City: Hamburg, Germany
Venue: Ernst-Merck-Halle
Date: April 14, 1978

Presumed setlist:
We Will Rock You (slow/fast), Brighton Rock, Somebody To Love, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, The Millionaire Waltz, You're My Best Friend, Spread Your Wings, Liar, Now I'm Here, Love Of My Life, '39, My Melancholy Blues, White Man, The Prophet's Song, guitar solo, The Prophet's Song (reprise), Stone Cold Crazy, Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive, Tie Your Mother Down, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Sheer Heart Attack, Jailhouse Rock, God Save The Queen



Here is a review of the show (1, 2, 3). It reveals that Liar is played tonight in place of It's Late, and has this to say about Brian's solo spot (thanks to Simon Possert for the translation): "Since Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page I've never seen or heard another guitarist play like that. Out of his guitar he coaxes completely new sounds, letting it whimper and scream, playing gently, then heavy again - and if fans applaud from time to time, his lips will form a shy smile."

In that post-show interview Mercury admits (possibly for the one and only time) that he had worked with a vocal coach at some point in 1977: "If I sing for two hours, I'll be unable to sing a tone afterwards. During our last US tour we had to cancel concerts because of that. I've already tried to take singing lessons in order to strengthen my vocal chords but even that is dangerous. I'd lose my feel for rock 'n' roll."

The first four pictures were taken by Uwe Matezki.

Here are a few pro pics from the show: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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