The magic of Queen on stage

The way Freddie engaged a crowd of thousands, a separate art form, a talent! Apparently it's true: "You either have magic on stage, or you don't.

Queen: Remembering the iconic band's great performances

One day Freddie said: "Either there's magic or there isn't. That's the secret!". Legend Queen was definitely full of magic! "The Queens were some of the most in-demand and unique live performers of the last century. "Queen" is still an iconic band, though its history will never be the same again...

In many ways, the group immortalized itself back in the frontman's lifetime with delightful ballads and stadium anthems that sound as cool and fresh as they did decades ago (perhaps they seem even better today!). But a big part of that was also played by the iconic live performancesfull of magic and drive. Today we're going to remember Queen's best live performances - mesmerizing examples of how the band has taken rock concert standards to a whole new level!

Rainbow Theatre (London, 1974)

Queen, 1975
Queen Group

A remarkable musical institution in north London, now defunct and converted into an evangelical church, Rainbow Theatre has become the setting for some of the most famous performances of the '70s!

We've had a lot of fun here and Queen! In general, it was a banner year for the band, during which "Queen" released some of its best albums.

Hammersmith Odeon (London, 1975)

Legendary Queen, early career years!
Legendary Queen

Some lucky people had a great Christmas Eve watching Queen perform on December 24, 1975, at London's Hammersmith Odeon! The concert, which was broadcast live by the BBC, was a brilliant conclusion to a hugely successful year for the band.

The gem of the performance was the composition "White Queen (As It Began)"written by Brian May and inspired by the mythological poetry of Robert Graves.

Montreal Forum (Montreal, 1981)

Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury

Band concert in Montreal led to the release of an entire live album! Queen performed a lot of great numbers over two days, like "Let Me Entertain You".

Another undeniable gem is the inspirational hymn "We Are the Champions"One of Queen's greatest live songs, it was a song Freddie could work all his magic on:

"For me, performing in front of a crowd of thousands is a crazy rush! I can't do it anymore. I'm addicted to that feeling..."

At this magnificent Canadian concert, Queen performed their cult classics and some of the most interesting tracks, including an uplifting cover of the King of Rock and Roll's hit Jailhouse Rock. The performance also culminated in the first live "Under Pressure.".

Rock in Rio (Brazil, 1985)

Amazing Freddie Mercury...
Amazing Freddie Mercury

At the very beginning of 1985, Queen rocked two nights at once Rock in Riothe biggest music festival in history! Just imagine: at least a quarter of a million fans joined in on a spectacular version of the stadium anthem "We Will Rock You"!

Another gorgeous number can be safely called a performance "Hammer to Fall" - one of the best songs May ever wrote.

Freddie himself emphasized that it was the "Keep Yourself Alive was "a great opportunity to tell people what Queen was and what the band was at the time.

By the mid-1980s, the group had significantly evolvedThe spectacular shows were accompanied by elegant new costumes and state-of-the-art lighting equipment.

Milton Keynes Bowl (Buckinghamshire, 1982)

Freddie Mercury and Brian May
Freddie Mercury and Brian May

It was an awesome concert, featuring such powerful compositions as "Play The Game." or "Somebody To Love"! Freddie himself was particularly pleased with the last number, and specifically with how the band managed to convey the atmosphere of the track.

"I never considered myself a Queen leader. The four of us make it all work. I'm just up front, that's all," Freddie once said.

Live Aid (Wembley Stadium, 1985)

Queen at Live Aid 1985
Queen at Live Aid 1985

There is no point in telling at length how magical and fateful for the band the fairy show at the charity festival in 1985 was. So we'd better offer personally enjoy that stage magic, and the way Freddy and his crew rocked a huge crowd!

By the way, in 1986 Queen returned to Wembleyto repeat (and maybe even surpass) all the magic that was created here a year ago! The concert was amazing, full of hits:

"Under Pressure."

"Radio Ga Ga."

"A Kind Of Magic"

Isn't it a miracle? So many years have passed, and these videos are so delightful, as if we were watching a recording of a long-awaited concert, which we couldn't get to, and which took place only yesterday. So much drive, energy, aesthetics, theatricality... And the way Freddy engaged a crowd of thousands, a separate art form, a talent! Apparently, it's true: "You either have magic on stage, or you don't.

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