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That was the Quo month that was ... October 2006



3rd - Francis interview on Radio 1 (Ireland)

Irish DJ Dave Fanning interviewed Francis about the upcoming gigs in Ireland on Radio 1 on October 3rd. Francis was in great form and chatted away for 15+ minutes, from 7.30 to 7.45 p.m. Fanning then played out with "Down Down".

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5th - Quo concert at Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Nederlands

The first gig of the "Just Doin' It" world tour 2006-2007 took place on October 5th in Amsterdam, to a packed house of 5500. Support came from local act "SQY Rocking Team" and Quo performed a new set, much to the delight of the Quo die-hards. New entries to the set included "Paper Plane", "Big Fat Mama" (full version) and, after long periods of absence, "Dirty Water" and "In The Army Now" (to open the encore). The full setlist was as follows.

Photos of Quo's performance in Amsterdam are available here and here. You can also watch short video clips of "Little Lady"/"Red Sky" (from the Proposin' medley) and "Gerdundula"!

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7th - Quo concert at Messehalle, Friedrichshafen, Germany

Supported by Vivian, Quo performed the first of nine shows in Germany, at Friedrichshafen on October 7th. The setlist was much the same as Amsterdam, but with a short burst of "4500 Times" going into "Rain". Photos of Quo in action are available here.

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7th - Yorkshire Quo convention at Barnsley (UK)

The Barnsley Polish Club played host to the Yorkshire Quo Convention on October 7th, featuring popular British tribute outfit, "Staid As Quo". Their setlist was an awesome effort, including an uninterrupted rendition of the "Hello!" album!

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10th - Quo concert at Amo Kulturhaus, Magdeburg, Germany

Quo marched on through Germany with a gig on October 10th in Magdeburg. The setlist was slightly modified, with no "4500 Times", "Dirty Water" or "Mystery Song" medley, but with the ever-popular "Juniors Wailing" back in the encore.

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11th - Quo concert at Ringlokschuppen, Bielefeld, Germany

In the large club-like venue "Ringlokschuppen", Quo played to over 2000 in Bielefeld on October 11th. The heat was on and Quo knocked out a fairly long version of the evolving set - instead of the "Mystery Song" medley, they included "Juniors Wailing" and a longer version of "Bye Bye Johnny" in the encore (featuring an extended Rossi guitar solo). It seemed that "Mystery" was planned, as Rick's guitar was prepared but he didn't take it from the guitar tech after "In The Army Now".

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12th - Quo concert at Pier 2, Bremen, Germany

An official TV clip from Quo's performance in Bremen (attended by 2800 fans) on October 12th (Rick's birthday!) is available here.

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15th - Quo concert at Palladium, Köln, Germany

Quo played to a solid crowd of about 2000 in Koln on October 15th. "Dirty Water" and the "Mystery Song" medley were absent, in favour of "4500 Times" and "Juniors Wailing". Photos from this show are available here.

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17th - Quo concert at Tonhalle o Zenith, Munchen, Germany

An excellent review and photos from this show are available here.

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22nd - Quo concert at Olympia Bruno Coquatrix, Paris

Quo played a rare show in France with a blinding gig in Paris on October 22nd. Faced by a sea of red, white and blue balloons, the band fed of the audience enthusiasm and pulled off one of their best shows in years if the accounts of those present are anything to go by. The full setlist was as follows.

Photos from this show are available here and here.

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24th - Quo concert at Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Supported by local act, Pay*ola, Quo performed to an encouragable crowd in Belfast on October 24th. Despite being under the weather with flu, Rick played like a trooper and photos of the performance are available here.

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25th - Quo concert at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

Photos of Quo in action in Dublin may be found here and some great video clips of "Caroline", "The Oriental", "Down Down" and "In The Army Now" can be seen here.

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25th - SQ40 book signing at Easons, O'Connell St, Dublin

The first of a series of book signings of the new "SQ40" book took place at Easons book shop in Dublin on October 25th. Francis and Rick were greeted by a few hundred eager fans, all waiting patiently to get their copies signed. Photos from this signing session are available here and a short video clip of the first signings can be seen here.

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