21 April 1979, Queen performed @ Jissen Rinri Kinenkan in Kanazawa, Japan 🇯🇵 “Live Killers Tour”
A petition from fans led to this show being added to the itinerary. Even though it was April, it was still very cold outside to the point that heaters had to be brought into the dressing room. Mercury caught a cold, and it affected his voice for the rest of the tour.
After ‘Now I’m Here,’ Freddie introduces pianist Brian May formally for the first time, and invites the audience to sing along to the next song. “So get on with it! This is called “Teo Torriatte.”
Brian gets the instrumentation of ‘Love Of My Life’ wrong: “This is a song Freddie wrote about three years ago for the piano and voice, and we’ve adapted it for piano and guitar.” Of course he intended to say “guitar and voice.”
‘Spread Your Wings’ is in a peculiar place in the setlist tonight. Like last night, it was probably dropped in favour of ‘Teo Torriate,’ but Freddie thought he’d give it a shot later in the show. But Queen would drop the John Deacon favourite from the set after this show because Freddie’s voice was weakening. ‘If You Can’t Beat Them’ is dropped for a few shows, too.
This fantastic picture is from this particular tour in Japan 🇯🇵