A Night at the Opera Tour

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A Night at the Opera Tour
Tour by Queen
Associated albumA Night at the Opera
Start date14 November 1975
End date22 April 1976
Legs4
No. of shows26 in Europe
33 in North America
11 in Asia
8 in Australia
78 total
Queen concert chronology

The A Night at the Opera Tour (advertized as A Night at the Opera with Queen) was a concert tour by Queen to promote A Night at the Opera. It spanned 1975 and 1976, and covered the UK, the US, Japan, and Australia. It marked the debut of "Bohemian Rhapsody", which would be played at every Queen gig thereafter.

The DVD A Night at the Odeon is taken from the Christmas Eve concert at the Hammersmith Odeon. "It's quite something to watch", said Brian May. "We were just a four-piece, but we made a lot of noise. I'm quite shocked at how good it was. We were incredibly tight and, at the same time – because we knew each other so well – very loose in terms of improvisation."[1]

Tour band[edit]

Opening acts[edit]

Setlists[edit]

United Kingdom
North America
Japan

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
14 November 1975 Liverpool England Liverpool Empire Theatre
15 November 1975
16 November 1975 Coventry Coventry Theatre
17 November 1975 Bristol Colston Hall
18 November 1975
19 November 1975 Cardiff Wales Capitol Theatre
21 November 1975 Taunton England Odeon Theatre
23 November 1975 Bournemouth Winter Gardens
24 November 1975 Southampton Gaumont Theatre
26 November 1975[A] Manchester Free Trade Hall
29 November 1975 London Hammersmith Odeon
30 November 1975
1 December 1975
2 December 1975
3 December 1975
7 December 1975 Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Civic Hall
8 December 1975 Preston Preston Guild Hall
9 December 1975 Birmingham Odeon Theatre
10 December 1975
11 December 1975 Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
13 December 1975 Dundee Scotland Caird Hall
14 December 1975 Aberdeen Capitol Theatre
15 December 1975 Glasgow The Apollo
16 December 1975
24 December 1975 London England Hammersmith Odeon
North America
27 January 1976 Waterbury United States Palace Theatre
29 January 1976 Boston Music Hall
30 January 1976
31 January 1976 Upper Darby Township Tower Theater
1 February 1976
2 February 1976
5 February 1976 New York City Beacon Theatre
6 February 1976
7 February 1976
8 February 1976
11 February 1976 Detroit Masonic Auditorium
12 February 1976
13 February 1976 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
14 February 1976 Cleveland Music Hall
15 February 1976 Toledo Toledo Sports Arena
18 February 1976 Saginaw Saginaw Civic Center
19 February 1976 Columbus Veterans Memorial Auditorium
20 February 1976 Pittsburgh Stanley Theater
22 February 1976 Chicago Auditorium Theatre
23 February 1976
24 February 1976
26 February 1976 St. Louis Convention Hall
27 February 1976 Indianapolis Indiana Convention Exposition Center
28 February 1976 Madison Dane County Memorial Coliseum
29 February 1976 Fort Wayne War Memorial Coliseum
2 March 1976 Milwaukee Milwaukee Auditorium
3 March 1976 Saint Paul St. Paul Auditorium
7 March 1976 Berkeley Berkeley Community Theatre
9 March 1976[A] Santa Monica Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
10 March 1976
11 March 1976
12 March 1976 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
Asia
22 March 1976 Tokyo Japan Nippon Budokan
23 March 1976 Nagoya Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
24 March 1976 Himeji Himeji Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan
26 March 1976[A] Fukuoka Fukuoka Kyuden Kinen Gymnasium
29 March 1976[A] Osaka Osaka Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan
31 March 1976 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
1 April 1976
2 April 1976 Sendai Miyagi Prefectural Sport Center
4 April 1976 Tokyo Nihon University Auditorium
Australia
11 April 1976 Perth Australia Perth Entertainment Centre
14 April 1976 Adelaide Apollo Stadium
15 April 1976
17 April 1976 Sydney Hordern Pavilion
18 April 1976
19 April 1976 Melbourne Festival Hall
20 April 1976
23 April 1976 Brisbane Festival Hall
Notes
A This date includes a matinee performance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queen: Living Legends 2015", Classic Rock #217, December 2015, p15

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