City: Birmingham, UK
Venue: National Exhibition Centre (Hall One)
Date: November 24, 1979

Presumed setlist:
Let Me Entertain You, Tie Your Mother Down, Somebody To Love, If You Can't Beat Them, Mustapha, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, You're My Best Friend, Save Me, Now I'm Here, Don't Stop Me Now, Spread Your Wings, Love Of My Life, '39, Fat Bottomed Girls, Keep Yourself Alive, drum/guitar solos, Brighton Rock (ending), Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


         

Roger and John were interviewed on the Tiswas TV show earlier in the day to promote this gig, the second of the tour.

This was Queen's first show at the NEC in Birmingham. It was the largest ever indoor concert in Britain at the time, with an attendance of over 14,000.

A few fans at the back of the venue do a conga dance during Don't Stop Me Now, and some NEC employees even join in.

There aren't too many known setlists from this tour, and so Greg Brooks (like he did for most other 70s tours) copied and pasted setlists to fill in some gaps for his revised Queen Live book. He guessed wrong on this show, as the second review here mentions Fat Bottomed Girls, unlike his: 1 2 3 4

The third (from Melody Maker) and fourth reviews were submitted by Rob Schoorl. The fourth review furthermore confirms how Brooks is wrong about the setlist, reporting that the set commenced with Let Me Entertain You (employing much pyro at the beginning, as some fans would later recall) and Tie Your Mother Down. Also, according to the second and fourth reviews, Crazy Little Thing Called Love was the first encore song, despite Brooks' claim that it was the last song of the set proper.

Although the fourth review suggests that Queen raked in a lot of coin on the European tour earlier in the year, the fact is the band lost money on almost every tour they did (with the only exception being the Magic tour in 1986, as it consisted of mostly stadium shows), because they committed so much money and effort to the technical elements of their show.

The pictures were taken by Kingpin, and submitted by Mark Alexander.

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