Sheer Heart Attack Tour
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (July 2015)|
|World tour by Queen|
|Associated album||Sheer Heart Attack|
|Start date||30 October 1974|
|End date||1 May 1975|
|Number of shows||29 in Europe
39 in North America
8 in Asia
76 in Total
|Queen concert chronology|
The year 1974 had started with their first trip outside of Europe and an appearance at the Sunbury Music Festival in Australia. Although the band headlined the event on 2 February, their appearance the next day was cancelled. In March, the band commenced on a UK tour to promote their new album Queen II, and then embark on their first trip to the USA. Once again, they supported Mott The Hoople on a four-week tour beginning in April. The band paid more attention to their look on stage and employed the services of Zandra Rhodes to design some of their costumes. Queen's slot came to an abrupt halt however, when Brian collapsed from hepatitis after the New York show on 11 May, and they all had to fly home so that he could recover.
The band were soon back on the road and commenced their second tour as the headlining act, with nineteen concerts at eighteen different venues around the UK. The band ‘Hustler’ were the support band, and the setlist contained much of the material from the new album 'Sheer Heart Attack'. With more money to invest in a new stage show, the band wore new costumes for this tour and added an additional lighting rig, complete with state of the art stage effects. To conclude Queen’s touring for the year, they embarked on a European tour consisting of ten shows in six countries, performing over a two and a half week period. The year 1975 started with the American leg of the tour, before transferring to Japan. The tour would have been longer, but an accident involving the truck that transported their equipment meant it was not able to reach the remaining scheduled venues, which would have been a second American leg for the tour.
There were slight differences between the UK, US and Japanese tour. The Japanese shows were a bit longer (Queen even played Hangman and See What A Fool I've Been sometimes), possibly due to the warm welcome they received from the Japanese fans.
- "Now I'm Here"
- "Ogre Battle"
- "Father to Son"
- "White Queen (As It Began)"
- "Flick of the Wrist"
- "In the Lap of the Gods"
- "Killer Queen"
- "March of the Black Queen"
- "Bring Back that Leroy Brown"
- "Son and Daughter"
- "Guitar Solo"
- "Son and Daughter (Reprise)"
- "Keep Yourself Alive"
- "Drum Solo"
- "Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)"
- "Seven Seas of Rhye"
- "Stone Cold Crazy"
- "In the Lap of the Gods... Revisited"
- "Big Spender"
- "Modern Times Rock 'N' Roll"
- "Jailhouse Rock"
- "God Save the Queen"
|30 October 1974||Manchester||England||Palace Theatre|
|31 October 1974||Hanley||Victoria Hall|
|1 November 1974||Liverpool||Liverpool Empire Theatre|
|2 November 1974||Leeds||University of Leeds|
|3 November 1974||Coventry||Belgrade Theatre|
|5 November 1974||Sheffield||Sheffield City Hall|
|6 November 1974||Bradford||St George's Hall|
|7 November 1974||Newcastle||Newcastle City Hall|
|8 November 1974||Glasgow||Scotland||The Apollo|
|9 November 1974||Lancaster||England||Lancaster University|
|10 November 1974||Preston||Preston Guild Hall|
|12 November 1974||Bristol||Colston Hall|
|13 November 1974||Bournemouth||Bournemouth Winter Gardens|
|14 November 1974||Southampton||Gaumont Theatre|
|15 November 1974||Swansea||Wales||Brangwyn Hall|
|16 November 1974||Birmingham||England||Birmingham Town Hall|
|18 November 1974||Oxford||Apollo Theatre Oxford|
|19 November 1974||London||Rainbow Theatre|
|20 November 1974|
|23 November 1974||Gothenburg||Sweden||Gothenburg Concert Hall|
|25 November 1974||Helsinki||Finland||Kulttuuritalo|
|27 November 1974||Lund||Sweden||Olympen|
|2 December 1974||Munich||West Germany||Brienner Theater|
|4 December 1974||Frankfurt||Palmengarten|
|5 December 1974||Hamburg||Musikhalle Hamburg|
|6 December 1974||Cologne||Sartory-Saal|
|8 December 1974||The Hague||Netherlands||Nederlands Congrescentrum|
|10 December 1974||Brussels||Belgium||Theatre 140|
|12 December 1974||Barcelona||Spain||Palau dels Esports de Barcelona|
|5 February 1975||Columbus||United States||Agora|
|6 February 1975||Cincinnati||Reflections|
|7 February 1975||Dayton||Palace Theatre|
|8 February 1975[A]||Cleveland||Cleveland Music Hall|
|9 February 1975||South Bend||Morris Performing Arts Center|
|10 February 1975||Detroit||Ford Auditorium|
|11 February 1975||Toledo||Student Union Auditorium|
|14 February 1975||Waterbury||Palace Theater|
|15 February 1975[A]||Boston||Orpheum Theatre|
|16 February 1975[A]||New York City||Avery Fisher Hall|
|17 February 1975||Trenton||County War Memorial Building|
|19 February 1975||Lewiston||Lewiston Armory|
|21 February 1975||Passaic||Capitol Theatre|
|22 February 1975||Harrisburg||Farm Arena|
|23 February 1975[A]||Philadelphia||Erlanger Theatre|
|24 February 1975||Washington, D.C.||Kennedy Center|
|5 March 1975||La Crosse||Mary E Sawyer Auditorium|
|6 March 1975||Madison||Dane County Coliseum|
|7 March 1975||Milwaukee||Uptown Theatre|
|8 March 1975||Chicago||Aragon Ballroom|
|9 March 1975||St. Louis||Kiel Auditorium|
|10 March 1975||Fort Wayne||Allen County War Memorial Coliseum|
|12 March 1975||Atlanta||Atlanta Municipal Auditorium|
|13 March 1975||Charleston||Charleston Civic Center|
|15 March 1975||Miami||Miami Marine Stadium|
|18 March 1975||New Orleans||Bernard Parish Civic Auditorium|
|20 March 1975||San Antonio||San Antonio Municipal Hall|
|22 March 1975||Dallas||McFarlin Memorial Auditorium|
|25 March 1975||Tulsa||Tulsa Municipal Theater|
|29 March 1975[A]||Santa Monica||Santa Monica Civic Auditorium|
|30 March 1975||San Francisco||Winterland Ballroom|
|2 April 1975||Edmonton||Canada||Kinsmen Field House|
|3 April 1975||Calgary||Stampede Corral|
|6 April 1975||Seattle||United States||Paramount Theatre|
|19 April 1975||Tokyo||Japan||Nippon Budokan|
|22 April 1975||Nagoya||Aichi Taikukan|
|23 April 1975||Kobe||Kokusai Kaikan|
|25 April 1975||Fukuoka||Fukuoka Kyuden Kinen Gymnasium|
|28 April 1975||Okayama||Okayama Kenritsu Taikukan|
|29 April 1975||Shizuoka||Yamaha Tsumagoi Hall|
|30 April 1975||Yokohama||Yokohama Bunka Taikukan|
|1 May 1975||Tokyo||Nippon Budokan|
- Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
- A Queen played two concerts at the same venue.
|28 November 1974||Tivolis Koncertsal||Copenhagen, Denmark||Cancelled|
|29 November 1974||Chateau Neuf||Oslo, Norway||Cancelled|
|25 February 1975||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Syria Mosque||Rescheduled 26 August 1975|
|26 February 1975||Kutztown, Pennsylvania||Kutztown University of Pennsylvania||Cancelled|
|27 February 1975||Buffalo, New York, New York||Buffalo Memorial Auditorium||Rescheduled 20 August 1975|
|28 February 1975||Toronto, Ontario||Maple Leaf Gardens||Cancelled|
|1 March 1975||Kitchener, Ontario, Ontario||Kitchener Memorial Auditorium||Cancelled|
|2 March 1975||London, Ontario||London Palace Theatre||Cancelled|
|3 March 1975||Davenport, Iowa, Iowa||Unknown Venue||Cancelled|
|14 March 1975||St. Petersburg, Florida||Mahaffey Theater||Cancelled|
|22 March 1975||Austin, Texas||Armadillo World Headquarters||Cancelled|
|26 March 1975||Unknown City, Colorado||Unknown Venue||Cancelled|
|7 April 1975||Portland, Oregon||Paramount Theater||Cancelled|
|12 August 1975||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Erlanger Theatre||Cancelled|
|13 August 1975||New York City, New York||Felt Forum||Cancelled|
|14 August 1975||Largo, Maryland||Capital Centre||Cancelled|
|15 August 1975||Hartford, Connecticut||Hartford Civic Center||Cancelled|
|16 August 1975||Boston, Massachusetts||Boston Garden||Cancelled|
|17 August 1975||Providence, Rhode Island||Providence Civic Center||Cancelled|
|19 August 1975||Rochester, New York||Rochester Community War Memorial||Cancelled|
|20 August 1975||Buffalo, New York||Buffalo Memorial Auditorium||Cancelled|
|21 August 1975||Detroit, Michigan||Cobo Center||Cancelled|
|22 August 1975||Cincinnati, Ohio||Cincinnati Gardens||Cancelled|
|23 August 1975||Cleveland, Ohio||Coliseum at Richfield||Cancelled|
|24 August 1975||Toledo, Ohio||Toledo Sports Arena||Cancelled|
|26 August 1975||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Syria Mosque||Cancelled|
|27 August 1975||Saginaw, Michigan||Dow Event Center||Cancelled|
|28 August 1975||Kalamazoo, Michigan||Wings Stadium||Cancelled|
|29 August 1975||Chicago, Illinois||International Amphitheatre||Cancelled|
|30 August 1975||Saint Paul, Minnesota||St. Paul Auditorium||Cancelled|
|31 August 1975||Duluth, Minnesota||Duluth Entertainment Convention Center||Cancelled|
- John Deacon: Bass guitar, additional vocals, triangle
- Brian May: Guitar, backing vocals, banjo ("Bring Back That Leroy Brown").
- Freddie Mercury: Lead vocals, piano, tambourine.
- Roger Taylor: Drums, backing vocals.
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