After the extreme losses the music world suffered in 2016, it’s easy to forget about the countless other rock casualties from years’ past. Shifting glam rock gears away from the recent one-year anniversary of David Bowie’s death, ArtsEmerson screens the 2016 concert film Queen: A Night in Bohemia next month over two nights and one matinee showing, February 24 to 26, to revive one of Freddie Mercury’s most iconic performances.
Taped live on Christmas Eve 1975 at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, the “Stage to Screen” feature captures all the essentials of the British legends: Mercury’s skintight white jumpsuit, Brian May’s luscious locks ‘n’ licks, and a rousing but emotional rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
The 90-minute film also digs out archived footage and interviews with the band, so while the set lacks some hits that hadn’t been penned yet, it makes up for the holes with never-seen-before material. While many people consider Queen to be “still active” (and we say that lightly), Adam Lambert ain’t no Freddie Bulsara, so this is one of a few chances to see the remnants of Queen’s live-in-action glory.
Peep the show’s setlist below (or don’t, if you want a surprise), and watch the film’s trailer after the jump. The ArtsEmerson screening of Queen: A Night in Bohemia takes place at the Emerson/Paramount Center Bright Family Screening Room; get more info, advance sales, and ticket prices here.
Featured Queen photo by Douglas Puddifoot.
Queen: A Night in Bohemia
“Now I’m Here”
“White Queen (As It Began)”
“The March Of The Black Queen”
“Bohemian Rhapsody” (Reprise)
“Bring Back That Leroy Brown”
“Brighton Rock” (Guitar Solo)
“Son And Daughter”
“Keep Yourself Alive”
“In The Lap Of The Gods…” Revisited
“Jailhouse Rock Medley” (includes excerpts of Stupid Cupid & Be Bop A Lula)
“God Save The Queen”