Queen Tickets

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About Queen

In 1968, vocalist and bassist Tim Staffell and guitarist Brian May decided to put a band together. They were soon joined by a drummer named Roger Taylor, and the trio called themselves Smile. They had built up a decent local following when Staffell decided to leave the group. That opened the door for an acquaintance and intriguing young vocalist, Farrokh "Freddie" Bulsara, to step in.

The Freddie Mercury Years

After coming together in London in 1970, the newly named “Freddie Mercury,” Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon, rapidly ascended to rock stardom as Queen. With a unique blend of progressive rock, hard rock, and glam rock, they gained significant attention with their second album, Queen II, in 1974, followed by international acclaim with Sheer Heart Attack the same year. 

The band’s distinctive sound, a fusion of elaborate harmonies and complex musical compositions, was influenced by diverse artists like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and David Bowie. Their theatrical stage presence, reminiscent of the grandeur of opera, set them apart in the rock music scene.

"Bohemian Rhapsody," one of their most iconic songs, topped the UK Singles Chart and remains one of the best-selling singles of all time. They also achieved number-one status with albums like A Night at the Opera, The Game, and Innuendo.

A New Era

Following the death of frontman, Freddie Mercury, in 1991, band members picked themselves up and continued performing, but something was missing. They did not go out on a full tour again until 19 years later when they combined forces with Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers in 2005.

Then, in 2009, Brian May and Roger Taylor served as guest mentors on the 8th season of “American Idol.” They took notice of Adam Lambert's electrifying performances week after week. His stirring rendition of "Mad World" by Tears for Fears particularly captivated them, and they began to discuss the possibility of performing with him.

Taylor contacted the show, and reintroductions were made. In 2011, Queen and Lambert performed together for the first time at the MTV Europe Music Awards. The chemistry was undeniable, and the audience roared with approval. This marked the beginning of a successful partnership.

While Freddie Mercury is truly irreplaceable, Adam Lambert has proven himself a worthy successor, keeping Queen's music alive and inspiring new generations of fans. Their enduring appeal as a live act is a testament to their timeless music and the indelible mark they have left on the world of rock and beyond.

Queen’s Setlist

Queen's music catalog is an eclectic mix of rock, pop, and opera, renowned for its theatricality, innovative sound, and unforgettable anthems. Their original songs, characterized by complex harmonies, elaborate arrangements, and Freddie Mercury's vocal prowess, are still finding new fans to this day.

In the studio, their creativity has never known bounds, a trait that has always translated magnificently onto the stage. When you see Queen live, these ten songs are almost always featured, each one a testament to the band’s exceptional artistry and enduring legacy:

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody

  2. Now I’m Here

  3. Liar

  4. Keep Yourself Alive

  5. God Save the Queen ([traditional] cover)

  6. Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley cover)

  7. Killer Queen

  8. Tie Your Mother Down

  9. We Will Rock You

  10. We Are the Champions

Live Moments That Made Headlines

Queen’s concerts are events of grandeur! Every song is elevated by the group’s energetic presence and musical mastery. These particular performances exemplify the impact of the band’s live performances:

  • Live Aid Majesty (July 1985): Queen's performance at Live Aid at Wembley Stadium, London, was a defining moment in rock ‘n roll. Their 20-minute set, featuring an engaging rendition of “Radio Ga Ga,” served as an example of live music excellence.

  • Rock in Rio Revolution (January 1985): At the inaugural Rock in Rio festival in Brazil, Queen performed to one of the largest audiences of all time, a testament to their global appeal and the power of their live performances.

  • Freddie’s Final Bow (August 1986): The final show of the “Magic” tour, held at Knebworth Park in the UK, was Freddie Mercury's last live performance with Queen, making it a poignant and historic event. It’s worth a peek!

  • Historic Hammersmith Odeon Show (December 1975): Their Christmas Eve concert at Hammersmith Odeon, London, was broadcast live on BBC TV. It captured Queen at a pivotal point, following the release of A Night at the Opera.

  • Hungarian Rhapsody (July 1986): Queen’s concert at the Népstadion in Budapest was part of the Magic Tour, notable as one of the biggest rock concerts behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War.

  • Breaking Free in Buenos Aires (February 1981): This concert at Vélez Sarsfield Stadium was one of the first big stadium shows in South America, marking Queen's impact on global music. Freddie Mercry’s signature delivery mesmerized the massive crowd.

  • Wembley Stadium's Weekend Warriors (July 1986): Queen’s two-night stint at Wembley Stadium, part of the “Magic Tour,” showcased Queen's ability to keep large audiences completely engaged for hours. The show was later immortalized on Live at Wembley '86.

  • Ukraine’s Antidote (September 2008): Queen + Paul Rodgers' performance at Freedom Square in Kharkiv, Ukraine, gathered hundreds of thousands, exemplifying the uniting power and enduring appeal of their music.

  • The Next Chapter (November 2011): Queen's performance with Adam Lambert at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Belfast showed off the synergy between Queen’s music and Lambert's distinctive vocals and signaled a fresh direction for the band.

  • Rocking the Oscars (February 2019): Queen’s opening performance at the 91st Academy Awards, held at the Dolby Theatre in L.A., celebrated the success of the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic. It brought their music to a new audience and proved their sound is timeless.

Queen Collaborations

Queen's work with other phenomenal artists has demonstrated their willingness to experiment and push the boundaries of contemporary music. Their partnerships have resulted in a fusion of styles, supporting the band’s eclectic approach and ability to adapt their sound to complement their collaborators. These examples are a testament to their musical diversity and influence across different genres and eras: 

  • David Bowie (1981): David Bowie co-wrote and performed the groundbreaking song "Under Pressure," featured on Queen's album Hot Space. It’s a successful blend of Bowie's pop-art style and Queen's distinctive sound, and it went on to become a beloved rock anthem.

  • Michael Jackson (1983): Queen collaborated with Michael Jackson on the track "There Must Be More to Life Than This," originally recorded during the Hot Space sessions. The resulting song showed how Jackson's pop sensibilities worked well with Queen's rock roots.

  • Elton John (1997): Elton John collaborated with the band on the reworked version of "The Show Must Go On" for the Queen Rocks compilation. John’s impassioned vocals added a new dimension to this powerful song, and their rendition paid homage to Freddie Mercury's legacy.

  • George Michael (1993): George Michael teamed up with Queen for the song "Somebody to Love," performed at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert and later released on the Five Live EP. Michael's soulful interpretation added his personal touch to this classic Queen hit.

  • Paul Rodgers (2008): On The Cosmos Rocks, Queen co-wrote and recorded with Paul Rodgers, a partnership that resulted in an album that blended Queen's classic rock sound and Rodgers' blues-rock style.

  • Five (2000): The pop band Five collaborated with Queen on the song "We Will Rock You," offering a modern take on the classic hit for Five's album Invincible. This collaboration brought Queen's rock anthem to a younger pop audience.

  • Adam Lambert (Since 2011): Queen + Adam Lambert remains a successful ongoing collaboration. Lambert's powerful vocals have brought a new dimension to Queen's hits, resulting in worldwide tours and a compilation of live performances entitled Live Around the World.

Frequently Asked Questions

The length of a Queen concert is dependent upon the lineup, but the band’s set typically lasts 2.5 hours. They usually perform around 20 songs during the regular set and 3-4 during an encore.

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Does Queen tour?

Queen tours, and has shared the stage with multiple artists, including Paul Rodgers in 2005 and, more recently, Adam Lambert. Catch them whenever you can! Reserve tickets at GoTickets.com.

Who are Queen’s stage influences?

The group's early muses included David Bowie and the opera. Now, Queen is influencing others. In fact, they were an inspiration to Adam Lambert, who got the gig of a lifetime when he was asked to front the group on tour.

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Are there any age restrictions for Queen concerts?

Queen's concerts and tours were designed to appeal to a broad audience, including families and children. Most Queen shows are open to all ages, but check individual venues for specific restrictions. 

Are outside food or beverages permitted inside the venue for a Queen concert?

Queen concert policies vary. Some venues allow outside food and drinks, but others prohibit it. Be sure to check the official venue website or artist event listings for specific restrictions.

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