The Game Tour

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The Game Tour
World tour by Queen
Associated album The Game
Start date 30 June 1980
End date 25 November 1981
Legs 6
Shows 83
Queen concert chronology
Crazy Tour
(1979)
The Game Tour
(1980–1981)
Hot Space Tour
(1982)

The Game Tour was a concert tour by the English rock band Queen to support their successful 1980 album The Game. This tour saw the band being the first to play in South American stadiums in early 1981. In Buenos Aires, Queen drew a crowd of 300,000—the largest single concert crowd in Argentine history as of 1982.[1] In Sao Paulo, Brazil, the attendance was 131,000 and 120,000 on two consecutive nights.[2] This was the only tour that Queen played in Venezuela where they were due to play 5 shows in its capital city Caracas. However, after their third performance, the Venezuelan government declared an 8-day period of National Mourning due to the passing of Venezuelan former president Romulo Betancourt. The remaining two concerts were cancelled and all tickets were refunded to more than 50,000 disappointed fans.

Set lists[edit]

North America[edit]

  1. Intro
  2. "We Will Rock You (Fast)"
  3. "Let Me Entertain You"
  4. Need Your Loving Tonight
  5. "Play the Game"
  6. "Mustapha"
  7. "Death on Two Legs"
  8. "Killer Queen"
  9. "I'm in Love with My Car"
  10. Somebody to Love
  11. "Get Down, Make Love"
  12. Rock It (Prime Jive)
  13. "Save Me"
  14. "Now I'm Here"
  15. Dragon Attack
  16. Now I'm Here (Reprise)
  17. "Love of My Life"
  18. Under Pressure
  19. "Keep Yourself Alive"
  20. "Instrumental Inferno"
  21. Flash
  22. The Hero
  23. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
  24. "Bohemian Rhapsody"
  25. "Tie Your Mother Down"
    Encore
  26. Another One Bites The Dust
  27. "Sheer Heart Attack"
    Encore
  28. Jailhouse Rock
  29. "We Will Rock You"
  30. "We Are the Champions"
  31. "God Save the Queen"

Europe[edit]

  1. Intro
  2. Jailhouse Rock
  3. We Will Rock You (Fast)
  4. Let Me Entertain You
  5. Play the Game
  6. Mustapha
  7. Death on Two Legs
  8. Killer Queen
  9. I'm in Love with My Car
  10. Get Down, Make Love
  11. Need Your Loving Tonight
  12. Save Me
  13. Now I'm Here
  14. Dragon Attack
  15. Now I'm Here (Reprise)
  16. Fat Bottomed Girls
  17. Love of My Life
  18. Keep Yourself Alive
  19. Instrumental Inferno
  20. Battle Theme
  21. Brighton Rock (Reprise)
  22. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  23. Bohemian Rhapsody
  24. Tie Your Mother Down
    Encore
  25. Another One Bites the Dust
    Encore
  26. Sheer Heart Attack
  27. We Will Rock You
  28. We Are the Champions
  29. God Save the Queen

Japan[edit]

Night #1 through Night #12:

  1. Jailhouse Rock
  2. We Will Rock You (Fast)
  3. Let Me Entertain You
  4. Play the Game
  5. Mustapha
  6. Death on Two Legs
  7. Killer Queen
  8. I'm in Love with My Car
  9. Get Down, Make Love
  10. Need Your Loving Tonight
  11. Teo Torriate
  12. Save Me
  13. Now I'm Here
  14. Dragon Attack
  15. Now I'm Here (Reprise)
  16. Fat Bottomed Girls
  17. Love of My Life
  18. Keep Yourself Alive
  19. Instrumental Inferno
  20. Battle Theme
  21. Brighton Rock (Reprise)
  22. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  23. Bohemian Rhapsody
  24. Tie Your Mother Down
    Encore
  25. Rock N Roll Medley
  26. Sheer Heart Attack
    Encore
  27. Big Spender
  28. We Will Rock You
  29. We Are The Champions
  30. God Save The Queen

Argentina[edit]

  1. We Will Rock You (fast)
  2. Let Me Entertain You
  3. Play The Game
  4. Somebody To Love
  5. I'm In Love With My Car
  6. Get Down Make Love
  7. Need Your Loving Tonight
  8. Save Me
  9. Now I'm Here
  10. Dragon Attack
  11. Now I'm Here (Reprise)
  12. Fat Bottomed Girls
  13. Love Of My Life
  14. Keep Yourself Alive
  15. Drum & Guitar Solos
  16. Flash
  17. The Hero
  18. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  19. Bohemian Rhapsody
  20. Tie Your Mother Down
  21. Another One Bites The Dust
  22. Sheer Heart Attack
  23. We Will Rock You
  24. We Are The Champions
  25. God Save The Queen

Queen Rock Montreal[edit]

  1. We Will Rock You (fast)
  2. Let Me Entertain You
  3. Play the Game
  4. Somebody to Love
  5. Killer Queen
  6. I'm In Love With My Car
  7. Get Down, Make Love
  8. Save Me
  9. Now I'm Here
  10. Dragon Attack
  11. Now I'm Here (Reprise)
  12. Love Of My Life
  13. Under Pressure
  14. Flash
  15. The Hero
  16. Keep Yourself Alive
  17. Keyboard & Guitar Solos (in 25 November 1981, the Keyboard Solo was replaced by the Drum Solo)
  18. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  19. Bohemian Rhapsody
  20. Tie Your Mother Down
    Encore
  21. Another One Bites the Dust
  22. Sheer Heart Attack
  23. Jailhouse Rock
    Encore
  24. We Will Rock You
  25. We Are The Champions
  26. God Save The Queen

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
30 June 1980 Vancouver Canada PNE Coliseum
1 July 1980 Seattle United States Seattle Center Coliseum
2 July 1980 Portland Portland Memorial Coliseum
5 July 1980 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
6 July 1980 Chandler Compton Terrace
8 July 1980 Inglewood The Forum
9 July 1980
11 July 1980
12 July 1980
13 July 1980 Oakland Oakland Arena
14 July 1980
5 August 1980 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
6 August 1980 Baton Rouge Riverside Centroplex
8 August 1980 Oklahoma City The Myriad
9 August 1980 Dallas Reunion Arena
10 August 1980 Houston The Summit
12 August 1980 Atlanta The Omni
13 August 1980 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
14 August 1980 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
16 August 1980 Charleston Charleston Civic Center
20 August 1980 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
22 August 1980 Philadelphia The Spectrum
23 August 1980 Baltimore Baltimore Civic Center
24 August 1980 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Civic Arena
26 August 1980 Providence Providence Civic Center
27 August 1980 Portland, Maine Cumberland County Civic Center
29 August 1980 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum
30 August 1980 Toronto CNE Coliseum
31 August 1980 Rochester United States Rochester Community War Memoria Arena
10 September 1980 Milwaukee MECCA Arena
11 September 1980 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
12 September 1980 Kansas City Kemper Arena
13 September 1980 Omaha Omaha Civic Auditorium
14 September 1980 Saint Paul St. Paul Civic Center
16 September 1980 Ames Hilton Coliseum
17 September 1980 St. Louis Checkerdome
19 September 1980 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
20 September 1980 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
21 September 1980 Cleveland Coliseum at Richfield
23 September 1980 Glens Falls Glens Falls Civic Center
24 September 1980 Syracuse Onondaga War Memorial
26 September 1980 Boston Boston Garden
28 September 1980 New York City Madison Square Garden
29 September 1980
30 September 1980
Europe
23 November 1980 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
25 November 1980 Paris France La Rotonde du Bourget
26 November 1980 Cologne Germany Cologne Sporthalle
27 November 1980 Leiden Netherlands Groenoordhallen
29 November 1980 Essen Germany Grugahalle
30 November 1980 Berlin Deutschlandhalle
1 December 1980 Bremen Stadthalle
5 December 1980 Birmingham England National Exhibition Centre
6 December 1980
9 December 1980 London Wembley Arena
10 December 1980
12 December 1980 Brussels Belgium Forest National
13 December 1980
14 December 1980 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt
16 December 1980 Strasbourg France Rhénus Hall
18 December 1980 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
Asia
12 February 1981 Tokyo Japan Nippon Budokan
13 February 1981
16 February 1981
17 February 1981
18 February 1981
19 February 1981
South America Bites the Dust
28 February 1981 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio José Amalfitani
1 March 1981
4 March 1981 Mar del Plata Estadio José María Minella
6 March 1981 Rosario Estadio Gigante de Arroyito
8 March 1981 Buenos Aires Estadio José Amalfitani
20 March 1981 Sao Paulo Brazil Estádio do Morumbi
21 March 1981
Gluttons for Punishment
25 September 1981 Caracas Venezuela Poliedro de Caracas
26 September 1981
27 September 1981
9 October 1981 Monterrey Mexico Estadio Universitario
17 October 1981 Puebla Estadio Zaragoza
18 October 1981
Rock Montreal
24 November 1981 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum
25 November 1981
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
16 August 1980 Battersea Park Open Air New York City, New York Cancelled
17 August 1980 Riverfront Coliseum Cincinnati, Ohio Cancelled
24 August 1980 Hartford Civic Center Hartford, Connecticut Rescheduled to 20 August 1980
26 August 1980 Baltimore Civic Center Baltimore, Maryland Rescheduled to 23 August 1980
27 August 1980 The Spectrum Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rescheduled to 22 August 1980
31 August 1980 Pittsburgh Civic Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Rescheduled to 24 August 1980
2 September 1980 Veterans Memorial Coliseum New Haven, Connecticut Cancelled
3 September 1980 Boston Gardens Boston, Massachusetts Cancelled
5 September 1980 Rupp Arena Lexington, Kentucky Cancelled
7 September 1980 Market Square Arena Indianapolis, Indiana Cancelled
9 September 1980 Dane County Coliseum Madison, Wisconsin Cancelled
12 September 1980 Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri Cancelled
4 March 1981 Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes Córdoba, Argentina Rescheduled to Estadio José María Minella in Mar del Plata
13 March 1981 Estádio Olímpico Monumental Porto Alegre, Brazil Cancelled
24 March 1981 Estadio Nacional Santiago, Chile Cancelled
27 March 1981 Maracanã Stadium Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rescheduled to 1 October 1981
29 September 1981 Poliedro de Caracas Caracas, Venezuela Cancelled
30 September 1981 Poliedro de Caracas Caracas, Venezuela Cancelled
1 October 1981 Maracanã Stadium Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rescheduled to 2 October 1981
2 October 1981 Maracanã Stadium Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Cancelled
4 October 1981 Maracanã Stadium Rio de Janeiro Cancelled
10 October 1981 Estadio Universitario San Nicolás de los Garza Monterrey, Mexico Cancelled
13 October 1981 Estadio Jalisco Guadalajara, Mexico Cancelled
14 October 1981 Estadio Jalisco Guadalajara, Mexico Cancelled

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue (1980) Gross Revenue (2011)
PNE Coliseum Vancouver, BC 17,500 / 17,500 (100%) $192,981 $518,505
Seattle Coliseum Seattle, WA 14,098 / 16,641 (85%) $126,882 $340,909
Portland Coliseum Portland, OR 12,888 / 13,000 (99%) $115,992 $311,649
Sports Arena San Diego, CA 14,057 / 14,800 (95%) $137,056 $368,244
Compton Terrace Phoenix, AZ 8,678 / 12,007 (72%) $82,441 $221,504
The Forum Inglewood, CA 32,028 / 36,000 (89%) $312,273 $839,020
Oakland Coliseum Oakland, CA 30,027 / 32,000 (94%) $285,257 $766,433
Mid South Coliseum Memphis, TN 10,085 / 10,085 (100%) $95,808 $257,419
Riverside Center Baton Rouge, LA 9,268 / 12,000 (77%) $88,046 $236,563
Myriad Arena Oklahoma City, OK 12,808 / 15,634 (82%) $115,272 $309,715
Reunion Arena Dallas, TX 18,042 / 19,071 (95%) $162,378 $436,280
TOTAL 179,479 / 198,738 (90%) $1,714,386 $3,611,149

Tour band[edit]

  • John Deacon: Bass guitar, additional vocals
  • Brian May: Guitar, backing vocals, piano.
  • Freddie Mercury: Lead vocals, piano, guitar ("Crazy Little Thing Called Love"), tambourine.
  • Roger Taylor: Drums, timpani, lead vocals ("I'm in Love With My Car"), backing vocals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queen's Flashy Rock". The Washington Post. 1982-07-27. 
  2. ^ Henke, James (1981-06-11). "Queen Holds Court in South America". Rolling Stone. 

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