THE ULTIMATE GIGOGRAPHY & LIVETAPES ARCHIVE compiled by Thomas Franck

        Latest additions & corrections: 03-10-2020  [tourdates 1976, new Radio interviews + fan artworks]

 

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BACKBONE TOUR 2020

Band members: Francis Rossi, Andy Bown, John "Rhino" Edwards, Leon Cave, Richie Malone

Main Setlist 2020: Caroline, Somethin' Bout You Baby I Like (with Rhino voc), Rain (Rhino voc), Little Lady (Richie voc), Softer Ride, Beginning of the End, Hold You Back, Cut Me some Slack, Liberty Lane, QUO Medley incl. What You're Proposin' / Down The Dustpipe / Wild Side of life / Railroad / Again and Again (Rhino voc) / Mystery Song (Richie voc), The Oriental, In The Army Now, Roll over lay Down, Down Down, Whatever You Want (Andy voc), Rockin'all over the World.Rhino voc) / Bye Bye Johnny.

Tour Crew: Glen Smith (Tour Manager), Lyane Ngan (Band Personal Assistant), Ewan Cameron (Lightning Director), Andy May

(FOH Sound Engineer), Tim Franklin and Danny Stead (Monitor Engineer), Lloyd Gilbert (Stage Manager), Alan "Tonto" Jhowry (Guitar Tech), Andy Tomkins (Keyboard / BassTech), Benny Calvert (Drum Tech), Tanja Buck (Production Assistant).

Merchandiser: Global Merchandising Services Ltd.  Management: Duroc Media Ltd. Manager: Simon Porter.
Additional / Unusual songs performed: Backwater (Rhino voc), Don't Waste My Time and a shorter version of Bye Bye Johnny sometimes

 

Support bands:

Tour Notes: Quo (of course without Francis) played a small set on Richie's wedding on 29.2.2020 in Trim, Ireland. See pictures and a great diary here
 

 

2020

 

29/02/  IRELAND, Trim - The Knightsbrook Hotel (Richie's private wedding Party without Francis)

 

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  CANCELLATION OF "BACKBONE TOUR 2020"

 

Status Quo management Info 12.8.2020:

With great reluctance we are forced to announce the cancellation of the forty date UK and European tour that was planned for winter 2020 in support of the ‘Backbone’ album release. This is in line with public health requirements and advice relating to Covid-19.

Due to various commitments for next year, the band are unable to reschedule these shows for 2021. This cancellation is not what the band wanted, but they are very mindful of the wellbeing of band, audience and crew. Despite the fact that many shows have already sold out, an outright cancellation will allow our valued fans to receive a refund on tickets purchased.

All UK and EU dates scheduled for October, November and December are now cancelled - However this cancellation announcement currently does not include three French dates scheduled for November - as current French Government advice is that indoor shows can go ahead during November. We will continue to monitor the situation and make a further announcement about these shows in due course.

Quo is a band largely defined by their live performances and we cannot wait for the next time that we can perform safely, securely – and loudly!

 

Ticket holders can obtain a refund for cancelled shows from their original point of purchase. 

 

 

06/11/  FRANCE, Strasbourg - La Laiterie

08/11/  FRANCE, Paris - L'Olympia

09/11/  FRANCE, Lyon - Le Transbordeur

 

 

2021

 

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