Queen II Tour

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Queen II Tour
Concert tour by Queen
Associated album Queen II
Start date 1 March 1974
End date 11 May 1974
Legs 2
Shows 41
Queen concert chronology
Queen I Tour
(1973-74)
Queen II Tour
(1974)
Sheer Heart Attack Tour
(1974-75)

The Queen II Tour was a concert tour by British rock group Queen to promote their 1974 album Queen II. It was the second major tour by the group and started only a month and a half after the end of the Queen I Tour. The band visited major cities in the UK and also went on to tour the United States, supporting Mott the Hoople. The band had to cancel all other concerts after 11 May 1974 as guitarist Brian May contracted hepatitis.[1]

Background[edit]

In March the band commenced a UK tour to promote their new album 'Queen II', and then embarked on their first trip to the USA. Once again they played support band to Mott The Hoople on a four-week tour beginning in April. The band paid more attention to their look on stage and employed the services of Zandra Rhodes to design some of their costumes. Queen's appearances came to an abrupt halt when Brian collapsed from hepatitis after the New York show on 11 May, and the band flew home for Brian to recover.[2]

Tour Dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
1 March 1974 Blackpool England Blackpool Winter Gardens
2 March 1974 Aylesbury Friars Aylesbury
3 March 1974 Plymouth Plymouth Guildhall
4 March 1974 Paignton Paignton Festival Hall
8 March 1974 Sunderland Locarno Ballroom
9 March 1974 Cambridge Cambridge Corn Exchange
10 March 1974 Croydon Croydon Greyhound
12 March 1974 London Dagenham Roundhouse
14 March 1974 Cheltenham Misto Hall
15 March 1974 Glasgow Scotland University of Glasgow
16 March 1974 Stirling University of Stirling
19 March 1974 Cleethorpes England Winter Gardens
20 March 1974 Manchester Manchester University
22 March 1974 Canvey Island The Paddocks
23 March 1974 Cromer Royal Links Pavilion
24 March 1974 Colchester Woods Leisure Centre
26 March 1974 Isle of Man Palace Lido
28 March 1974 Aberystwyth Wales Aberystwyth University
29 March 1974 Penzance England The Gardens
30 March 1974 Taunton Century Ballroom
31 March 1974 London Rainbow Theatre
2 April 1974 Birmingham Barbarellas
North America
16 April 1974 Denver United States of America Regis College
17 April 1974 Kansas City Memorial Hall
18 April 1974 St. Louis Keil Auditorium
19 April 1974 Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Appliance Building
20 April 1974 Memphis Mid South Coliseum
21 April 1974 New Orleans St. Bernard Civic Auditorium
26 April 1974 Boston Orpheum Theatre
27 April 1974 Providence Palace Theatre
28 April 1974 Portland Exposition Hall[disambiguation needed]
1 May 1974 Harrisburg Farm Arena
2 May 1974 Allentown Agricultural Hall
3 May 1974 Wilkes Barre Kings College
4 May 1974 Waterbury Palace Theatre
7 May 1974 New York Uris Theatre
8 May 1974
9 May 1974
10 May 19741st gig
10 May 19742nd gig
11 May 1974

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Procession"
  2. "Father to Son"
  3. "Ogre Battle"
  4. "White Queen (As It Began)"
  5. "Great King Rat"
  6. "Hangman"
  7. "Doing All Right"
  8. "Son and Daughter"
  9. "Keep Yourself Alive"
  10. "Liar"
    Encore
  11. "Jailhouse Rock"
  12. "Shake, Rattle and Roll"
  13. "Stupid Cupid"
  14. "Jailhouse Rock (Reprise)"
    Encore
  15. Big Spender
  16. "Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll"


"Seven Seas Of Rhye", "Bama Lama Bama Loo" and "See What A Fool I've Been" were performed occasionally at some concerts.

Tour band[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queen live on tour: Queen II". QueenConcerts. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  2. ^ "Live 1974". QueenOnline. Retrieved 2012-04-06.