Queen Gives You A Look Back at The Rehearsals Of The Magic Tour
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The most recent episode of Queen‘s weekly television series The Greatest Live revisited the band’s practices for their 1986 Magic Tour.
Queen undertook a series of full production rehearsals to test every aspect of their show prior to their massive stadium tour in Europe with none other than, Freddie Mercury. Some of these rehearsals were recorded on a home movie camera, providing a unique look into the amount of planning that went into these Magic shows.
The band’s final performance with Mercury took place at Knebworth Park in the UK in front of 120,000 fans. Unfortunately, the legendary singer passed away five years later at the age of 45 due to complications from AIDS. Queen performed 26 times across Europe during the 1986 series.
The 2018 biopic Bohemian Rhapsody featured some of Queen’s history. It was directed by Dexter Fletcher and followed the band from its inception in 1970 to its legendary Live Aid performance in 1985. The movie won four Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Rami Malek’s portrayal of Mercury, and it was the highest-grossing music biopic ever with over $900 million in ticket sales.
Watch the third episode of Queen’s The Greatest Live: Rehearsals series in the video below. Some of the comments said:
“The rehearsals alone are better than most bands live. A shame they didn’t get another ten years of live performances together.”
“Guys, you’re incredible! Is it me or your rehearsals sound like studio recordings? Thanks for filming everything and giving us the chance to experience Freddie’s talent at first hand despite the years that have passed.”