A Day at the Races Tour

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A Day at the Races Tour
World tour by Queen
Associated album A Day at the Races
Start date 13 January 1977
End date 7 June 1977
Legs 2
Shows 59
Queen concert chronology
Summer Gigs 1976
(1976)
A Day at the Races Tour
(1977)
News of the World Tour
(1977-78)

The A Day at the Races Tour was a concert tour by the British rock band Queen, and supported their late 1976 album A Day at the Races.

This tour was the first to use the song "Somebody to Love" and many others. "Brighton Rock" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" were performed in full for the first time. Also, singer Freddie Mercury performed a vocal canon to segue between "White Man" and "The Prophet's Song".

The opening act on most of the North American leg was Thin Lizzy. In New York City, the concert at Madison Square Garden was sold out within moments of tickets going on sale.[1]

The final two shows on the tour at Earls Court was filmed and is widely traded among fans. These shows were of note as the band used an expensive lighting rig in the shape of a crown for the very first time.[2] Both shows were also officially recorded on video and the first show was also released on many bootlegs in almost excellent quality. Both gigs included a Rock 'n' Roll Medley (this medley is also the only bootleg recording from the second night).

Setlist[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Tickers Sold Gross (1977)
North America
13 January 1977 Milwaukee United States Milwaukee Auditorium
15 January 1977 Columbus St. John Arena
16 January 1977 Indianapolis Indiana Convention Center
18 January 1977 Detroit Cobo Hall 11,041 (Sold Out) $79,281
20 January 1977 Saginaw Saginaw Civic Center 7,200 (Sold Out) $42,637
21 January 1977 Louisville Louisville Gardens
22 January 1977 Kalamazoo Wings Stadium 13,000 (Sold Out) $101,465
23 January 1977 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
25 January 1977 Ottawa Canada Ottawa Civic Centre
26 January 1977 Montreal Montreal Forum
28 January 1977 Chicago United States Chicago Stadium
30 January 1977 Toledo Toledo Sports Arena
1 February 1977 Toronto Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
3 February 1977 Springfield United States Springfield Civic Center
4 February 1977 College Park Cole Field House
5 February 1977 New York City Madison Square Garden 19,600 (Sold Out) $145,000
6 February 1977 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum
8 February 1977 Buffalo War Memorial Auditorium
9 February 1977 Boston Boston Garden
10 February 1977 Providence Providence Civic Center
11 February 1977 Philadelphia Philadelphia Civic Center
19 February 1977 Pembroke Pines Hollywood Sportatorium
20 February 1977 Lakeland Lakeland Civic Center
21 February 1977 Atlanta Omni Coliseum
22 February 1977 Birmingham Boutwell Memorial Auditorium
23 February 1977 St.Louis Kiel Auditorium 8,152 (Sold Out) $52,754
25 February 1977 University Park Moody Coliseum
26 February 1977 Houston Sam Houston Coliseum
1 March 1977 Phoenix Veterans Memorial Coliseum
2 March 1977 Inglewood The Forum
3 March 1977
5 March 1977 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena 9,518 $66,206
6 March 1977 San Francisco Winterland
11 March 1977 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
12 March 1977 Portland United States Paramount Theater
13 March 1977 Seattle Seattle Center Arena
16 March 1977 Calgary Canada Jubilee Auditorium
17 March 1977
18 March 1977 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum
Europe
8 May 1977 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Civic Auditorium
10 May 1977 Gothenburg Scandinavium
12 May 1977 Copenhagen Denmark Brondby Stadium
13 May 1977 Hamburg West Germany Congresscentrum
14 May 1977 Frankfurt Festhalle
16 May 1977 Düsseldorf Philipshalle
17 May 1977 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
19 May 1977 Basel Switzerland Sporthalle
Jubilee Tour
23 May 1977 Bristol England Hippodrome
24 May 1977
26 May 1977 Southampton Gaumont Theatre
27 May 1977
29 May 1977 Stafford Bingley Hall
30 May 1977 Glasgow Scotland Apollo Theatre
31 May 1977
2 June 1977 Liverpool England Liverpool Empire Theatre
3 June 1977
6 June 1977 London Earls Court
7 June 1977
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
29 January 1977 Dayton, Ohio University of Dayton Arena Cancelled
5 March 1977 San Francisco Wonderland Rescheduled to 6 March 1977
6 March 1977 San Diego Sports Arena Rescheduled to 7 March 1977
8 March 1977 Sacramento Memorial Auditorium Cancelled
9 March 1977 Fresno Selland Arena Cancelled
14 May 1977 Wiesbaden Rhein-Main-Hallen Rescheduled to Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt
14 May 1977 Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle Rescheduled to Festhalle Frankfurt
5 June 1977 London Earls Court Rescheduled to 6 June 1977

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