Status Quo touring the UK this December!
Published on 21st March 2016
In February 2016, Status Quo announced that this year would see their last full-on electric shows. Now the band are unveiling the dates; “The Last Night Of The Electrics” tour will begin in October with a high profile stint across Europe, visiting the UK for a spectacular send-off in December 2016. After this tour the Telecasters shall finally be unplugged and amps turned off.
Francis Rossi said,
“We’ve talked about it for some time and have decided that it’s time for us to hang up the electrics. It’s getting harder and harder for us to play those shows. It’s 30 years since we last said we were stopping but this is a final decision. It doesn’t mean we won’t do other things, perhaps the odd special, but we’re agreed that the moment has come. There’s more to come from us in the years ahead, but we won’t tour the electric set ever again”.
Rick Parfitt added,
“We always thought we’d see a red light when it was time to stop. The show hurts now, physically. It’s hard to maintain that level of energy and without that it’s not really a Quo show. So we don’t feel we should continue. This is definitely the end of our lives on the road with the electric set, life won’t be the same for us – or many of the fans – but we can’t go on at this pace any more”.
Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John ‘Rhino’ Edwards and Leon Cave will plug in and bring their thunderous electric live show back to the nation’s venues for the last time. Packed with hits, both new and old, taken from that unbelievable back catalogue. If you love Status Quo, you need to be there; if you’ve never before seen this truly legendary act play a full full-throttle no-nonsense electric set, you need to be there! Status Quo will be joined on this run of dates by very special guests REO Speedwagon and The Lounge Kittens.
REO Speedwagon has sold 40 million albums around the globe, with the group’s landmark album, ‘Hi Infidelity’, now approaching ten times platinum status in the states. After nearly five decades since forming, front man Kevin Cronin and band mates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (guitar) and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying audiences worldwide with concerts featuring their two US number one singles ‘Keep on Loving You’ and ‘Can't Fight This Feeling’, along with hits including, ‘Take It on the Run’, ‘Time for Me to Fly’, ‘Don't Let Him Go’, and more.