Since today marks what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 67th birthday, let’s look back at one of Queen’s most epic concerts, from way back in July 1986.
From June 7 to August 1986, English rock band Queen held the Magic Tour, their biggest and last tour, around Europe. Two of their most notable sold-out concerts were held in London’s Wembley Stadium on July 11 and 12, and became known as “two of the most incredible rock events ever staged.”
The Wembley Stadium concerts were also memorable for frontman Freddie Mercury’s response to the rumors about the band’s break-up. Before they performed “Who Wants to Live Forever,” Freddie said, “They’re talking from here!” and pointed to his bottom, earning an enthusiastic response from the audience. “So forget those rumours, we’re gonna stay together until we f*cking well die, I’m sure of it,” he added.
On March 12 this year, a new, remastered edition of the 25th Anniversary DVD of the two concerts in Wembley Stadium was released by Eagle Rock Entertainment. But, to celebrate Freddie Mercury's birthday today, we can go ahead and watch the concert in full below: