Crazy Tour

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Crazy Tour
Local tour by Queen
Start date 22 November 1979
End date 26 December 1979
Legs 1
Shows 20
Queen concert chronology
Jazz Tour
(1978-79)
Crazy Tour
(1979)
The Game Tour
(1980-81)

Crazy Tour was a short tour by the English rock band Queen during November and December 1979.

After the release of the single "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", the band decided to change the concert dynamic they used to do the last years. In this tour Queen would revisit smaller venues, many which held fewer than two thousand seats. Nonetheless, it was the highly awaited UK leg of the successful Jazz Tour. The last concert of this tour at the Hammersmith Odeon was also the first concert of the Concerts for the People of Kampuchea.[1] A bootleg recording of this concert exists as the 2-CD set Crazy Tour of London.[2]

Setlist[edit]

  1. Intro
  2. Jailhouse Rock
  3. We Will Rock You (Fast)
  4. Let Me Entertain You
  5. Somebody To Love
  6. If You Can't Beat Them
  7. Mustapha
  8. Death on Two Legs
  9. Killer Queen
  10. I'm In Love With My Car
  11. Get Down Make Love
  12. You're My Best Friend
  13. Save Me
  14. Now I'm Here
  15. Don't Stop Me Now
  16. Spread Your Wings
  17. Love of My Life
  18. '39
  19. Fat Bottomed Girls
  20. Keep Yourself Alive
  21. Drum/Guitar Solo
  22. Brighton Rock (Finale)
  23. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  24. Bohemian Rhapsody
  25. Tie Your Mother Down
    Encore
  26. Sheer Heart Attack
    Encore
  27. We Will Rock You
  28. We Are The Champions
  29. God Save the Queen

Other songs:

  • Mull of Kintyre (7 December 1979 Liverpool)
  • Silent Night (26 December 1979 London)
  • Danny Boy (22 November 1979 Dublin)
  • Liar (Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle)

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
22 November 1979 Dublin Ireland RDS Arena
24 November 1979 Birmingham England National Exhibition Centre
26 November 1979 Manchester Manchester Apollo
27 November 1979
30 November 1979 Glasgow Scotland The Apollo
1 December 1979
3 December 1979 Newcastle England Newcastle City Hall
4 December 1979
6 December 1979 Liverpool Liverpool Empire Theatre
7 December 1979
9 December 1979 Bristol Bristol Hippodrome
10 December 1979 Brighton Brighton Centre
11 December 1979
13 December 1979 London Lyceum Theatre
14 December 1979 Rainbow Theatre
17 December 1979 Purley Tiffany's
19 December 1979 Tottenham Mayfair
20 December 1979 Lewisham Odeon
22 December 1979 Alexandra Palace
26 December 1979[A] Hammersmith Odeon
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was a part of "Concerts for the People of Kampuchea"
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
20 November 1979 Cork Cork City Hall Cancelled.
3-4 December 1979 Brighton Brighton Centre Rescheduled to 9-10 December 1979.

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue (1979) Gross Revenue (2012)
RDS Arena Dublin 15,000 / 15,000 (100%) $121,416 $385,021
National Exhibition Centre Birmingham 15,643 / 15,643 (100%) $101,314 $321,276
Apollo Theatre Manchester 7,000 / 7,000 (100%) $53,834 $170,712
Glasgow 7,000 / 7,000 (100%) $49,584 $157,235
City Hall Newcastle 4,270 / 4,270 (100%) $31,111 $98,656
Empire Theatre Liverpool 4,700 / 4,700 (100%) $30,439 $96,525
Hippodrome Bristol 1,951 / 1,951 (100%) $14,215 $45,077
Brighton Centre Brighton 9,000 / 9,000 (100%) $72,865 $231,061
Lyceum Theatre London 2,100 / 2,100 (100%) $16,153 $51,223
Rainbow Theatre 3,040 / 3,040 (100%) $24,613 $78,050
Purley Tiffany’s 4,000 / 4,000 (100%) $30,766 $97,562
Tottenham Mayfair 1,000 / 1,000 (100%) $7,691 $24,389
Lewisham Odeon 1,700 / 1,700 (100%) $13,763 $43,644
Alexandra Palace 7,000 / 7,000 (100%) $56,672 $179,712
Hammersmith Apollo 5,039 / 5,039 (100%) $40,796 $129,368
TOTAL 88,443 / 88,443 (100%) $665,232 $2,109,509

Setlists[edit]

Tour band[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Freestone, Peter; David Evans (2001). Freddie Mercury: An intimate memoir by the man who knew him best. Omnibus Press. p. 18. ISBN 0-7119-8674-6. 
  2. ^ "Crazy Tour of London". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 

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