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That was the Quo month that was ... July 2009



2nd - Quo concert at Epsom Racecourse, Epsom, Surrey

Quo played the first of three UK racecourse gigs in July, at Epsom racecourse on July 2nd. Photos from this well-attended gig can be found here.

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5th - Quo concert at Avoine Zone Blues Festival, Avoines, France

Quo headed into favourite territory on July 5th with the first of two shows in France. Quo played on the final day of the Avoine Zone Blues festival, near the Loire Castles area, and the 1200-strong festival crowd enjoyed a slightly-trimmed set in the Summer air.

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10th - Quo concert at Howard Davis Park, St. Helier, Jersey

A rare gig in the Channel Islands saw Quo performing to a crowd of about 3000 in Jersey on July 10th. Supported by local act, Porcupine Effect, they played the usual Summer season set and the gig made the front page of the next day's Jersey Evening Post newspaper (which read "Status Quo's Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi got Jersey rocking on its feet last night as the enduring duo played all of their classics to an enthusiastic crowd of around three thousand people in the Howard Davis Park.").

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10th - Quo on 'Even More Guitar Heroes At The BBC' (BBC4)

Quo featured on the BBC4 programme, 'Even More Guitar Heroes At The BBC', with the classic 1968 "Top of the Pops" performance of "Pictures of Matchstick Men".

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16th - Quo concert at Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland

Quo played at the 43rd Montreux Jazz festival on July 16th, followed by John Fogerty (the rumoured joint rendition of "Rockin' All Over The World" failed to materialize however). The packed house enjoyed a full Quo set, as follows.

Official photos of Quo in action in Montreux are available here and the gig was recorded for a DVD/Blu-Ray release due out on 12th October 2009.

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17th - Quo concert at Borgholms slottsruin, Oland, Sweden

Before heading back to the UK after a stint in mainland Europe, Quo performed the first of two gigs in Sweden on July 17th in Oland. Supported by The Refreshments and Torsson, Quo played to a healthy sized crowd and photos of them in action can be found here.

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18th - Quo concert at Idrottsplatsen, Klippan, Sweden

The second night in Sweden saw Quo playing Klippan on July 18th. With the same support acts as in Oland (The Refreshments and Torsson), the band played the full set to 3-4000 punters. Official photos can be found here and some good fan photos are available here.

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23rd - Quo concert at Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster

Back to back racecourse shows saw Quo rocking the punters at Doncaster Racecourse on July 23rd. The fans were kept at a considerable distance from the stage, leading Francis to quip "do they think we've got swine flu?", but the large crowd still enjoyed Quo's performance of a slightly shorter set due to a 10:45pm curfew at the racecourse (the set was the same as the 'Pictures' tour but without "Pictures Of Matchstick Men", "Ice In The Sun", "In My Chair", "Is There A Better Way" and the drum solo).

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24th - Quo concert at Newmarket Racecourse, Newmarket

The second of two racecourse gigs involved Quo playing at the famous Newmarket Racecourse on July 24th, as part of the 'Newmarket Nights' series of races and concerts. The forecast rain held off and Quo played the same set as the previous night in Doncaster.

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25th - "Statoz Quo" tribute band gig at Centenary Rocks Festival, Seventeen Mile Rocks, Queensland, Australia

Queensland tribute outfit, Statoz Quo, played at the Centenary Rocks Festival on July 25th. They enjoyed their chance to play on a big stage and a great set of photos of the band in action is available here.

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26th - Quo concert at Powderham Castle, Kenton, near Exeter

On a wet and wild Sunday evening, Quo played at Powderham Castle, near Exeter, on July 26th. Supported by French rock and roll outfit, Carousel Vertigo, Quo played to a good-sized audience and some great photos of them on stage can be found here.

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31st - Quo concert at Rock of Ages Festival, Seebronn/Rottenburg, Germany

Quo rounded out a busy month with a headline performance at the first day of the German Rock of Ages festival on July 31st. The festival also featured Chucks, Epitaph, Thunder and Axel Rudi Pell, with about 7000 witnessing Quo's "usual" festival set (the 'Pictures' setlist without "Is There A Better Way", "Pictures of Matchstick Men", "Ice In The Sun", "In My Chair" and "Junior's Wailing").

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