City: Dublin, Ireland
Venue: Royal Dublin Society Simmonscourt
Date: August 28, 1984

Setlist:
Machines (tape), Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, It's A Hard Life, Staying Power, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created?, Love Of My Life, Stone Cold Crazy, Great King Rat, keyboard/guitar solos, Brighton Rock (ending), Another One Bites The Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Hammer To Fall, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, A Day At The Races outro


     
     

The first picture was taken right after the band came on stage. The last four pics were taken by Holly2003. They have all since been colour corrected and sharpened by Nino Trovato.

The audience sing along with nearly every song (even the new ones), and Freddie points it out early in the show:

"It's nice to be back on the road after nearly two years, you know. We almost forgot what it was like! But when we come over here, it's kinda... you guys really like to sing, and that's what I like. I really hate the audience that just sits there and does nothing. We like a bit of participation, huh!? We're gonna try something new, this is uh... what the fuck is it? Oh, It's A Hard Life." The first few live versions of this song are fantastic, as Freddie is in such good voice. He'd offer equally great versions in Japan the following year.

Brian's really enjoying himself too. Before Is This The World We Created, he says how "It's great to be back in Ireland. We really mean it." He also points out that he's playing a new electric classical guitar. After the song, he happily states, "I can't remember when I heard such great voices in my life." He and Freddie stop playing part way through Love Of My Life, and in reaction to the choir of voices, Freddie says, "Too much!"

Like in Brussels, Brian throws in a few riffs from Machines during the keyboard/guitar solo spot. A few minutes later, he plays Danny Boy for the Irish audience. The band really extend the ending of the Brighton Rock segment, to which point Freddie shouts "fuck off" to Brian as it clearly has gone on for a bit too long!

Freddie introduces Dust as "Another One Bites Your Bum." Roger Taylor plays electronic drums on the song for the remainder of the Works tour, through 1985. He was clearly having fun with it at the time, but on the recordings his beloved new toys sound very dated now.

Radio Ga Ga is the set closer tonight, and it would stay there for the remainder of the Works tour.

Like they did in 1979, the band wisely choose to use the A Day At The Races outro as their exit music instead of God Save The Queen, allegedly after bomb threats were made against the group if they were to play it.


Recording length: 102 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: B-
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > CDR (x)
Track listing:
Machines (tape), Tear It Up, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Liar, It's A Hard Life, Staying Power [cut], Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here, Is This The World We Created?, Love Of My Life, Stone Cold Crazy, Great King Rat, keyboard/guitar solos [cut], Brighton Rock (ending), Another One Bites The Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Hammer To Fall [cut], Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, A Day At The Races outro


This show was recorded on 60-minute tapes. The first tape plays a semitone fast, but the second tape plays at the right speed.




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