Band members: Francis Rossi, Andy Bown, John "Rhino" Edwards, Leon Cave - Richie Malone
Main Setlist: Caroline, The Wanderer (with Andy voc), Somethin' Bout You Baby I Like (with Rhino voc), Rain (Rhino voc), Softer Ride, Beginning of the End, Hold You Back, QUO Medley incl. What You're Proposin' / Down The Dustpipe / Wild Side of life / Railroad / Again and Again (Rhino voc) / Paper Plane, The Oriental, Creepin' Up On You, Gerdundula, In The Army Now, Leon Drum Solo, Roll over lay Down, Down Down, Whatever You Want (Andy voc), Rockin'all over the World, Burning Bridges, Rock and Roll Music (Rhino voc) / Bye Bye Johnny.
Tour Crew: Glen Smith (Tour Manager), Lyane Ngan (Band Personal Assistant), Ewan Cameron (Lightning Director), Andy May (FOH Sound Engineer), Tim Franklin and Danny Stead (Monitor Engineer), Lloyd Gilbert (Guitar Tech), Andy Tomkins (Keyboard / Bass & Guitar Tech), Lance Miles (Drum Tech), Tanja Buck (Production Assistant)
Merchandiser: Global Merchandising Services Ltd. Management: DurocMedia Ltd. Manager: Simon Porter.
Support Bands: DRDW and Uriah Heep*, The Lounge Kittens and REO Speedwagon**. Support acts Luke Gasser (Wien & Klagenfurt), Laced In Lust (Zürich), Laurence Jones (Tilburg & Amsterdam) and Uriah Heep (in Dublin & Belfast).
Additional / Unusual songs performed: Setlist changes in Nottingham and Bournemouth: "Paper Plane" dropped from the medley in favour of "Slow Train", but then added as first song of the encore in addition to "Burning Bridges". So no "Rock 'n' Roll Music" sung by Rhino....
Tour Notes: The last electric Tour without Rick Parfitt. (See Press release 15.9.2016). Quo have been forced their gig at Paris Zenith on December 4th, 2016 to postpone due to Francis Rossi's illness (viral throat infection). LiveHeorNow are recording again the shows in Zürich, Amsterdam, London and Birmingham for release on CD and mp3 downloads. You can pre-order them now at http://www.statusquo.pmstores.co
Status Quo has cancelled its only New Zealand date (11.10.2017 at Auckland Spark Arena) on what was labelled the final electric tour. The band were due to perform their first New Zealand show in 40 years this October. But they double booked and will now play another gig. However, a spokeswoman for the band would not say if Status Quo would reschedule their Auckland show. The Ticketmaster site indicated no further date would be added, as it instructed fans to seek refunds for the "cancelled show".
12/10/ AUSTRIA, Wien - Gasometer
13/10/ AUSTRIA, Klagenfurt - Messegelände
15/10/ SWITZERLAND - Zürich - Hallenstadion | 103' min. OB Quality: 5
17/10/ HOLLAND, Tilburg - Poppodium | 103' min. AUD Quality: 3
28/10/ NORTHERN IRELAND, Belfast - SSE Arena* | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4
29/10/ IRELAND, Dublin - 3 Arena*
10/11/ GERMANY, Hamburg - Barclaycard Arena*
11/11/ GERMANY, Leipzig - Arena*
12/11/ GERMANY, Passau - Dreiländerhalle*
14/11/ GERMANY, Berlin - Max-Schmeling-Halle* | 43' min. AUD Quality: 3-4
15/11/ GERMANY, Erfurt - Messehalle*
17/11/ GERMANY, Rostock - Stadthalle*
18/11/ GERMANY, Emden - Nordseehalle*
19/11/ GERMANY, Köln - LanXess Arena*
21/11/ GERMANY, Frankfurt - Jahrhunderthalle*
22/11/ GERMANY, Bamberg - Brose Arena*
24/11/ GERMANY, Oberhausen - König-Pilsener Arena* | 100' min. AUD Quality: 4
25/11/ GERMANY, Hannover - Swiss Life Arena*
26/11/ GERMANY, Magdeburg - Stadthalle*
29/11/ GERMANY, Stuttgart - Porsche-Arena*
30/11/ GERMANY, München - Olympiahalle*
02/12/ HOLLAND, Amsterdam - Heineken Music Hall | 101' min. OB Quality: 5
03/12/ BELGIUM, Brussels - Ancienne Belgique
08/12/ UK, Nottingham - Motorpoint Arena** | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4+
09/12/ UK, Bournemouth - BIC**
11/12/ UK, London - The O2 Arena** | 105' min. OB Quality: 5
13/12/ UK, Brighton - Centre**
14/12/ UK, Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena**
16/12/ UK, Birmingham - Barclaycard Arena** | 103' min. OB Quality: 5
17/12/ UK, Leeds - First Direct Arena** | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3-4
19/12/ UK, Manchester - Arena** | 103' min. AUD Quality: 4
20/12/ UK, Glasgow - Hydro Arena**
22/12/ UK, Newcastle - Metro Radio Arena**
23/12/ UK, Liverpool - Echo Arena** | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4
18/04/ ESTONIA, Tallinn - Nordea Concert House
19/04/ FINLAND, Helsinki - Kultuuritalo
20/04/ FINLAND, Turku - Logomo
22/04/ SWEDEN, Partille - Arena (support Imperial State Electric)
23/04/ SWEDEN, Stockholm - Fryshuset Arenan (support Imperial State Electric)
25/04/ NORWAY, Oslo - Sentrum Scene | 98' min. AUD Quality: 4
28/04/ DENMARK, Naestved - Arena (support Mike Tramp)
29/04/ DENMARK, Middlefart - Lillebaeltshallen (support Mike Tramp)
02/05/ FRANCE, Paris - Salle Pleyel
27/05/ UK, Surrey - Wentworth Golf Club (BMW PGA Championship 2017 Entertainment event)
07/07/ GERMANY, Zwickau - Freilichtbühne (support Travellin Jack)
09/07/ GERMANY, St. Goarshausen - Loreley Freilichtbühne (with ZZ TOP)
10/07/ GERMANY, Dresden - Freilichtbühne Großer Garten (support Lord Bishop)
12/07/ GERMANY, Mönchengladbach - SparkassenPark (with ZZ TOP)
13/07/ GERMANY, Schopfheim - Marktplatz (support One Way Train)
15/07/ UK, Brentwood - Festival | 93' min. AUD Quality: 4+
26/07/ GERMANY, Lauchheim - Schloss Kapfenburg
28/07/ FRANCE, Colmar - Wine Festival (with Kansas and Uriah Heep) | 83' min. AUD Quality: 4
29/07/ CZECH REPUBLIC, Liberec - Ski Areal Benatska Festival | 75' min. AUD Quality: 3+
30/07/ BELGIUM, Tienen - Suikerrock Festival (with Zucchero) | 71' min. AUD Quality: 4
03/08/ GERMANY, Wacken - Wacken Open-Air (with Volbeat) | 73' min. FM Quality: 4+
04/08/ GERMANY, Schwetzingen - Schlossgarten (with Uriah Heep)
06/08/ UK, Cheshire - Capesthorne Hall (Rewind North Festival with Toyah, T'Pau, The Orchestra..)
10/08/ DENMARK, Skandeborg - Smukfest 2017
20/08/ UK, Henley on Thames - Temple Island Meadows (Rewind South Festival with Midge Ure, Kim Wilde..)
25/08/ SWITZERLAND, Arbon am Bodensee - Summerday's Festival (with The Hooters, Manfred Mann)
26/08/ SWITZERLAND, Spiez - Seaside Festival (with The Hooters, Manfred Mann)
31/08/ GERMANY, Rottenburg am Neckar - Platz vor dem Bischofpalais (support Travellin Jack)
13/10/ AUSTRALIA, Gold Coast - The Star
14/10/ AUSTRALIA, Newcastle - Civic Theatre
15/10/ AUSTRALIA, Sydney - Opera House
21/10/ AUSTRALIA, Radiance of the Seas - Rock The Boat 7 Cruise
22/10/ AUSTRALIA, Radiance of the Seas - Rock The Boat 7 Cruise
24/10/ AUSTRALIA, Melbourne - Hamer Hall
27/10/ UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Dubai - Opera House
*FACTS FROM THE ROAD:
1.2.2016 - Status Quo have announced that their 2016 live shows will represent their last ever Electric tour. Following a finale high profile European tour, which will start in October and include UK dates in December, no further full electric tours will be booked for the band. Tickets will go on sale on march 23, 2016.
15.9.2016 - Press Release:
Status Quo regret to announce that guitarist Rick Parfitt has been ordered to rest for the remainder of the year at the very least following on from his heart attack and associated complications following a Quo show in Turkey on June 14th.
This means, of course, that he will be unable to take part in the forthcoming ‘Last Night Of The Electrics’ European and UK tour which commences in Vienna, Austria on October 12th 2016, Rick's birthday.
Simon Porter, the band’s manager comments, “Although Rick is recovering well and is now able to lead a relatively normal day to day life, he is far from being fit enough to undertake the rigours of Quo’s touring schedule. Perhaps now is the time to reveal that Rick actually ‘died’ for several minutes directly following his heart attack which resulted in mild cognitive impairments for which he continues to receive neuropsychological support. His medical team continue to be confident of a full recovery, but Rick’s absolute priorities for the foreseeable future are for his health and wellbeing and to be able to see his eight year old twin children Tommy and Lily grow up. To this end, Rick may well have performed his last show with Quo, but no final decision will be made until next year. Regardless, it is his wish that the band continue to tour as planned and he will always be a part of Quo’s numerous other off stage activities”.
Rick has given his full blessing for the band to continue to honour their touring schedule in order to not let down the fans. Until the end of 2016, Status Quo will continue to utilise guest musicians. Irish guitarist Richie Malone, who is currently playing with the band, will continue in this role at least until the end of Quo’s European schedule which concludes in Paris on December 4th. Freddie Edwards, son of Quo bass player John 'Rhino' Edwards also stepped in for Rick during some of the Summer shows.
28.10.2016 - Press Release: Rick Parfitt won't return to Quo
Further to various previous announcements and also to ensure that there is no misunderstanding, Status Quo's Management today confirm that Rick Parfitt will indeed, as previously reported, step back from his regular touring commitments with the band. This is for reasons of health, following his recent heart attack.
Status Quo would, however, like to make it completely clear that - contrary to some inaccurate reports this week - Rick's connection with and within the band of course remains intact and that he will continue to be involved with future non-touring commercial activities of the band.
8.12.2016 - Following the incredible reaction and success of the current European Tour and as a result of requests from fans and promoters alike, Quo are delighted to announce that the Last Night of the Electrics tour will be extended into 2017, initially visiting territories not included on the current tour.
3.8.2017 - Quo's very first appearance at the famous Heavy Metal Festival Wacken in the north of Germany. Quo played a shorter set at the Harder Stage from 18.15 - 19.30h. The hole set was broadcasted online via WACKENtv, their own Festival internet channel.
11.10.2017 - First New Zealand concert after nearly 40 years since their last visit. The band will be touring "Down Under" in October 2017.
20.10.2017 - Rock The Boat 2017! Status Quo are hitting the high seas and heading to the South Pacific! The band are taking the electric band on Rock the Boat 7... which departs Sydney, Australia on 16th October 2017 for 7 nights of rock n roll mayhem!
Quo will perform on the cruise "Radiance of the Seas" on Saturday October 21st and Sunday October 22nd 2017. This will be Quo's first ever cruise and the perfect location to end the electric set down under.
Tickets are on sale now. Go to www.chooseyourcruise.com.au