Rock the Cosmos Tour

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Rock The Cosmos Tour
World tour by Queen + Paul Rodgers
Associated album The Cosmos Rocks
Start date 12 September 2008
End date 29 November 2008
Legs 3
No. of shows 34 in Europe
1 in the Middle East
5 in South America
40 in Total
Queen tour chronology
Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour
(2005-06)
Rock the Cosmos Tour
(2008)
Queen + Adam Lambert Tour 2012
(2012)

The Rock The Cosmos Tour was the second and final concert tour by Queen + Paul Rodgers, promoting their only studio album "The Cosmos Rocks". The opening date was recorded for a DVD release.[1] which was released on 15 June 2009. The tour included one of the largest open-air concerts in Kharkiv, Ukraine which garnered 350,000 people. Over the course of the tour, they played to just short of one million viewers.[2]

Set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the performance on 13 October 2008 in London. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
12 September 2008 Kharkiv Ukraine Freedom Square
15 September 2008 Moscow Russia Olimpiyskiy
16 September 2008
19 September 2008 Riga Latvia Arena Riga
21 September 2008 Berlin Germany Berlin Velodrome
23 September 2008 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
24 September 2008 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
26 September 2008 Rome Italy Palalottomatica
28 September 2008 Milan Datchforum
29 September 2008 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
1 October 2008 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
2 October 2008 Mannheim SAP Arena
4 October 2008 Hanover TUI Arena
5 October 2008 Hamburg Color Line Arena
7 October 2008 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
8 October 2008 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
10 October 2008 Nottingham England Nottingham Arena
11 October 2008 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
13 October 2008 London England The O2
14 October 2008 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
16 October 2008 Birmingham England National Indoor Arena
18 October 2008 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool
19 October 2008 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
22 October 2008 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
24 October 2008 Murcia Estadio de La Condomina
25 October 2008 Madrid Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad
28 October 2008 Budapest Hungary Papp László Budapest Sportaréna
29 October 2008 Belgrade Serbia Belgrade Arena
31 October 2008 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
1 November 2008 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
4 November 2008 Newcastle England Metro Radio Arena
5 November 2008 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena
7 November 2008 London The O2
8 November 2008 Wembley Arena
Middle East
14 November 2008 Dubai United Arab Emirates Dubai Festival City
South America
19 November 2008 Santiago Chile Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo
21 November 2008 Buenos Aires Argentina José Amalfitani Stadium
26 November 2008 São Paulo Brazil Via Funchal
27 November 2008
29 November 2008 Rio de Janeiro HSBC Arena

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
Sportspaleis Antwerp 13,043 / 15,719 (83%) $1,018,028
O2 Arena London 18,687 / 18,687 (100%) $1,294,847
Via Funchal São Paulo 8,860 / 10,000 (89%) $1,006,163
HSBC Arena Rio de Janeiro 6,472 / 9,100 (71%) $364,528
TOTAL 47,062 / 53,506 (88%) $3,683,566

Tour band[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

References[edit]