The year starts with their first trip outside of Europe and an appearance at the Sunbury Music Festival in Australia. Although the band headline the event on 2nd February, their appearance the next day is cancelled.

In March the band commence a UK tour to promote their new album 'Queen II', and then embark on their first trip to the USA. Once again they play support band to Mott The Hoople on a four week tour beginning in April. The band pay more attention to their look on stage and employ the services of Zandra Rhodes to design some of their costumes.

Queen's slot comes to an abrupt halt when Brian collapses from hepatitis after the New York show on 11th May, and fly home for Brian to recover.
The band are soon back on the road and commence their second tour as the headlining act, with nineteen concerts at eighteen different venues around the UK. The band ‘Hustler’ are the support band, and the setlist contains much of the material from the new album 'Sheer Heart Attack'.

With more money to invest in a new stage show, the band wear new costumes for this tour and add an additional lighting rig complete with state of the art stage effects.
To conclude Queen’s touring for the year they embark on a European tour consisting of ten shows in six countries, performed over a two and a half week period. The tour would have been longer had it not been for the truck transporting their equipment being involved in an accident, and not being able to reach the remaining scheduled venues.
Sunbury Music Festival
Sat 2nd Feb – Australia, Melbourne

Queen II UK Tour
Fri 1st Mar – UK, Blackpool, Winter Gardens
Sat 2nd Mar – UK, Aylesbury, Friars
Sun 3rd Mar – UK, Plymouth, Guildhall
Mon 4th Mar – UK, Paignton, Festival Hall
Fri 8th Mar – UK, Sunderland, Locarno
Sat 9th Mar – UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Sun 10th Mar – UK, Croydon, Greyhound
Tue 12th Mar – UK, Dagenham, Roundhouse
Thu 14th Mar – UK, Cheltenham, Town Hall
Fri 15th Mar – UK, Glasgow, University
Sat 16th Mar – UK, Stirling, University
Sun 17th Mar – UK, Birmingham, Barbarellas (cancelled)
Tue 19th Mar – UK, Cleethorpes, Winter Gardens
Wed 20th Mar – UK, Manchester, University
Fri 22nd Mar – UK, Canvey Island, The Paddocks
Sat 23rd Mar – UK, Cromer, Links Pavillon
Sun 24th Mar – UK, Colchester, Woods Leisure Centre
Tue 26th Mar – Isle Of Man, Douglas, Palace Lido
Thu 28th Mar – UK, Aberystwyth, University
Fri 29th Mar – UK, Penzance, The Gardens
Sat 30th Mar – UK, Taunton, Century Ballroom
Sun 31st Mar – UK, London, Rainbow Theatre
Tue 2nd Apr – UK, Birmingham, Barbarellas (postponed from 17/3/74)

Mott The Hoople North American Tour
Tue 16th Apr – USA, Denver, Regis College
Wed 17th Apr – USA, Kansas City, Memorial Hall
Thu 18th Apr – USA, St Louis, Keil Auditorium
Fri 19th Apr – USA, Oklahoma City, Fairgrounds Appliance Building
Sat 20th Apr – USA, Memphis, Mid South Coliseum
Sun 21st Apr – USA, New Orleans, St Bernard Civic Auditorium
Fri 26th Apr – USA, Boston, Orpheum Theatre
Sat 27th Apr – USA, Providence, Palace Theatre
Sun 28th Apr – USA, Portland, Exposition Hall
Wed 1st May – USA, Harrisburg, Farm Arena
Thu 2nd May – USA, Allentown, Agricultural Hall
Fri 3rd May – USA, Wilkes Barre, Kings College
Sat 4th May – USA, Waterbury, Palace Theatre
Tue 7th May – USA, New York, Uris Theatre
Wed 8th May – USA, New York, Uris Theatre
Thu 9th May – USA, New York, Uris Theatre
Fri 10th May – USA, New York, Uris Theatre
Fri 10th May – USA, New York, Uris Theatre
Sat 11th May – USA, New York, Uris Theatre

Sheer Heart Attack UK Tour
Wed 30th Oct – UK, Manchester, Palace
Thu 31st Oct – UK, Hanley, Victoria Hall
Fri 1st Nov – UK, Liverpool, Empire Theatre
Sat 2nd Nov – UK, Leeds, University
Sun 3rd Nov – UK, Coventry, Theatre
Tue 5th Nov – UK, Sheffield, City Hall
Wed 6th Nov – UK, Bradford, St Georges Hall
Thu 7th Nov – UK, Newcastle, City Hall
Fri 8th Nov – UK, Glasgow, Apollo Theatre
Sat 9th Nov – UK, Lancaster, University
Sun 10th Nov – UK, Preston, Guildhall
Tue 12th Nov – UK, Bristol, Colston Hall
Wed 13th Nov – UK, Bournemouth, Winter Gardens
Thu 14th Nov – UK, Southampton, Gaumont
Fri 15th Nov – UK, Swansea, Brangwyn Hall
Sat 16th Nov – UK, Birmingham, Town Hall
Mon 18th Nov – UK, Oxford, New Theatre
Tue 19th Nov – UK, London, Rainbow Theatre
Wed 20th Nov – UK, London, Rainbow Theatre

Sheer Heart Attack European Tour
Sat 23rd Nov – Sweden, Gothenburg, Konserthuset
Mon 25th Nov – Finland, Helsinki, Helsingin Kulttuuritalo
Wed 27th Nov - Sweden, Lund, Olympen
Mon 2nd Dec – Germany, Munich, Brienner Theatre 
Wed 4th Dec – Germany, Frankfurt, Palmengarten 
Thu 5th Dec – Germany, Hamburg, Musikhalle 
Fri 6th Dec – Germany, Cologne
Sun 8th Dec – Holland, The Hague, Congres Gebouw
Sun 10th Dec – Belgium, Brussels, 140 Theatre
Fri 13th Dec – Spain, Barcelona, Palacio De Los Deportes

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

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