THE ULTIMATE GIGOGRAPHY & LIVETAPES ARCHIVE compiled by Thomas Franck

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Q U O TOUR 1974/75

Band members: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Bob Young* (Harmonica)
Main Setlist:
Junior's Wailing, Backwater/Just take me, Claudie, Roll over lay down, Big Fat Mama, Don't waste my Time, Roadhouse Blues*, Railroad*, Caroline, Drum Solo, Bye Bye Johnny.

Additional/unusual songs performed: Someone's Learning, Don't Think It Matters (both tracks only in the set for a short time)

Tour Crew: Bob Young (Tour Manager), Mal Kingsnorth (Sound engineer/Equipment), Paul Robert Lodge (Roadie/Stage Equipment), Keith Castley (Roadie/Equipment)  Management: Quarry Production  Manager: Colin Johnson, David Oddie

Support Bands: Epitaph & Stryder (German dates), Montrose and Snafu* (UK dates), Snafu and Heavy Metal Kids (France Tour), US/Canada Tour support for Rory Gallagher**
Tour Notes: During the US support Gigs, the band played only a short set of 35' - 45' minutes. Quo did 20 more US Gigs between 26.9. - 19.10.1974 (taken from the german Bravo magazine) but no dates found until today.The gigs in Switzerland, Winterthur 2.11. and Zofingen 3.11. were cancelled  (due to Rick Parfitt's illness).

 

1974

 

06/05/  UK, Bristol - Colston Hall
07/05/  UK, Bristol - Colston Hall
10/05/  UK, Bournemouth - Winter Gardens
12/05/  UK, Manchester - Kings Hall
14/05/  UK, Glasgow - Apollo Theatre
15/05/  UK, Glasgow - Apollo Theatre | 82' min. AUD Quality: 3
16/05/  UK, Glasgow - Apollo Theatre

19/05/  UK, Newcastle - City Hall
20/05/  UK, Newcastle - City Hall
22/05/  UK, Birmingham - Odeon Theatre
24/05/  UK, London - Wembley Empire Pool
25/05/  UK, London - Wembley Empire Pool
26/05/  UK, London - Wembley Empire Pool | 20' min. TV Quality: 4-
03/06/  HOLLAND, Geleen - Sportpark Burgemeester Damen "Pink Pop Festival"
16/06/  ISLE OF MAN, Douglas - Palace Lido
28/06/  DENMARK, Roskilde, Festival
13/07/  UK, Port Talbot - Avon Lido (support Stryder)
20/07/  UK, Southend on Sea - Kursaal (support Snafu)
26/07/  USA, Santa Monica - Civic Auditorium (support Montrose)

28/07/  USA, San Diego - Coliseum (support to Robin Trower)
31/07/  USA, San Diego** - Civic Theatre (support to Rory Gallagher)

01/08/  USA, Nashville - Auditorium

02/08/  USA, San Diego - JJ's Palace (2 Shows)
03/08/  USA, San Diego - JJ's Palace (2 Shows)

04/08/  USA, Houston** - Liberty Hall
07/08/  CANADA, Edmonton** - Jubilee Auditorium

09/08/  CANADA, Toronto** - Olympic Island Festival | 45' min. AUD Quality: 2
10/08/  CANADA, Montreal** - Forum Concert Bowl
11/08/  CANADA, Toronto** - Centre Island

12/08/  USA, Cleveland** - Agora Ballroom
13/08/  USA, Cleveland** - Agora Ballroom
15/08/  USA, Kansas City - Cowtown Ballroom

18/08/  USA, Boston - Paul's Mall

20/08/  CANADA, Winnipeg** - Concert Hall
21/08/  USA, Lansing** - The Brewery
22/08/  USA, Atlanta - Richard's
23/08/  USA, Atlanta - Richard's
24/08/  USA, Atlanta - Richard's

27/08/  USA, Atlanta** - Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom
28/08/  USA, Jacksonville** - Sgt. Peppers Ballroom

29/08/  USA, Orlando** - Jai Alai Fronton Theatre
30/08/  USA, West Palm Beach** - Auditorium (Opening act Sly & the Family Stone)
31/08/  USA, West Palm Beach** - Auditorium (Opening act Sly & the Family Stone)

06/09/  NORWAY, Oslo - Chateau Neuf (support Montrose)
07/09/  SWEDEN, Stockholm - Kungliga Tennishallen (support Montrose)
09/09/  FINLAND, Helsinki - Kultuuritaalo
11/09/  DENMARK, Copenhagen - KB Hallen (support Montrose)
12/09/  SWEDEN, Lund - Olympen
26/10/  BELGIUM, Brussels - Ancienne Belgique

27/10/  BELGIUM, Anvers - Handelbeurs

29/10/  GERMANY, Kehl am Rhein - Stadthalle
30/10/  GERMANY, Düsseldorf - Philipshalle
31/10/  GERMANY, Offenbach - Stadthalle
01/11/  GERMANY, Ludwigshafen - Eberthalle

13/11/  AUSTRALIA, Perth - Entertainment Centre
14/11/  AUSTRALIA, Adelaide - Apollo Stadium

17/11/  AUSTRALIA, Melbourne - Festival Hall
20/11/  AUSTRALIA, Sydney - Hordern Pavilion | 64 min' SB Quality: 4+
21/11/  AUSTRALIA, Brisbane - Festival Hall
01/12/  UK, Sunderland* - Empire Theatre
02/12/  UK, Liverpool* - Empire Theatre
03/12/  UK, Cardiff* - Capitol Theatre
06/12/  UK, Blackpool* - Opera House
07/12/  UK, Leeds* - University
08/12/  UK, Coventry* - Theatre
09/12/  UK, Blackburn* - King Georges Hall
10/12/  UK, Stockton On Tees* - Globe Theatre
13/12/  UK, London* - Hammersmith Odeon
14/12/  UK, London* - Hammersmith Odeon
16/12/  UK, Southampton* - Gaumont Theatre
17/12/  UK, London* - East Ham Granada


1975


10/01/  FRANCE, Epinal - Parc des Expositions
11/01/  FRANCE, Paris - Olympia | 80' min. AUD Quality: 3
14/01/  FRANCE, Bordeux - Alhambra

15/01/  FRANCE, Poitiers - Arenes
16/01/  FRANCE, Marseille - Salle Vallier | 80' min. AUD Quality: 3+
17/01/  FRANCE, Saint Etienne - Palais des Sports

18/01/  FRANCE, Villeneuve lez Avignon - Clos de l' Abbaye
19/01/  FRANCE, Nice - Theatre de la Verdure

*FACTS FROM THE ROAD:
A few weeks after their successful UK tour, Quo once again found themself flying across the Atlantic for some gigs in North America. This visit was due to last for six weeks, including dates as support act for Rory Gallagher. In addition the band were also booked as headliners, albeit in small club venues.

27.7.1974 - Status Quo's gear didn't show up at the Vancouver,Canada gig, so Rory ended up entertaining the audience for almost three hours. 

07.09.1974 - Quo did they Scandinavien Tour in September 1974 (5 gigs) with some borrowed eguipment and instruments.There own eguipment were stucked in USA due to strike. More details at https://www.facebook.com/StatusQuoBackwaterOnline?ref=hl