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Posted: 19 Jul 19, 09:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What tour is the best? What tour is the weakest? Including setlist, musicianship, Freddie's vocals, stage setup and lighting rigs.

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Posted: 19 Jul 19, 09:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Care to offer any input/insight of your own?

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Posted: 19 Jul 19, 10:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mooghead wrote:

Care to offer any input/insight of your own?


I don't think that I've heard enough bootlegs to form my own opinion, but I think that Crazy Tour is one of the best. I also quite like Hot Space Tour.

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Posted: 19 Jul 19, 10:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Crazy Tour 1979 - Freddie's voice in great shape, a lot of flawless performances from members and great setlists. The lightning rig was incredible apperently.

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Posted: 19 Jul 19, 10:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tours without Freddie and John the weakest tours that I've ever seen

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Posted: 19 Jul 19, 13:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. News Of The World tour
2. Crazy Tour
3. The Works Tour
4. The Magic Tour
5. A Day At The Races Tour
6. A Night At The Opera Tour
7. Beginnings
8. Hot Space Tour
9. The Game Tour


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Posted: 19 Jul 19, 16:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's my list:

1. News Of The World tour
2. Crazy Tour / A Night At The Opera
4. Queen II tour
5. Game Tour (including all 1981 shows)
6. Magic Tour
7. Sheer Heart Attack tour
8. A Day At The Races tour
9. Jazz Tour / Hot Space tour
11. Works Tour

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Posted: 19 Jul 19, 17:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My list would be:
1. The Works Tour
2. News of the World Tour
3.Sheer Heart Attack Tour
4. A Day at the Races Tour
5. The Crazy Tour
6. The Game Tour
7. The Magic Tour
8 Hot Space Tour
9.Queen II Tour
10.A Night At The Opera Tour
11. Jazz Tour.

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Posted: 19 Jul 19, 20:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A day at the races tour...of course

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Posted: 19 Jul 19, 20:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A day at the races tour is the n'est
Return if champions is the worst

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Posted: 19 Jul 19, 20:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adtr is the best

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Posted: 19 Jul 19, 22:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ADATR

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Posted: 20 Jul 19, 10:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How i would loved to see them between 1970 and 1972 and rank these shows. I know they were still practising but imagine you were attending their first show on 27th june 1970 and even better, that you took pictures....

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Posted: 20 Jul 19, 11:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

NOTW Tour
CRAZY Tour
The Game/Flash Gordon Tour 80/81Japan
ANATO JAPAN TOUR 76
The Works Tour / A day at the races Tour
Sheer heart attack / Hot Space Europe + Japan
Magic tour
Queen II

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Posted: 20 Jul 19, 16:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1 Hot Space
2 Crazy
3 Works
4 Magic
5 all the rest

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Posted: 20 Jul 19, 19:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I’m surprised, positively, that a lot of us rank “the works” tour so high. Although I like the set lists, for some reason I don’t like that tour so much, maybe it’s the mixing of the shows, or the drum set up and extra synths, etc. I tend to prefer the sound of the Hot Space tour, and even the Magic tour, for example, over it. But it’s great to know, maybe I should listen more to some bootlegs from that tour !

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Posted: 21 Jul 19, 15:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wish they'd filmed a show on the japan 81 tour.

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Posted: 25 Sep 19, 01:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. NOTW Tour 10/10
-Great setlist, lighting rig, and performances.
-Highlights: Copenhagen, Stockholm, London shows, Houston, and the champions video shoot.
-Worst performance: none
2.Crazy Tour 10/10
-Freddie’s best Tour by far! Perfect vocals and a great stage presence.
-Highlights: Newcastle 2nd night, London, and Glasgow.
-Worst performance: none
3.The Game Tour 9.5/10
-A good tour for every member and a milestone tour for them.
-Highlights: Phoenix, Oakland, 1st Rock Montreal concert, Rosemont, 2nd London.
- Worst performance: Puebla
4.Hot Space Tour 9/10
- A great tour, but has extra musicians and synths.
-Highlights: Nagoya, first Edinburgh, Vienna first night, Hoffman Estates, and Milton Keynes.
-Worst Performance: Tokorozawa
5. Magic Tour 8.9/10
- Last Tour, good vocals, ok setlist.
-Highlights: Mannheim, Budapest, first Wembley, and 2nd Vienna.
-Worst performance: Slane, Ireland
6.ANATO Tour 8.5/10
-pretty good setlist comprised of early material and probably Roger’s best tour. Oh and drunk Freddie is god.
-Highlights: 2nd Boston, 2nd New York, and Hammersmith.
-Worst performance: Tokyo shows
7.Sheer Heart Attack Tour 8.5/10
- Great Guitar playing and pre nodule Freddie.
- Highlight: Rainbow theatre gigs
- Worst Performance: Glasgow
8. ADATR+Summer 76 8.2/10
- Good setlist with good vocals and great instrumentation.
-Highlights: Seattle, Hyde Park, and the 1st Earls Courts.
-Worst Performance: Richfield
9. Queen 1-2 Tour 8/10
- Very little bootlegs, but what we have is really good.
- Highlights: Rainbow gig and Golders Green Hippodrome.
- Worst Performance: Bristol
10. Jazz/ Live Killers Tour 7/10
- Probably Brian and John’s best Tour is overshadowed by some of Freddie’s worst vocals.
-Highlights: Chicago, Frankfurt, Paris shows, and Saarbrücken.
-Worst Performances: The whole Japan leg. (Kobe)
11. The Works Tour 6.5/10
- The first year of the tour was not at Queen standards. 1985 was a good year of concerts, but not even close to their best. The stage setup is the absolute best though.
-Highlights: Last Japan, Rio shows, Sydney, and Sun City.
-Worst Performances: most of the 1984 shows.

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Posted: 25 Sep 19, 01:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are some great Works tour shows tho

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Posted: 25 Sep 19, 02:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I forgot to add Brussels to the highlights of the works Tour. Probably the best show on the tour.