UPDATED: 40 Years Of Queen Book - Release Dates

Below is the latest update on the countries that will be releasing the '40 Years Of Queen' book. Also listed is the release date information and where applicable the language that the book is being released in.

UK - October

Australia - November

Canada - October

Czech Republic - November (Slovakian)

France - October 13th (French)

Germany - October (German)

Italy - End of October (Italian)

Spain - October (Spanish)

USA - October (Please note the book in USA does not come with the CD interview disc)

"40 Years of Queen" is an official publication, and has been approved at every stage by the band. It shows and tells the story of a fantastically talented and popular group of musicians who have retained an enormous fanbase throughout their entire history. The book showcases the band, its members, recordings and concerts through images and the written word, as well as through the unique pieces of memorabilia that are from the private collections of Queen's members.

"40 Years of Queen" gives fans unprecedented access to all areas, and the chance to get their hands on some amazing memorabilia for the first time ever: backstage passes, setlists, handwritten lyrics, unpublished album art, ultra-rare posters, original tour itineraries, postcards, limited-edition records, invites to the now-legendary tour parties, and more!

UPDATED: The book includes: 

Liverpool concert poster, Christmas 1973

Very early Rainbow poster 1974

Ticket from Rainbow concert, November 1974

First US tour press pack including press release, photos and poster,  1973

Hand-drawn tour map, Europe 1974

Four handwritten letters from the band to the Queen Fan Club, 1975

Bohemian Rhapsody blue vinyl record with cover, 1978 (paper facsimile)

Race card from Kempton Park race course, A Day At The Races launch, 1976

Signed poster for A Day At The Races, offered by the fan club, 1976

EMI promotional flyer for A Day At The Races, 1976

Press release from US version of News of the World, 1977

European tour backstage pass, 1979

Unused ticket from Nagoya, Japan concert, 1979

European tour menu, 1978

Flash Gordon film premiere ticket, 1980

Invitation to the Hot Space end-of-tour party, 1982

Hot Space promo cube, 1982

Four handwritten song lyrics from The Works: “I Want To Break  Free” (John); “Hammer To Fall” (Brian); “It’s A Hard Life” (Freddie);  “Radio Ga Ga” (Roger).

Unused ticket to Knebworth, August 9, 1986

The Miracle promotional poster, 1989

Crazy tour poster, 1979

Sticker sheet

Interview CD featuring all members of the band talking to Tom Browne  on BBC Radio 1. Originally broadcast in December 1977.

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Queen: one of the biggest bands the world has ever seen. Sell-out tours, chart-topping records and stunning success for four decades. Hundred of millions of CDs, videos and DVD's sold all over the world. They have broken records constantly: biggest ever paying crowd, longest number of weeks in the charts, headliners at the biggest festival ever and more. They have received accolades too numerous to list in full, but suffice to say 'Best Band', 'Best Album' 'Best Single', 'Best Video' and 'Best Live Act' feature again and again. They were indicted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 and given their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002. The Queen musical "We Will Rock You" has been shown in Australia, Spain, the USA, Russia, South Africa, Germany and Japan and has been seen by more than 5,000,000 people.


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