25 November 1978, Queen performed at The Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio “Jazz Tour”
Queen are greeted with a rapturous applause after the first song. After greeting the people of Cleveland, Freddie exclaims, “We’re gonna kill you tonight!” While introducing ‘Somebody To Love,’ he says, “It’s from one of the albums, I forget.”
After ‘Brighton Rock,’ a couple fellows in the audience simultaneously shout (clearly rehearsed at some point) “White Man!” a couple times. Unfortunately for them, the band have dropped the song from the setlist for good. Freddie then tries to introduce the next song, but is interrupted by someone throwing an object of some sort onto the stage for him to wear. The singer says, “This looks ridiculous. I don’t want it.” He continues, “Ok, we’re gonna do a brand new song right now. This has been released as our new 45. We have a double-A side. This is one side. It’s dedicated to all you guys, all you chicks with big fat bottoms. It’s called ‘Fat Bottomed Girls.’”
This is the first known occasion with Freddie being heard singing “I see a little silhouetto of a man” on the tape of the opera section of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ Previously, only the piano was heard at that point, while Freddie sang the line live back on the ‘A Night At The Opera tourm (with the exception of the Earls Court ’77 shows). This tape would be played at every remaining Queen show (with one exception in 1979 where the old one was played by accident).
The first beautiful picture is credited to Steve Manchook and the others were snapped by Janet Macoska.
25 November 1980, Queen performed @ La Rotonde du Bourget, Paris, France
“The Game Tour”
Freddie sings a gorgeous version of ‘Play The Game.’ In the last chorus, he nearly replicates his phrasing and overall delivery of the studio version.
The band decide to drop ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ for a few shows.
Bits of silent footage from this show, filmed by the Argentinian ‘Canal 9’ with a single camera from the back of the venue, were shown on the network in early 1981 along with some band interviews with Roberto Badia as a preview to the upcoming football stadium shows.
There is about three minutes of footage in all, including clips of Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You (fast), Let Me Entertain You, Death On Two Legs, Get Down Make Love, Need Your Loving Tonight, Love Of My Life, Keep Yourself Alive, Roger’s tympani solo, and Crazy Little Thing Called Love. There are some claims that virtually the entire show was recorded and later discarded.
6 November 1974, Queen performed @ St.. George’s Hall, Bradford, UK 🇬🇧 “Sheer Heart Attack Tour”.
Freddie, after ‘Flick Of The Wrist’: “We’d like to do something totally new for you right now. It’s a sort of a medley. Three of the tracks are on our new album released tomorrow [ed. actually the day after tomorrow, November 8], Sheer Heart Attack.” He gets no response. “You’ve heard of Sheer Heart Attack! It’s our new album out tomorrow.”
Freddie sings aggressively and confidently tonight. Noteworthy is his delivery of the segment of The March Of The Black Queen.
Brian, before the last song: “This is from the new album. It’s called ‘In The Lap Of The Gods Revisited.’ and we would like you to sing along.” That’s a rather tall order, as the audience has never heard the song before! Its pairing in the setlist with ‘Liar’ would last through the end of the North American ‘A Day At The Races’ tour.”