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Added on 30-Apr-2002

Queen performed to over 130,000 people...The setlist:



Radio Ga Ga

Tie Your Mother Down

Another One Bites The Dust

Under Pressure

Hammer To Fall

The Show Must Go On

No One But You

We Will Rock You

We Are The Champions





The official press release:



Legendary rock group Queen is reforming for a special one-off concert to celebrate national Queensday in Holland today Tuesday April 30.



This historic occasion will see Queen play a full set live for only the second time since the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991. The only previous occasion was the band’s tribute concert for Freddie Mercury in April 1992. The band has not performed in Holland since its final tour in 1986 when they appeared at Leiden Groenoordahal in June of that year.



Queen’s performance to mark national Queensday will take place at the Museumplein in Amsterdam at 15:00hrs on Tuesday. Tens of thousands fans are expected to attend the free open air concert which will see Queen perform a 45-minute set which will provide a spectacular taste of the music featured in the band’s stage musical “We Will Rock You” which is currently previewing in London and opens at The Dominion Theatre on May 14th.



The show will be broadcast live on television channel SBS6, with further live coverage exclusive to Radio 538 and MTV who are responsible for bringing Queen to Holland, along with Heineken.



“We Will Rock You” the musical features 31 of Queen’s biggest hits set to a new story written by leading British comedy writer and performer Ben Elton. Set 300 years in the future, the musical takes a look at a time when live music no longer exists on earth. The only music available is that provided by the dominant Internet organisation



The show will be broadcast live on television channel SBS6, with further live coverage exclusive to Radio 538 and MTV who are responsible for bringing Queen to Holland, along with Heineken.



“We Will Rock You” the musical features 31 of Queen’s biggest hits set to a new story written by leading British comedy writer and performer Ben Elton. Set 300 years in the future, the musical takes a look at a time when live music no longer exists on earth. The only music available is that provided by the dominant Internet organisation Globalsoft. But the kids, tired of homogenised boy and girl band pop, are in rebellion. Lead by the hero Galileo Figaro, they are about to break free…



First previewed Friday night, April 26, the musical has been receiving standing ovations nightly, and looks set to become one of London’s biggest musical successes.

Submitted by: Richard Orchard

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