Magic Tour (Queen)

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The Magic Tour
European tour by Queen
Associated album A Kind of Magic
Start date 7 June 1986
End date 9 August 1986
Legs 1
Shows 26
Queen concert chronology
The Works Tour
(1984-85)
The Magic Tour
(1986)
Queen + Adam Lambert Tour
(2012-15)

The Magic Tour was the biggest and final ever tour by the English rock band Queen with their lead singer Freddie Mercury and their bassist John Deacon. which took place in 1986.[1][2] The band would not tour again until 19 years later, when the Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour began in 2005, after the death of Freddie Mercury on 24 November 1991, and the retirement of John Deacon in 1997.[2][3] The Magic Tour took in 26 dates around Europe's stadiums, in support of their latest album A Kind of Magic.

In 1987, Mercury was diagnosed with AIDS and the band together made the decision to stop touring, making the concert at Knebworth on 9 August 1986 the last time ever the four members of Queen performed on stage together.[4]

Over a million people attended the Queen tour, making it one of the largest ever. Support bands included The Alarm, Big Country, INXS, Level 42, Marillion, Gary Moore, The Bangles and Status Quo.[5]

From this tour, Queen have since released Live at Wembley '86 on VHS, CD & DVD, Live Magic on CD and Live in Budapest on VHS & Laserdisc (later re-released and retitled as Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest ’86 on DVD, Blu-ray and Deluxe editions).

Setlist[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Tickets Sold/Available
Europe
7 June 1986 Stockholm Sweden Råsunda Stadium 37,500 / 37,500 (100%)
11 June 1986 Leiden Netherlands Groenoordhallen 25,600 / 25,600 (100%)
12 June 1986
14 June 1986 Paris France Hippodrome de Vincennes 40,000 / 40,000 (100%)
17 June 1986 Brussels Belgium Forest National 9,200 / 9,200 (100%)
19 June 1986 Leiden Netherlands Groenoordhallen 12,800 / 12,800 (100%)
21 June 1986 Mannheim Germany Maimarktgelände 85,700 / 85,700 (100%)
26 June 1986 Berlin Waldbühne 22,600 / 22,600 (100%)
28 June 1986 Munich Olympiahalle 22,400 / 22,400 (100%)
29 June 1986
1 July 1986 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion 22,800 / 22,800 (100%)
2 July 1986
5 July 1986[A] County Meath Ireland Slane Castle 95,000 / 95,000 (100%)
9 July 1986 Newcastle England St James' Park 38,000 / 38,000 (100%)
11 July 1986 London Wembley Stadium 144,000 / 144,000 (100%)
12 July 1986
16 July 1986 Manchester Maine Road 35,000 / 35,000 (100%)
19 July 1986 Cologne Germany Müngersdorfer Stadion 50,000 / 50,000 (100%)
21 July 1986 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle 24,000 / 24,000 (100%)
22 July 1986
27 July 1986 Budapest Hungary Népstadion 80,000 / 80,000 (100%)
30 July 1986 Fréjus France Fréjus Amphitheatre 15,000 / 15,000 (100%)
1 August 1986 Barcelona Spain Barcelona Mini Stadium 34,000 / 34,000 (100%)
3 August 1986 Madrid Rayo Vallecano Stadium 45,000 / 45,000 (100%)
5 August 1986 Marbella Estadio Municipal 37,000 / 37,000 (100%)
9 August 1986[B] Stevenage England Knebworth Park 120,000 / 120,000 (Official - 160,000/200,000 estimated)
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was part of Slane Concert
B This concert was part of A Night of Summer Magic
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
25 July 1986 Népstadion Budapest Rescheduled to 27 July 1986
26 July 1986 Népstadion Budapest Cancelled
29 July 1986 National Stadium Cannes Rescheduled to 30 July 1986 and moved to Stade De L’Ouest, Nice
30 July 1986 Stade De L’Ouest Nice Moved to Amphitheatre, Frejus
31 July 1986 Monumental Plaza de Toros Barcelona Rescheduled to 1 August 1986 and moved to Barcelona Mini Stadium
2 August 1986 Rayo Vallecano Stadium Madrid Rescheduled to 3 August 1986
4 August 1986 Estadio Municipal Marbella Rescheduled to 5 August 1986

Tour band[edit]

Additional musicians:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Queen live on tour: Magic tour Queen Concerts. Retrieved 4 June 2011
  2. ^ a b We Will Rock You (Again)! Daily Mail. Retrieved 4 June 2011
  3. ^ Queen most loved band The Guardian. Retrieved 3 August 2011
  4. ^ 9 August 1986 - QUEEN LIVE Retrieved 4 June 2011
  5. ^ http://www.queenconcerts.com/

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