Throwback Concert: Queen at The XL Center 1980

Throwback Concert: Queen at The XL Center 1980

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating our ninth year on the air: 1980!

That year Queen came to Connecticut and rocked Hartford’s XL Center (then called the Hartford Civic Center).  Queen was supporting its eighth studio album, “The Game,” which featured hit songs “Another One Bites The Dust” (which Queen played live for the first time ever in Hartford in 1980) and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.”

Today we look back at this show…



Tour: The Game

Special Guest: Dakota

Wednesday August 20, 1980

The XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut

Ticket Price: $9.50


  1. Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley cover)
  2. WE Will Rock You
  3. Let Me Entertain You
  4. Play The Game
  5. Mustapha
  6. Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to…)
  7. Killer Queen
  8. I’m in Love With My Car
  9. Get Down, Make Love
  10. You’re My Best Friend
  11. Save Me
  12. Another One Bites The Dust (Live debut)
  13. Now I’m Here
  14. Fat Bottomed Girls
  15. Love of My Life
  16. Keep Yourself Alive
  17. Drum Solo
  18. Guitar Solo
  19. Brighton Rock
  20. Crazy Little thing Called Love
  21. Bohemian Rhapsody
  22. Tie Your Mother Down
  23. Sheer Heart Attack (encore)
  24. We Will Rock You (encore)
  25. We Are The Champions (encore)
  26. Got Save The Queen (traditional cover / encore)



Check out these audio clips from Queen’s show in Hartford