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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 10:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From Mr. May's "Letters" section (in response to a fan's exhortation to play Houston on a North American Queen + PR tour):

"I don't think we'll get to Houston this fall ... but I'm hoping it may happen next year."

So the Fall definitely seems out, but he "hopes" it "may" happen next year. Not a lot of confidence there, eh? I'm afraid there are going to be a great many disappointed North American fans, compounded by Mr. May's earlier raising of expectations i.e. "90%" and "finger hovering over the button". Better to say nothing than string people along, even unintentionally.

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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw that today too. Too bad, but I'm not terribly disappointed. I did see Queen twice in the 70's so I'll always be happy about that. As for this tour, as long as I can buy a dvd of one of the shows that will suffice.


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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 10:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmm.... I have a feeling I shoulda went to Europe..

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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 10:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

Hmmm.... I have a feeling I shoulda went to Europe..


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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ray D O'Gaga wrote:

From Mr. May's "Letters" section (in response to a fan's exhortation to play Houston on a North American Queen + PR tour):

"I don't think we'll get to Houston this fall ... but I'm hoping it may happen next year."

So the Fall definitely seems out, but he "hopes" it "may" happen next year. Not a lot of confidence there, eh? I'm afraid there are going to be a great many disappointed North American fans, compounded by Mr. May's earlier raising of expectations i.e. "90%" and "finger hovering over the button". Better to say nothing than string people along, even unintentionally.

See you in Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrruba, mis amigos!


Oh well...but you're right...it would have been better to keep his mouth shut than getting everyone looking forward to it...but I won't fret about it...

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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 10:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We are still looking at options for the next leg of our tour (after the Summer outdoor gigs). We have offers from the USA, Japan, Australia, and South America ... it is just a question of how much we take on, and .... in what order. UNOFFICIALLY I can tell you we are veering towards doing a quick slam around the world first, and then coming back to do the BIG stuff in the USA later. We actually have quite modest aims ... we went into this with the idea of having fun, doing what we do best, and fulfilling a wish for those who wish it .... everything beyond this is pure bonus....

As soon as I have OFFICIAL info, you guys will be the first to know.

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No one has ever said that they are not coming.

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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 10:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

We are still looking at options for the next leg of our tour (after the Summer outdoor gigs). We have offers from the USA, Japan, Australia, and South America ... it is just a question of how much we take on, and .... in what order. UNOFFICIALLY I can tell you we are veering towards doing a quick slam around the world first, and then coming back to do the BIG stuff in the USA later. We actually have quite modest aims ... we went into this with the idea of having fun, doing what we do best, and fulfilling a wish for those who wish it .... everything beyond this is pure bonus....

As soon as I have OFFICIAL info, you guys will be the first to know.

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No one has ever said that they are not coming.


You're right...it's just that his latest comment (above) didn't really reinforce his earlier comments about coming....just didn't sound too positive...but we don't know for sure yet as you said...

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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 10:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All he said was that they would probably not play Houston this fall. It's not like he said that they are never going to come to the US.

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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 11:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its offensive that they arent coming to North America actually. The fact that they would snub so many people who have waited so long to see them is disgusting.


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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 11:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope they come to North Carolina. Im only 16 so I was born in the Miracle era so I never saw them live other than DVDs. But if they dont then I guess Ill just wait untill the Q+PR DVD comes out.


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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

All he said was that they would probably not play Houston this fall...


...and may intend to release Houston 1977 on DVD this Xmas instead?
Could this be an explanation for probably not playing Houston this fall? :-)))


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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Its offensive that they arent coming to North America actually.


Again who said that they are not coming?

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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 11:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Someone made the point that Queen (or Brian and Roger) will only get into things if they think it will do well commercially. I don't think that they'd be playing anyhting but clubs or 2-3 thousand seat theatres in North America if they came here. Methinks that'd be bad for the ego and business side of things.


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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

Deacon_Fan wrote:

Its offensive that they arent coming to North America actually.


Again who said that they are not coming?


From Brian's Soapbox...letters.

Thu 09 Jun 05**
TROMSØ

Louise Page wrote:

Hi Bri

Have a great time Bri and please bring Queen + Paul Rogers to Houston...I am on tenterhooks.

love
Louise Page
http://geosite.jankrogh.com/borders/finose.htm

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Brian replied:

Thanks Louise ! I just checked into the Hotel in Tromso ! I doubt if there will be time to do much sight-seeing .... I will be too busy fretting over my rehearsals ...! But I will take a look if I get the chance.

I don't think we'll get to Houston this fall ... but I'm hoping it may happen next year.

All the best from Tromso !

love
bri





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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 12:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Again who said that they are not coming?


Nobody has said they for sure aren't coming. My point, and I think most everyone else's, is that "we're 90% sure with our finger hovering over the button" was a lot more definite and positive than "I'm hoping it may happen next year". That's a substabtial change in tone, and since there's nothing to read but the tea leaves at this point, that's all we can do: speculate, infer and compare earlier statements to more recent statements.

If anything, I'm suggesting than anybody in North America who had their hopes raised by the previous statements should probably rachet down their expectations due to the latest statement. That and consider making alternate arrangments if they want to see the band. I put off going to Europe in the spring to see them based on Brian's very positive remarks about the likelihood of a US tour in the fall. But that "almost sure thing" is striking me as a lot less sure now, so I'm making my plans accordingly.

And I sincerely hope they do tour North America in 2006. I'd love to see them here, there and everywhere. Perhaps the climate will be better after the Stones, Springsteen, U2, et cetera, wrap up their fall dates. Or perhaps something will happen to derail the whole idea of a North American tour. Knowledge is power and forewarned is forearmed, and everybody needs to make their plans as they deem best for them. That's certainly what I'm doing.


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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BHM 0271 wrote:

Someone made the point that Queen (or Brian and Roger) will only get into things if they think it will do well commercially. I don't think that they'd be playing anyhting but clubs or 2-3 thousand seat theatres in North America if they came here. Methinks that'd be bad for the ego and business side of things.


I have to agree here. I think they are concerned about this. BUT, if they DO decide to come here, I think the reason Brian is now inferreing NEXT year..is obvious...

Fall 2005..they would be competing with PRIME time tour season in the USA with U2, The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Duran Duran, etc.

The winter is out due to inclement weather and the holiday/family time season.

So Spring 2006 may look better for them...IF they still decide to tour the USA.


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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 13:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ray D O'Gaga wrote:

From Mr. May's "Letters" section (in response to a fan's exhortation to play Houston on a North American Queen + PR tour):

"I don't think we'll get to Houston this fall ... but I'm hoping it may happen next year."

So the Fall definitely seems out, but he "hopes" it "may" happen next year. Not a lot of confidence there, eh? I'm afraid there are going to be a great many disappointed North American fans, compounded by Mr. May's earlier raising of expectations i.e. "90%" and "finger hovering over the button". Better to say nothing than string people along, even unintentionally.

See you in Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrruba, mis amigos!


And dont forget, this comes from the same person who "promised the Scots" some dates later in the year. Still no news of that either.


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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 15:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Brian, he's as close to a musical hero and fantastic person as I can imagine, but he picks his spots wisely like a politician. The Scottish thing is a good example. Same with the use of tapes and such. The examples given as songs that used pre-recorded material pre-tour were Fat Bottomed Girls, Radio Ga Ga and Days of our Lives. Here's what Brian said on his Soapbox:

"So - I hear on the grapevine - someone thought that for Fat Bottomed Girls at Fancourt we used backing tapes ? !! ha ha! We must be getting good !! We actually had a real concentrated go at polishing up the harmonies the afternoon of the gig, just quietly at the hotel. It must have paid off !! We're lucky - we have six singers in this band. It makes a big difference."

Surely "the grapevine" didn't only mention FBG? They are playing to a backing track, which to me is a cardinal sin. But no answer from Brian because it doesn't suit the needs of the "machine."


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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 15:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As someone who booked a vacation in Benidorm of all places because Brian said on his website he had been "reliably informed" that the 46664 concert would happen, I can only agree 100% with Ray D'O Gaga - the prospects for a US tour are dim. Too bad that there is no-one in QP who speaks the truth - all we get are hints, rumours and innuendoes.


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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 15:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:

hints, rumours and innuendoes.


Sounds like a good title for an album.