Jazz Tour

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Jazz Tour
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Queen performing in Hanover on 23 January 1979 during the Jazz Tour.
World tour by Queen
Associated album Jazz
Start date 28 October 1978
End date 18 August 1979
Legs 3
Shows 36 in America
27 in Europe
15 in Asia
79 in Total
Queen concert chronology
News of the World Tour
(1977-78)
Jazz Tour
(1978-79)
Crazy Tour
(1979)

The Jazz Tour was a concert tour made by the British rock band Queen. This tour supported the album Jazz. This tour was memorable for the spectacle created by the band. As James Henke of Rolling Stone said about the band's Halloween 1978 concert in New Orleans: "...when they were launching a U.S. tour in support of their Jazz, album, Queen threw a bash in New Orleans that featured snake charmers, strippers, transvestites and a naked fat lady who smoked cigarettes in her crotch."[1] Part of the European leg was recorded and then released as the band's first live album, Live Killers. The tour featured noticiable musical performances by the band contrasted with Freddie's weak vocals. Having gone in tour on the same month of the Jazz recording sessions, his voice weared as the tour progressed, making him almost unable to sing during the Japanese leg. Several bootleg recordings of the tour (as well the video of the 25 April show in Tokyo) can prove that. It was the only Queen tour to not cover the United Kingdom as well.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
28 October 1978 Dallas United States Dallas Convention Center Arena
29 October 1978 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
31 October 1978 New Orleans New Orleans Municipal Auditorium
3 November 1978 Pembroke Pines Hollywood Sportatorium
4 November 1978 Lakeland Lakeland Center
6 November 1978 Landover Capital Centre
7 November 1978 New Haven New Haven Coliseum
9 November 1978 Detroit Cobo Center
10 November 1978
11 November 1978 Kalamazoo Wings Stadium
13 November 1978 Boston Boston Garden
14 November 1978 Providence Providence Civic Center
16 November 1978 New York City Madison Square Garden
17 November 1978
19 November 1978 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
20 November 1978 Philadelphia The Spectrum
22 November 1978 Nashville Nashville Municipal Auditorium
23 November 1978 St. Louis Checkerdome
25 November 1978 Richfield Coliseum at Richfield
26 November 1978 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
28 November 1978 Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
30 November 1978 Ottawa Canada Ottawa Civic Centre
1 December 1978 Montreal Montreal Forum
3 December 1978 Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens
4 December 1978
6 December 1978 Madison United States Dane County Memorial Coliseum
7 December 1978 Chicago Chicago Stadium
8 December 1978 Kansas City Kemper Arena
12 December 1978 Seattle Seattle Coliseum
13 December 1978 Portland Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum
14 December 1978 Vancouver Canada PNE Coliseum
16 December 1978 Oakland United States Oakland Coliseum
18 December 1978 Inglewood The Forum
19 December 1978
20 December 1978
Europe (Live Killers)
17 January 1979 Hamburg Germany Ernst-Merck-Halle
18 January 1979 Kiel Ostseehalle
20 January 1979 Bremen Stadthalle
21 January 1979 Dortmund Westfalenhallen
23 January 1979 Hanover Coliseum
24 January 1979 Berlin Messesportspalace
26 January 1979 Brussels Belgium Forest National
27 January 1979
29 January 1979 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
30 January 1979
1 February 1979 Cologne Germany Sporthalle
2 February 1979 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
4 February 1979 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
6 February 1979 Zagreb Yugoslavia Dom Sportova
7 February 1979 Ljubljana Hala Tivoli
9 February 1979 Warsaw Poland Sala Kongresowa
11 February 1979 Munich Germany Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle
13 February 1979 Stuttgart Sporthalle
15 February 1979 Saarbrücken Saarlandhalle
17 February 1979 Lyon France Palais des Sports de Gerland
19 February 1979 Barcelona Spain Palau dels Esports de Barcelona
20 February 1979
22 February 1979 Madrid Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad
23 February 1979
25 February 1979 Poitiers France Arenes de Poitiers
27 February 1979 Paris Pavillon de Paris
28 February 1979
1 March 1979
Asia
13 April 1979 Tokyo Japan Nippon Budokan
14 April 1979
19 April 1979 Osaka Osaka Festival Hall
20 April 1979
21 April 1979 Kanazawa Jissen-rinri Memorial Hall
23 April 1979 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
24 April 1979
25 April 1979
27 April 1979 Kobe Kobe Central Gymnasium
28 April 1979 Nagoya International Display
30 April 1979 Fukuoka Kyuden Memorial Gymnasium
1 May 1979
2 May 1979 Yamaguchi Prefectural Athletic Association
5 May 1979 Sapporo Makomanai Ice Arena
6 May 1979
Europe
18 August 1979 Saarbrücken Germany Ludwigsparkstadion
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
13 November 1978 Boston Boston Gardens Cancelled
16 December 1978 San Francisco Cow Palace Cancelled
18 February 1979 Innsbruck Olympiahalle Cancelled

Setlists[edit]

Tour band[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henke, James (1981-06-11). "Queen Holds Court in South America". Rolling Stone. 

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