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THE RIFFS TOUR 2003/2004


Band members: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andy Bown, John Rhino Edwards, Matt Letley
Main Setlist:
Caroline, Somethin'bout you Baby I Like, Break the Rules, 4500 Times, Rain, Hold You Back, All Stand Up, Solid Gold, The Oriental, Creepin' up on you, Mystery Medley, Living on an island,
Gerdundula, Little Lady, Roll over lay Down, Down Down, Whatever You Want, Rockin'all over the World, Paper Plane, Burning Bridges, Junior's Wailing, Rock'n Roll Music/Carol/Bye Bye Johnny.
Additional songs performed: Softer Ride and Backwater in the Set for a short time.
Tour Crew:Dave Salt (Tour Manager), Lyane Ngan (Band Personal Assistant), Andrew Carman (Stage Manager), Pat Marks (Lightning Designer), Andy May (FOH Sound Engineer), Tim Franklin (Monitor Engineer), Alan "Tonto" Jhowry (Guitar Tech), Willem Calluy (Keyboard / Bass Tech)  Merchandiser: Mike Hrano for Finally Fan-Fair Ltd. Management: DurocMedia Ltd.  Manager: Simon Porter.

Support Bands: Who's That Girl (UK and Germany), Karntaka, Brendan Keane (Ireland), Midnight Blues (Denmark), the Hamsters*, Toothpaste Factory** (Summer UK) and Status Quo supported Deep Purple on some Festival shows during the summer.
Tour Note: 5 shows were cancelled due to Francis's flu (Falkstone 9.12.2003) or problems with the promoter in Germany, Italy and Portugal.

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29/10/  UK, Guildford - Civic Hall | 105'min. AUD Quality: 4
30/10/  UK, Brentwood - Leisure Centre | 105'min. AUD Quality: 4
31/10/  UK, Brentwood - Leisure Centre | 75'min. AUD Quality: 4
02/11/  UK, Sheffield - City Hall | 105'min. AUD Quality: 4-
03/11/  UK, Bradford - Leisure Centre | 105'min. AUD Quality: 4-
05/11/  UK, Grimsby - Auditorium | 105'min. AUD Quality: 3+
06/11/  UK, Newcastle - City Hall | 105'min. AUD Quality: 3+
07/11/  UK, Carlisle - Sands Centre
09/11/  UK, Manchester - Apollo
10/11/  UK, Croydon - Fairfield Hall | 105'min. AUD Quality: 4-
11/11/  UK, Croydon - Fairfield Hall
13/11/  UK, Portsmouth - Guildhall | 105'min. AUD Quality: 4+
15/11/  UK, Newport - Centre | 105'min. AUD Quality: 4
16/11/  UK, Bristol - Colston Hall
17/11/  UK, Bristol - Colston Hall
19/11/  UK, Basingstoke - Anvil Theatre
20/11/  UK, Basingstoke - Anvil Theatre |105'min. AUD Quality: 2
21/11/  UK, Oxford - Apollo
23/11/  UK, Southport - Theatre | 110'min. AUD Quality: 2
24/11/  UK, Llandudno - Theatre | 110'min. AUD Quality: 4
25/11/  UK, Llandudno - Theatre
27/11/  UK, Plymouth - Pavilions
28/11/  UK, Brighton - Centre
29/11/  UK, Bournemouth - B.I.C. | 110'min. AUD Quality: 4+
01/12/  UK, Nottingham - Royal Concert Hall | 105'min. AUD  Quality: 3+
02/12/  UK, Bridlington - Spa Pavilion | 105'min. AUD Quality: 1
03/12/  UK, Liverpool - Philharmonic | 110'min. AUD Quality: 4-
05/12/  UK, Cambridge - Corn Exchange | 110'min. AUD Quality: 4
06/12/  UK, London - Wembley Arena | 110'min. AUD Quality: 4-
08/12/  UK, Folkstone - Leas Cliff Hall
11/12/  UK, Ipswich - Regent Theatre | 110'min. AUD Quality: 3
12/12/  UK, Ipswich - Regent Theatre | 110'min. AUD Quality: 3
13/12/  UK, Birmingham - N.E.C.
15/12/  UK, Preston - Guildhall | 110'min. AUD Quality: 2-
16/12/  UK, Harrogate - IC
17/12/  UK, York - Barbican | 110'min. AUD Quality: 2
19/12/  UK, Aberdeen - Exhibition Centre
20/12/  UK, Edinburgh - Usher Hall | 110'min. AUD Quality: 4+
21/12/  UK, Glasgow - Clyde Auditorium | 110'min. AUD Quality: 3+

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2004

 

20/02/  GERMANY, Berlin (private Gig)

06/03/  UK/N.I., Belfast - The Waterfront | 110'min. AUD Quality: 4-
08/03/  IRELAND, Dublin - The Olympia 
09/03/  IRELAND, Dublin - The Olympia
11/03/  IRELAND, Castlebar - Royal Theatre (support band Brendan Keane)
12/03/  IRELAND, Killarney - INEC
13/03/  IRELAND, Tramore - South Theatre
18/03/  DENMARK, Ringsted - Kongrescen  | 110'min. AUD Quality: 3+
19/03/  DENMARK, Skive - Skive Hallerne | 110'min. AUD Quality: 4
20/03/  DENMARK, Odense - Idreatshal
12/06/  GERMANY, Wiehl - Bielstein Brauerei Festival
13/06/  GERMANY, Teisnach - Festplatz (support act Gary Howard)
14/06/  HOLLAND, Ymuiden - Thalia Theater (private Show)

16/06/  GERMANY, Flensburg - Campushalle | 110'min. AUD Quality: 3
17/06/  GERMANY, Hamburg - Stadtpark | 115'min. AUD Quality: 4
18/06/  GERMANY, Lingen - Emslandhalle | 110'min. AUD Quality: 4
20/06/  GERMANY, München - Tollwood Festival | 110'min. AUD Quality: 4
21/06/  GERMANY, Heppenheim - Freilichtbühne | 50'min. AUD Quality: 4-
26/06/  UK, Alton - Alton Towers | 70'min. SBD Quality: 5-
27/06/  UK, Alcester - Ragley Hall | 110'min. AUD Quality: 4
02/07/  SWITZERLAND, Üster - Stadion Bucholz (with Scorpions, Deep Purple)
03/07/  GERMANY, Coburg - Schlossplatz (with Deep Purple, Thunder)
04/07/  SWITZERLAND, Montreux - Stravinski Auditorium | 80'min. FM Quality: 5
06/07/  SLOVENIA, Izola - Stadium (with Deep Purple)
08/07/  BELGIUM, Roeselare - Festival | 90'min. AUD Quality: 4-
09/07/  HOLLAND, Weert - Festival | 90'min. AUD Quality: 4+
13/07/  ITALY, Como - Stadio Sinigaglia | 70'min. AUD Quality: 4
17/07/  SPAIN, Madrid - Palacio Vistalegre (with Cheap Trick, Deep Purple)
24/07/  UK, Ipswich* - Christchurch Park | 110'min. AUD Quality: 4-
29/07/  UK, Epson - Downs Racecourse
31/07/  UK, Delmare - Delmare Forest | 90'min. AUD Quality: 4
07/08/  UK, Saffron Walden** - Audley End | 90'min. AUD Quality: 4
08/08/  UK, Romsey* - Broadlands
28/08/  UK, Exeter* - Powderham Castle | 90'min. AUD Quality: 1
29/08/  UK, Kettering* - Wicksteed Park
30/08/  UK, Lincoln - Lincoln Castle | 100'min. AUD Quality: 4
10/09/  SWITZERLAND, Zürich - Airport
| 90'min. SBD Quality: 5

*FACTS FROM THE ROAD

4.7.2004 - The famous Montreux Jazz Festival was home to Quo on July 4th. Again billed with Cheap Trick and Deep Purple, Quo appeared on stage at 10.15 to a sell-out crowd. The full set was later broadcasted on swiss & european TV.

13.7.2004 - Quo's first gig in Italy since 1981, Quo played on the shores of Lake Como at yet another of the Monsters of Rock festivals. They kicked off with "Caroline" and, with Francis' mike out of action, vocals were performed by Rick and Francis singing into the same mike!

10.9.2004 - Quo were one of a number of major artists to play a special show to mark the opening of the recently-renovated Zürich airport in Switzerland. This unique gig was performed inside an aircraft hangar to a crowd of over 10000. The Quo set was around 70 minutes, with no change to the recent setlist but without the 'Heavy Traffic' songs and no "Big Fat Mama".