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The Works Tour was a concert tour by Queen. It saw Queen's first gigs in Italy, South Africa and New Zealand.

Stage design Edit

The stage design was based on a scene from Fritz Lang's Metropolis with huge rotating cog-wheels at the rear of the stage and a brightly lit cityscape. Due to a prior ligament damage in his knee, it was somewhat of a challenge for Mercury to navigate the complex set of multiple levels and stairs. Eventually, in Hanover, Mercury fell down the stairs during the performance of "Hammer to Fall". He was only able to play "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We Will Rock You", and "We Are the Champions" afterwards, shortening the concert somewhat. Due to Mercury's injury, May played the first bars of "We Will Rock You" out of anxiety to get Mercury to the hospital.

Setlist Edit

This setlist is representative of the performance on 30 September 1984 in Vienna, Austria. It does not represent all the setlists for the duration of the tour.

  1. "Machines"
  2. "Tear It Up"
  3. "Tie Your Mother Down"
  4. "Under Pressure"
  5. "Somebody To Love"
  6. "Killer Queen"
  7. "Seven Seas Of Rhye"
  8. "Keep Yourself Alive"
  9. "Liar"
  10. "Impromptu"
  11. "It's A Hard Life"
  12. "Dragon Attack"
  13. "Now I'm Here"
  14. "Is This The World We Created...?"
  15. "Love Of My Life"
  16. "Stone Cold Crazy"
  17. "Great King Rat"
  18. "Keyboard Solo"
  19. "Guitar Solo"
  20. "Brighton Rock (Finale)"
  21. "Another One Bites The Dust"
  22. "Hammer To Fall"
  23. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
  24. "Bohemian Rhapsody"
  25. "Radio Ga Ga"
    Encore
  26. "I Want To Break Free"
  27. "Jailhouse Rock"
    Encore
  28. "We Will Rock You"
  29. "We Are The Champions"
  30. "God Save The Queen"

Tour dates Edit

Leg 1 - Europe Edit

Date City Country Venue
24 August 1984 Brussels Belgium Forest National
28 August 1984 Dublin Ireland RDS Simmonscourt
29 August 1984 Dublin Ireland RDS Simmonscourt
31 August 1984 Birmingham England NEC Arena
1 September 1984 Birmingham England NEC Arena
2 September 1984 Birmingham England NEC Arena
4 September 1984 London England Wembley Arena
5 September 1984 London England Wembley Arena
7 September 1984 London England Wembley Arena
8 September 1984 London England Wembley Arena
10 September 1984
14 September 1984
15 September 1984
16 September 1984
18 September 1984
20 September 1984
21 September 1984
22 September 1984
24 September 1984
26 September 1984
27 September 1984
29 September 1984
30 September 1984

Tour band Edit

  • Freddie Mercury – lead vocals, piano, rhythm guitar (Crazy Little Thing Called Love)
  • Brian May – electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Roger Taylor – drums, backing vocals
  • John Deacon – bass guitar, rhythm guitar (Staying Power), backing vocals

Additional musicians:

  • Spike Edney – keyboards, piano, backing vocals, rhythm guitar (Hammer to Fall)
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