Their first gig of the year at the Marquee is set up as a 'showcase' event for Elektra executive Jack Holtzman, who may sign the band, but first wants to see them perform live before he can make a final decision.

In August he band return to Trident Studios to begin work on what will become ‘Queen II’. This time they record under proper conditions, not in downtime, and progress much more efficiently. They cover a great deal of ground and capture on tape faithful renditions of the material they have been playing live and experimenting with in rehearsals.

Their show at Golders Green Hippodrome is recorded by the BBC for an In Concert broadcast, and a forty minute edit is transmitted the following month, on October 20, on Radio 1.

This is followed by Queen’s very first concerts outside the UK, in Germany and Luxembourg, and then three concerts in London in preparation for a 25 date tour of the UK supporting Mott The Hoople.

Misc Concerts
Mon 9th Apr – UK, London, Marquee Club 

Fri 13th July – UK, Basingstoke, Queen Mary College

Mon 23rd July - UK, Marquee Club

Thu 13th Sept – UK, London, Golders Green Hippodrome

Friday 3rd Aug - UK, Newcastle, The Mayfair

Sun 14th Oct – Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Le Blow Up

Tue 16th Oct Germany, Bonn, Bad Godesburg The Underground Club

Sat 20th Oct – UK, London, Paris Theatre 

Fri 26th Oct – UK, London, Imperial College 

Fri 2nd Nov – UK, London, Imperial College

Mott The Hoople UK Tour
Mon 12th Nov – UK, Leeds, Town Hall
Tue 13th Nov – UK, Blackburn, St Georges
Thu 15th Nov – UK, Worcester, Gaumont
Fri 16th Nov – UK, Lancaster, University
Sat 17th Nov – UK, Liverpool, Stadium
Sun 18th Nov – UK, Hanley, Victoria Hall
Mon 19th Nov – UK, Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
Tue 20th Nov – UK, Oxford, New Theatre
Wed 21st Nov – UK, Preston, Guildhall
Thu 22nd Nov – UK, Newcastle, City Hall
Fri 23rd Nov – UK, Glasgow, Apollo Theatre
Sun 25th Nov – UK, Edinburgh, Caley Cinema
Mon 26th Nov – UK, Manchester, Opera House
Tue 27th Nov – UK, Birmingham, Town Hall
Wed 28th Nov – UK, Swansea, Brangwyn Hall
Thu 29th Nov – UK, Bristol, Colston Hall
Fri 30th Nov – UK, Bournemouth, Winter Gardens
Sat 1st Dec – UK, Southend, Kursaal
Sun 2nd Dec – UK, Chatham, Central
Fri 7th Dec – UK, Cheltenham, College 
Sat 8th Dec – UK, Liverpool, University
Fri 14th Dec – UK, London, Hammersmith Odeon (afternoon show)
Fri 14th Dec – UK, London, Hammersmith Odeon (evening show)

Misc Concerts
Sat 15th Dec – UK, Leicester, University
Fri 21st Dec – UK, Taunton, County Hall
Sat 22nd Dec – UK, Peterborough, Town Hall
Fri 28th Dec – UK, Liverpool, Top Rank

Text taken from the forthcoming revised and updated edition of Queen Live: A Concert Documentary, by Greg Brooks & Gary Taylor

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