THE ULTIMATE GIGOGRAPHY & LIVETAPES ARCHIVE compiled by Thomas Franck

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NEVER SAY NEVER TOUR 2001/2002

Band members: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, John Rhino Edwards, Andy Bown, Matt Letley, Paul Hirsh (Replaced Andy Bown'til 22.1.2002)
Main Setlist:  Caroline, The Wanderer, Softer Ride, Paper Plane, Hold You Back, Old Time Rock and Roll,4500 Times, Rain, Never Say Never, Solid Gold, Mystery Medley, Gerdundula, Big Fat Mama, Roll over lay Down, Down Down, Whatever You Want, Rockin'all over the World, In the Army Now, Anniversary Waltz/Junior's Wailing/Rock'n Roll Music/Bye Bye Johnny.
Tour Crew: Andy Taylor (Tour Manager/FOH Sound), Dave Salt (Stage Manager/Bass Tech), Lyane Ngan (Band Personal Assistant), Andrew Carman (Drum Tech), Pat Marks (Lightning Designer), Tim Franklin (Monitor Engineer), Alan "Tonto" Jhowry (Guitar Tech) Merchandiser: Bravado International Group Management: Handle Group of Companies  Manager: Simon Porter.

Support Bands: Nicole Lacy (UK Tour), Sweaty Glitter &The Sweethearts* , Pit Hupperten** or Wayne Morris Band*** (German Tourdates).

Tour Note: 16 shows were cancelled/postponed in Germany, France and the UK in the beginning of 2002 due to Rick's RSI, Francis's flu (Oxford, Hereford, Guildford, Plymouth and Port Talbot) or problems with the stage (Stockholm 10.6.2002).


2001

 

25/10/  DENMARK, Copenhagen - Valby Hallen | 100' min. AUD Quality: 4+
26/10/  DENMARK, Aarhus - Arenaen | 100' min. AUD Quality: 4+
28/10/  HOLLAND, Amsterdam - Heineken Hall | 100' min. AUD Quality: 4
29/10/  BELGIUM, Brussels - Forest National | 100' min. AUD Quality: 4+
31/10/  UK, Llandudno - Wales Theatre
01/11/  UK, Liverpool - Philharmonic Hall
02/11/  UK, Bradford - St. Georges Hall | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3
04/11/  UK, Sunderland - Empire | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4-
05/11/  UK, Preston - Guildhall | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4-
06/11/  UK, Sheffield - City Hall | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3+
08/11/  UK, Newport - Centre
09/11/  UK, Bristol - Colston Hall
10/11/  UK, Nottingham - Royal Concert Hall
17/11/  UK, Manchester - Apollo | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3
18/11/  UK, Brentwood - Centre | 105' min. AUD Quality: 2+
20/11/  UK, Dundee - Caird Hall
21/11/  UK, Glasgow - Clyde Auditorium
22/11/  UK, York - Barbican
24/11/  UK, Harrogate - Centre
25/11/  UK, Scarborough - Futurist | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3
26/11/  UK, Southport - Theatre | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3-
28/11/  UK, Eastbourne - Congress
29/11/  UK, Basingstoke - Anvil Theatre | 100' min. AUD Quality: 3
30/11/  UK, Croydon - Fairfield Hall | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3
02/12/  UK, Cambridge - Corn Exchange | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3
03/12/  UK, Crawley - Leisure Centre | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4-
04/12/  UK, Southend - Cliffs Pavilion | 100' min. AUD Quality: 2
06/12/  UK, Northampton - Derngate
07/12/  UK, Folkstone - Leas Cliff
08/12/  UK, Ipswich - Regent Theatre
10/12/  UK, Portsmouth - Guildhall | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4-
11/12/  UK, Bournemouth - B.I.C. | 55' min. AUD Quality: 3
12/12/  UK, Brighton - Centre
14/12/  UK, London - Wembley Arena | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3+
15/12/  UK, Birmingham - N.E.C.

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2002


22/01/  UK, Guildford - Civic Theatre | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4-
23/01/  UK, Oxford - Apollo Theatre
25/04/  SPAIN, Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz
26/04/  SPAIN, Zaragoza - Sala Multiusos
27/04/  SPAIN, Punte de la Reina - Sala Gares
28/04/  SPAIN, Salt Girona - Sala la Mirona
30/04/  FRANCE, Paris - Olympia | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4
01/05/  FRANCE, Nantes - Reze | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4+
03/05/  GERMANY, Rastatt - Badner Halle | 100' min. AUD Quality: 4+
04/05/  GERMANY, Göttingen* - Stadthalle | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4
05/05/  GERMANY, Lichtenfels* - Stadthalle
08/05/  GERMANY, Bremerhaven - Stadthalle | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4
09/05/  GERMANY, Hameln* - Rattenfängerhalle | 105' min. AUD  Quality: 4-
10/05/  GERMANY, Fulda* - Richthalle
11/05/  HOLLAND, Hellendoorn - Festival | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4
30/05/  GERMANY, Flensburg - Campushalle | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4
31/05/  GERMANY, Hannover - Expo Plaza | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4
01/06/  GERMANY, Hamburg - Stadtpark | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4
02/06/  GERMANY, Rostock - Stadthalle
04/06/  DENMARK, Skive - Beach Party (with Rod Stewart)
05/06/  DENMARK, Nyborg - Festival
07/06/  SWEDEN, Sölvesborg - Festival | 95' min. AUD Quality: 4+
09/06/  DENMARK, Copenhagen - Fem Ören
13/06/  NORWAY, Oslo - Rockefeller
14/06/  NORWAY, Hamar - Valset Festival | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4
15/06/  NORWAY, Trondheim - Festival
21/06/  GERMANY, Landsberg - Freilichtbühne (support Berluc)
22/06/  GERMANY, Leverkusen - Wilhelm-Dopatka Halle
23/06/  GERMANY, Künzelsau - Festival (with Leo Sayer, Slade II)
28/06/  GERMANY, Augsburg*** - Königstherme | 105' min. AUD Quality: 3
29/06/  AUSTRIA, Gutenberg - Alpen Stadion | 105' min. AUD Quality: 4+
04/07/  UK, London - White Lane TV Studios | 60' min. TV Recording Quality: 5
05/07/  SWEDEN, Sundsvall - Festival
17/07/  SPAIN, Salamanca - Bullring Arena La Glorieta
18/07/  SPAIN, Vigo - Pabellon Las Traviesas
27/07/  UK, Broadstairs - Festival
30/07/  UK, Portsmouth - HMS Ark Royal | 45' min. AUD Quality: 4+
09/08/  UK, Newmarket - Racecourse | 65' min. AUD Quality: 4
10/08/  UK, Romsey - Broadlands | 90' min. AUD Quality: 4
16/08/  SWITZERLAND, Tufertschwil - Festival | 95' min. AUD Quality: 4
24/08/  UK, Middlesborough - Ormesby Hall | 92'min. AUD Quality: 4

*FACTS FROM THE ROAD

8.9.2001 - Quo appeared shortly after the death of manager David Walker on the hugely popular Swedish bingo show "Bingolotto" on September 8th. Filmed in Göteborg, they kicked off the show with "Whatever You Want" and later played "Old Time Rock 'n' Roll" plus "Rockin' All Over The World". 

8.2.2002 - the band regret to announce the cancellation of six UK gigs due to commence at Leicester De Montfort Hall, February 8th due to Rick Parfitt suffering from a trapped nerve in his arm.

The other shows cancelled are at Carlisle Sands Centre (9th), Grimsby Auditorium (10th), Hereford Leisure Centre (12th), Port Talbot Aquadome (13th) and Plymouth Pavilions (14th).

Ironically, the gigs had already been rescheduled for February following postponements during Quo's massive 39 date 'Never Say Never' UK tour in November and December as a result of either Rick's earlier elbow injury or Francis Rossi contracting flu and bronchitis.

Rick trapped his Radial Nerve in his upper left arm twelve days ago. The freak accident occurred as a result of Rick sleeping in an awkward position in his hotel room in Braunschweig, Germany. When he woke up, Rick found that he was unable to move his left wrist. He was examined by a German neurologist who explained that the injury is a fairly common condition for which there is no treatment other than rest.

7.6.2002 - Status Quo heads out to Scandinavia for 8 gigs. Highlight is the show on the "Swedish Rock festival" in Sölvesborg on June 7. After the heavy metal band Virgin Steele and Magnum, Status Quo played a full set. After Quo's performance , Rob Halford (ex Judas Priest) entered the stage. The festival was sold out with 15.000 people every day. Quo headlined the famous "Sweden Rock Festival" for the very first time.

10.6.2002 -  the gig in Stockholm had to be cancelled due to technical problems. The cause was a too small stage at the venue.