Status Quo, Roy Wood and Kim Wilde Newcastle Arena Dec 16 2011

Status Quo, Roy Wood and Kim Wilde Newcastle Arena Dec 16 2011
Quo at Xmas has become an annual event for me. This year’s end of year tour is entitled QuoFestive and sees the guys heading a three band bill alongside Roy Wood and Kim Wilde. They have also reduced the number of gigs on the tour and moved from a mix of theatres and arenas to a smaller number of arena gigs. This is going to be the pattern for the future, so instead of visiting the City Hall, Quo are at Newcastle Metro Arena. 
I arrived around 8pm, which meant I missed Kim Wilde and Roy Wood had just started. I am a big fan of  Roy and the Move, and saw him support Quo in Sheffield a couple if years ago. His set was good, and he got the crowd going, finishing with that Xmas song.
Quo came on stage around 9pm and played their usual set, with a few small changes from last year.  The sound was clear and loud, and Francis was on good form, with the usual cheeky comments to the crowd. The show was usual Quo; good solid rock played perfectly. I enjoyed it more than I expected, but much prefer the City Hall as a venue. The encore saw the guys joined by Roy Wood and Kim Wilde for Winter Wonderland and Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Good stuff. I must have seen Quo around 30 times now, and to be honest it is getting a little samey, but hey ho they are what they are, and they do it well. So will I go again next year? Of course I will. 
Setlist: Caroline; Something ‘Bout You Baby I Like; The Wanderer; Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘n’ You; Rain; Mean Girl; Beginning Of The End; Medley (What You’re Proposin’/Down The Dustpipe/Little Lady/Red Sky/Dear John); Big Fat Mama;
Two Way Traffic; The Oriental; Let’s Rock; Paper Plane; Living On An Island; In The Army Now; Drum Solo/The Killer; Roll Over Lay Down; Down Down; Whatever You Want; Rockin’ All Over The World
Encore: Burning Bridges; Walking In A Winter Wonderland; Santa Clause Is Coming To Town

I hate printed tickets


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sir_Bawls on April 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Here’s Kim Wilde’s setlist and band line-up for this show:

    01. Chequered Love
    02. Never Trust A Stranger
    03. Cambodia
    04. You Came
    05. You Keep Me Hangin’ On
    06. Ever Fallen In Love
    07. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
    08. Kids In America

    Kim Wilde – vocals
    Scarlett Wilde – backing vocals
    Ricky Wilde – guitar
    Neil Jones – guitar
    Nick Beggs – bass
    Steve Power – keyboards & keytar
    Jonathon Atkinson – drums

    Here’s Roy Wood’s setlist and band line-up for this show:

    01. Instrumental intro (without Roy Wood)
    02. California Man
    03. Ball Park Incident
    04. Kiss Me Goodnight, Boadicea
    05. Fire Brigade
    06. New York City
    07. Angel Fingers
    08. Flowers In The Rain
    09. Are You Ready To Rock
    10. See My Baby Jive
    11. Goodbye Blackberry Way
    12. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

    Roy Wood – vocals, guitar & bagpipes
    Michelle Naylor – backing vocals
    Neil Simpson – bass
    Danny McCormack – keyboards
    Roy Adams – drums


  2. Posted by Sir_Bawls on April 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Oops, I missed Roy Woods sax players. Here they are:

    Paul Corry – saxophone
    Jim Corry – saxophone
    James Russell – saxophone
    John “Boysey” Battrum – saxophone


  3. Posted by vintagerock on April 15, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Many thanks Peter


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