9 August 1986 – Queen’s final live performance ever with the Legendary Freddie Mercury @ Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, UK 🇬🇧 This show is christened ‘The Queen Tornado.’ It was officially billed ‘A Night of Summer Magic.’
For the last time, the four of Queen will perform a phenomenal concert packed with hits. 15 years of music – a bittersweet end to an era!
It’s so hard to believe it wasn’t professionally recorded!
Queen went out in style, playing for an estimated 120,000 fans (some sources claim it was as high as 200,000). At the time, it was the largest single paying audience for a UK rock concert in over ten years. Thousands of fans camped outside the park gates the night before. It was classed as one of their finest performances. Absolutely phenomenal!
This last date was added after the Wembley Stadium shows in July had sold out so quickly, (Brian later said how the band could have probably done 5 or 6 nights at Wembley). In fact, the promoter, Harvey Goldsmith, had already booked the park anyway, as he was sure the extra show would be necessary, and Wembley wasn’t available for more dates.