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That was the Quo month that was ... August 2018

3rd - Quo concert at Parkbühne, Leipzig, Germany

Quo returned to Germany on 3rd August for a gig in Leipzig. A German-language review (along with great photos) can be seen on the Radio SAW site, while excellent professional gig photos are available here and here.

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10th - Quo concert at Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium

A slightly odd ticket for the band, but Quo headed to Belgium on 10th August to play the Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival and they won over the metalheads (yet again!). Some good quality photos of the band in action can be found here.

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17th - Quo concert at Areal Kraftwerk, Rottweil, Germany

It was time for Quo to play a stunning venue in Germany on 17th August, in the shape of the former coal-fired power station, Areal Kraftwerk. Some good photos from this amazing venue were posted by Richie and Leon.

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17th - Release of "Down Down & Dignified" and "Down Down & Dirty" live albums

A pair of 'twin' live albums, "Down Down & Dignified At The Royal Albert Hall" and "Down Down & Dirty At Wacken" were released on 17th August through earMUSIC. The Albert Hall show, featuring an aquostic set with a number of additional musicians, was made available on CD and vinyl only, whilst the Wacken show (billed as "an exciting electric set recorded and filmed at one of Germany's biggest rock and metal festivals") was released on CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and vinyl.

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27th - Quo concert at Mint Bridge Stadium (Kendal Rugby Club), Kendal

Quo headed to Kendal on 27th August to become the first act to play at the Kendal Rugby Club's new Mint Bridge Stadium. Support acts included Massive Wagons, well-known amongst Quo fans for the song in tribute to Rick, Back To The Stack.

The following review of the gig (and some good pro photos) appeared in The Westmorland Gazette on 31st August, titled "Status Quo rock Kendal" and written by Lloyd Bent.

"ROCK royalty came to Kendal's newest venue at the weekend when Status Quo played a special one-day festival at the town's rugby club at Mint Bridge.

More than 3,000 people turned out to watch the legendary band, who were supported by local up-and-coming Lancaster group Massive Wagons, as well as Storm and West Cumbrian rockers Hammerhead.

The event also marked the first time a gig of this kind has been held at the new rugby club, which was completed in 2017.

Status Quo's famously engaging frontman Francis Rossi had the audience eating out of the palm of his hand, playing the mighty rock group's best-loved hits.

The overcast day did nothing to dampen the crowd's enthusiasm for the event, sponsored by Macbeth Scott & Co and which raised money for charities St John's Hospice, Healthy Young Minds and Cancer Care.

Kendal RUFC's director of rugby Steve Whitehead said: "We are extremely happy with the event. The atmosphere was amazing and Status Quo were brilliant to watch.

"It was always part of the plan for the club to hold big events like this for the community. That is an important part of being a community rugby club. It was a great opportunity for us.

"Everybody had a great time. People have been saying really good things to us about the event and the venue.

"It was a hugely positive day."

Support act Massive Wagons were riding high for the event, having recently seen their new album 'Full Nelson' enter the charts.

Barry Lucas, promoter for the event, spoke highly of the hotly-tipped band.

He said: "Massive Wagons really blew everybody away. It was a great bill across the board.

"Status Quo were Status Quo, so obviously everybody enjoyed them.

"I am really pleased with how the event went. Kendal certainly rocked that night."

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