THE ULTIMATE GIGOGRAPHY & LIVETAPES ARCHIVE compiled by Thomas Franck

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PICTURES 40 YEARS OF HITS TOUR 2008/09

Band members: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andy Bown, John Rhino Edwards, Matt Letley
Main Setlist:
Caroline, The Wanderer, Rain, Don't drive My Car,
Mean Girl, Softer Ride, Beginning of The End, Is There A Better Way, Proposin' Medley, Big Fat Mama, Pictures Of Matchstick Men, Ice In The Sun, The Oriental, Creepin' Up On You, In My Chair, Living On An Island, In The Army Now, Drum Solo Matt, Roll over lay Down, Down Down, Whatever You Want, Rockin'all over the World, Junior's Wailing, Rock'n Roll Music / Bye Bye Johnny.
Tour Crew: Andy Taylor (Tour Manager), Lyane Ngan (Band Personal Assistant), Pat Marks (Lightning Designer), Andy May (FOH Sound Engineer), Tim Franklin (Monitor Engineer), Lloyd Gilbert (Guitar Tech),Richard Buckland (Keyboard / Bass Tech), Lance Miles (Drum Tech) Merchandiser: Mike Hrano for Finally Fan-Fair Ltd. Management: DurocMedia Ltd.  Manager: Simon Porter.

Support Bands: France (Michael Jones), Germany (Manfred Mann's Earth Band), Denmark (Michelle Birkballe), UK (Luke White* and Manfred Mann's Earth Band on the Arena leg) and Ireland (The North).   
Additional songs performed: Burning Bridges on the UK Arena leg.
Tour Note: 13 shows were cancelled due to problems with promoters (Tidworth 25.7.09 and Northeim, Germany 16.8.09) or Matt Letley's virus infection. (All rescheduled in early 2009) 

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2008

27/09/ UK, Newcastle - City Hall | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4

28/09/ UK, Llandudno - Venue Cymru

29/09/ UK, Llandudno - Venue Cymru

01/10/ UK, Bristol - Colston Hall | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3

02/10/ UK, Bristol - Colston Hall | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3

04/10/ UK, Oxford - New Theatre | 105'min. OB Quality: 5 

05/10/ UK, Oxford - New Theatre | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4

07/10/ UK, Croydon - Fairfield Hall | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3+

08/10/ UK, Croydon - Fairfield Hall | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3

10/10/ UK, Harrogate - I.C.

11/10/ UK, Harrogate - I.C.

12/10/ UK, Halifax - Victoria Theatre | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3

07/11/ GERMANY, Braunschweig - VW Halle

08/11/ GERMANY, Köln - Palladium | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3+

09/11/ GERMANY, Berlin - Tempodrom

11/11/ GERMANY, Rostock - Stadthalle

12/11/ GERMANY, Dresden - Kulturpalast | 105'min. AUD Quality: 4

14/11/ GERMANY, Biberach - Stadthalle | 100' min. AUD Quality: 3

15/11/ FRANCE, Grenoble - Palais des Sports

16/11/ FRANCE, Besancon - Micropolis

18/11/ FRANCE, Rouen - Zenith | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4

19/11/ FRANCE, Rennes/Bruz - Music Hall

20/11/ FRANCE, Le Mans - Antares | 105'min. AUD Quality: 4

22/11/ FRANCE, Montpellier - Zenith Sud

23/11/ FRANCE, Nice - Palais Nikaia de Nice

24/11/ FRANCE, Orleans - Zenith

26/11/ HOLLAND, Amsterdam - Heineken Hall | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4

28/11/ GERMANY, Berlin - Hotel Interconti (private show - Bundespresseball)

29/11/ DENMARK, Randers - Elro Arena

30/11/ DENMARK, Herning - Kongrescenter

02/12/ DENMARK, Copenhagen - KB Hallen

04/12/ DENMARK, Odense - Idraetshal

05/12/ SWEDEN, Jonkoping - Kinnarps Arena

06/12/ SWEDEN, Lund - NYA Arena

12/12/ UK, Brighton - Centre *official bootleg www.liveherenow.com
13/12/ UK, London - Wembley Arena | 110' min. AUD Quality: 4-

14/12/ UK, Glasgow - SECC | 110' min. AUD Quality: 4-

16/12/ UK, Aberdeen - ECC

17/12/ UK, Sheffield - Arena | 110' min. AUD Quality: 4

19/12/ UK, Nottingham - Arena | 110' min. AUD Quality: 4

20/12/ UK, Cardiff - Arena | 105'min. AUD Quality: 3

22/12/ UK, Birmingham - NEC *official bootleg www.liveherenow.com
23/12/ UK, Bournemouth - International Centre

 

2009

 

26/01/ UK, Manchester - Apollo | 105'min. AUD Quality: 3+

27/01/ UK, Manchester - Apollo

29/01/ UK, Blackpool - Opera House | 30'min. AUD Quality: 3 

30/01/ UK, Hull - City Hall

01/02/ IRELAND, Killarney - INEC

03/02/ IRELAND, Portlaoise - Heritage Hotel

04/02/ UK/N.IRELAND, Belfast - Waterfront Hall

07/02/ IRELAND, Castlebar - Royal Theatre

08/02/ IRELAND, Dublin - Olympia Theatre

10/02/ UK, Southend - Cliffs Pavilion

11/02/ UK, Southend - Cliffs Pavilion

13/02/ UK, Plymouth - Pavilions | 105'min. AUD Quality: 2

14/02/ UK, Portsmouth - Guildhall | 105'min. AUD Quality: 3

16/02/ UK, Cambridge - Corn Exchange | 105'min. AUD Quality: 2-3

17/02/ UK, Ipswich - Regent Theatre *official bootleg www.liveherenow.com
18/02/ UK, Ipswich - Regent Theatre | 105'min. AUD Quality: 3 

30/05/ NORWAY, Kopervik - Festival (support Gotthard)

05/06/ UK, South Yorkshire (Private Gig for David Blunt)

06/06/ UK, Goudhurst - Bedgebury Pinetum | 100'min. SBD Quality: 5

10/06/ GERMANY, Dortmund - Westfalenhalle | 80' min. AUD Quality: 3

12/06/ UK, Liverpool - Aintree Racecourse | 33'min. AUD Quality: 2-3 

13/06/ GERMANY, Mühldorf am Inn - Trabrennbahn (with Deep Purple/The Hooters)

20/06/ NORWAY, Selbu - Festival

22/06/ DENMARK, Copenhagen - Vega Musikkens Hus

24/06/ NORWAY, Kristiansund - Festival

28/06/ UK, Glastonbury Festival | 55' min. FM Quality: 5

02/07/ UK, Epsom - Racecourse | 85'min. AUD Quality: 3

05/07/ FRANCE, Avoines - Blues Festival

07/07/ FRANCE, Carcassonne - Festival

10/07/ JERSEY, St. Helier - Howard Davies Park (support Porcupine Effect)

16/07/ SWITZERLAND, Montreux - Auditorium *official dvd release*

17/07/ SWEDEN, Oland - Borgholms Slottsruin (support The Refreshments)

18/07/ SWEDEN, Klippan - Idrottsplatsen (support The Refreshments)

23/07/ UK, Doncaster - Racecourse | 90' min. AUD Quality: 3

24/07/ UK, Newmarket - Racecourse

31/07/ GERMANY, Seebronn - Festival | 90' min. AUD Quality: 4

01/08/ DENMARK, Sonderborg - Molleparken

02/08/ BELGIUM, Tienen - Suikerrock Festival | 90'min. AUD Quality: 3-4 

08/08/ UK, Glastonbury - Glastonbury Abbey | 93'min. AUD Quality: 3+ 

14/08/ GERMANY, Kamenz - Hutbergbühne

15/08/ GERMANY, Stadtallendorf - Herrenwaldstadion

22/08/ SWITZERLAND, Zürich - Hallenstadion | 100' min. AUD Quality: 4

29/08/ UK/N.IRELAND, Carrickfergus - Castle

04/09/ SPAIN, Madrid - Sala La Riviera | 56'min. AUD Quality: 3

05/09/ SPAIN, Bilbao - Rock Star Live

06/09/ SPAIN, Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz | 33'min. AUD Quality: 2+ 

08/09/ SPAIN, Mallorca - Palma Arena

10/09/ UK, Gibraltar - Ocean Village | 95'min. AUD Quality: 4

*FACTS FROM THE ROAD:

12.10.2008 - The band played at Halifax's Victoria Theatre on October 12th, turning out to be their last gig on the first leg of the UK 'Pictures' tour as the remainder of the October gigs were cancelled due to Matt falling victim to a respiratory tract infection. All dates were rescheduled between January 26th to February 18th, 2009.

28.11.2008 - Status Quo played as the official show acts of the german BUNDESPRESSEBALL, which is an annual event with lots of politicians, representatives from sports, economy and media. 

5.6.2009 - Quo played at a surprise private birthday party for business David Blunt in the south Yorkshire. The band were booked as the birthday surprise for millionaire Keepmoat PLC chief executive David Blunt - and performed in the back garden of his son's South Yorkshire home. The unforgettable gig was played out in a marquee in front of 250 party revellers at the Wath home of his son Phil after 15 roadies spent a day setting up.

28.6.2009 - marking something of a landmark for Quo, they played at the world famous Glastonbury Festival on June 28th. Their appearance was heavily covered by the media before the show (including an appearance on Gabby Logan's "Five Live" show and an interview with Sky News, both shortly before they went on stage) and received great reviews following their stunning hour-long show. Taking the large Pyramid Stage at midday, Quo looked out across the largest crowd for an opening act in the history of the festival.  

16.7.2009 - Quo played at the 43rd Montreux Jazz festival on July 16th, followed by John Fogerty (the rumoured joint rendition of "Rockin' All Over The World" failed.)