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Status Quo 1973 – 1978

Status Quo’s breakthrough album ‘Piledriver’ was released in 1972 and foreshadowed a heavier, energetic sound. During the 1970s they became one of the UK’s leading rock bands and toured extensively.

The band first visited Australia, as support act to Slade, in early 1973. They returned, as headliners, later that year and toured again in 1974, 1976 and 1978. Jands supplied sound and lighting for all their tours.

Quo’s more popular songs from this era include Paper Plane (1972), Caroline (1973), Down Down (1975), Rain (1976), Rockin’ All Over the World (1977) and Whatever You Want (1979).

1973 Tour

31 August Festival Hall Brisbane
01 September Horden Pavilion Sydney
02 September Festival Hall Melbourne
04 September Apollo Stadium Adelaide

1974 Tour

13 November Entertainment Centre Perth
14 November Apollo Stadium Adelaide
17 November Festival Hall Melbourne
20 November Horden Pavilion Sydney
21 November Festival Hall Brisbane

1976 Tour

24 November Perth Entertainment Centre
27 November Adelaide Memorial Drive
1 December Melbourne Myer Music Bowl
4 December Sydney Horden Pavilion
7 December Brisbane Festival Hall

1978 Tour

18 July Newcastle Civic Centre?
21 July Sydney Horddrn Pavilion
25 July Brisbane Festival Hall
2 August Perth Entertainment Centre
6 August Adelaide Apollo Stadium
11 August Hobart City Hall
15 August Melbourne Festival Hall

One response to “Status Quo 1973 – 1978”

  1. Mickey says:

    In the late 70s or early 80s, the band made two or three video clips in Sydney – at Artransa studios in Epping. (behind channel 7)

    I’m just trying to figure out what songs, and if those videos are available anywhere…

    I remember they refused to have their instruments or microphones ‘plugged’ in, because it was all mimed to ‘playback’, and they didn’t want to deceive anyone watching.

    What do you know?

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