Sheer Heart Attack Tour

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Sheer Heart Attack Tour
World tour by Queen
Associated album Sheer Heart Attack
Start date 30 October 1974
End date 1 May 1975
Legs 3
Shows 29 in Europe
39 in North America
8 in Asia
76 in Total
31 cancelled
Queen concert chronology
Queen II Tour
(1974)
Sheer Heart Attack Tour
(1974–75)
A Night at the Opera Tour
(1975–76)

The Sheer Heart Attack Tour was the first world tour by the British rock band Queen, and supported their 1974 album Sheer Heart Attack.[1]

Background[edit]

The year 1974 had started with their first trip outside of Europe and an appearance at the Sunbury Music Festival in Australia. Although the band headlined the event on 2 February, their appearance the next day was cancelled. In March, the band commenced on a UK tour to promote their new album Queen II, and then embark on their first trip to the USA. Once again, they supported 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 slot came to an abrupt halt however, when Brian collapsed from hepatitis after the New York show on 11 May, and they all had to fly home so that he could recover.

The Tour[edit]

The band were soon back on the road and commenced their second tour as the headlining act, with nineteen concerts at eighteen different venues around the UK. The band ‘Hustler’ were the support band, and the setlist contained much of the material from the new album 'Sheer Heart Attack'. With more money to invest in a new stage show, the band wore new costumes for this tour and added an additional lighting rig, complete with state of the art stage effects. To conclude Queen’s touring for the year, they embarked on a European tour consisting of ten shows in six countries, performing over a two and a half week period. The year 1975 started with the American leg of the tour, before transferring to Japan. The tour would have been longer, but an accident involving the truck that transported their equipment meant it was not able to reach the remaining scheduled venues, which would have been a second American leg for the tour.[2]

There were slight differences between the UK, US and Japanese tour. The Japanese shows were a bit longer (Queen even played Hangman and See What A Fool I've Been sometimes), possibly due to the warm welcome they received from the Japanese fans.[3]

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Procession"
  2. "Now I'm Here"
  3. "Ogre Battle"
  4. "Father to Son"
  5. "White Queen (As It Began)"
  6. "Flick of the Wrist"
  7. "In the Lap of the Gods"
  8. "Killer Queen"
  9. "March of the Black Queen"
  10. "Bring Back that Leroy Brown"
  11. "Son and Daughter"
  12. "Guitar Solo"
  13. "Son and Daughter (Reprise)"
  14. "Keep Yourself Alive"
  15. "Drum Solo"
  16. "Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)"
  17. "Seven Seas of Rhye"
  18. "Stone Cold Crazy"
  19. "Liar"
  20. "In the Lap of the Gods… Revisited"
    Encore
  21. "Big Spender"
  22. "Modern Times Rock 'N' Roll"
  23. "Jailhouse Rock"
  24. "God Save the Queen"

Support acts[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
30 October 1974 Manchester England Palace Theatre
31 October 1974 Hanley Victoria Hall
1 November 1974 Liverpool Liverpool Empire Theatre
2 November 1974 Leeds University of Leeds
3 November 1974 Coventry Belgrade Theatre
5 November 1974 Sheffield Sheffield City Hall
6 November 1974 Bradford St George's Hall
7 November 1974 Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
8 November 1974 Glasgow Scotland The Apollo
9 November 1974 Lancaster England Lancaster University
10 November 1974 Preston Preston Guild Hall
12 November 1974 Bristol Colston Hall
13 November 1974 Bournemouth Bournemouth Winter Gardens
14 November 1974 Southampton Gaumont Theatre
15 November 1974 Swansea Wales Brangwyn Hall
16 November 1974 Birmingham England Birmingham Town Hall
18 November 1974 Oxford Apollo Theatre Oxford
19 November 1974 London Rainbow Theatre
20 November 1974
23 November 1974 Gothenburg Sweden Gothenburg Concert Hall
25 November 1974 Helsinki Finland Kulttuuritalo
27 November 1974 Lund Sweden Olympen
2 December 1974 Munich Germany Brienner Theater
4 December 1974 Frankfurt Palmengarten
5 December 1974 Hamburg Musikhalle Hamburg
6 December 1974 Cologne Sartory-Saal
8 December 1974 The Hague Netherlands Nederlands Congrescentrum
10 December 1974 Brussels Belgium Theatre 140
12 December 1974 Barcelona Spain Palau dels Esports de Barcelona
North America
5 February 1975 Columbus United States Agora
6 February 1975 Cincinnati Reflections
7 February 1975 Dayton Palace Theatre
8 February 1975[A] Cleveland Cleveland Music Hall
9 February 1975 South Bend Morris Performing Arts Center
10 February 1975 Detroit Ford Auditorium
11 February 1975 Toledo Student Union Auditorium
14 February 1975 Waterbury Palace Theater
15 February 1975[A] Boston Orpheum Theatre
16 February 1975[A] New York City Avery Fisher Hall
17 February 1975 Trenton County War Memorial Building
19 February 1975 Lewiston Lewiston Armory
21 February 1975 Passaic Capitol Theatre
22 February 1975 Harrisburg Farm Arena
23 February 1975[A] Philadelphia Erlanger Theatre
24 February 1975 Washington, D.C. Kennedy Center
5 March 1975 La Crosse Mary E Sawyer Auditorium
6 March 1975 Madison Dane County Coliseum
7 March 1975 Milwaukee Uptown Theatre
8 March 1975 Chicago Aragon Ballroom
9 March 1975 St. Louis Kiel Auditorium
10 March 1975 Fort Wayne Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
12 March 1975 Atlanta Atlanta Municipal Auditorium
13 March 1975 Charleston Charleston Civic Center
15 March 1975 Miami Miami Marine Stadium
18 March 1975 New Orleans Bernard Parish Civic Auditorium
20 March 1975 San Antonio San Antonio Municipal Hall
22 March 1975 Dallas McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
25 March 1975 Tulsa Tulsa Municipal Theater
29 March 1975[A] Santa Monica Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
30 March 1975 San Francisco Winterland Ballroom
2 April 1975 Edmonton Canada Kinsmen Field House
3 April 1975 Calgary Stampede Corral
6 April 1975 Seattle United States Paramount Theatre
Asia
19 April 1975 Tokyo Japan Nippon Budokan
22 April 1975 Nagoya Aichi Taikukan
23 April 1975 Kobe Kokusai Kaikan
25 April 1975 Fukuoka Fukuoka Kyuden Kinen Gymnasium
28 April 1975 Okayama Okayama Kenritsu Taikukan
29 April 1975 Shizuoka Yamaha Tsumagoi Hall
30 April 1975 Yokohama Yokohama Bunka Taikukan
1 May 1975 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A Queen played two concerts at the same venue.
Cancellations and rescheduled shows[4][5]
28 November 1974 Tivolis Koncertsal Copenhagen, Denmark Cancelled
29 November 1974 Chateau Neuf Oslo, Norway Cancelled
25 February 1975 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Syria Mosque Rescheduled 26 August 1975
26 February 1975 Kutztown, Pennsylvania Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Cancelled
27 February 1975 Buffalo, New York, New York Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Rescheduled 20 August 1975
28 February 1975 Toronto, Ontario Maple Leaf Gardens Cancelled
1 March 1975 Kitchener, Ontario, Ontario Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Cancelled
2 March 1975 London, Ontario London Palace Theatre Cancelled
3 March 1975 Davenport, Iowa, Iowa Unknown Venue Cancelled
14 March 1975 St. Petersburg, Florida Mahaffey Theater Cancelled
22 March 1975 Austin, Texas Armadillo World Headquarters Cancelled
26 March 1975 Unknown City, Colorado Unknown Venue Cancelled
7 April 1975 Portland, Oregon Paramount Theater Cancelled
12 August 1975 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Erlanger Theatre Cancelled
13 August 1975 New York City, New York Felt Forum Cancelled
14 August 1975 Largo, Maryland Capital Centre Cancelled
15 August 1975 Hartford, Connecticut Hartford Civic Center Cancelled
16 August 1975 Boston, Massachusetts Boston Garden Cancelled
17 August 1975 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center Cancelled
19 August 1975 Rochester, New York Rochester Community War Memorial Cancelled
20 August 1975 Buffalo, New York Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Cancelled
21 August 1975 Detroit, Michigan Cobo Center Cancelled
22 August 1975 Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati Gardens Cancelled
23 August 1975 Cleveland, Ohio Coliseum at Richfield Cancelled
24 August 1975 Toledo, Ohio Toledo Sports Arena Cancelled
26 August 1975 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Syria Mosque Cancelled
27 August 1975 Saginaw, Michigan Dow Event Center Cancelled
28 August 1975 Kalamazoo, Michigan Wings Stadium Cancelled
29 August 1975 Chicago, Illinois International Amphitheatre Cancelled
30 August 1975 Saint Paul, Minnesota St. Paul Auditorium Cancelled
31 August 1975 Duluth, Minnesota Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Cancelled

Tour band[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queen - Sheer Heart Attack Tour 74'-75'". NME. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Live 1974". QueenOnline. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  3. ^ "Queen live on tour: Sheer Heart Attack". QueenConcerts. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  4. ^ "Queen American Tour Dates 1975". QueenConcerts. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  5. ^ "Cancelled and Rescheduled shows". QLiveRecordings. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 

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