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Gallery Update Tour Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland 

1 September 1976, Queen performed @ The Playhouse Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 during the Edinburgh Festival, promoting the newly refurbished hall. The band played two brand bew songs, ‘Tie Your Mother Down’ and ‘You Take My Breath Away’ (at the time, both unrecorded)

The band took a break from recording their fifth album, ‘A Day At The Races’ (still untitled at this point), to play four shows in the UK. The two nights in Edinburgh are part of the “Festival of Popular Music,” and are essentially warmup gigs for the big Hyde Park show in a couple weeks.

According to an article from the July 31, 1976 Melody Maker, Queen were initially scheduled to play on August 20 and 21, but likely couldn’t commit to those dates because they were busy with the ‘A Day At The Races’ recording sessions. Many thanks to Rob Schoorl for the clipping.

Here we have the first known live performances of ‘You’re My Best Friend,’ ‘39, ‘You Take My Breath Away’ and ‘Tie Your Mother Down,’ the latter two notably being played months before the album versions would be released.

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