The year review 2008 - a summary

concerts, releases, publications, TV, charts

The Status Quo year 2008:
24.02.2008: John Coghlan and Alan Lancaster, 2 ex-members appear on stage at the Bon Scott Memorial in Australia.
12.04.2008: the annual french Quo party is held in Paris. Headliner are Woodedz with Quo's bass pkayer John Edwards and Quo's drummer Matt Letley.
24.05.2008: the first Status Quo show of the year is played at the racecourse of Ayr, Schottland.
26.05.2008: Rick Parfitt becomes father of twins.
22.06.2008: the show in Westonbirt (UK) is recorded live and after the show people could buy this 2x-CD.
29.08.2008: in Lithuania and Russia Status Quo and Uriah Heep are playing 2 shows. Both bands are now managed by Simon 30.08.2008: the "In Search of the fourth chord"-Tour comes to an end with a total of 80 played shows.
27.09.2008: first leg of the annula UK-Tour is kicked off in Newcastle. The tour is christened "Pictures - 40 years of hits".
03.11.2008: UK release of the new Best of sampler "Pictures - 40 years of hits". A TOP10 selling album with No.8 in the UK album charts.
04.11.2008: Paintings from different artists, who mark the 40th anniverary of 'Quo, were auctioned for charity reasons at Londons Bonham.
07.11.2008: kick-off of a Germany tour with 6 shows.
28.11.2008: Status Quo were show act at the annual Bundespresseball in Berlin, Germany
08.12.2008: UK release of the 75th Status Quo single "Its Christmas Time".
12.12.2008: the 2nd leg of the UK tour kicks off in Brighton.

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Status Quo played a total of 73 shows in 2008. (for a list of all shows: --> click here )

Status Quo played in these countries:

    32x in UK
    9x in France
    7x in Germany
    5x in Denmark
    3x in Austria
    3x in Sweden
    2x in Netherlands
    2x in Norway
    2x in Switzerland
    2x in Hungary
    1x in Lithuania
    1x in Belgium
    1x in Russia
    1x in Serbia
    1x in Slowakia
    1x in Slowenia

Listed below all releases of the year 2008.
Detailled info with cover and tracklisting -> clic here


  1. 2x CD "The Best of" Universal 5308957-6 -- 14.07.2008
  2. CD "Die grössten Hits" Universal 530994-9 -- 14.07.2008
  3. 2x CD "Still In Search Of The Fourth Chord" Edel 01840320ERE -- 03.10.2008
  4. CD "Starclub" Mercury 53 135235 -- 14.11.2008


  5. CD "The Essential Collection" WITUNI014 Woolworth -- Mai 2008
  6. 2x CD "In search of the 4th Chord - live in Westonbirt" Fourth Chord Records LHNCD42 -- 22.06.2008
  7. 3x DVD/1x CD-Box "Collectors Box Set" Stormbird SBX2859 -- 11.08.2008
  8. 2x CD "Pictures - live in Oxford" Fourth Chord Records LHNCD46 -- 04.10.2008
  9. 2x CD + DVD "Pictures - 40 years of hits" Universal 53 13123 -- 03.11.2008
  10. 4x CD- Earbook "Pictures - 40 years of hits" Universal 53 13056 -- 03.11.2008
  11. 2x CD "Pictures - 40 years of hits" Universal 53 13116 -- 03.11.2008
  12. 7"-Vinyl-Single "It's Christmas Time" UMTV 1793138 -- 08.12.2008
  13. CD Single "It's Christmas Time" UMTV 1793139 -- 08.12.2008
  14. 2x CD "Pictures - live in Brighton" Fourth Chord Records LHNCD49 -- 12.12.2008
  15. 2x CD "Pictures - live in Birmingham" Fourth Chord Records LHNCD50 -- 22.12.2008


  16. CD "THE BEST OF" -- September 2008


  17. "The ultimate Gigography" -- February 2008

    with Status Quo

  18. Maxi-CD "Jump that rock" Scooter vs. Status Quo
  19. 2x-DVD "Sweden-Rockfestival 2005" of the german music magazine Rock Hard showing Status Quo with "Caroline".

Status Quo in the charts:

"Pictures - 40 years of hits"
  • UK - No.8; 8 Weeks in the charts