The Game Tour

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The Game Tour
World tour by Queen
Associated albumThe Game
Start date30 June 1980
End date25 November 1981
Legs5
No. of shows49 in North America
17 in Europe
5 in Asia
10 in South America
81 in total
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 featured the first performances in South America by the group. 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 on 27 September, 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
Europe
Japan
South America Bites the Dust
Gluttons for Punishment
We Will Rock You

Tour dates[edit]

Queen (with Mercury in an Argentina jersey) meeting Diego Maradona before their last concert in Buenos Aires, March 8, 1981 [3]
Date City Country Venue
North America
30 June 1980 Vancouver Canada Pacific 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 Phoenix Compton Terrace
8 July 1980 Inglewood The Forum
9 July 1980
11 July 1980
12 July 1980
13 July 1980 Oakland Oakland Coliseum Arena
14 July 1980
5 August 1980 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
6 August 1980 Baton Rouge Riverside Centroplex
8 August 1980 Oklahoma City Myriad Convention Center
9 August 1980 Dallas Reunion Arena
10 August 1980 Houston The Summit
12 August 1980 Atlanta Omni Coliseum
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
18 August 1980 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
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 Stadium
2 September 1980 New Haven United States New Haven Coliseum
3 September 1980 New York City Battersea Park
5 September 1980 Lexington Rupp Arena
9 September 1980 Madison Dane County Coliseum
10 September 1980 Milwaukee MECCA 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 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
23 September 1980 Glens Falls Glens Falls Civic Center
24 September 1980 Syracuse Onondaga County War Memorial
26 September 1980 Boston Boston Garden
28 September 1980 New York City Madison Square Garden
29 September 1980
30 September 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 Berlin Deutschlandhalle
1 December 1980 Bremen Stadthalle Bremen
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 Hall Rhénus
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
South America Bites The Dust
28 February 1981 Buenos Aires Argentina José Amalfitani Stadium
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 José Amalfitani Stadium
13 March 1981 Santiago Chile Estadio Nacional de Chile
18 March 1981 Porto Alegre Brazil Estadio Olimpico Monumental
20 March 1981 São Paulo Estádio do Morumbi
21 March 1981
27 March 1981 Rio de Janeiro Maracanã Stadium
Gluttons for Punishment
25 September 1981 Caracas Venezuela Poliedro de Caracas
26 September 1981
27 September 1981
28 September 1981
29 September 1981
9 October 1981 Monterrey Mexico Estadio Universitario
10 October 1981
13 October 1981 Guadalajara Estadio Jalisco
14 October 1981
17 October 1981 Puebla Estadio Ignacio Zaragoza
18 October 1981
We Will Rock You
24 November 1981 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum
25 November 1981

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. 27 July 1982.
  2. ^ Henke, James (11 June 1981). "Queen Holds Court in South America". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 9 September 2009.
  3. ^ La historia detrás de la foto by Pablo Lisotto, La Nación, 30 Oct 2018

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