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|
|No. of shows||40 in North America
19 in Europe
59 in Total
|Queen concert chronology|
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 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. 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).
- Originally scheduled to take place on 5 March.
- Originally scheduled to take place at Jahrhunderthalle.
- Originally scheduled to take place on 5 June.
- Cancelled shows
|29 January 1977||Dayton||Hara Arena||Cancelled due to bad weather.|
|8 March 1977||Sacramento||Memorial Auditorium||Cancelled due to band illness.|
|9 March 1977||Fresno||Selland Arena||Cancelled due to band illness.|
|14 May 1977||Wiesbaden||Rhein-Main-Hallen||Cancelled.|
- Freddie Mercury: Lead vocals, piano, tambourine.
- Brian May: Guitar, backing vocals, banjo ("Bring Back That Leroy Brown").
- Roger Taylor: Drums, backing vocals.
- John Deacon: Bass guitar, additional vocals, triangle.
- Tiven, Jon (1977). "Queen's Live Act Stuns City". Circus.
- Hilburn, Robert (1978-12-20). "Pop Music Review: Putting Queen in Audio Seat Queen for a Night". Los Angeles Times.