City: Hamburg, Germany
Venue: Ernst-Merck-Halle
Date: January 17, 1979

Presumed setlist:
We Will Rock You (fast), Let Me Entertain You, Somebody To Love, If You Can't Beat Them, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, Bicycle Race, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, You're My Best Friend, Now I'm Here, Spread Your Wings, Dreamer's Ball, Love Of My Life, '39, It's Late, Brighton Rock, Fat Bottomed Girls, Keep Yourself Alive, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


This is the first show of what would be Queen's longest European tour. This is the tour from which the songs on Live Killers, Queen's first live album, were recorded.

For the three days leading up to this show, the band rehearsed eight hours each day.

Roger Taylor's bass drum head now displays the Jazz album cover (for most of the North American leg his main kit was the News Of The World robot; this makes it easy to distinguish between pictures from the respective tour legs).

Fans would often bring along bicycle bells to the shows on this tour with hopes of ringing them during Bicycle Race like on the album version. But since the song would always be a shortened version as part of a medley, only the fans in Paris on the last night of the tour would get the chance, as the band stopped for a moment before starting I'm In Love With My Car.

The tour poster for the German shows was submitted by Helmut Brasse, and the concert pictures were taken by Albert Theisen.

More pictures from this show can be found at You have to register as a user.

Here's an article (1, 2) from the German magazine 'Bravo' mentioning this show. It reveals that the attendence was under 3,000, and mentions If You Can't Beat Them as one of the new songs played (but not Don't Stop Me Now, despite having been released as a single a couple weeks earlier). Freddie says the idea to call their latest album "Jazz" came to them in Hamburg, as it was written on a wall.

Here are a couple more pro pics from the show: (1, 2)

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