During this tour Queen also performed at Rock in Rio 1985. 325,000 spectators attended these concerts. Despite rumors, Freddie Mercury was not pelted with stones while singing I Want to Break Free dressed as a woman. As a professional, he stopped a fight at Jailhouse Rock by saying “No fighting. Rock and roll to the music.” This concert has been released on VHS, but is not yet available on DVD in 2020.
A DVD of the concert in Tokyo was also released under the name We Are The Champions: Final Live in Japan. However, this name is not correct, because after this concert Queen gave two other performances in Japan in Nagoya and Osaka.
The stage was based on the film Metropolis by Fritz Lang with large spinning gears on the back of the stage with the decor of a city. A previous knee injury made it difficult for Mercury to navigate the complex stage with floors and stairs. In Hanover, things went wrong and Mercury fell down the stairs during Hammer To Fall. He was only able to play Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions afterwards and the concert was shortened a bit. Because of this injury, Brian May played the first notes of We Will Rock You for fear of taking Mercury to the hospital.
When performing on October 7 in Sun City, the concert ended earlier as Mercury lost his voice during Under Pressure and was left in tears.