City: Toronto, ON, Canada
Venue: Maple Leaf Gardens
Date: August 2, 1982

Setlist:
Flash (tape), Rock It, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Play The Game, Staying Power, Now I'm Here, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Save Me, Calling All Girls, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


       
                                   

This is the first of two nights in Toronto.

After he showers the audience with some cold beer, he introduces a new song. "We're gonna try something new tonight. This is a phase that we're going through right now. But don't worry about it. Everybody thinks we're gonna turn black or something. It's not gonna be that. We love the black people, anyway. This is Staying Power." The funky Hot Space track would soon be dropped from the set.

Before Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Freddie introduces keyboardist Fred Mandel as a "local boy from Toronto."

I've met many people who attended this show, and they all recalled how the Gardens was far from full. One person mentioned how the audience was pretty restrained until Tie Your Mother Down, when people finally charged toward the stage. He recalled the excitement of watching Queen finally playing a couple "old songs". As we know, not many songs from the first few albums would be played on this tour, as the band were focusing on the two most recent studio albums - recalling the success of The Game and trying to market Hot Space.

The first 5 pictures were taken by Gordon Plumridge, and later colour corrected and sharpened by Nino Trovato. The second set was taken by Tracy Runas, and the last one is by James Hicks.

Here's a review of the show from the next day's Toronto Sun. It indicates that the second night was far from sold out as well, but it is a very positive review of the show.


Recording length: 85 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B-
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > CDR (x)
Track listing:
Flash (tape), Rock It, We Will Rock You (fast), Action This Day, Play The Game, Staying Power [cut], Now I'm Here, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Save Me, Calling All Girls, Get Down Make Love, guitar solo, Body Language, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This average quality audience recording is complete, except for a very small cut in Staying Power. It runs a bit fast, and has some slight speed fluctuations in the first couple songs.




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