THE ULTIMATE GIGOGRAPHY & LIVETAPES ARCHIVE compiled by Thomas Franck

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ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD TOUR 1977/78

Band members: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andy Bown, Bob Young (Harmonica)
Main Setlist:
Caroline, Roll over lay Down, Backwater, Rockers Rollin',
Is there a better Way, You don't own me, Hold You Back, Rockin' all over the World, Dirty Water, 4500 Times, Big fat Mama, Don't waste my Time, Roadhouse Blues, Rain, Down Down, Drumsolo, Bye Bye Johnny.
Tour Crew: Bob Young (Tour Manager), Mal Kingsnorth (Sound engineer), John Thompson (Monitor & Stage Manager), George Harvey (Lightning engineer), Mal Graggs (Guitar tech), Roger Colpus (drum tech), Ian Jones (Keyboard tech), Jim McAndrew (Band Transportation), Bill Watkins (Lightning crew), Howard Mackeson (Lightning crew), Tana Douglas (Lightning crew), John Hickman (Sound crew), Gerry O'Rouke, Loo Johnson, Bob Puckett (Equipment Transport) Management: Quarry Production - Colin Johnson, Alan Crux, John Arnison.

Support Bands: British Lions*, Nutz** (UK Tour), Bijou (France Tour 1978), No Dice (German Tour 1978), Finch, Texas (Australian Tour 1978)
Tour Notes: Alkmaar, Holland 17.6.1978 cancelled plus Kiel, Bremen and Hamburg shows in June 1978 rescheduled to January 1979.  (Rick's knee injury) and some shows in France were also cancelled! (Problems with Promoter once again).

 

1977


06/11/  IRELAND, Cork*
07/11/  IRELAND, Dublin* - National Stadium (support British Lions)
08/11/  IRELAND, Dublin* - National Stadium (support British Lions)
13/11/  UK, Stoke on Trent* - Trentham Gardens
14/11/  UK, Stoke on Trent* - Trentham Gardens
15/11/  UK, Southampton* - Gaumont Theatre
16/11/  UK, Southampton* - Gaumont Theatre

19/11/  UK, Cardiff* - Capitol Theatre

20/11/  UK, Cardiff* - Capitol Theatre 
22/11/  UK, Birmingham** - Odeon | 110' min. AUD Quality: 3
23/11/  UK, Birmingham** - Odeon
24/11/  UK, Blackpool** - Opera House

25/11/  UK, Blackpool** - Opera House

27/11/  UK, Glasgow* - Apollo Theatre
28/11/  UK, Glasgow* - Apollo Theatre
29/11/  UK, Glasgow* - Apollo Theatre
01/12/  UK, Bridlington** - Spa Hall
02/12/  UK, Bridlington** - Spa Hall
04/12/  UK, Manchester** - Apollo Theatre
05/12/  UK, Manchester** - Apollo Theatre
06/12/  UK, Manchester** - Apollo Theatre
08/12/  UK, Leicester** - Granby Hall
09/12/  UK, Leicester** - Granby Hall
12/12/  UK, Brighton* - Conference Center
13/12/  UK, London* - Hammersmith Odeon
14/12/  UK, London* - Hammersmith Odeon
15/12/  UK, London* - Hammersmith Odeon
16/12/  UK, London* - Hammersmith Odeon
19/12/  UK, Lewisham* - Odeon Theatre
20/12/  UK, Lewisham* - Odeon Theatre
21/12/  UK, Lewisham* - Odeon Theatre

 

1978

 

06/01/  FRANCE, Rouen - Palais des Sports (no support!)
07/01/  FRANCE, Lille - Palais de la Foire
08/01/  FRANCE, Charleville - Palais Mezieres
09/01/  FRANCE, Nancy - Palais des Sports
10/01/  FRANCE, Colmar - Parc des Expositions
11/01/  FRANCE, Besancon - Palais des Sports
13/01/  FRANCE, Marseille - Parc Chanot
14/01/  FRANCE, Grenoble - Alp Expo
15/01/  FRANCE, St. Etienne - Palais des Sports
17/01/  FRANCE, Poitiers - Les Arenes
18/01/  FRANCE, Bordeaux - Chapiteu
19/01/  FRANCE, Toulouse - Parc des Expositions
20/01/  FRANCE, Pau - Parc des Expositions
22/01/  FRANCE, Nantes* - Palais La Beaujoire | 110' min. AUD Quality: 3+
23/01/  FRANCE, Orleans*  - Palais des Sports
27/01/  SWEDEN, Gothenburg - Scandinavium | 90' min. AUD Quality: 3
28/01/  SWEDEN, Stockholm - Isstadion
29/01/  SWEDEN, Örebro - Idrottshuset | 90' min. AUD Quality: 3
30/01/  SWEDEN, Lund - Olympen | 90' min. AUD Quality: 4
04/02/  HOLLAND, Amsterdam - Jaap Edenhal | 60' min. AUD Quality: 1
05/02/  HOLLAND, Amsterdam - Jaap Edenhal

06/02/  BELGIUM, Brussels - Cirque Royal
10/02/  GERMANY, Dortmund - Westfalenhalle (German Tour support No Dice)
11/02/  GERMANY, Wolfsburg - Stadthalle

12/02/  GERMANY, Essen - Grugahalle
14/02/  GERMANY, Berlin/West - Deutschlandhalle
16/02/  GERMANY, Ulm - Donauhalle
17/02/  GERMANY, Ludwigshafen - Eberthalle
18/02/  GERMANY, Saarbrücken - Saarlandhalle
19/02/  GERMANY, Passau - Nibelungenhalle
20/02/  AUSTRIA, Wien - Stadthalle | 80' min. AUD Quality: 2
21/02/  AUSTRIA, Linz - Sporthalle

23/02/  GERMANY, Hof - Freiheitshalle
24/02/  GERMANY, Nürnberg - Hemmerleinhalle
25/02/  GERMANY, Crailsheim - Grossporthalle
26/02/  GERMANY, Offenburg - Oberrheinhalle
28/02/  GERMANY, Hannover - Niedersachsenhalle
01/03/  GERMANY, Münster - Münsterlandhalle
02/03/  GERMANY, Köln - Sporthalle
03/03/  GERMANY, Stuttgart - Messehalle | 50' min. AUD Quality: 3+
04/03/  GERMANY, München - Olympiahalle

10/03/  SWITZERLAND, Bern - Festhalle | 110' min. AUD Quality: 3
13/03/  GERMANY, Wiesbaden - Rhein Main Halle

16/03/  GERMANY, Karlsruhe - Schwarzwaldhalle

21/03/  GERMANY, Düsseldorf - Philipshalle | 60' min. AUD Quality: 2

18/07/  AUSTRALIA, Newcastle - Civic Theatre | 90' min. AUD Quality: 4
19/07/  AUSTRALIA, Newcastle - Civic Theatre

21/07/  AUSTRALIA, Sydney - Hordern Pavilion
22/07/  AUSTRALIA, Sydney - Hordern Pavilion
23/07/  AUSTRALIA, Sydney - Hordern Pavilion
24/07/  AUSTRALIA, Sydney - Hordern Pavilion
25/07/  AUSTRALIA, Brisbane - Festival Hall
26/07/  AUSTRALIA, Brisbane - Festival Hall
28/07/  AUSTRALIA, Melbourne - Festival Hall
30/07/  AUSTRALIA, Melbourne - Festival Hall
02/08/  AUSTRALIA, Perth - Entertainment Centre
03/08/  AUSTRALIA, Perth - Entertainment Centre
06/08/  AUSTRALIA, Adelaide - Apollo Stadium
07/08/  AUSTRALIA, Adelaide - Apollo Stadium
08/08/  AUSTRALIA, Adelaide - Apollo Stadium
11/08/  AUSTRALIA, Hobart - City Hall
12/08/  AUSTRALIA, Launceston - Albert Hall
13/08/  AUSTRALIA, Launceston - Albert Hall
15/08/  AUSTRALIA, Melbourne - Festival Hall
16/08/  AUSTRALIA, Melbourne - Festival Hall
17/08/  AUSTRALIA, Melbourne - Festival Hall
26/08/  UK, Reading - Festival | 90' min. AUD Quality: 2
08/09/  GERMANY, Dortmund - Westfalenhalle (with Uriah Heep)

09/09/  GERMANY, Pforzheim - Stadion | 80' min. AUD Quality: 3-

*FACTS FROM THE ROAD

12.02.1978 - after the successful gig at Essen Grugahalle, Bob Young was called at 6.30 the following morning by the german Police to sort out the "small problem" of one of Quo's articulated trucks which had mysteriously rolled down the hill, across the road and written off two lovely german cars! Before that, the hotel manager presented Bob a bill for 4.000,- DM. Somebody who looked exactly like Quo's drummer John Coghlan destroyed a red leather sofa in the hotel reception late at night. Another relaxing moment of the "Mad Turk"...

18.07.1978 - the longest tour of Australia, to promote the "Rockin' all over the World" album, kicked off at Newcastle Civic Theatre. The gig was unofficially recorded and released as a double-album vinyl bootleg, entitled "First Night Stand". Despite the poor quality of the recording, copies can command up to 250,- Euro.

26.08.1978 - Quo's second appearance at the Reading Festival gave UK fans their only chance to see Quo on home soil during 1978. The band were spending a tax year in various foreign locations (Francis in Ireland, Rick in Germany and USA, Alan in Australia and John on the Isle of Man).