Magic Tour (Queen)

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The Magic Tour
European tour by Queen
Associated album A Kind of Magic
Start date 7 June 1986
End date 9 August 1986
Legs 1
No. of shows 26 (32 scheduled)
Queen concert chronology

The Magic Tour was the biggest and final tour by the British rock band Queen with their lead singer Freddie Mercury and their bass guitarist John Deacon, which took place in 1986.[1][2] The band would not tour again until 19 years later, when the Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour began in 2005, after the death of Freddie Mercury on 24 November 1991, and the retirement of John Deacon in 1997.[2][3] The Magic Tour took in 26 dates around Europe's stadiums, in support of their then latest album A Kind of Magic.

In 1987, Mercury was diagnosed as having full-blown AIDS and the band together made the decision to stop touring, making the concert at Knebworth on 9 August 1986 the last time that the four original members of Queen performed on stage together.[4]

Over a million people attended the Queen tour, making it one of the largest ever. Support acts included The Alarm, Big Country, Belouis Some, INXS, Level 42, Marillion, Gary Moore, The Bangles and Status Quo.[5]

From this tour, Queen have since released Live at Wembley on CD, VHS & DVD, Live Magic on CD and Live in Budapest on VHS & Laserdisc (later re-released and retitled as Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest on DVD, Blu-ray and Deluxe editions).

Setlist[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
7 June 1986 Stockholm Sweden Råsunda Stadium
11 June 1986 Leiden Netherlands Groenoordhallen
12 June 1986
14 June 1986 Paris France Hippodrome de Vincennes
17 June 1986 Brussels Belgium Forest National
19 June 1986 Leiden Netherlands Groenoordhallen
21 June 1986 Mannheim West Germany Maimarktgelände
26 June 1986 Berlin Waldbühne
28 June 1986 Munich Olympiahalle
29 June 1986
1 July 1986 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
2 July 1986
5 July 1986 County Meath Ireland Slane Castle
9 July 1986 Newcastle England St James' Park
11 July 1986 London Wembley Stadium
12 July 1986
16 July 1986 Manchester Maine Road
19 July 1986 Cologne West Germany Müngersdorfer Stadion
21 July 1986 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
22 July 1986
25 July 1986 Budapest Hungary Népstadion
26 July 1986
27 July 1986
29 July 1986 Cannes France Stade Pierre de Coubertin
30 July 1986 Fréjus Fréjus Amphitheatre
31 July 1986 Barcelona Spain Mini Stadium
1 August 1986
2 August 1986 Madrid Rayo Vallecano Stadium
3 August 1986
4 August 1986 Marbella Estadio Municipal de Marbella
5 August 1986
A Night of Summer Magic
9 August 1986 Stevenage England Knebworth Park
Rescheduled shows
25 July 1986 Népstadion Budapest Rescheduled to 27 July 1986.
29 July 1986 Stade Pierre de Coubertin Cannes Rescheduled to 30 July 1986 and moved to Stade de l'Ouest, Nice.
30 July 1986 Stade De L’Ouest Nice Moved to Amphitheatre, Fréjus.
31 July 1986 La Monumental Barcelona Rescheduled to 1 August 1986 and moved to Mini Stadium.
2 August 1986 Rayo Vallecano Stadium Madrid Rescheduled to 3 August 1986.
4 August 1986 Estadio Municipal Marbella Rescheduled to 5 August 1986.

Tour band[edit]

Additional musicians:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Queen live on tour: Magic tour Queen Concerts. Retrieved 4 June 2011
  2. ^ a b We Will Rock You (Again)! Daily Mail. Retrieved 4 June 2011
  3. ^ Queen most loved band The Guardian. Retrieved 3 August 2011
  4. ^ 9 August 1986 – QUEEN LIVE Retrieved 4 June 2011
  5. ^ http://www.queenconcerts.com/

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