In Birmingham it was 'all white' on the night as the five members each wore a white shirt, guitarist Rick Parfitt and drummer Leon Cave opting for T-shirts and the others choosing dressier attire.
With so many hit singles on their CV Quo always face a dilemma about what to include in the setlist and what to omit. Experience has shown them that you can't please everyone.
Tweaked: Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi
For the 2015 tour they also have a greatest hits package, Accept No Substitute, to promote so they tried to cram in as many fan favourites as possible. They did, however, tweak the usual setlist as little. Burning Bridges, normally saved for the encore, came early in the set so the audience was bouncing along enthusiastically near the start of the gig. Paper Plane was used as the first encore, followed by a revived Junior's Wailing and Rock and Roll Music/ Bye Bye Johnny.
There was also a medley to cover a few more numbers – What You're Proposing, Down the Dustpipe, Wild Side of Life, Railroad and Again and Again.
Joker: Francis Rossi entertains in Birmingham
Frontman Francis Rossi was in a jokey mood. He made a few comments about his age (he's 66) and that of the audience but he admitted that the band members were having fun, even so far as playing 'tag' on stage, especially with bassist John 'Rhino' Edwards.
Rockin' & rollin': Status Quo's Rick & Francis
Keyboard player Andy Bown moved front of stage for a couple of tracks, strapping on a guitar for Beginning of the End and Gerdundula. Leon Cave also moved from behind his drum kit for the latter.
After Quo's last UK tour, which saw them seated with an orchestra for acoustic shows, it was great to see them dashing around a big stage rockin'and rollin' again.
No substitutes: Status Quo's Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt
Something 'bout You Baby I Like
Burning Bridges (On and Off and On Again)
Beginning of the End
What You're Proposing/ Down the Dustpipe/ Wild Side of Life/ Railroad/ Again and Again
Big Fat Mama
Creepin' Up on You
In the Army Now
Roll Over Lay Down
Whatever You Want
Rockin' All Over the World
Rock and Roll Music/ Bye Bye Johnny
Classic pose: Francis Rossi
Status Quo's remaining 2015 UK dates:
December 7: Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield;
December 8: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff;
December 10: BIC, Bournemouth;
December 11: Brighton Centre;
December 13: O2, London.