11 April 1976, Queen kicked off the 4th leg of “A Night At The Opera’ starting with their first of eight dates of the band’s first tour of Australia.
The band performed @ The Perth Entertainment Centre in Perth 🇦🇺
Despite being booed off the stage at the Sunbury Festival in 1974, ( in favour of local acts). Queen (at the time) were the first non-Australian act to play the festival. This didn’t go well with promoters or locals. The band received a less than warm welcome introduction to the stage, not to mention they were two hours late because they wanted to use their lighting to it’s potential.
Freddie declared a bold promise, “When we come back to Australia, Queen will be the biggest band in the world!” — needless to say, Queen kept their word. They were indeed one of the hottest acts on the planet when the retuned down under!
“Bohemian Rhapsody” and “A Night At The Opera” have topped the charts and Queen’s tour sold out
Queen are pictured in the studio during an interview with Radio 6PM in Perth
Courtesy of SLWA