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1977

The year starts with a tour of the USA in support of the 'A Day At The Races' album, with Thin Lizzy as the support act, on most of the dates. The tour is aptly nicknamed the Queen Lizzy Tour. It is, after all, Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee year.

Queen were playing the very large auditoriums on this tour including crowds of up to to 20,000 people per night, like the Los Angeles Forum. They also achieved one of their ambition's on 5 February, to actually play at New York's Madison Square Garden, and to a capacity crowd.

A European tour, their first in over two years, is scheduled for May and June including eleven dates in the UK and culminating in two successive nights at London's Earls Court Arena. These special concerts are also filmed, and although one night has been available on a video bootleg for years, no official release was issued.

On October 6, Queen play a one-off mini concert at the New London Theatre Centre, for the fans who had travelled to London to help as part of the live audience to record the promo video for the new single 'We Are The Champions'.

A second leg tour of the USA commences in Portland in November, with the band now touring with over sixty tons of equipment, including a specially modified Crown lighting rig that was first unveiled at the Earls Court gigs in June.

Queen Lizzy Tour
Thu 13th Jan – USA, Milwaukee, Auditorium
Fri 14th Jan – USA, Madison, Dane County Coliseum
Sat 15th Jan – USA, Columbus, St John Arena
Sun 16th Jan – USA, Indianapolis, Convention Centre
Tue 18th Jan – USA, Detroit, Cobo Hall
Thu 20th Jan – USA, Saginaw, Civic Centre
Fri 21st Jan – USA, Louisville, Elliot Hall Of Music
Sat 22nd Jan – USA, Kalamazoo, Wings Stadium
Sun 23rd Jan – USA, Cleveland, Richfield Coliseum
Tue 25th Jan – Canada, Ottawa, Central Canadian Exhibition Centre
Wed 26th Jan – Canada, Montreal, Forum
Fri 28th Jan – USA, Chicago, Stadium
Sun 30th Jan – USA, Toledo, St Johns Arena
Tue 1st Feb – Canada, Toronto, Maple Leaf Gardens
Thu 3rd Feb – USA, Springfield, Civic Centre
Fri 4th Feb – USA, Maryland, College Park, University of Maryland, Cole Field House 
Sat 5th Feb – USA, New York, Madison Square Gardens
Sun 6th Feb – USA, Long Island, Nassau Coliseum
Tue 8th Feb – USA, New York, Syracuse, War Memorial Auditorium
Wed 9th Feb – USA, Boston, Gardens
Thu 10th Feb – USA, Providence, Civic Centre
Fri 11th Feb – USA, Philadelphia, Civic Centre
Sat 19th Feb – USA, Miami, Sportatorium
Sun 20th Feb – USA, Lakeland, Civic Centre
Mon 21st Feb – USA, Atlanta, Omni 
Tue 22nd Feb – USA, Birmingham, Boutwell Auditorium
Wed 23rd Feb – USA, St Louis, Kiel Auditorium
Fri 25th Feb – USA, Dallas, Moody Coliseum 
Sat 26th Feb – USA, Houston, Sam Houston
Tue 1st Mar – USA, Phoenix, Coliseum
Tue 2nd Mar - USA, Inglewood, Forum
Thu 3rd Mar – USA, Los Angeles, Forum
Sat 5th Mar – USA, San Diego, Sports Arena
Sun 6th Mar – USA, San Francisco, Winterland
Fri 11th Mar – Canada, Vancouver, PNE Coliseum
Sat 12th Mar – USA, Portland, Paramount
Sun 13th Mar – USA, Seattle, Arena
Wed 16th Mar – Canada, Calgary, Jubilee Auditorium
Thu 17th Mar – Canada, Calgary, Jubilee Auditorium
Fri 18th Mar – Canada, Edmonton, Northlands Arena

Day At The Races European Tour
Sun 8th May – Sweden, Stockholm, Ice Stadium
Tue 10th May – Sweden, Gothenburg, Scandinavium
Thu 12th May – Denmark, Copenhagen, Broendby Hall
Fri 13th May – Germany, Hamburg, Congresscentrum
Sat 14th May – Germany, Frankfurt, Festhalle
Mon 16th May – Germany, Düsseldorf, Philipshalle
Tue 17th May – Holland, Rotterdam, Ahoy Hall
Thu 19th May – Switzerland, Basle, Sporthalle

Day At The Races UK Tour
Mon 23rd May – UK, Bristol, Hippodrome
Tue 24th May – UK, Bristol, Hippodrome
Thu 26th May – UK, Southampton, Gaumont
Fri 27th May – UK, Southampton, Gaumont
Sun 29th May – UK, Stafford, Bingley Hall
Mon 30th May – UK, Glasgow, Apollo Theatre
Tue 31st May – UK, Glasgow, Apollo Theatre
Thu 2nd June – UK, Liverpool, Empire Theatre
Fri 3rd June – UK, Liverpool, Empire Theatre
Mon 6th June – UK, London, Earls Court
Tue 7th June – UK, London, Earls Court
Thu 6th Oct – UK, London, New London Theatre Centre

News Of The World North American Tour
Fri 11th Nov – USA, Portland, Cumberland County Civic Centre
Sat 12th Nov – USA, Boston, Gardens
Sun 13th Nov – USA, Springfield, Civic Centre
Tue 15th Nov – USA, Providence, Civic Centre Wed 16th Nov – USA, New Haven, Memorial Coliseum
Fri 18th Nov – USA, Detroit, Cobo Hall
Sat 19th Nov – USA, Detroit, Cobo Hall
Mon 21st Nov – Canada, Toronto, Maple Leaf Gardens
Wed 23rd Nov – USA, Philadelphia, The Spectrum
Thu 24th Nov – USA, Philadelphia, The Spectrum
Fri 25th Nov – USA, Norfolk, Scope Arena
Sun 27th Nov – USA, Cleveland, Richfield Coliseum
Tue 29th Nov – USA, Washington DC, Capitol Centre
Thu 1st Dec – USA, New York, Madison Square Gardens
Fri 2nd Dec – USA, New York, Madison Square Gardens
Sun 4th Dec – USA, Dayton, University Arena
Mon 5th Dec – USA, Chicago, Stadium
Thu 8th Dec – USA, Atlanta, The Omni
Sat 10th Dec – USA, Fort Worth, Tarrant County Convention Centre
Sun 11th Dec – USA, Houston, The Summit
Thu 15th Dec – USA, Las Vegas, Aladdin Centre
Fri 16th Dec – USA, San Diego, Sports Arena
Sat 17th Dec – USA, Oakland, County Coliseum
Tue 20th Dec – USA, Long Beach, Long Beach Arena
Wed 21st Dec – USA, Long Beach, Long Beach Arena
Thu 22nd Dec – USA, Inglewood, Forum
 
Text taken from the forthcoming revised and updated edition of Queen Live: A Concert Documentary, by Greg Brooks & Gary Taylor

For further information on Queen live shows visit: www.queenconcerts.com

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