Queen 1984 autographs signed The Works Bophuthatswana tour programme
A very rare set of Queen 1984 autographs on The Works tour program from 1984 Bophuthatswana. The front cover has been signed in blue ballpoint pen by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon.
Slight smudge to Freddie’s and Rogers signature (please see images, hence the low price). This programme was one of 4 signed programs from the office of Paul Prenter (Queen & Freddie’s manager). These were a gift to Paul’s personal barber Gils Thom.
The Works Tour was a concert tour by the British rock band Queen autographs. During the tour, Queen participated in the Rock in Rio festival in 1985. The band released a DVD from a concert in Tokyo titled We Are the Champions: Final Live in Japan; but the name of the concert, incorrect as the band performed 2 further concerts after Tokyo in Nagoya and Osaka.
The stage design was based on a scene from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis with huge rotating cog-wheels at the rear of the stage and a brightly lit cityscape. Due to a prior ligament damage in his knee, it was somewhat of a challenge for Mercury to navigate the complex set of multiple levels and stairs. Eventually, in Hanover, Mercury fell down the stairs during the performance of “Hammer to Fall”. He was only able to play “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We Will Rock You”, and “We Are the Champions” afterwards, shortening the concert somewhat. Due to Mercury’s injury; May played the first bars of “We Will Rock You”; out of anxiety in order to get Mercury to the hospital.