Rock the Cosmos Tour

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Rock The Cosmos Tour
World tour by Queen + Paul Rodgers
Associated album The Cosmos Rocks
Start date 12 September 2008
End date 29 November 2008
Legs 3
Shows 40
Queen + Paul Rodgers concert chronology
Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour
(2005-2006)
Rock The Cosmos Tour
(2008)

The Rock The Cosmos Tour was the second and last concert tour by Queen + Paul Rodgers, promoting their first and only studio album "The Cosmos Rocks". The opening date was recorded for a DVD release.[1] which was released on 15 June 2009. The tour included one of the largest open air concerts in Kharkiv, Ukraine which garnered 350,000 people. Over the course of the tour, they played to just short of one million viewers.[2]

Setlist[edit]

Main set[edit]

  1. "Cosmos Rockin'/Surf's Up...School's Out!" [intro tape]
  2. One Vision
  3. "Tie Your Mother Down"
  4. The Show Must Go On
  5. "Fat Bottomed Girls"
  6. "Another One Bites the Dust"
  7. "Hammer to Fall"
  8. "I Want It All"
  9. "I Want to Break Free"
  10. "A Kind Of Magic"
  11. "Seagull" (Paul Rodgers solo)
  12. "Love of My Life"
  13. "'39"
  14. "Bass Solo" (Danny Miranda + Roger Taylor)
  15. "Drum Solo" (building the drum kit)
  16. "I'm In Love With My Car"
  17. "Say It's Not True"
  18. "Bad Company"
  19. "We Believe"
  20. "Guitar Solo"
  21. "Bijou" (with Freddie Mercury studio vocals)
  22. "Last Horizon"
  23. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
  24. C-lebrity
  25. Feel Like Makin' Love
  26. Radio Ga Ga
  27. "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Pre-recorded vocals and piano part by Freddie Mercury - taken from Queen's 1981 Queen Rock Montreal DVD, with lead vocals by Paul Rodgers for the hard rock section. Rodgers then duetted with the Montreal recording of Mercury for the "outro" section, which then allowed the audience to sing the final "Nothing really matters to me" line before Rodgers repeated it in a slightly varied way. The final (original studio vocal line) "Any way the wind blows" line was then heard while Mercury took a bow for the crowd on the big screen. Spike Edney played the "outro" piano part)

Encores:

  1. "Cosmos Rockin'"
  2. "All Right Now"
  3. "We Will Rock You"
  4. "We Are the Champions"
  5. "God Save the Queen" [tape]

Other songs[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
12 September 2008 Kharkiv Ukraine Freedom Square
15 September 2008 Moscow Russia Olimpiyskiy
16 September 2008
19 September 2008 Riga Latvia Arena Riga
21 September 2008 Berlin Germany Berlin Velodrome
23 September 2008 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
24 September 2008 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
26 September 2008 Rome Italy Palalottomatica
28 September 2008 Milan Datchforum
29 September 2008 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
30 September 2008 Katowice Poland Spodek
1 October 2008 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
2 October 2008 Mannheim SAP Arena
4 October 2008 Hannover TUI Arena
5 October 2008 Hamburg Color Line Arena
7 October 2008 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
8 October 2008 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
10 October 2008 Nottingham England Nottingham Arena
11 October 2008 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
13 October 2008 London England The O2 Arena
14 October 2008 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
16 October 2008 Birmingham England National Indoor Arena
18 October 2008 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool
19 October 2008 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
22 October 2008 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
24 October 2008 Murcia Estadio de La Condomina
25 October 2008 Madrid Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad
28 October 2008 Budapest Hungary Budapest Sports Arena
29 October 2008 Belgrade Serbia Belgrade Arena
31 October 2008 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
1 November 2008 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
4 November 2008 Newcastle England Metro Radio Arena
5 November 2008 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena
7 November 2008 London O2 Arena
8 November 2008 Wembley Arena
Middle East
14 November 2008 Dubai United Arab Emirates Dubai Festival City
South America
19 November 2008 Santiago Chile Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo
21 November 2008 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio José Amalfitani
26 November 2008 São Paulo Brazil Via Funchal
27 November 2008
29 November 2008 Rio de Janeiro HSBC Arena

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Sportspaleis Antwerp 13,043 / 15,719 (83%) $1,018,028
O2 Arena London 18,687 / 18,687 (100%) $1,294,847
Via Funchal São Paulo 8,860 / 10,000 (89%) $1,006,163
HSBC Arena Rio de Janeiro 6,472 / 9,100 (71%) $364,528
TOTAL 47,062 / 53,506 (88%) $3,683,566

Band[edit]

Additional musicians:

References[edit]