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1978

Another European tour kicks off in April, lasting four weeks and ending with three nights at London's Empire Pool. The Crown lighting rig is still used with Freddie still wearing his leotards, a costume he first started wearing on the UK tour in 1976. By the time of the UK dates he changes his costume to a black jacket and matching trousers set in PVC vinyl, and when the USA tour commences in October, this costume is completed with the addition of a cap and dark shades.

Also for the U.S tour a new lighting rig is unveiled, in the shape of the 'Pizza Oven', a massive rig of hundreds of lights in blocks of red, green and white. Many songs are dropped from the set to make way for tracks from the new album 'Jazz'.

For the first time, the band travel in their own private plane between cities on this tour. Criss-crossing the U.S and Canada in this way makes life more comfortable and convenient, and ensuring a more relaxed band. After the show in New Orleans, a huge party takes place for the world premier of the ‘Jazz’ album. It is the very first event jointly organised by EMI and Elektra, and it includes an elaborate assortment of entertainment. This huge tour ends near Christmas with three nights at the Los Angeles Forum.

News Of The World European Tour
Wed 12th Apr – Sweden, Stockholm, Ice Stadium
Thu 13th Apr – Denmark, Copenhagen, Falkoner Theatre
Fri 14th Apr – Germany, Hamburg, Ernst Merck Halle
Sun 16th Apr – Belgium, Brussels, Forest Nationale
Mon 17th Apr – Belgium, Brussels, Forest Nationale
Wed 19th Apr – Holland, Rotterdam, Ahoy Hall
Thu 20th Apr – Holland, Rotterdam, Ahoy Hall
Fri 21st Apr – Belgium, Brussels, Forest Nationale
Sun 23rd Apr – France, Paris, Pavillion De Paris
Mon 24th Apr – France, Paris, Pavillion De Paris
Wed 26th Apr – Germany, Dortmund, Westfallenhalle
Fri 28th Apr – Germany, Berlin, Deutchlandhalle
Sun 30th Apr – Switzerland, Zurich, Hallenstadion
Tue 2nd May – Austria, Vienna, Stadhalle
Wed 3rd May – Germany, Munich, Olympiahalle

News Of The World UK Tour
Sat 6th May – UK, Stafford, Bingley Hall
Sun 7th May – UK, Stafford, Bingley Hall
Thu 11th May – UK, London, Empire Pool
Fri 12th May – UK, London, Empire Pool
Sat 13th May – UK, London, Empire Pool

Jazz North American tour
Sat 28th Oct – USA, Dallas, Convention Centre
Sun 29th Oct – USA, Memphis, Mid South Coliseum
Tue 31st Oct – USA, New Orleans, Civic Auditorium
Fri 3rd Nov – USA, Miami, Sportorium
Sat 4th Nov – USA, Lakeland, Civic Centre
Mon 6th Nov – USA, Washington DC, Capitol Centre
Tue 7th Nov – USA, New Haven, Coliseum
Thu 9th Nov – USA, Detroit, Cobo Arena
Fri 10th Nov – USA, Detroit, Cobo Arena
Sat 11th Nov – USA, Kalamazoo, Wings Stadium
Mon 13th Nov – USA, Boston, Gardens
Tue 14th Nov – USA, Providence, Rhode Island Civic Centre
Thu 16th Nov – USA, New York, Madison Square Garden
Fri 17th Nov – USA, New York, Madison Square Garden
Sun 19th Nov – USA, New York, Long Island, Uniondale, Nassau Coliseum
Mon 20th Nov – USA, Philadelphia, Spectrum
Wed 22nd Nov – USA, Nashville, Auditorium
Thu 23rd Nov – USA, St Louis, Checkerdome
Sat 25th Nov – USA, Cleveland, Richfield Coliseum
Sun 26th Nov – USA, Cincinnati, Riverfront Coliseum
Tue 28th Nov – USA, Buffalo, War Memorial Auditorium
Thu 30th Nov – Canada, Ottawa, Covic Centre
Fri 1st Dec – Canada, Montreal, Forum
Sun 3rd Dec – Canada, Toronto, Maple Leaf Gardens
Mon 4th Dec – Canada, Toronto, Maple Leaf Gardens
Wed 6th Dec – USA, Madison, Dane County Coliseum
Thu 7th Dec – USA, Chicago, Stadium
Fri 8th Dec – USA, Kansas, Kemper Arena
Tue 12th Dec – USA, Seattle, Coliseum
Wed 13th Dec – USA, Portland, Coliseum
Thu 14th Dec – Canada, Vancouver, Pacific Coliseum
Sat 16th Dec – USA, Oakland, Coliseum
Mon 18th Dec – USA, Inglewood, Forum
Tue 19th Dec – USA, Inglewood, Forum
Wed 20th Dec – USA, Inglewood, Forum

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

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