THE ULTIMATE GIGOGRAPHY & LIVETAPES ARCHIVE compiled by Thomas Franck

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ON THE LEVEL TOUR 1975/76

Band members: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Bob Young (Harmonica).
Main Setlist:
Junior's Wailing, I saw The Light, Backwater/Just take me, Little Lady/Most of the Time, 4500 Times, Claudie, Gerdundula, Roll over lay Down, Big Fat Mama, Don't waste my Time, Roadhouse Blues, Caroline, Drumsolo, Bye Bye Johnny.
Additional/unusual songs performed: Nightride in the Set for a short time.
Tour Crew: Bob Young (Tour Manager), Mal Kingsnorth (Sound engineer/Equipment), Paul Robert Lodge (Roadie/Stage Equipment), Keith Castley (Roadie/Equipment)  Management: Quarry Production  Manager: Colin Johnson, David Oddie

Support Bands: Hustler, Snafu*, Snafu & Thin Lizzy** (Germany), Pretty Things (UK dates) and a couple of US Arena / Stadium Gigs supporting Slade and ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith, Kiss, Blue Öyster Cult, Bob Seger, Ted Nugent and Black Sabbath.
Tour Note: A few shows in France and Switzerland were cancelled or rescheduled due to problems with promoter (Colmar, Strasbourg, Marseille, Nancy and Dijon - Winterthur and Zofingen rescheduled).

 

1975

 

11/02/  SWITZERLAND, Winterthur - Eulach Halle (Festival)

12/02/  SWITZERLAND, Zürich - Volkshaus
14/02/  SWITZERLAND, Zofingen - Sporthalle (support Hustler & Tea)
15/02/  GERMANY, Laupheim - Stadthalle (German Tour support Hustler)
16/02/  GERMANY, Singen - Scheffelhalle
17/02/  GERMANY, München - Deutsches Museum
19/02/  GERMANY, Schwäbisch Gmünd - Stadtgarten
20/02/  GERMANY, Augsburg - Kongreßhalle
21/02/  GERMANY, Fürth - MTV Grundighalle
22/02/  GERMANY, Mainz - Rheingoldhalle | 65'min. FM Quality: 4+
23/02/  GERMANY, Köln - Sartory Saal
01/03/  UK, Southend on Sea - Kursaal
02/03/  UK, Stoke on Trent - Trentham Gardens
03/03/  UK, Lancaster - University
12/03/  SPAIN, Barcelona - Palacio de los Deportes
14/03/  SPAIN, Madrid - Teatro Monumental | 65' min. TV Quality: 4+
15/03/  SPAIN, San Sebastian - Polideportivo Anoeta

25/03/  USA, Northampton Pa - The Roxy Theatre

27/03/  USA, St. Petersburg - Bayfront Center(support to Lynyrd Skynyrd)

29/03/  USA, Pensacola - Auditorium (support to Lynyrd Skynyrd)

30/03/  USA, New Orleans - The Warehouse (support to Lynyrd Skynyrd)

01/04/  USA, Lake Charles - Civic Center (support to Lynyrd Skynyrd)

03/04/  USA, Dallas - McFarlin Auditorium (support to Lynyrd Skynyrd)

05/04/  USA, Oklahoma City - Civic Center Music Hall (support to Lynyrd Skynyrd)

06/04/  USA, Houston - Sam Houston Coliseum (support to Lynyrd Skynyrd)

07/04/  USA, San Antonio - Municipal Auditorium (support to Lynyrd Skynyrd)

11/04/  USA, Detroit - Michigan Palace (support to Rush)

13/04/  USA, Grand Rapids - Welsh Auditorium (with Blue Öyster Cult, The Amboy Dukes)
14/04/  USA, East Lansing - Metro Ice Arena (with Blue Öyster Cult, Bob Seger)
15/04/  USA, East Lansing - The Brewery

18/04/  USA, Huntington - Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse(support to ZZ Top)
19/04/  USA, Johnson City - Freedom Hall Civic Center (support to ZZ Top)

22/04/  USA, Indianapolis - Convention Center (support to Rush, Kiss)
23/04/  USA, Milwaukee - Auditorium (support to Robin Trower)
30/04/  USA, Columbus - Vet' Memorial Auditorium (support to Kiss)
08/05/  UK, Leicester - De Montfort Hall (UK Tour support Pretty Things)
09/05/  UK, Leicester - De Montfort Hall
12/05/  UK, Nottingham - Civic Hall | 75'min. AUD Quality: 2+
13/05/  UK, Newcastle - City Hall
15/05/  UK, Glasgow - Apollo Theatre
16/05/  UK, Glasgow - Apollo Theatre
17/05/  UK, Glasgow - Apollo Theatre
19/05/  UK, Ipswich - Gaumont Theatre
20/05/  UK, Ipswich - Gaumont Theatre | 95' min. AUD Quality: 3
22/05/  UK, Southampton - Gaumont Theatre
23/05/  UK, Southampton - Gaumont Theatre
24/05/  UK, Manchester - Kings Hall
28/05/  SWEDEN - Malmö - Folkets Park
29/05/  SWEDEN, Stockholm - Gröna Lund
30/05/  SWEDEN, Gothenburg - Liseberg Hallen
31/05/  SWEDEN, Eskilstuna - Folkets Park | 95' min. AUD Quality: 3
02/06/  FRANCE, Paris - Palais des Sports
05/06/  UK, London - Empire Pool

06/06/  UK, London - Empire Pool
19/06/  USA, Los Angeles - Inglewood LA Forum (support to ZZ Top, Aerosmith)
20/06/  USA, San Diego - Sports Arena (support to ZZ Top)
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1/06/  USA, Tempe - Tempe Sun Devil Stadium (with ZZ Top, Areosmith, REO Speedwagon, Johnny Winter)

22/06/  USA, Long Beach - Long Beach Arena (support to ZZ Top)

03/07/  USA, Northampton Pa - The Roxy Theatre

11/07/  USA, New York - Calderone Concert Hall Long Island (support to Peter Frampton)

17/07/  USA, Chicago - Amphitheatre (support to Slade)
19/07/  USA, Long Beach - Arena (support to ZZ Top, Aerosmith)
20/07/  USA, San Jose - Civic Auditorium (support to ZZ Top,Aerosmith)
24/07/  USA, Houston - Civic Auditorium (support to ZZ Top, Aerosmith)
25/07/  USA, San Antonio - TX Municipal Auditorium (support to ZZ Top, Aerosmith)

26/07/  CANADA, Victoria - Memorial Arena (with J. Geils Band and Ayers Rock)
31/07/  USA, Philadelphia - Spectrum

01/08/  USA, Arkon/Ohio - Civic Theatre (with Mahogany Rush)

03/08/  USA, Cincinnati - Nippert Stadium (support to Aerosmith, Foghat)

06/08/  USA, Philadelphia - The Spectrum
07/08/  USA, New York - Calderone Concert Hall (support to ZZ Top/Slade)

09/08/  USA, New Jersey - Convention Hall Asbury (support to ZZ Top/Slade)
10/08/  USA, Baltimore - Civic Centre (support to ZZ Top/Slade)

03/09/  GERMANY, Offenburg* - Oberrheinhalle (support Snafu)
04/09/  GERMANY, München** - Circus Krone
05/09/  GERMANY, Mannheim* - Rosengarten
06/09/  GERMANY, Ludwigshafen** - Radstadion | 70' min. AUD Quality: 3
07/09/  GERMANY, Düsseldorf**- Philipshalle
08/09/  GERMANY, Münster** - Münsterlandhalle
09/09/  GERMANY, Dortmund - Westfalenhalle
10/09/  GERMANY, Gütersloh* - Stadthalle
12/09/  GERMANY, Karlsruhe* - Schwarzwaldhalle
13/09/  GERMANY, Oldenburg* - Weser-Ems Halle
14/09/  GERMANY, Wolfsburg** - Stadthalle
16/09/  GERMANY, Hamburg* - Musikhalle
17/09/  GERMANY, Berlin* - Deutschlandhalle
23/09/  JAPAN, Tokyo - Shinjuku Koseinenkin Hall
25/09/  JAPAN, Tokyo - Sun Plaza Hall

26/09/  JAPAN, Nagoya - Shibuya Kakaido Hall
27/09/  JAPAN, Osaka - Nishiku Koseinenkin Hall
30/09/  JAPAN, Tokyo - Sun Plaza Hall
02/10/  AUSTRALIA, Sydney - Hordern Pavilion
03/10/  AUSTRALIA, Sydney - Hordern Pavilion
04/10/  AUSTRALIA, Canberra - Theatre
05/10/  AUSTRALIA, Melbourne - Festival Hall | 70' min. AUD Quality: 3
06/10/  AUSTRALIA, Melbourne - Festival Hall
07/10/  AUSTRALIA, Melbourne - Festival Hall

08/10/  AUSTRALIA, Newcastle - Civic Theatre

09/10/  AUSTRALIA, Sydney - Hordern Pavilion
11/10/  AUSTRALIA, Brisbane - Festival Hall

13/10/  AUSTRALIA, Brisbane - Festival Hall
15/10/  AUSTRALIA, Adelaide - Apollo Stadium
17/10/  AUSTRALIA, Perth - Entertainment Centre
19/10/  AUSTRALIA, Melbourne - Festival Hall
09/12/  FRANCE, Grenoble - Palais des Sports
10/12/  FRANCE, St. Etienne - Palais des Sports
11/12/  FRANCE, Paris - Palais des Sports | 90' min. AUD Quality: 3
12/12/  HOLLAND, Kerkrade - Rodahal | 65' min. AUD Quality: 2
13/12/  HOLLAND, Amsterdam - Jaap Edenhal
14/12/  BELGIUM, Brussels - Vorst National Arena

31/12/  UK, London - Olympia | 85' min. AUD Quality: 2

 

1976

 

27/01/  GERMANY, Ravensburg - Oberschwabenhalle
28/01/  GERMANY, Rottweil - Stadionhalle
29/01/  GERMANY, Ulm - Donauhalle
30/01/  GERMANY, Hof - Freiheitshalle
31/01/  GERMANY, Offenburg - Oberrheinhalle

01/02/  SWITZERLAND, Zürich - Hallenstadion
03/02/  GERMANY, Essen - Grugahalle | 30' min. AUD Quality: 2-
04/02/  GERMANY, Ludwigshafen - Eberthalle

06/02/  DENMARK, Copenhagen - Tivoli
07/02/  SWEDEN, Gothenburg - Scandinavium | 60' min. AUD Quality: 2

08/02/  GERMANY, Oldenburg - Weser-Ems Halle

*FACTS FROM THE ROAD:

30.03.1975 - in March and June 1975, Quo were once again preparing to travel to America, again in a mainly supporting capacity for bands like Blue Öyster Cult, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Kiss and Slade. Many of the venues on the US spring tour were 3.000 seater indoor shows and the audience reaction was as positive as it had been on their previous visits. Unfortunately, this enthusiasm once again failed to generate the much needed US radio airplay that would inevitably lead to increased record sales and commercial success.    

22.05.1975 - the show at the Rheingoldhalle in Mainz/Germany was broadcasted from the south-german radiostation "SWF3" and showed the atmosphere at a Status Quo show perfectly. The big south-german newspaper "Süddeutsche Zeitung" wrote in their review of the Munich gig: "The Kongress-Saal was packed. And the audience was already standing upon their chairs, before the first note was played. That wasn't seen in Munich for many years."

23.09.1975 - Quo's first venture to the Far East and a small tour of Japan.

11.12.1975 - Just after the Gig at Paris Palais des Sports, Quo received their first french gold disc for the album "QUO".   

31.12.1975 - the year ended in true Status Quo style - with Status Quo performing at the "Great British Music Festival" in London's "Olympia Theatre" and started the New Year with the traditonal "Auld Lang Syne" - another very successful year started with a bang..! (this show was filmed and bits were broadcasted on TV)