THE ULTIMATE GIGOGRAPHY & LIVETAPES ARCHIVE compiled by Thomas Franck

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IN THE ARMY NOW TOUR 1986/87


Band members: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andy Bown, John Edwards, Jeff Rich
Main Setlist:
 Whatever You Want, Paper Plane, Roll over lay down, Dreaming, Little Lady, Mystery Medley, Hold You Back, Don't drive my Car, Dirty Water, In the Army Now, Rockin'all over the World, Big Fat Mama, Don't waste my Time, Roadhouse Blues, Caroline, Rain, Down Down, Bye Bye Johnny.
Additional songs performed: Save me and Overdose (for a short time in the Set)
Tour Crew: Iain Jones (Tour Manager), Brian Tippey (Stage Manager/Keyboard Tech), Christopher Hedge (Sound Engineer), Steve Robertson (Guitar Tech Francis), Sean Berisford (Guitar Tech), Mick Hardgrave (Drum tech), Nick Farrant (Lightning Designer). Merchandiser: Bravado Merchandising Ltd.  Management: Quarry Productions#/All Round Productions  Manager: Colin Johnson/Alan Crux#/Iain Jones and Alan Crux.

Support Bands:  Waysted (European/UK Tour 1986), FM (German Tour 1987) and Barclay James Harvest, Meatloaf (European Summer Festival Tour 1987*). Special guests on stage at London Hammersmith 24.12.86 were Lemmy (Motörhead) and Bob Young.
Tour Note: 5 shows were cancelled due to problems with the promoter (France November 1986) or bad weather (Abu Dhabi 29.3.1987 cancelled after two tracks because of heavy rain and Someren, Holland 27.8.1987)


1986

 

03/10/  UK, Swindon - Faringdon Park ("Warm Up" Gig)
08/10/  NORWAY, Oslo - Skelsmohallen (Tour support Waysted)
10/10/  SWEDEN, Stockholm - Eriksdalshallen | 102' min. AUD Quality: 4
11/10/  SWEDEN, Gothenburg - Scandinavium | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4
12/10/  SWEDEN, Lund - Olympen | 105'min. AUD Quality: 3
13/10/  DENMARK, Copenhagen - Saga
15/10/  GERMANY, Osnabrück - Stadthalle | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3
16/10/  GERMANY, Berlin - Metropol | 90'min. AUD Quality: 3
18/10/  GERMANY, Oldenburg - Weser-Ems Halle
19/10/  GERMANY, Düsseldorf - Philipshalle | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3
20/10/  GERMANY, Offenbach - Stadthalle
21/10/  GERMANY, Ulm - Donauhalle | 90' min. AUD Quality: 3
23/10/  GERMANY, Saarbrücken - Sporthalle
24/10/  GERMANY, Mannheim - Rosengarten
25/10/  GERMANY, Königshofen - Tauber Frankenhalle
27/10/  GERMANY, Sindelfingen - Stadthalle | 110' min. AUD Quality: 4
28/10/  GERMANY, München - Circus Krone | 95' min. AUD Quality: 3
29/10/  GERMANY, Nürnberg - Hemmerleinhalle
31/10/  SWITZERLAND, Winterthur - Eulach Halle | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4
02/11/  GERMANY, Offenburg - Oberrheinhalle
07/11/  BELGIUM, Brussels - Vorest National Arena | 110' min. AUD Quality: 4
09/11/  HOLLAND, Den Bosch - Maasport | 110' min. AUD Quality: 4
15/11/  IRELAND, Cork - Neptune Centre
16/11/  IRELAND, Cork - Neptune Centre
17/11/  IRELAND, Galway - Leisure Centre
19/11/  UK, Belfast - Maysfield Leisure Centre | 100' min. AUD  Quality: 3
20/11/  UK, Belfast - Maysfield Leisure Centre | 95' min. AUD Quality: 3
21/11/  UK, Belfast - Maysfield Leisure Centre | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3+
23/11/  UK, IRELAND, Dublin - S.F.X. Hall | 105'min. AUD Quality: 3
24/11/  UK, IRELAND, Dublin - S.F.X. Hall
26/11/  UK, Bournemouth - B.I.C.
28/11/  UK, Leicester - De Montfort Hall | 90' min. AUD Quality: 3
29/11/  UK, Liverpool - Royal Court Theatre
01/12/  UK, Brighton - Brighton Centre
02/12/  UK, London - Hammersmith Odeon | 110' min. AUD Quality: 3
03/12/  UK, London - Hammersmith Odeon | 110' min. AUD Quality: 3
04/12/  UK, London - Hammersmith Odeon | 110' min. AUD Quality: 3
06/12/  UK, Bradford - St. George Hall | 90' min. AUD Quality: 2
07/12/  UK, Bradford - St. George Hall | 110' min. AUD Quality: 4
08/12/  UK, Edinburgh - Playhouse Theatre | 110' min. AUD  Quality: 4-
09/12/  UK, Glasgow - S.E. & C.C. | 110' min. AUD Quality: 3
11/12/  UK, Whitley Bay - Ice Rink | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4
13/12/  UK, Birmingham - N.E.C. Arena | 110' min. AUD Quality: 3
14/12/  UK, Birmingham - N.E.C. Arena | 100' min. AUD Quality: 3
15/12/  UK, Sheffield - City Hall | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4-
16/12/  UK, Sheffield - City Hall | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3
18/12/  UK, St. Austell - Cornwall Coliseum
19/12/  UK, St. Austell - Cornwall Coliseum
21/12/  UK, London - Hammersmith Odeon | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3
22/12/  UK, London - Hammersmith Odeon | 100' min. AUD Quality: 3
23/12/  UK, London - Hammersmith Odeon | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3
24/12/  UK, London - Hammersmith Odeon | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3+

 

1987

 

27/02/  GERMANY, Kempten - Mehrzweckhalle (German Tour support FM)
28/02/  GERMANY, Augsburg - Sporthalle  | 100' min. AUD Quality: 3
01/03/  SWITZERLAND, Luzern - Festhalle
02/03/  GERMANY, Regensburg - Donauhalle | 100' min. AUD Quality: 2
04/03/  GERMANY, Siegen - Siegerlandhalle
05/03/  GERMANY, Kiel - Ostseehalle | 100' min. AUD Quality: 3
06/03/  GERMANY, Hildesheim - Sporthalle | 70' min. AUD Quality: 3
08/03/  GERMANY, Hamburg - Sporthalle | 60' min. AUD Quality: 4
09/03/  GERMANY, Kaiserslautern - Barbarossahalle
10/03/  FRANCE, Strasbourg - Tivoli
11/03/  FRANCE, Paris - Le Zenith | 100' min. AUD Quality: 4
13/03/  FRANCE, Annecy - Hall des Expositions
14/03/  FRANCE, Nice - Theatre de Verdure
15/03/  FRANCE, Montpellier - Zenith | 95' min. AUD Quality: 3
16/03/  FRANCE, Toulouse - New Gymnase | 100' min. AUD Quality: 2
18/03/  FRANCE, Lyon - Bourse du Travail
19/03/  FRANCE, Lille - Salle Espace
20/03/  LUXEMBURG, Petange - Centre Sportif
22/03/  FRANCE, Clermont Ferrand - Maison des Sports | 95' min. AUD Quality: 3
25/03/  BAHRAIN - Al Manamah - Holiday Inn
26/03/  OMAN, Muscat - Open Air
28/03/  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Dubai - Al Nasr Leisure
29/03/  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Abu Dhabi - Beach Festival
07/07/  AUSTRIA, Zwettl - Stadtplatz | 90' min. AUD Quality: 3
08/07/  AUSTRIA, Wien* - Donauinsel | 100' min. AUD Quality: 3
10/07/  AUSTRIA, Wels - Marktplatz | 100' min. AUD Quality: 3
11/07/  GERMANY, Dinkelsbühl* - Festwiese | 100' min. AUD Quality: 3
12/07/  SWITZERLAND, Frauenfeld* - Rennbahn | 100' min. AUD Quality: 3
15/07/  AUSTRIA, Velden - Zentral Park | 90' min. AUD Quality: 3
16/07/  AUSTRIA, Graz - Schlossberg | 90' min. AUD Quality: 3
18/07/  GERMANY, Paderborn* - Stadion | 90' min. AUD Quality: 3
19/07/  GERMANY, Schaafheim* - Odenwaldring | 90'min. AUD Quality: 3+
21/07/  SWITZERLAND, Nyon - Paleo Festival | 95' min. AUD Quality: 3
23/07/  SPAIN, Barcelona - Stadium Espanol | 50' min. FM Quality: 4+
24/07/  SPAIN, Valencia - San Jose Stadium | 80' min. AUD Quality: 3
01/08/  SPAIN, Madrid - Estadio Rayo Vallecano
09/08/  IRELAND, Cork - Pairc Ui Chaoimh | 95' min. AUD Quality: 4
21/08/  SWEDEN, Stockholm - Isstadion | 95' min. AUD Quality: 4
22/08/  NORWAY, Oslo - Valle Hovin | 95' min. AUD Quality: 4
24/08/  FINLAND, Helsinki - Ishallen
29/08/  UK, Reading - Festival | 100' min. AUD Quality: 4
03/10/  SOUTH AFRICA, Sun City - Superbowl
04/10/  SOUTH AFRICA, Sun City - Superbowl (2 shows)
07/10/  SOUTH AFRICA, Sun City - Superbowl
09/10/  SOUTH AFRICA, Sun City - Superbowl
10/10/  SOUTH AFRICA, Sun City - Superbowl (2 shows)
11/10/  SOUTH AFRICA, Sun City - Superbowl
07/11/  HOLLAND, Apeldoorn - Erica Centrum | 95' min. AUD Quality: 3

*FACTS FROM THE ROAD

24.12.1986 - Status Quo played the "Christmas gig" at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, where Lemmy from Motörhead appeared on stage during the song "Bye Bye Johnny".

29.03.1987 - the gig at Abu Dhabi were cancelled after two tracks into the set. PA failure after heavy rain!

03.10.1987 - the band started to play shows in Sun City, South Africa. All in all Status Quo performed 8 shows in the Superbowl. Unaware of the troubles and problems after their return they had much fun to play the shows and even part of their roadies and the security staff were black men, in a country were still Apartheid politics and race discrimination ruled the public life. The band returned home and much to their surprise they had troubles and problems because playing in South Africa. The band was even listed on the "black list" in England and Europe. It was a kind of a ban. It was not until 1988 when the band was deleted from the "black list" after officially excusing what they have done.