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QUO'S BACK SUMMER TOUR 1986

Band members: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andy Bown, John Edwards (bass), Jeff Rich (drums)
Main Setlist:
Whatever You Want, Paper Plane, Roll over lay down, Little Lady, Mystery Medley, Hold You Back, Don't drive my Car, Dirty Water, Rockin'all over the World, Big Fat Mama, Don't waste my Time, Roadhouse Blues, Caroline, Rain, Down Down, Bye Bye Johnny.
Tour Crew: Iain Jones (Tour Manager), Brian Tippey (Stage Manager/Keyboard Tech), Christopher Hedge (Sound Engineer), Steve Robertson (Guitar Tech Francis), Sean Berisford (Guitar Tech), Mick Hardgrave (Drum tech).  Merchandiser: Bravado Merchandising Ltd.  Management: Quarry Productions  Manager: Colin Johnson, Alan Crux.

Tour Note: Quo supported Queen on their "It's A Kind Of Magic UK Summer Tour 1986". Also lots of Festival performances with Jethro Tull, Rory Gallagher or Magnum in Europe. The shows at two festivals in Germany (Bruchhausen 17.5. and Bremen 19.5.1986 - Link: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruchhausen-Festival) were cancelled due to problems with promoter . Another cancelled date for Quo was on September 10th, 1986 in Italy when their show with Rod Stewart headlining at the Turin football stadium was cancelled on the same day short handed, which means that many people went to the stadium only to find out there was no show!


1986

 

11/04/  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Dubai - Al Nasr Tennis Court

12/04/  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Abu Dhabi
13/04/  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Abu Dhabi
15/04/  BAHRAIN, Al Manamah - Holiday Inn
27/04/  GREECE, Athens (Faliro) - Basketball Stadium

29/04/  YUGOSLAVIA, Belgrade - Hala Pionir

30/04/  HUNGARY, Budapest - MTK Sports Hall (support band Omega)
02/05/  AUSTRIA, Linz - Sporthalle | 80' min. AUD Quality: 3
03/05/  AUSTRIA, Graz - Eishalle Liebenau

04/05/  ITALY, Bolzano - Eishalle
05/05/  AUSTRIA, Wien - Stadthalle | 80' min. AUD Quality: 3
06/05/  AUSTRIA, Innsbruck - Olympia Eishalle | 60' min. AUD Quality: 2
14/06/  NORWAY, Algaard - Kongeparken | 20' min. AUD Quality: 2-
15/06/  NORWAY, Bergen - Nygaardsparken (support Stage Dolls)
21/06/  BELGIUM, Brussels - Stade de L'Union | 80' min. TV Quality: 4+
05/07/  GERMANY, Dinkelsbühl - Festwiese | 80' min. AUD Quality: 3
06/07/  GERMANY, St. Goarshausen - Freilichtbühne | 80' min. AUD Quality: 3
09/07/  UK, Newcastle* - St. James Park | 80' min. AUD Quality: 3
11/07/  UK, London* - Wembley Stadium | 80' min. AUD Quality: 4
12/07/  UK, London* - Wembley Stadium | 55' min. FM Quality: 5-
13/07/  FRANCE, Brest - Stade Francis Le Blé | 75' min. AUD Quality: 3+ 
14/07/  HOLLAND, Drachten - Veenhoop Festival (support Quotation)
16/07/  UK, Manchester* - Maine Road | 80' min. AUD Quality: 3
26/07/  FINLAND, Lappajärvi - Tulivouri Festival | 80' min. AUD Quality: 3
02/08/  GERMANY, Jübeck - Festival | 80' min. AUD Quality: 3+
09/08/  DENMARK, Skandeborg - Festival (showtime 0:30h)
09/08/  UK, Knebworth* - Park (16.30h) | 80' min. AUD Quality: 3+
09/08/  SWITZERLAND, Arbon - See Park (22.30h) | 60' min. AUD Quality: 2

*FACTS FROM THE ROAD

02/1986 - in the lawsuit about the bandname between Alan Lancaster and Francis Rossi / Rick Parfitt the jugde decided, that Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt can furthermore keep and act under the bandname "Status Quo". In an out-of-law case Alan Lancaster sold his rights of the name to the remaining two members.

20.6.1986 - Francis and Rick performed at the Prince's Trust Concert 1986 at London Wembley Arena, UK. They both "backed" Sir Paul McCartney along a Allstar Band featuring Elton John, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Mark King, Midge Ure, Bryan Adams, Tina Turner, John Illsey and Howard Jones. Tracklist: Long Tall Sally, I Saw her Standing there and Get Back. The Gig was later broadcasted on TV and released on Vinyl, CD and VHS Video.

21.6.1986 - the show at Brussels Union Stadium was filmed and it was later shown in the belgian TV at the show "Chewing Rock".

05.7.1986 - Status Quo's performance at the "Out In The Green" Festival in Dinkelsbühl Germany (with Jehtro Tull and others) was filmed and later broadcasted on german television (45 minutes)

09.7.1986Status Quo as Special Guest at the "Magic" stadium-tour of Queen. The kick-off is at the St. James Park in Newcastle upon Tyne. "The Alarm" and "INXS" were support bands too. This show is followed by 2 shows at the famous Wembley Stadium. Later Queen released a live-album and a video from their show. And recently Queens show was released as a DVD showing Rick Parfitt in the wardrobe of Queen. The stadium tour was to be continued at Manchester.

09.08.1986 - a day where Status Quo wrote rock history: Status Quo played in the morning at the Skanderburg Festival in Denmark, to return at midday to England and played at the Knebworth festival ahead of a strong 120,000 crowd. At the same festival played also Queen but later that day. After their Knebworth performance the band was flewn to Switzerland where they played at the Seepark Festival. That means that Status Quo played at 3 different countries within 24 hours.