City: Montevideo, Uruguay
Venue: Estadio Centenario
Date: November 23, 1983


In early 1983 Queen's manager Jim Beach and tour manager Gerry Stickells flew to South America with hopes of arranging a few dates for the band later in the year. They proved to be too expensive and dangerous, so the trip was canceled before it was even booked.

Amongst the proposed dates was a concert in Uruguay planned for this day. The band would never actually visit the country.

Queen would, however, return to South America to headline two huge shows at the Rock In Rio festival in January 1985.

Here are some early posters (1, 2, 3) and tickets (1, 2) for the proposed Montevideo show. Many thanks to Giovanni Pantano for the ticket scans.

On this exact day in November 1983, it turns out the band would film the now well-known video for Radio Ga Ga. The image of the hand clapping done by the mass of people during the chorus would transfer to the concert atmosphere, often creating a spectacular visual effect at (especially the bigger) shows over the next few years.




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