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Posted: 04 Jan 06, 08:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

-Why did they not play at the Olympic Stadium in Munich (they were so popular at this time in germany)?
-Was there any planning for a Italy-concert??
-Why not a large venue (over 30000) in Spain?



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Posted: 04 Jan 06, 08:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i dont know, it depends on the local promotor i gues ... I think the step from an arena with 10.000 people to a stadium of 30.000 or more is a big step.
Ofcourse (?) they would have sold out, but what if they didnt in Spain for instance? What if 15.000 turned up in a 30.000 seat stadium ...

I still love the Gerry Stickels comment about the fact if he could guarantee that Knebworth would be a sell out gig, ... luckly for him it did...

They did a gig in Holland as well (Leiden, some godforsaken boring town) and I gues it was much less than 10.000 people or I might be wrong) ... Kind of strange since Holland has a huge following of Queen (also in 1986) ...

But well I gues it;s a management and promotor's decision to choose certain venues

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Posted: 04 Jan 06, 12:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

goldenglobe wrote:

-Why did they not play at the Olympic Stadium in Munich (they were so popular at this time in germany)?
-Was there any planning for a Italy-concert??
-Why not a large venue (over 30000) in Spain?



just thoughts


1.000.000 people in 27 dates it`s not that small!!

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Posted: 11 Jan 06, 10:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I often thought about that as well - they played in Leiden three times in '86 (about 10.000 people each) and they did (and do) have an extreme enthusiastic following in the netherlands - they could have easily filled a stadium in Amsterdam I guess...
The same with munich: 60.000 in cologne, 68.000 in Mannheim and well over 40.000 in Berlin (over two nights), and then the rather small "Olympiahalle" (cap. 11.000) - strange choice IMO. And no concert in northern germany at all - Hamburg ?
And they did not go to italy, despite the fact that Milan - being their first concerts ever in italy, which is not a typical "rock"-country - was a success during the "Works"-Tour (12.500 x 2)
And finally Vienna: two nights at the "Stadthalle" rather than the "Praterstadium", which is not too big (50.000) in comparison to Munich e.g (80.000).

I think more sell-out stadium shows in '86 would have been possible. Not to think of possible US-Tours in '84 and '86, but that's another topic...


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Posted: 11 Jan 06, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There was only one show in Berlin in 1986 and the Waldbühne doesn't hold more than 22.000. The Milan shows in '84 weren't sold out by the way.