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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 15:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This was the biggest tour of '86 and the one that grossed the most that year too. It set records for attendance and everything. The two concerts at Wembley are probably one or two of the best concerts ever, but what about the tour?? What do u guys think?


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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rolling Stones Exile On Main St'72 was the greatest tour ever ;)

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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 17:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Magic tour?
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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 17:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nah...

70% of the shows were set up in small-medium venues (10.000 to 30.000) and only the outdoor gigs were bigger but... not soooo bigger...

The Stones to Metallica, KISS... i dont know... U2´s ZOO tv, POP´s Tour and their current tour, Oasis, MC Cartney, Ac Dc...

And loooots of more artists have made longer tours... with larger audiences... and better results.

I think The Magic tour was only big for a particular moment of 1986 but not of all history...

My opinion is that the bigger and important Queen tour was the Southamerican tour...

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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 17:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, the Magic Tour was quite groundbreaking and big at THAT time. I don`t think anyone can argue about that. It could have been a hell lot bigger crowd wise ofcourse. The bigger the better ;)

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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 17:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

and more international.

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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 18:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Rush 30th anniversary tour was the best music tour of all time.


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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 20:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gordie Howe wrote:

The Rush 30th anniversary tour was the best music tour of all time.


You spelled Rolling Stones, and Exile On Main St Tour wrong man ;)

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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 20:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There were many bigger and better tours by many artists, including Queen themselves. IMO.


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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 21:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

impact wise and media coverage the magic tour was massive bigger than the sones and anythin the who had to offer......


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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 21:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thatll be ....the stones


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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 21:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Every Queen tour after Queen II tour is better music wise (except for the Queen + PR tour. The Magic Tour had a somewhat stale Greatest Hits type set list, and there were only four new songs (aside from cover versions).


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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 21:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Gordie Howe wrote:

The Rush 30th anniversary tour was the best music tour of all time.


You spelled Rolling Stones, and Exile On Main St Tour wrong man ;)


Grab a dictionary dude. That is NOT how you spell Frankfurt, Germany :-D


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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 21:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gordie Howe wrote:

The Who Live At Leeds wrote:

Gordie Howe wrote:

The Rush 30th anniversary tour was the best music tour of all time.


You spelled Rolling Stones, and Exile On Main St Tour wrong man ;)


Grab a dictionary dude. That is NOT how you spell Frankfurt, Germany :-D


lmao :D


Seriously though, when it came to setlists and performance. Exile On Main St Tour was awesome. Magic Tour wasn't as great as Crazy or Hot Space. Sorry loves, Queen wasn't as perfect as you may have wanted them to be :/(RUSH is amazing live btw!)

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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 21:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen + Paul Rodgers Japan Tour 2005. The best ever!!!


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Posted: 15 Sep 06, 04:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me it's certainly one of the greatest.

For us Queen fans it is. Who cares what others think?



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Posted: 15 Sep 06, 06:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Of course these days it's easier to sell out staduims (and there are higher capacity stadiums) so 1986 wouldn't reallt stand up.

Looking back does it matter?? If anyone ever shows it it's Wembley which is big enough and that was one DAM good concert.

Queen could have done it so so so so better though if they had done songs like - play the game, save me, stone cold crazy, lily of the valley, my melancholy blues, ogre battle etc.

Can u imagine how good Lily of the Valley would have sounded in Wembley stadium.

I prefered the earlier tours especially around the early 80's cos Freddie played piano and there was more of a balance to the concerts.

But in 86 his voice was pretty amazing!

That reallt annoys me about Queen - what the hell makes Brian think we want to listen to Brighton Rock...was there not someone there telling them that they had all those great songs i just mentioned????

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Posted: 15 Sep 06, 07:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I happen to love Brighton Rock live... every fiddling second, to be honest. And I know a lot of others do too...

Anyway, the Magic Tour was a good one, they had fun on stage and large crowds. We fans tend to want to hear the lesser known tracks, okay, but as an event, the magic tour was a big one. Didn't they call it the "Queen Tornado" ?


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Posted: 15 Sep 06, 07:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

His '86 voice was amazing???
Are you on dope man?

Freddie's voice in 1986 sucked so hard! It's really terrible, can't sing the high notes, screams a lot, voice is very raspy compared to the other tours. Voice is very tired


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Posted: 15 Sep 06, 08:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gordie Howe wrote:

The Who Live At Leeds wrote:

Gordie Howe wrote:

The Rush 30th anniversary tour was the best music tour of all time.


You spelled Rolling Stones, and Exile On Main St Tour wrong man ;)


Grab a dictionary dude. That is NOT how you spell Frankfurt, Germany :-D


Frankfurt was just a near sellout because they had to cancel Munich because of poor Ticket sales and the tickets for Munich were valid for Frankfurt. They didnt sell this one out either. In Europe Rush aint that big!