THE ULTIMATE GIGOGRAPHY & LIVETAPES ARCHIVE compiled by Thomas Franck

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HEAVY TRAFFIC WORLD TOUR 2002/2003

Band members: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andy Bown, John Rhino Edwards, Matt Letley
Main Setlist:
 Caroline, The Wanderer, Somethin'bout You Baby I Like, Don't waste My Time, 4500 Times, Rain, All Stand Up, Solid Gold, Heavy Traffic, Creepin' up on you, Mystery Medley, Gerdundula, Big Fat Mama, Roll over lay down, Down Down, Whatever You Want, Rockin'all over the World, Anniversary Waltz / Oh Carol / Junior's Wailing / Bye Bye Johnny.
Additional songs performed: Burning Bridges sometimes in the Set.
Tour Crew: Dave Salt (Tour Manager), Lyane Ngan (Band Personal Assistant), Andrew Carman (Stage Manager), Pat Marks (Lightning Designer), Andy May (FOH Sound Engineer), Tim Franklin (Monitor Engineer), Alan "Tonto" Jhowry (Guitar Tech), Dave Lockyer (Keyboard / Bass Tech)  Merchandiser: Mike Hrano for Finally Fan-Fair Ltd. (excluding Mexico!)  Management: DurocMedia Ltd.  Manager: Simon Porter.

Support Bands: Who's That Girl (Germany Tour), Little Egypt (UK)
Tour Note: 4 shows were cancelled due to Rick's (Detroit,USA 4.3.2003 & Melbourne 29.4.2003) or Francis's illness. (Kiel,Germany 8.6.2003 & Folkstone 9.12.2003)

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11/10/  GERMANY, Bremen - Pier 2 | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4
12/10/  GERMANY, Offenbach - Stadthalle
13/10/  GERMANY, Berlin - Columbiahalle | 95' min. AUD Quality: 4
15/10/  GERMANY, Essen - Grugahalle
16/10/  GERMANY, München - Colosseum | 100' min. AUD Quality: 4
17/10/  GERMANY, Stuttgart - Kongress Zentrum
18/10/  GERMANY, Emsdetten - Emshalle | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4
20/10/  FRANCE, Paris - La Cigale | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3+
21/10/  BELGIUM, Brussels - Forest National | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3
22/10/  HOLLAND, Amsterdam - Heineken Hall | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4-
26/10/  IRELAND, Dublin - The Point (support Pay*ola) 
27/10/  UK, Belfast - Waterfront (support Pay*ola)
29/10/  UK, Liverpool - Philharmonic
30/10/  UK, Grimsby - Auditorium | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3
01/11/  UK, Brighton - Centre
02/11/  UK, Bournemouth - B.I.C. | 110' min. AUD Quality: 4
03/11/  UK, Portsmouth - Guildhall
05/11/  UK, Brentwood - Centre
06/11/  UK, Basingstoke - Anvil Theatre | 105' min. AUD  Quality: 4+
07/11/  UK, Basingstoke - Anvil Theatre
09/11/  UK, Carlisle - Sands Centre | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4-
10/11/  UK, York - Barbican | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4
11/11/  UK, Preston - Guildhall
13/11/  UK, Folkstone - Leas Cliff
14/11/  UK, Oxford - Apollo | 110' min. AUD Quality: 4
15/11/  UK, Nottingham - Royal Concert Hall | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3
17/11/  UK, Leicester - De Montfort Hall
18/11/  UK, Croydon - Fairfield Hall
19/11/  UK, Southend - Cliffs Pavilion | 108' min. AUD Quality: 4
21/11/  UK, Cambridge - Corn Exchange | 110' min. AUD Quality: 3
22/11/  UK, Newport - Centre | 110' min. AUD Quality: 4
24/11/  UK, Northampton - Derngate
25/11/  UK, Bristol - Colston Hall | 110' min. AUD Quality: 3+
26/11/  UK, Bristol - Colston Hall
28/11/  UK, Bridlington - Spa Centre | 100' min. AUD Quality: 2
29/11/  UK, Southport - Theatre
30/11/  UK, Bradford - St. Georges Hall | 100' min. AUD Quality: 3
02/12/  UK, Llandudno - Theatre
03/12/  UK, Manchester - Apollo | 110' min. AUD Quality: 3
04/12/  UK, Plymouth - Pavilions
06/12/  UK, Eastbourne - Congress | 110'min. AUD Quality: 4+
07/12/  UK, Birmingham - N.E.C.
09/12/  UK, Guildford - Civic
10/12/  UK, Crawley - Leisure Centre | 110' min. AUD Quality: 1
12/12/  UK, Ipswich - Regent Theatre
13/12/  UK, Ipswich - Regent Theatre | 110' min. AUD Quality: 4-
14/12/  UK, London - Wembley Arena | 110' min. AUD Quality: 4-
16/12/  UK, Sheffield - City Hall | 110' min. AUD Quality: 3
17/12/  UK, Harrogate - Centre
19/12/  UK, Dundee - Caird Hall
20/12/  UK, Glasgow - Clyde Auditorium | 110' min. AUD Quality: 3+
21/12/  UK, Edinburgh - Usher Hall | 110' min. AUD Quality: 3
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2003

 

14/02/  BRAZIL, Sao Paulo - Credicard Hall
15/02/  BRAZIL, Rio de Janeiro - ATL Hall
22/02/  MEXICO, Neza - Soccer Stadium | 100' min. AUD Quality: 3
23/02/  MEXICO, Neza - Soccer Stadium | 60' min. FM Quality: 5
25/02/  USA, San Francisco - The Filmore
26/02/  USA, Hollywood - House of Blues
27/02/  USA, Anaheim - House of Blues
03/03/  USA, Chicago - House of Blues | 90' min. AUD  Quality: 5-
05/03/  CANADA, Toronto - Hard Rock Cafe Club 279
07/03/  USA, New Jersey - Irvington Cricket Club
08/03/  USA, New York - BB Kings  | 80' min. AUD Quality: 4+
12/03/  GERMANY, Köln - TV Harald Schmidt Show (Quo performed 2 tracks live)
13/03/  GERMANY, Zwickau - Stadthalle | 90' min. AUD Quality: 3
14/03/  GERMANY, Bad Salzungen - Stadthalle
15/03/  GERMANY, Leipzig - Haus Auensee
17/03/  GERMANY, Offenburg - Oberheinhalle
18/03/  GERMANY, Erfurt - Thüringenhalle | 90' min. AUD Quality: 3
19/03/  GERMANY, Ludwigshafen - Eberthalle | 90' min. AUD Quality: 3
21/03/  SWITZERLAND, Zürich - Hallenstadion | 95' min. AUD Quality: 3
22/03/  GERMANY, Hachenburg - Sporthalle
23/03/  GERMANY, Tuttlingen - Sporthalle
25/03/  AUSTRIA, Bregenz - Festspielhaus
26/03/  AUSTRIA, St. Pölten - VAZ | 95' min. AUD Quality: 4
28/03/  GERMANY, Trier - Messeparkhalle | 95'min. AUD Quality: 3+
29/03/  GERMANY, Emden - Nordseehalle | 95' min. AUD Quality: 4
30/03/  GERMANY, Braunschweig - VW Halle | 100' min. AUD Quality: 4
01/04/  GERMANY, Düsseldorf - Philipshalle
17/04/  AUSTRALIA, Melbourne - Mercury Lounge
19/04/  AUSTRALIA, Sunshine Coast - Nambour Club (support Mandrake)
20/04/  AUSTRALIA, Tweed Heads - Twin Towns Theatre (support Mandrake)
22/04/  AUSTRALIA, Tweed Heads - Twin Towns Theatre (support Mandrake)
24/04/  AUSTRALIA, Newcastle - Club Nova (support The Radiators)
25/04/  AUSTRALIA, Gosford - Coast Leagues Club (support Swanee)
26/04/  AUSTRALIA, Sydney - Entertainment Centre (support Swanee)
27/04/  AUSTRALIA, Wollongong - WIN Entertainment
30/04/  AUSTRALIA, Melbourne - Palais Theatre (support Dallas Crane)
17/05/  BELGIUM, Antwerp - private Gig
23/05/  GERMANY, Geiselwind - Eventhalle
24/05/  GERMANY, Bayreuth - Brauerei Meisel (free Concert)
28/05/  GERMANY, Memmingen - Stadthalle
30/05/  DENMARK, Jelling - Festival | 30' min. AUD Quality: 4+
31/05/  GERMANY, Calw - Marktplatz
01/06/  GERMANY, Nordhausen - Wiedigsburghalle
04/06/  DENMARK, Nakskov - Lienlundparken | 90' min. AUD  Quality: 3
06/06/  GERMANY, Hannover - Gildeparkbühne | 95' min. AUD Quality: 4-
07/06/  GERMANY, Rostock - Ostseestadion
13/06/  UK, Mansfield - Sherwood Forest | 95'min. AUD Quality: 3
14/06/  UK, Thetford - Forest | 95'min. AUD Quality: 3
15/06/  UK, Bedgebury - Bedgebury Pinetum | 95' min. AUD Quality: 3
21/06/  UK, Delamere - Delamere Forest | 95' min. AUD Quality: 3
22/06/  UK, Dalby - Dalby Forest (support Little Egypt)

27/06/  HOLLAND, Lichtenvoorde - Festival | 95' min. AUD Quality: 4
28/06/  UK, Petworth - Petworth House (support Little Egypt)

11/07/  GERMANY, Aachen - Katschof | 95' min. AUD Quality: 4
12/07/  FRANCE, Montereau - Parc des Noues
20/07/  UK, Silverstone - British Grand Prix
22/07/  GUERNSEY, Beau Sejour - Leisure Centre (support band Boogiemen)
23/07/  JERSEY, Fort Regent - Leisure Centre (support band Sugar Train)
25/07/  BELGIUM, Tienen - Festival | 90' min. AUD Quality: 4
26/07/  UK, Liverpool - Kings Docks | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3
01/08/  UK, Newmarket - Racecourse | 85' min. AUD Quality: 4
02/08/  UK, Exeter - Powderham Castle | 95'min. AUD Quality: 4
10/08/  SWITZERLAND, Zofingen - Heitere Festival | 35'min. TV Quality: 4+
16/08/  AUSTRIA, Piberstein - Freizeitpark | 90'min. AUD Quality: 4+
23/08/  UK, Knockhill - Festival (with Fish & Little Egypt)
25/08/  UK, Lincoln - Lincoln Castle | 95'min. AUD Quality: 3+

*FACTS FROM THE ROAD

4.7.2002 - Quo recorded a TV special at the BBC studios on Wood Lane for future broadcast on the ITV network. Entitled "The One and Only", the 1 hour 15 minute show was recorded in front of an invited audience of Quo fans, following requests to the FTMO fan club and via the official website message board.  

30.7.2002 - to launch the "Heavy Traffic" album, Quo performed a special press gig aboard the Royal Navy aircraft carrier, The Ark Royal, on 30th July. Around 400 press, 100 lucky Fan-Club members and about 600 carrier personnel experienced a Quo event like no other, culminating in one of Quo's most bizarre live promotional performances.

The event started on platform 2 of London's Victoria railway station, where the famous Orient Express was chartered to ferry the press and fans to Southampton docks. Arriving in style at the QE2 arrivals lounge, a short coach trip whisked them out to Portsmouth and the waiting Ark Royal. The fans would be treated to the following 60 minutes live set, Quo performing "on deck" on the great ship.

17.08.2002 - a 10.000 sold out crowd saw in Tufertschwil,Switzerland a brilliant Status Quo gig. Unfortunately in between the song "4500 times" there was a breakdown of the stage lightning. The band continued to play in the dark until the lighting switched on. At the end of "Rain" the same happened again. Status Quo this time with a shortened set. They dropped Mystery Medley and Juniors Wailing from their setlist.

14.2.2003 - Quo's first ever South American Tour kicked off with two gigs in Brazil, Sao Paulo - Brazil's most populous city. Lack of decent promotion (the promoter went bust on the day of the first gig!) and no significant advertising led to disappointing ticket sales. A crowd of about 2500 saw Quo perform at the Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo. 

22.2.2003Second stop on the South American leg of the "Heavy Traffic" tour was Mexico for the very first time. This part of the tour was much more successful and well promoted, leading to good crowds on both nights at the Neza soccer stadium. 

25.2.2003 - Quo returned to the USA on 25th February for the first gig of a few small club gigs, kicking off at The Fillmore in San Francisco. A crowd of about 400 saw Quo in intimate surroundings. 

12.3.2003 - the band appeared shortly after the US-Tour on the high-rating German TV show, "Harald Schmidt Show". The appearance featured live performances of "All Stand Up" and "Rockin' All Over The World".

28.6.2003 - Quo performed at a special weekend held by British Telecom at the Alton Towers amusement park as a celebration for their staff. They played a one hour set on each of the two days, mixing it with such illustrious company as Tony Blackburn and Madness.

The band hot-footed it from their afternoon slot at Alton Towers on the afternoon of the 28th to Petworth for their gig to 8000 there that night, arriving very late and having a rapid, minimal setup by their professional crew.

20.7.2003 - Quo fans were in for a treat when a nearby gig on the same day as the British Grand Prix was cancelled and their tickets suddenly became eligible for entry to the Silverstone Grand Prix and an after-race show by Quo! During "Bye Bye Johnny", Eddie Jordan, Jodie Marsh and Damon Hill all joined Quo on stage for the finale.  

 

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