The Game Tour

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The Game Tour
World tour by Queen
Associated album The Game
Start date 30 June 1980
End date 25 November 1981
Legs 5
No. of shows 84 (102 scheduled)
Queen concert chronology

The Game Tour was a concert tour by the British rock band Queen to support their successful 1980 album The Game. This tour saw the band being the first to play in South American stadiums in early 1981. In Buenos Aires, Queen drew a crowd of 300,000—the largest single concert crowd in Argentine history as of 1982.[1] In São Paulo, Brazil, the attendance was 131,000 and 120,000 on two consecutive nights.[2] This was the only tour that Queen played in Venezuela where they were due to play 5 shows in its capital city Caracas. However, after their third performance, the Venezuelan government declared an 8-day period of National Mourning due to the passing of Venezuelan former president Romulo Betancourt. The remaining two concerts were cancelled and all tickets were refunded to more than 50,000 disappointed fans.

Setlists[edit]

North America[edit]

  1. Intro
  2. "Jailhouse Rock"
  3. "We Will Rock You (fast)"
  4. "Let Me Entertain You"
  5. "Need Your Loving Tonight" (Dropped after August 13, 1980)
  6. "Play The Game"
  7. "Mustapha"
  8. "Death On Two Legs"
  9. "Killer Queen"
  10. "I'm In Love With My Car"
  11. "Somebody To Love" (Dropped after August 14, 1980)
  12. "Get Down, Make Love"
  13. "You're My Best Friend"
  14. "Save Me"
  15. "Now I'm Here"
  16. "Dragon Attack" (Added on August 26, 1980)
  17. "Now I'm Here" (reprise)
  18. "Rock It (Prime Jive)" (Dropped after July 11, 1980)
  19. "Love Of My Life"
  20. "Keep Yourself Alive"
  21. Drum/Guitar Solos
  22. "Brighton Rock" (finale)
  23. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
  24. "Bohemian Rhapsody"
  25. "Tie Your Mother Down"
    Encore
  26. "Another One Bites The Dust" (Added on August 17, 1980)
  27. "Sheer Heart Attack"
    Encore
  28. "We Will Rock You"
  29. "We Are the Champions"
  30. "God Save the Queen"

Other Songs:

"'39" (Part played on September 29, 1980)

Europe[edit]

  1. Intro
  2. "Jailhouse Rock"
  3. "We Will Rock You (Fast)"
  4. "Let Me Entertain You"
  5. "Play the Game"
  6. "Mustapha"
  7. "Death on Two Legs"
  8. "Killer Queen"
  9. "I'm in Love with My Car"
  10. "Get Down, Make Love"
  11. "Need Your Loving Tonight" (Dropped after December 8, 1980)
  12. "Save Me"
  13. "Now I'm Here"
  14. "Dragon Attack"
  15. "Now I'm Here (Reprise)"
  16. "Fat Bottomed Girls" (Added on November 30, 1980)
  17. "Love of My Life"
  18. "Keep Yourself Alive"
  19. Drum solo
  20. Guitar solo
  21. "Battle Theme"
  22. "Flash" (Added on December 6, 1980)
  23. "The Hero" (Added on November 29, 1980)
  24. "Brighton Rock" (Reprise) (Dropped after December 9, 1980)
  25. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
  26. "Bohemian Rhapsody"
  27. "Tie Your Mother Down"
    Encore
  28. "Another One Bites the Dust"
  29. "Sheer Heart Attack"
    Encore
  30. "We Will Rock You"
  31. "We Are the Champions"
  32. "God Save the Queen"

Other songs

  • "Imagine" (Performed on 9 December, 14 December, 16 December, and 18 December)

Japan[edit]

  1. Intro
  2. "Jailhouse Rock" (dropped after February 16)
  3. "We Will Rock You (Fast)"
  4. "Let Me Entertain You"
  5. "Play The Game"
  6. "Mustapha"
  7. "Death On Two Legs"
  8. "Killer Queen"
  9. "I'm In Love With My Car"
  10. "Get Down Make Love"
  11. "Rock It (Prime Jive)" (Added on February 16)
  12. "Save Me"
  13. "Now I'm Here"
  14. "Dragon Attack"
  15. "Now I'm Here" (reprise)
  16. "Fat Bottomed Girls" (Only on February 12)
  17. "Love of My Life"
  18. "Keep Yourself Alive"
  19. Drum/Guitar Solo
  20. "Vultan's Theme" (Added on February 13)
  21. "Battle Theme"
  22. "Flash"
  23. "The Hero"
  24. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
  25. "Bohemian Rhapsody"
  26. "Tie Your Mother Down"
    Encore
  27. "Another One Bites The Dust"
  28. "Sheer Heart Attack"
    Encore
  29. "We Will Rock You"
  30. "We Are The Champions"
  31. "God Save The Queen"

Other Songs:

  • "Need Your Loving Tonight" (On February 13 and February 19)
  • "Teo Torriate" (On February 17, 18, and 19)
  • "The Millionaire Waltz" (Intro only on February 18)

South America[edit]

  1. Intro
  2. "We Will Rock You (Fast)"
  3. "Let Me Entertain You"
  4. "Play The Game"
  5. "Somebody To Love"
  6. "I'm In Love With My Car"
  7. "Get Down Make Love"
  8. "Need Your Loving Tonight" (Dropped after September 25)
  9. "Save Me"
  10. "Now I'm Here"
  11. "Dragon Attack"
  12. "Now I'm Here" (Reprise)
  13. "Fat Bottomed Girls"
  14. "Love Of My Life"
  15. "Keep Yourself Alive"
  16. Drum/Guitar Solos
  17. "Flash"
  18. "The Hero"
  19. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
  20. "Bohemian Rhapsody"
  21. "Tie Your Mother Down"
    Encore:
  22. "Another One Bites The Dust"
  23. "Sheer Heart Attack"
    Encore:
  24. "We Will Rock You"
  25. "We Are The Champions"
  26. "God Save The Queen"

Other Songs:

  • "Mustapha" (On February 28 and March 21)
  • "Death On Two Legs" (On February 28 and March 21)
  • "Killer Queen" (On February 28, March 21, September 25, October 9, and October 17)
  • "Jailhouse Rock" (On March 8 and October 18)
  • "Rock It (Prime Jive)" (On February 28 and March 21)
  • "Back Chat" (Bassline only on October 9)

Rock Montreal[edit]

  1. Intro
  2. "We Will Rock You (Fast)"
  3. "Let Me Entertain You"
  4. "Play the Game"
  5. "Somebody to Love"
  6. "Killer Queen"
  7. "I'm In Love With My Car"
  8. "Get Down, Make Love"
  9. "Save Me"
  10. "Now I'm Here"
  11. "Dragon Attack"
  12. "Now I'm Here" (Reprise)
  13. "Love Of My Life"
  14. "Under Pressure"
  15. "Keep Yourself Alive"
  16. Drum/Guitar Solos
  17. "Flash"
  18. "The Hero"
  19. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
  20. "Bohemian Rhapsody"
  21. "Tie Your Mother Down"
    Encore
  22. "Another One Bites the Dust"
  23. "Sheer Heart Attack"
  24. "Jailhouse Rock"
    Encore
  25. "We Will Rock You"
  26. "We Are The Champions"
  27. "God Save The Queen"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
30 June 1980 Vancouver Canada PNE Coliseum
1 July 1980 Seattle United States Seattle Center Coliseum
2 July 1980 Portland Portland Memorial Coliseum
5 July 1980 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
6 July 1980 Tempe Compton Terrace
8 July 1980 Inglewood The Forum
9 July 1980
11 July 1980
12 July 1980
13 July 1980 Oakland Oakland Arena
14 July 1980
5 August 1980 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
6 August 1980 Baton Rouge Riverside Centroplex
8 August 1980 Oklahoma City The Myriad
9 August 1980 Dallas Reunion Arena
10 August 1980 Houston The Summit
12 August 1980 Atlanta The Omni
13 August 1980 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
14 August 1980 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
16 August 1980 Charleston Charleston Civic Center
17 August 1980 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
20 August 1980 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
22 August 1980 Philadelphia The Spectrum
23 August 1980 Baltimore Baltimore Civic Center
24 August 1980 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Civic Arena
26 August 1980 Providence Providence Civic Center
27 August 1980 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center
29 August 1980 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum
30 August 1980 Toronto CNE Grandstand
31 August 1980 Rochester United States Rochester Community War Memorial Arena
2 September 1980 New Haven New Haven Memorial Coliseum
3 September 1980 Boston Boston Garden
5 September 1980 Lexington Rupp Arena
9 September 1980 Madison Dane County Coliseum
10 September 1980 Milwaukee MECCA Arena
11 September 1980 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
12 September 1980 Kansas City Kemper Arena
13 September 1980 Omaha Omaha Civic Auditorium
14 September 1980 Saint Paul St. Paul Civic Center
16 September 1980 Ames Hilton Coliseum
17 September 1980 St. Louis Checkerdome
19 September 1980 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
20 September 1980 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
21 September 1980 Cleveland Coliseum at Richfield
23 September 1980 Glens Falls Glens Falls Civic Center
24 September 1980 Syracuse Onondaga War Memorial
26 September 1980 Boston Boston Garden
28 September 1980 New York City Madison Square Garden
29 September 1980
30 September 1980
1 October 1980
Europe
23 November 1980 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
25 November 1980 Paris France La Rotonde du Bourget
26 November 1980 Cologne West Germany Cologne Sporthalle
27 November 1980 Leiden Netherlands Groenoordhallen
29 November 1980 Essen West Germany Grugahalle
30 November 1980 Bremen Stadthalle
1 December 1980 West Berlin Deutschlandhalle
5 December 1980 Birmingham England National Exhibition Centre
6 December 1980
8 December 1980 London Wembley Arena
9 December 1980
10 December 1980
12 December 1980 Brussels Belgium Forest National
13 December 1980
14 December 1980 Frankfurt West Germany Festhalle Frankfurt
16 December 1980 Strasbourg France Rhénus Hall
18 December 1980 Munich West Germany Olympiahalle
Asia
12 February 1981 Tokyo Japan Nippon Budokan
13 February 1981
16 February 1981
17 February 1981
18 February 1981
19 February 1981
Gluttons for Punishment
28 February 1981 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio José Amalfitani
1 March 1981
4 March 1981 Mar del Plata Estadio José María Minella
6 March 1981 Rosario Estadio Gigante de Arroyito
8 March 1981 Buenos Aires Estadio José Amalfitani
13 March 1981 Porto Alegre Brazil Estadio Olimpico Monumental
19 March 1981 Rio Di Janeiro Macarana Stadium
20 March 1981 São Paulo Estádio do Morumbi
21 March 1981
24 March 1981 Santiago Chile Estadio Nacional
25 September 1981 Caracas Venezuela Poliedro de Caracas
26 September 1981
27 September 1981
29 September 1981
30 September 1981
2 October 1981 Rio Di Janeiro Brazil Macarana Stadium
4 October 1981
9 October 1981 Monterrey Mexico Estadio Universitario
10 October 1981
13 October 1981 Guadalarja Estadio Jalisco
14 October 1981
15 October 1981
16 October 1981
17 October 1981 Puebla Estadio Zaragoza
18 October 1981
19 October 1981 Mexico City Unknown
Rock Montreal
24 November 1981 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum
25 November 1981
Rescheduled shows
16 August 1980 Battersea Park Open Air New York City Moved to Charleston Civic Center
17 August 1980 Riverfront Coliseum Cincinnati Moved to Market Square Arena
24 August 1980 Hartford Civic Center Hartford, Connecticut Rescheduled to 20 August 1980
26 August 1980 Baltimore Civic Center Baltimore Rescheduled to 23 August 1980
27 August 1980 The Spectrum Philadelphia Rescheduled to 22 August 1980
31 August 1980 Pittsburgh Civic Center Pittsburgh Rescheduled to 24 August 1980
4 March 1981 Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes Córdoba, Argentina Rescheduled to Estadio José María Minella in Mar del Plata

Tour band[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queen's Flashy Rock". The Washington Post. 1982-07-27. 
  2. ^ Henke, James (1981-06-11). "Queen Holds Court in South America". Rolling Stone. 

External links[edit]