18th May 2023

Queen Day In Spring Report

QUEEN DAY IN SPRING, Japan - In aid of The Mercury Phoenix Trust

The QUEEN DAY IN SPRING event successfully took place at the TIAT SKY HALL at Haneda Airport on April 15th.

QUEEN DAY was held at the airport because this is where Freddie, Brian, Roger, and John first arrived on April 17, 1975 for their first promotional tour in Japan.

This year, tickets sold out for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite a rainy day, 300 people attended and thousands of Queen fans from all over Japan enjoyed the event online.

QUEEN DAY IN SPRING consisted of two parts:

The first part of the show, included two guests, Masafumi Kato (who worked on promoting Queen’s first album) and Kaoruko Togo (ex-MUSIC LIFE magazine editor-in-chief) talked about

how Queen rose up and established their presence among Japanese music fans from the 1970s through the 1980s and beyond.

In the second part, Japanese rock artist ROLLY impressed the audience with his talk about his love Queen and gave a wonderfully enthusiastic live performance paying homage to the band.

I do hope my review hope gives you a feel of the event on the day. Donations collected from the venue and audience were all in aid of the Mercury Phoenix Trust.

We are always deeply grateful for your kind understanding and generous support of our events.

Sakurako Takagi