing and doesn´t have a Rock Voice & i like ROBBIE more than PAUL The Queen songs were arranged after Freddie´s voice, so nobody can sing them. I downloaded the Mp3 Files from Madrid 05 & they give a very good reason not to visit those concerts. Also the lightshow is really not what a Queen show should be. If you look back to the 86 tour, this tour doesn´t have a very colourful one, it is very bright.

Also the idea of showing Freddie on screen for Bohemian Rhapsody is absolutely not right. It brings up so many sad emotions. I hate them for that.

What they are doing is absolutely not QUEEN. I make music myself & this is far from perfect.

And to hear Brian & Roger say, that Paul has a very powerful voice is a big lie.

I really want to know, who likes Paul Rodgers being a REAL QUEEN FAN.