A Day at the Races Tour

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A Day at the Races Tour
Tour by Queen
Associated album A Day at the Races
Start date 13 January 1977
End date 7 June 1977
Legs 4
No. of shows 41 in North America
19 in Europe
60 in Total (64 scheduled)
Queen concert chronology

The A Day at the Races Tour was a concert tour by the British rock band Queen, and supported their late 1976 album A Day at the Races.

This tour was the first one in which the band played the song "Somebody to Love" and many others. "Brighton Rock" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" were performed in their full length for the first time. Also, singer Freddie Mercury performed a vocal canon between "White Man" and "The Prophet's Song".

The opening act on most of the North American concerts was Thin Lizzy. In New York City, the concert at Madison Square Garden was sold out within moments of tickets going on sale.[1]

The final two shows of the tour at Earls Court were officially recorded. These shows were notable as the band used an expensive lighting rig in the shape of a crown for the very first time.[2] Both shows were also professionally filmed on video and the first one can be found on many bootlegs in almost excellent quality. The gigs included a rock 'n' roll medley (this part is also the only available bootleg recording from the second night).


Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
13 January 1977 Milwaukee United States Milwaukee Auditorium
14 January 1977 Madison Dane County Coliseum
15 January 1977 Columbus St. John Arena
16 January 1977 Indianapolis Indiana Convention Center
18 January 1977 Detroit Cobo Hall
20 January 1977 Saginaw Saginaw Civic Center
21 January 1977 Louisville Louisville Gardens
22 January 1977 Kalamazoo Wings Stadium
23 January 1977 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
25 January 1977 Ottawa Canada Ottawa Civic Centre
26 January 1977 Montreal Montreal Forum
28 January 1977 Chicago United States Chicago Stadium
29 January 1977 Dayton Hara Arena
30 January 1977 Toledo Toledo Sports Arena
1 February 1977 Toronto Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
3 February 1977 Springfield United States Springfield Civic Center
4 February 1977 College Park Cole Field House
5 February 1977 New York City Madison Square Garden
6 February 1977 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
8 February 1977 Syracuse Onondaga County War Memorial
9 February 1977 Boston Boston Garden
10 February 1977 Providence Providence Civic Center
11 February 1977 Philadelphia Philadelphia Civic Center
19 February 1977 Hollywood Hollywood Sportatorium
20 February 1977 Lakeland Lakeland Civic Center
21 February 1977 Atlanta Omni Coliseum
22 February 1977 Birmingham Boutwell Memorial Auditorium
23 February 1977 St.Louis Kiel Auditorium
24 February 1977 Norman Lloyd Noble Center
25 February 1977 University Park Moody Coliseum
26 February 1977 Houston Sam Houston Coliseum
1 March 1977 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
2 March 1977 Inglewood The Forum
3 March 1977
5 March 1977 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
6 March 1977[a] San Francisco Winterland Ballroom
8 March 1977 Sacramento Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
9 March 1977 Fresno Selland Arena
11 March 1977 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
12 March 1977 Portland United States Paramount Theatre
13 March 1977 Seattle Seattle Center Arena
16 March 1977 Calgary Canada Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
17 March 1977
18 March 1977 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum
8 May 1977 Stockholm Sweden Johanneshovs Isstadion
10 May 1977 Gothenburg Scandinavium
12 May 1977 Copenhagen Denmark Brøndby Hall
13 May 1977 Hamburg West Germany Congress Centrum Hamburg
14 May 1977[b] Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
16 May 1977 Düsseldorf Philipshalle
17 May 1977 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
19 May 1977 Basel Switzerland Sporthalle
Jubilee Tour
23 May 1977 Bristol England Bristol Hippodrome
24 May 1977
26 May 1977 Southampton Gaumont Theatre
27 May 1977
29 May 1977 Stafford Bingley Hall
30 May 1977 Glasgow Scotland Apollo Theatre
31 May 1977
2 June 1977 Liverpool England Liverpool Empire Theatre
3 June 1977
6 June 1977[c] London Earls Court Exhibition Centre
7 June 1977


  1. ^ Originally scheduled to take place on 5 March.
  2. ^ Originally scheduled to take place at Jahrhunderthalle.
  3. ^ Originally scheduled to take place on 5 June.

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