Freddie Mercury performing live show

On This Day 40 Years ago Queen Embarked on First U.S. Tour

Queen Regis College PosterOn this day marks the 40th anniversary of the legendary Rock band Queen’s first U.S concert. The band traveled overseas to be the opening act for Mott The Hoople in 1974 at Regis College in Denver, Colorado. Queen, running high off the success of their self titled debut album just released their second studio album “Queen II” only 3 days prior to the tours opening show at Regis College. With determination to make a strong name for themselves in The United States with their heavy Rock tones and lavish look that only Queen could pull off, they left the crowd stunned over the heaviness and power of the band.

If you wish you could have been at Regis College that night like I do, then here is the set list from that night:
– Procession
– Father to Son
– Ogre Battle
– White Queen (As It Began)
– Great King Rat
– Hangman
– Doing Alright
– Son and Daughter
– Keep Yourself Alive
– Seven Seas of Rhye
– Liar

ENCORE #1
– Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley cover)
– Shake, Rattle and Roll (Big Joe Turner & His Blues Kings cover)
– Stupid Cupid (Connie Francis cover)

ENCORE #2
– Big Spender (Shirley Bassey cover)
– Modern Times Rock’n’Roll

 

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