25 October 1982, Queen are leaving from the Osaka Station Platform to Nagoya on the Hikari #24 bullet train. Their fourth show is slated tomorrow at Kosusai Tenjijo, Nagoya 🇯🇵
Queen’s ‘Hot Space Tour’ ends in Japan
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48 years ago… 26 October 1973, Queen performed @ Imperial Collage, London, England
‘Queen I’ Tour
Former Queen bassist Barry Mitchell attended this gig at Imperial
Wendy Edmonds (wife of Pete Edmunds) and fashion designer (she designed Freddie’s famous ‘Mercury’ suit) said:
“Queen always believed they were going to make it big. I remember the first gig when we saw them at one of the colleges in London. And then we also knew then that they were going to make it big. I remember that gig so well because we felt really excited. We had seen them hundreds of times and we had this sense that they were now taking off.”
By the end of 1973, Queen were receiving more and more letters from their fans, it was necessary to create a fab club. The fan club is still running strong today. It’s one of the longest running rock fan clubs in the Guinness Book of World Records!
The pictures are taken from Mick Rock’s superb “Killer Queen” book. There is now a different (and much more affordable) version of this book called “Classic Queen” available through Amazon and elsewhere.
An audience recording of this show exists (or once existed).
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1975, Japan – Queen
This is Queen’s first show in Japan, during ‘Sheer Heart Attack Tour’. They encountered sheer mayhem from the Japanese people similar to The Beatles in 1964
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October 24th, 1982 – Queen Story!
Nishinomiya, Japan, Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium
‘Hot Space World Tour’
Nishinomiya is just outside Osaka, the city this show has been traditionally attributed to.
Pics: Queen backstage at the Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium after a show on the ‘Hot Space’ Japan tour.
It was the band’s fifth visit to Japan
📷 Photographer Koh Hasebe
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1 November – Queen Welcome Party at Club 33 in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo
Just like in the previous year, Watanabe Productions holds a party for Queen at Club 33 in Roppongi.
There are a number of notable names in attendance. Sony co-founder Akio Morita and his wife, TV host Keizo Takahashi, politicians like member of the House of Councillors Akiko Santo, musicians like Mie Nakao, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Yukihiro Takahashi were among the 300 distinguished guests that were invited.
The party starts with a “kampai!” (cheers!) from Watanabe president Misa Watanabe, and entertainment includes a band made up of other Watanabe acts performing covers like Tie Your Mother Down, which the Queen members cheer on. The party lasts more than two hours, and the Queen members go back to their hotel right away, to prepare for their next show.
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Continue reading Gallery update Queen Welcome Party at Club 33 in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo
20 October 1982, Queen performed at Fukuoka-shi Kyuden Kinen Taiikukan in Fukuoka, Japan 🇯🇵
‘Hot Space Tour’
After being dropped for the North American shows, ‘The Hero’ from the ‘Flash Gordon’ soundtrack album has returned to the set as the opening song.
This is the first full performance of the fast ‘We Will Rock’ You since the Milton Keynes show.
The Hot Space Tour started on 9 April in Gothenburg, Sweden and ended, after sixty-nine concerts, in Tokorozawa, Japan.
The Band will close out their Hot Space Tour with these last 6 shows in Japan!
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