A Day at the Races Tour

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A Day at the Races Tour
World tour by Queen
Associated album A Day at the Races
Start date January 13, 1977
End date June 7, 1977
Legs 2
Shows 59
Queen concert chronology
Summer Gigs 1976
(1976)
A Day at the Races Tour
(1977)
News of the World Tour
(1977-78)

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 to use the song "Somebody to Love" and many others. "Brighton Rock" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" were performed in full for the first time. Also, singer Freddie Mercury performed a vocal canon to segue between "White Man" and "The Prophet's Song".

The opening act on most of the North American leg 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 on the tour at Earls Court was filmed and is widely traded among fans. These shows were of note as the band used an expensive lighting rig in the shape of a crown for the very first time.[2] Both shows were also officially recorded on video and the first show was also released on many bootlegs in almost excellent quality. Both gigs included a Rock 'n' Roll Medley (this medley is also the only bootleg recording from the second night).

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Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
January 13, 1977 Milwaukee United States Milwaukee Auditorium
January 15, 1977 Columbus St. John Arena
January 16, 1977 Indianapolis Indiana Convention Center
January 18, 1977 Detroit Cobo Hall
January 20, 1977 Saginaw Saginaw Civic Center
January 21, 1977 Louisville Louisville Gardens
January 22, 1977 Kalamazoo Wings Stadium
January 23, 1977 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
January 25, 1977 Ottawa Canada Ottawa Civic Centre
January 26, 1977 Montreal Montreal Forum
January 28, 1977 Chicago United States Chicago Stadium
January 30, 1977 Toledo Toledo Sports Arena
February 1, 1977 Toronto Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
February 3, 1977 Springfield United States Springfield Civic Center
February 4, 1977 College Park Cole Field House
February 5, 1977 New York City Madison Square Garden
February 6, 1977 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum
February 8, 1977 Buffalo War Memorial Auditorium
February 9, 1977 Boston Boston Garden
February 10, 1977 Providence Providence Civic Center
February 11, 1977 Philadelphia Philadelphia Civic Center
February 19, 1977 Pembroke Pines Hollywood Sportatorium
February 20, 1977 Lakeland Lakeland Civic Center
February 21, 1977 Atlanta Omni Coliseum
February 22, 1977 Birmingham Boutwell Memorial Auditorium
February 23, 1977 St.Louis Kiel Auditorium
February 25, 1977 University Park Moody Coliseum
February 26, 1977 Houston Sam Houston Coliseum
March 1, 1977 Phoenix Veterans Memorial Coliseum
March 2, 1977 Inglewood The Forum
March 3, 1977
March 5, 1977 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
March 6, 1977 San Francisco Winterland
March 11, 1977 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
March 12, 1977 Portland United States Paramount Theater
March 13, 1977 Seattle Seattle Center Arena
March 16, 1977 Calgary Canada Jubilee Auditorium
March 17, 1977
March 18, 1977 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum
Europe
May 8, 1977 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Civic Auditorium
May 10, 1977 Gothenburg Scandinavium
May 12, 1977 Copenhagen Denmark Brondby Stadium
May 13, 1977 Hamburg West Germany Congresscentrum
May 14, 1977 Frankfurt Festhalle
May 16, 1977 Düsseldorf Philipshalle
May 17, 1977 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
May 19, 1977 Basel Switzerland Sporthalle
Jubilee Tour
May 23, 1977 Bristol England Hippodrome
May 24, 1977
May 26, 1977 Southampton Gaumont Theatre
May 27, 1977
May 29, 1977 Stafford Bingley Hall
May 30, 1977 Glasgow Scotland Apollo Theatre
May 31, 1977
June 2, 1977 Liverpool England Liverpool Empire Theatre
June 3, 1977
June 6, 1977 London Earls Court
June 7, 1977
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
January 29 1977 Dayton, Ohio University of Dayton Arena Cancelled
5 March 1977 San Francisco Wonderland Rescheduled to 6 March 1977
6 March 1977 San Diego Sports Arena Rescheduled to 7 March 1977
8 March 1977 Sacramento Memorial Auditorium Cancelled
9 March 1977 Fresno Selland Arena Cancelled
14 May 1977 Wiesbaden Rhein-Main-Hallen Rescheduled to Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt
14 May 1977 Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle Rescheduled to Festhalle Frankfurt
5 June 1977 London Earls Court Rescheduled to 6 June 1977

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