City: Atlanta, GA, USA
Venue: Omni Coliseum
Date: December 8, 1977


Bob Harris and his Old Grey Whistle Test crew came with the band on this tour with a pending documentary in mind. Hundreds of hours of footage were reportedly filmed on and off stage. Later this month Bob would state that he filmed the band in various cities (he initially cited Fort Worth and Houston, and later Las Vegas as well). Footage from Atlanta and Houston has since been seen and released, mostly in documentaries.

In the winter 1977 Queen fan club magazine he said an hour-long Old Grey Whistle Test special should air in January 1978, but the project would ultimately be shelved, with a possible reason being the Old Grey Whistle Test producers wanted to focus on punk and new wave instead of an older band like Queen.

Some backstage footage and interviews from the period were first seen in "The Champions" documentary aired on US TV in 1979. The black and white interviews of the band seen in the 1995 "Champions Of The World" documentary are from these reels of film as well. Freddie Mercury's interview alone is four hours of tape.

More of this interview footage was seen at the "Stormtroopers in Stilettoes" Queen exhibition in London in early 2011. Some backstage and soundcheck footage (the latter from Atlanta) was seen, as well as rehearsal footage from Shepperton Studios in London prior to the tour. The rehearsal footage includes bits of Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy and The Millionaire Waltz, and soundcheck has a brief moment of Freddie on the drums and Roger playing the Red Special. Most of this footage (and much more of it) was seen on of the "American Dream" documentary in the News Of The World box set released in 2017.

Here are some photos from Queen's second 1977 visit to the Omni:

http://www.michaelmastro.com/queen.thumbs.html




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