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THE END OF THE ROAD TOUR 1984

Band members: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, Andy Bown, Pete Kircher
Main Setlist:
Caroline, Paper Plane, Roll over lay down, Backwater, Just take me, Little Lady, Don't drive my Car, Whatever You Want, Mystery Medley, Hold You Back, Rockin'all over the World, Over the Edge, Dirty Water, 4500 Times, Big Fat Mama, Don't waste my Time, Roadhouse Blues, What you're Proposing, Rain, Down Down, Bye Bye Johnny.
Additional/unusual songs performed: Pete Kircher Drum Solo, Bye Bye Johnny Medley feat. Batman, Tell me what I say, Rock'n Roll Music, Shake baby Shake (End of UK Tour)
No support Band!
Tour Crew:  Iain Jones (Tour Manager), Elizabeth Gernon (Assistant Tour Manager/Band PA), Gary Townsend (Stage Manager/Keyboard tech), ´Nick Scholen (Lightning Engineer), Steve Robinson (Guitar tech Francis), Chris Ranson (Guitar tech Rick & Alan), Mick Hardgrave (Drum tech), John Godenzi (Sound Engineer), Phil Wilkie (Monitor Engineer), Jim Laroche, Pete Feeney, Simon Taylor (Lightning Crew), Pete Rayel (Rigger). Management: Quarry Production. Manager: Colin Johnson, Alan Crux. Tour Merchandiser: Bravado

Tour Note: 7 nights at Hammersmith and no changes in the setlist. At least they came back and played a 2nd encore incl. Caroline (28th + 30th) and Rockin'all Over the World (30th). 
5 shows in France (Besancon, Annecy, Clermont Ferrand, Le Mans, Lille) and Brussels, Belgium 21.5. were cancelled due to Francis Rossi's illness and problems with local promoters.

 

11/04/  IRELAND, Dublin - RDS | 130' min. AUD Quality: 3
12/04/  IRELAND, Dublin - RDS | 120' min. AUD Quality: 3
13/04/  IRELAND, Cork - City Hall
14/04/  IRELAND, Cork - City Hall
15/04/  IRELAND, Cork - City Hall
17/04/  UK, Belfast - Kings Hall
18/04/  IRELAND, Galway - Leisureland
23/04/  GERMANY, Ulm - Donauhalle | 20' min. AUD Quality: 2
24/04/  GERMANY, Hannover - Eilenriederhalle | 135' min. AUD Quality: 3
25/04/  GERMANY, Offenbach - Stadthalle
26/04/  GERMANY, München - Circus Krone
27/04/  GERMANY, Heilbronn - Eisbahn | 90'min. AUD Quality: 2
29/04/  GERMANY, Osnabrück - Stadthalle | 135' min. AUD Quality: 3+
30/04/  GERMANY, Köln - Sporthalle
01/05/  GERMANY, Kassel - Stadthalle
03/05/  DENMARK, Copenhagen - Falkoner Theatre | 135' min. AUD Quality: 4
04/05/  SWEDEN, Stockholm - Isstadion | 135' min. AUD Quality: 4
05/05/  SWEDEN - Gothenburg - Scandinavium | 135' min. AUD Quality: 4
08/05/  HOLLAND, Zwolle - Ijsselhal | 135' min. AUD Quality: 3+
10/05/  FRANCE, Paris - Le Zenith | 100' min. AUD Quality: 2-
13/05/  SWITZERLAND, Basel - Sporthalle St. Jakob | 90' min. AUD Quality: 2
14/05/  SWITZERLAND, Lausanne - Palais Beaulieu | 135' min. AUD Quality: 4+
15/05/  FRANCE, Lyon - Palais D'hiver

25/05/  UK, Birmingham - N.E.C. | 140' min. AUD Quality: 3
26/05/  UK, Birmingham - N.E.C. | 160' min. AUD Quality: 3
27/05/  UK, Birmingham - N.E.C. | 150' min. AUD Quality: 3
28/05/  UK, Ipswich - Gaumont Theatre
29/05/  UK, Ipswich - Gaumont Theatre
30/05/  UK, Manchester - Apollo | 140' min. AUD Quality: 3
31/05/  UK, Manchester - Apollo | 140' min. AUD Quality: 3
01/06/  UK, Chester - Deeside Leisure Centre | 110' min. AUD Quality: 3
05/06/  UK, Leicester - De Montfort Hall | 145' min. AUD Quality: 3
06/06/  UK, Leicester - De Montfort Hall | 150' min. AUD Quality: 3
07/06/  UK, Stoke On Trent - Trentham Gardens
08/06/  UK, Stoke On Trent - Trentham Gardens
09/06/  UK, Newcastle - City Hall | 140' min. AUD Quality: 3
10/06/  UK, Newcastle - City Hall | 150' min. AUD Quality: 3
12/06/  UK, Glasgow - Apollo Theatre | 150' min. AUD Quality: 3
13/06/  UK, Glasgow - Apollo Theatre | 160' min. AUD Quality: 4+
14/06/  UK, Edinburgh - Playhouse Theatre | 140' min. AUD Quality: 3
15/06/  UK, Aberdeen - Capitol Theatre
16/06/  UK, Dundee - Caird Hall | 140' min. AUD Quality: 3
18/06/  UK, Blackpool - Opera House | 150' min. AUD Quality: 3
19/06/  UK, Bridlington - Spa Pavilion
20/06/  UK, Bridlington - Spa Pavilion | 150' min. AUD Quality: 3

21/06/  UK, Bridlington - Spa Pavilion | 150' min. AUD Quality: 3
24/06/  UK, London - Hammersmith Odeon | 150' min. AUD Quality: 3
25/06/  UK, London - Hammersmith Odeon | 160' min. AUD Quality: 3
26/06/  UK, London - Hammersmith Odeon | 150' min. AUD Quality: 3
27/06/  UK, London - Hammersmith Odeon | 150' min. AUD Quality: 3+
28/06/  UK, London - Hammersmith Odeon | 160' min. AUD Quality: 3+
29/06/  UK, London - Hammersmith Odeon | 160' min. AUD Quality: 3
30/06/  UK, London - Hammersmith Odeon | 160' min. AUD Quality: 4
02/07/  UK, Oxford - Apollo Theatre
03/07/  UK, Oxford - Apollo Theatre | 160' min. AUD Quality: 4-
04/07/  UK, Shepton Mallet - Pavilion | 150' min. AUD Quality: 3
06/07/  UK, St. Austell - Cornwall Coliseum | 150' min. AUD Quality: 2
07/07/  UK, St. Austell - Cornwall Coliseum
08/07/  UK, Poole - Arts Centre | 150' min. AUD Quality: 3
09/07/  UK, Southampton - Gaumont Theatre | 160' min. AUD Quality: 3+
10/07/  UK, Southampton - Gaumont Theatre | 160' min. AUD Quality: 3-
14/07/  UK, London - Selhurst Park* | 170' min. AUD Quality: 2
21/07/  UK, Milton Keynes - Bowl**
| 175' min. AUD Quality: 4

21/07/  UK, Milton Keynes - Bowl** | 115' min. SBD Quality: 5

*FACTS FROM THE ROAD: 

Another big surprise for all Quo fans was the announcement of the "End of the Road" tour, which was declared as last tour ever. Future projects shouldn't only be recording new material, but no more live appearances. By then everybody knew that there was a twist within the band and this tour was supposed to be the "swan song". In a total the "End of the Road" tour included 69 shows. (5 shows had to be cancelled due to illness of Francis Rossi, after he collapsed at a show in Basel,Switzerland). Francis had problems with the smoke machine and had to go to hospital for health checks in London. The tour started on the 11th of April in Dublin and ended with a triumphal show in Milton Keynes (July 21).  

14.07.1984 - London Selhurst Park *with special Guests Phil Lynott's Grand Slam, Dave Edmunds, Chas 'n Dave, Little Steven & Band.
21.07.1984 - The final show at Milton Keynes in front of 35.000 Quo Fans **with special Guests Gary Glitter, Nazareth, Marillion and Jason & the Scorchers.