Queen Was Here

Hammersmith Odeon

The London’s concert hall in the Hammersmith district also known as Hammersmith Apollo (1996-2009) and HMV Hammersmith Apollo (2009-2012), now the official name is Eventim Apollo.

The Art Deco building was opened in 1932. It currently has 5,000 standing places, before 3,500 seats were available until 2003. In 2013 the building was renovated.

Queen played concerts:

  • 14th December 1973 supported Mott The Hoople
  • 29 and 30 November 1975
  • 1-3 December 1975
  • 24th December 1975 concert recorded by BBC television released as A Night at the Odeon – Hammersmith 1975 in 2015.

  • 26th December 1979 concert recorded by television

Other performances:

  • 21 January 1981 Brian May played with Black Sabbath in the songs Paranoid and Children Of The Grave.
  • 29 May 1985 Brian May played with REO Speedwagon on Johnny B Goode.
  • 9 May 1986 Brian May and Jimmy Pag performed alongside the Bad News
    Setlist:
    1. Drink Till I Die
    2. Masturbike
    3. Warriors Of Ghengis Khan
    4. Hey Hey Bad News
    5. Guitar Duel
    6. Bad News
  • 9 September 1987 Brian May performed with Def Leppard during the song Now I’m Here.
  • 5 November 1987 Brian May again played with Bad News:
    1. Brighton Rock solo
    2. Hey Hey Bad News
    3. Mama Weer All Crazee Now
  • 10 September 1989 Brian May played with Black Sabbath in the following songs:
    1. Heaven And Hell
    2. Paranoid
    3. Heaven And Hell reprise
  • 21 November 1989 Brian May performed at the Jerry Lee Lewis concert:
    1. High School Confidential
    2. Rockin’ My Life Away
    3. Johnny B. Goode
    4. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
    5. Great Balls Of Fire
    6. Good Golly Miss Molly
    7. Tutti Frutti
    8. Mexicali Rose
    9. Wild One

DVD Jerry Lee Lewis and Friends.

  • 16 February 1990 Brian May performed at the Mott The Hoople concert onAll The Way From Memphis.
  • 8 September 1990 Brian May again played at Black Sabbath concert:
    1. Heaven And Hell
    2. Paranoid
    3. Heaven And Hell reprise
  • 22 October 1991 Brian May played with Extreme on Tie Your Mother Down and Song For Love.
  • 16 June 1993 Brian May played a concert part of Back to the light Tour.
  • 29 April 1994 Roger Taylor performed at the Mick Ronson Tribute concert.

  • 31 October 2003 Brian May played with Def Leppard  on Tie Your Mother Down.
  • 25 November 2011 Brian May played with The Darkness.
    1. Bareback
    2. Tie Your Mother Down
    3. I Believe In A Thing Called Love
  • In 2012 Queen + Adam Lambert gave 3 concerts on 11.12 and 14 July.

Photographs from 2016 – authors Daga, Michał Maron and Ola Kazana

  • address: 45 Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith, London W6 9QH
  • GPS: 51.490558 N 0.224356 W
  • access by the Hammersmith tube station
Center map

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