Queen and Paul Rodgers Newcastle

Queen and Paul Rodgers Newcastle Arena November 4th 2008

Almost didn’t go to this. I saw Queen and Paul Rodgers on their previous visit to Newcastle; thought they were OK, but wasn’t sure that I wanted to go again. However, as an old Queen, Free and Bad Company fan I felt I should go along and support them. Glad I did. The set has changed a little since the last tour; however the mix between Queen and Paul Rodgers material and the way in which the show involves all members with video of Freddie is still excellent. You have to give if to them; they have managed to pull off what many thought the impossible, to go out with a new front man and make it work. All credit to Paul Rodgers for the way in which he has approached this. The show is slick, still relevant and a great tribute to Freddie’s legacy.

The Arena was full, and the crowd reaction strong. I was pleased I decided to go along but I did leave during the encores, as I had to be up at 6am for an early train. Will I go next time? Maybe. Will there be a next time?

Set list:

Intro (Cosmos Rocks)
Hammer To Fall
Tie Your Mother Down
Fat Bottomed Girls
Another One Bites The Dust
I Want It All
I Want To Break Free
C-lebrity
Surfs Up…Schools Out
Seagull
Tavszi Szel
Love Of My Life
’39
Bass Solo incl Under Pressure/Another One Bites The Dust
Drum Solo
I’m In Love With My Car
A Kind Of Magic
Say It’s Not True
Bad Company We Believe
Bijou
Last Horizon
Radio GAGA
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
The Show Must Go On
Bohemian Rhapsody
Encores:
Cosmos Rockin’
All Right Now
We Will Rock You
We Are The Champions
God Save The Queen

my ticket

my ticket

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