The Game Tour

The Game Tour

The Game Tour
World tour by Queen
Associated album The Game
Start date 30 June 1980
End date 25 November 1981
Legs 6
Shows 83
Queen tour chronology
Crazy Tour
(1979)
The Game Tour
(1980–1981)
Hot Space Tour
(1982)

The Game Tour was a concert tour by the English rock band Queen to support their successful 1980 album The Game. This tour saw the band being the first to play in South American stadiums in early 1981. In Buenos Aires, Queen drew a crowd of 300,000—the largest single concert crowd in Argentine history as of 1982.[1] In Sao Paulo, Brazil, the attendance was 131,000 and 120,000 on two consecutive nights.[2] This was the only tour that Queen played in Venezuela where they were due to play 5 shows in its capital city Caracas. However, after their third performance, the Venezuelan government declared an 8-day period of National Mourning due to the passing of Venezuelan former president Romulo Betancourt. The remaining two concerts were cancelled and all tickets were refunded to more than 50,000 disappointed fans.

Set lists

North America

  1. Intro
  2. "We Will Rock You (Fast)"
  3. "Let Me Entertain You"
  4. Need Your Loving Tonight
  5. "Play the Game"
  6. "Mustapha"
  7. "Death on Two Legs"
  8. "Killer Queen"
  9. "I'm in Love with My Car"
  10. Somebody to Love
  11. "Get Down, Make Love"
  12. Rock It (Prime Jive)
  13. "Save Me"
  14. "Now I'm Here"
  15. Dragon Attack
  16. Now I'm Here (Reprise)
  17. "Love of My Life"
  18. Under Pressure
  19. "Keep Yourself Alive"
  20. "Instrumental Inferno"
  21. Flash
  22. The Hero
  23. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
  24. "Bohemian Rhapsody"
  25. "Tie Your Mother Down"
    Encore
  26. Another One Bites The Dust
  27. "Sheer Heart Attack"
    Encore
  28. Jailhouse Rock
  29. "We Will Rock You"
  30. "We Are the Champions"
  31. "God Save the Queen"

Europe

  1. Intro
  2. Jailhouse Rock
  3. We Will Rock You (Fast)
  4. Let Me Entertain You
  5. Play the Game
  6. Mustapha
  7. Death on Two Legs
  8. Killer Queen
  9. I'm in Love with My Car
  10. Get Down, Make Love
  11. Need Your Loving Tonight
  12. Save Me
  13. Now I'm Here
  14. Dragon Attack
  15. Now I'm Here (Reprise)
  16. Fat Bottomed Girls
  17. Love of My Life
  18. Keep Yourself Alive
  19. Instrumental Inferno
  20. Battle Theme
  21. Brighton Rock (Reprise)
  22. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  23. Bohemian Rhapsody
  24. Tie Your Mother Down
    Encore
  25. Another One Bites the Dust
    Encore
  26. Sheer Heart Attack
  27. We Will Rock You
  28. We Are the Champions
  29. God Save the Queen

Japan

Night #1 through Night #12:

  1. Jailhouse Rock
  2. We Will Rock You (Fast)
  3. Let Me Entertain You
  4. Play the Game
  5. Mustapha
  6. Death on Two Legs
  7. Killer Queen
  8. I'm in Love with My Car
  9. Get Down, Make Love
  10. Need Your Loving Tonight
  11. Teo Torriate
  12. Save Me
  13. Now I'm Here
  14. Dragon Attack
  15. Now I'm Here (Reprise)
  16. Fat Bottomed Girls
  17. Love of My Life
  18. Keep Yourself Alive
  19. Instrumental Inferno
  20. Battle Theme
  21. Brighton Rock (Reprise)
  22. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  23. Bohemian Rhapsody
  24. Tie Your Mother Down
    Encore
  25. Rock N Roll Medley
  26. Sheer Heart Attack
    Encore
  27. Big Spender
  28. We Will Rock You
  29. We Are The Champions
  30. God Save The Queen

Argentina

  1. We Will Rock You (fast)
  2. Let Me Entertain You
  3. Play The Game
  4. Somebody To Love
  5. I'm In Love With My Car
  6. Get Down Make Love
  7. Need Your Loving Tonight
  8. Save Me
  9. Now I'm Here
  10. Dragon Attack
  11. Now I'm Here (Reprise)
  12. Fat Bottomed Girls
  13. Love Of My Life
  14. Keep Yourself Alive
  15. Drum & Guitar Solos
  16. Flash
  17. The Hero
  18. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  19. Bohemian Rhapsody
  20. Tie Your Mother Down
  21. Another One Bites The Dust
  22. Sheer Heart Attack
  23. We Will Rock You
  24. We Are The Champions
  25. God Save The Queen

Queen Rock Montreal

  1. We Will Rock You (fast)
  2. Let Me Entertain You
  3. Play the Game
  4. Somebody to Love
  5. Killer Queen
  6. I'm In Love With My Car
  7. Get Down, Make Love
  8. Save Me
  9. Now I'm Here
  10. Dragon Attack
  11. Now I'm Here (Reprise)
  12. Love Of My Life
  13. Under Pressure
  14. Flash
  15. The Hero
  16. Keep Yourself Alive
  17. Keyboard & Guitar Solos (in 25 November 1981, the Keyboard Solo was replaced by the Drum Solo)
  18. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  19. Bohemian Rhapsody
  20. Tie Your Mother Down
    Encore
  21. Another One Bites the Dust
  22. Sheer Heart Attack
  23. Jailhouse Rock
    Encore
  24. We Will Rock You
  25. We Are The Champions
  26. God Save The Queen

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
North America
June 30, 1980 Vancouver Canada PNE Coliseum
July 1, 1980 Seattle United States Seattle Center Coliseum
July 2, 1980 Portland Portland Memorial Coliseum
July 5, 1980 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
July 6, 1980 Chandler Compton Terrace
July 8, 1980 Inglewood Inglewood Forum
July 9, 1980
July 11, 1980
July 12, 1980
July 13, 1980 Oakland Oakland Arena
July 14, 1980
August 5, 1980 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
August 6, 1980 Baton Rouge Riverside Centroplex
August 8, 1980 Oklahoma City The Myriad
August 9, 1980 Dallas Reunion Arena
August 10, 1980 Houston The Summit
August 12, 1980 Atlanta The Omni
August 13, 1980 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
August 14, 1980 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
August 16, 1980 Charleston Charleston Civic Center
August 20, 1980 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
August 22, 1980 Philadelphia The Spectrum
August 23, 1980 Baltimore Baltimore Civic Center
August 24, 1980 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Civic Arena
August 26, 1980 Providence Providence Civic Center
August 27, 1980 Portland, Maine Cumberland County Civic Center
August 29, 1980 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum
August 30, 1980 Toronto CNE Coliseum
August 31, 1980 Rochester United States Rochester Community War Memoria Arena
September 10, 1980 Milwaukee MECCA Arena
September 11, 1980 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
September 12, 1980 Kansas City Kemper Arena
September 13, 1980 Omaha Omaha Civic Auditorium
September 14, 1980 Saint Paul St. Paul Civic Center
September 16, 1980 Ames Hilton Coliseum
September 17, 1980 St. Louis Checkerdome
September 19, 1980 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
September 20, 1980 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
September 21, 1980 Cleveland Coliseum at Richfield
September 23, 1980 Glens Falls Glens Falls Civic Center
September 24, 1980 Syracuse Onondaga War Memorial
September 26, 1980 Boston Boston Garden
September 28, 1980 New York City Madison Square Garden
September 29, 1980
September 30, 1980
Europe
November 23, 1980 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
November 25, 1980 Paris France La Rotonde du Bourget
November 26, 1980 Cologne Germany Cologne Sporthalle
November 27, 1980 Leiden Netherlands Groenoordhallen
November 29, 1980 Essen Germany Grugahalle
November 30, 1980 Berlin Deutschlandhalle
December 1, 1980 Bremen Wiener Stadthalle
December 5, 1980 Birmingham England National Exhibition Centre
December 6, 1980
December 9, 1980 London Wembley Arena
December 10, 1980
December 12, 1980 Brussels Belgium Forest National
December 13, 1980
December 14, 1980 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt
December 16, 1980 Strasbourg France Rhénus Hall
December 18, 1980 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
Asia
February 12, 1981 Tokyo Japan Nippon Budokan
February 13, 1981
February 16, 1981
February 17, 1981
February 18, 1981
February 19, 1981
South America Bites the Dust
February 28, 1981 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio José Amalfitani
March 1, 1981
March 4, 1981 Mar del Plata Estadio José María Minella
March 6, 1981 Rosario Estadio Gigante de Arroyito
March 8, 1981 Buenos Aires Estadio José Amalfitani
March 20, 1981 Sao Paulo Brazil Estádio do Morumbi
March 21, 1981
Gluttons for Punishment
September 25, 1981 Caracas Venezuela Poliedro de Caracas
September 26, 1981
September 27, 1981
October 9, 1981 Monterrey Mexico Estadio Universitario
October 17, 1981 Puebla Estadio Zaragoza
October 18, 1981
Queen Rock Montreal
November 24, 1981 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum
November 25, 1981
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
August 16, 1980 Battersea Park Open Air New York City, New York Cancelled
August 17, 1980 Riverfront Coliseum Cincinnati, Ohio Cancelled
August 24, 1980 Hartford Civic Center Hartford, Connecticut Rescheduled to August 20, 1980
August 26, 1980 Baltimore Civic Center Baltimore, Maryland Rescheduled to August 23, 1980
August 27, 1980 The Spectrum Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rescheduled to August 22, 1980
August 31, 1980 Pittsburgh Civic Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Rescheduled to August 24, 1980
September 2, 1980 Veterans Memorial Coliseum New Haven, Connecticut Cancelled
September 3, 1980 Boston Gardens Boston, Massachusetts Cancelled
September 5, 1980 Rupp Arena Lexington, Kentucky Cancelled
September 7, 1980 Market Square Arena Indianapolis, Indiana Cancelled
September 9, 1980 Dane County Coliseum Madison, Wisconsin Cancelled
September 12, 1980 Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri Cancelled
March 4, 1981 Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes Córdoba, Argentina Rescheduled to Estadio José María Minella in Mar del Plata
March 13, 1981 Estádio Olímpico Monumental Porto Alegre, Brazil Cancelled
March 24, 1981 Estadio Nacional Santiago, Chile Cancelled
March 27, 1981 Maracanã Stadium Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rescheduled to October 1, 1981
September 29, 1981 Poliedro de Caracas Caracas, Venezuela Cancelled
September 30, 1981 Poliedro de Caracas Caracas, Venezuela Cancelled
October 1, 1981 Maracanã Stadium Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rescheduled to October 2, 1981
October 2, 1981 Maracanã Stadium Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Cancelled
October 4, 1981 Maracanã Stadium Rio de Janeiro Cancelled
October 10, 1981 Estadio Universitario San Nicolás de los Garza Monterrey, Mexico Cancelled
October 13, 1981 Estadio Jalisco Guadalajara, Mexico Cancelled
October 14, 1981 Estadio Jalisco Guadalajara, Mexico Cancelled

Box office score data

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue (1980) Gross Revenue (2011)
PNE Coliseum Vancouver, BC 17,500 / 17,500 (100%) $192,981 $518,505
Seattle Coliseum Seattle, WA 14,098 / 16,641 (85%) $126,882 $340,909
Portland Coliseum Portland, OR 12,888 / 13,000 (99%) $115,992 $311,649
Sports Arena San Diego, CA 14,057 / 14,800 (95%) $137,056 $368,244
Compton Terrace Phoenix, AZ 8,678 / 12,007 (72%) $82,441 $221,504
The Forum Inglewood, CA 32,028 / 36,000 (89%) $312,273 $839,020
Oakland Coliseum Oakland, CA 30,027 / 32,000 (94%) $285,257 $766,433
Mid South Coliseum Memphis, TN 10,085 / 10,085 (100%) $95,808 $257,419
Riverside Center Baton Rouge, LA 9,268 / 12,000 (77%) $88,046 $236,563
Myriad Arena Oklahoma City, OK 12,808 / 15,634 (82%) $115,272 $309,715
Reunion Arena Dallas, TX 18,042 / 19,071 (95%) $162,378 $436,280
TOTAL 179,479 / 198,738 (90%) $1,714,386 $3,611,149

Band

  • John Deacon: Bass guitar, additional vocals
  • Brian May: Guitar, backing vocals, piano.
  • Freddie Mercury: Lead vocals, piano, guitar ("Crazy Little Thing Called Love"), tambourine.
  • Roger Taylor: Drums, percussion, lead vocals ("I'm in Love With My Car"), backing vocals.

References

External links

  • Queen Concerts
  • Queen Live: 1980-1982
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