Queen’s Mind-Blowing Texas Performances That Echo Through Time
Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon & Roger Tyler... together these 4 gents gave us one of the greatest rock bands of all time: Queen. All 4 members are bonafide rock icons & there's no better to show it than with their live performances. They've rocked Texas a number of times, so let's look back on some of their greatest shows.
Houston & Dallas had some amazing Queen shows
Without a doubt, their most iconic concert in the Lone Star State has to be their 1977 Houston performances. They did two of them:
- February 26th at the Sam Houston Coliseum while on their A Day at the Races tour.
- and nearly 9 months later at the Summit on December 11th on the News of the World tour.
You can find many videos from each performances, thanks to Queen's official YouTube channel uploaded videos & audio from those very performances.
A few other channels have posted other songs from these shows like Bohemian Rhapsody & Love of My Life.
The Freddie Mercury Fanpage on Facebook was nice to uploaded their performance of Keep Yourself Alive also from Houston.
Videographer Bob Harris captured this incredible video from 1977 as well.
You can even see the entire 1977 (and 1980) performance at The Summit if you want to get your live Queen fix. Or if you want to watch the songs on their own, you can see a playlist here.
Another iconic performance was their 1978 performance at the Dallas Convention Center in...well Dallas of course! They made a stop here on their Jazz tour on October 28th. Unlike their Houston shows, there aren't videos of individual songs; however there IS a full length video of that concert on YouTube.
Other shows that were a mention were their very first show & last show in Texas with Freddie Mercury:
- San Antonio's Municipal Auditorium on March 20, 1975.
- the Reunion Arena in Dallas on August 21, 1982.
As a special mention, Queen DID return to Texas once they got Adam Lambert in the band. They've played 6 shows with Adam & 11 with Freddie Mercury. In total: 17 times.
R.I.P. to the iconic Freddie Mercury. May your spirit forever ring through the world of music.