|Tickets for the UK tour are on sale from the link above via Songkick.
Tickets are now also available from www.axs.com - www.ticketmaster.co.uk
other ticket sellers and venue box offices - details and links on the Quo tour dates page.
|Reviews from the Oct/Nov German Tour:
Berliner Morgenpost - Quo play harder and rougher than before! - www.morgenpost.de
B.Z. Berlin - Cult classics like RAOTW and WYW made the 7000 fans in the packed arena jump out of their seats - www.bz-berlin.de
Die Welt, Hamburg - Then the QUO came... Francis Rossi put his band back on track... the old Quo hits sound sharp and hard like in their glory days. - www.welt.de
Abendblatt Hamburg - Farewell tour? Whoever saw how relentless and hard Rossi played his guitar doubts that this was the end of the electrics... - www.abendblatt.de
Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung - ... everything was perfect: The setlist, the powerful crystal clear sound and the energy of the band. You can hear how well Ritchie Malone, the substitute for Rick Parfitt, does the band. If you listened how QUO rocked the arena with WYW and ROATW you can't believe that this should be the end of the electric Status Quo. - www.haz.de
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Show Announcements - Last Night of The Electrics - 2017
Following the incredible reaction and success of the current European Tour and as a result of requests from fans and promoters alike, Quo are delighted to announce that the Last Night of the Electrics tour will be extended into 2017, initially visiting territories not included on the current tour.
The tour - which will continue to feature guest guitarist Richie Malone - will run alongside a series of Aquostic shows already planned for 2017.
Watch this space for further details!
Quo will play an AQUOSTIC show at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Spain on Thursday June 29th 2017. The show will close the Suite Festival at this prestigious venue.
Tickets are on sale from www.suitefestival.com and Gran Teatro del Liceu box offices.
Quo (ELECTRIC) will play two shows in Germany in July with ZZ TOP:
Sun 09th July - Freilichtbühne, Loreley, St Goarshausen - sparkassenpark.de - www.adticket.de
Weds 12th July - SparkassenPark, Mönchengladbach - sparkassenpark.de - www.adticket.de
Rhino - Rhino's Revenge II - Vinyl Album (Limited Edition)
Just in time for Christmas, an extremely limited edition Vinyl version of 'Rhino's Revenge II' has been pressed.
Only 300 copies - each autographed and sequentially numbered by Rhino before shrink-wrapping - priced at £29.99 (plus p&p), are now available to pre-order for Christmas delivery.
Pre-order now from the Rhino's Revenge Store.
Rhino's Tourlog 2015
Rhino has finally finished writing his tourlog about Quo's 2015 shows - go to Rhino's Tourlog 2015 - Part 4
Rhino's Revenge Tour 2017
Rhino’s Revenge will tour the UK and Europe during May, 2017. General admission tickets are now on sale from links on Rhino's Site: www.rhinosrevenge.com
In addition to general admission tickets, VIP packages are also available from www.rhinosrevenge.com
Status Quo regret to announce that guitarist Rick Parfitt has been ordered to rest for the remainder of the year at the very least following on from his heart attack and associated complications following a Quo show in Turkey on June 14th.
This means, of course, that he will be unable to take part in the forthcoming ‘Last Night Of The Electrics’ European and UK tour which commences in Vienna, Austria on October 12th.
Simon Porter, the band’s manager comments, “Although Rick is recovering well and is now able to lead a relatively normal day to day life, he is far from being fit enough to undertake the rigours of Quo’s touring schedule. Perhaps now is the time to reveal that Rick actually ‘died’ for several minutes directly following his heart attack which resulted in mild cognitive impairments for which he continues to receive neuropsychological support. His medical team continue to be confident of a full recovery, but Rick’s absolute priorities for the foreseeable future are for his health and wellbeing and to be able to see his eight year old twin children Tommy and Lily grow up. To this end, Rick may well have performed his last show with Quo, but no final decision will be made until next year. Regardless, it is his wish that the band continue to tour as planned and he will always be a part of Quo’s numerous other off stage activities”.
Rick has given his full blessing for the band to continue to honour their touring schedule in order to not let down the fans. Until the end of 2016, Status Quo will continue to utilise guest musicians. Irish guitarist Richie Malone, who is currently playing with the band, will continue in this role at least until the end of Quo’s European schedule which concludes in Paris on December 4th. Freddie Edwards, son of Quo bass player John 'Rhino' Edwards also stepped in for Rick during some of the Summer shows.
Rick will also use his convalescence period to compose songs for a long overdue solo album which he plans to record early next year. In the meantime, both Rick and the band would like to thank the fans for their continued understanding and support.
Photo: Rick - Sept 2016 - (c) Christie Goodwin
Sky News - (Video) - Status Quo's Rick Parfitt may not return to band over heart fears
Daily Mail Online - Status Quo's Rick Parfitt quits Rockin' All Over The World on doctor's orders
Press Release: Thursday Sept 15th
Frankie Miller's Double Take
Frankie Miller’s brand new album ‘Double Take’ features his greatest unreleased songs, recorded with a host of very special guests including Elton John, Rod Stewart, Steve Cropper, Francis Rossi, Paul Carrack, Kid Rock & Willie Nelson, alongside Frankie’s original vocal.
Produced by Dave Mackay, Francis duets with Frankie on a track named Gold Shoes.
Here's a clip about the making of the album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P55j4eknjUg
More details at: frankiemiller.net
Live Here Now - Live recordings of 'Last Night Of The Electrics'
CDs of the show at the Hallenstadion in Zurich on Sat 15th sold out at the venue on the night of the show, however they can still be purchased along with other Live Here Now CDs and downloads from their site liveherenow.com or their web store at statusquo.pmstores.co
Fans who pre-ordered CDs from Live Here Now with their tickets or on-line from their web store will have their orders despatched a few days after the shows are completed.
A few rogue covers from Amsterdam and Birmingham got mixed up with the Hallenstadion CD covers. LHN apologise if this happened to you and you got your Zurich CDs in the wrong cover. If you have the wrong cover please email LHN your address at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will post you a correct cover.
Quo Set The Union Chapel, Islington Ablaze - And That's A Fact
Review of the Union Chapel show on Metaltalk.
Aquostic II - BBC Hyde Park show
Quo played BBC Radio 2’s ‘Festival In A Day’ in London's Hyde Park on 11 September 2016.
Watch the whole show here: : http://bbc.in/2cqAjXH
Plus individual videos: Whatever You Want - Video - Hold You Back - Video
Aquostic - Rock The Boat 2017
Quo are hitting the high seas and heading to the South Pacific! The band are taking the Aquostic band on Rock the Boat 7... which departs Sydney, Australia on 16th October 2017 for 7 nights of rock n roll mayhem!
Quo will perform on the cruise on Saturday October 21st and Sunday October 22nd 2017.
This will be Quo's first ever cruise and the perfect location to debut the Aquostic set down under.
Click the image to see the full poster.
Tickets are on sale now. Go to www.chooseyourcruise.com.au
Rocking All Rover The World - Quo support Dogs Trust with 'Dog Of Two Head' Beer
Tails are wagging at Dogs Trust thanks to the launch of a new British premium ale 'Dog Of Two Head' created by Quo and Hobsons Brewery (see below), who will donate 5% of the profits to the UK’s largest dog welfare charity to help dogs in need of new homes.
To celebrate the launch, ‘pint’ sized pooches at Dogs Trust’s West London rehoming centre greeted Rick and Francis with licks and wags and enjoyed some cuddles as they were given a tour to learn more about the charity’s work. The band also had fun meeting their ‘doggy doppelgangers’ picked out by Dogs Trust staff.
As dog lovers themselves, owning eight dogs between them, Rick and Francis chose to support Dogs Trust because of the charity’s commitment to care for dogs for as long as it takes to find them a home.
Francis Rossi says: “Dogs Trust is a cracking charity doing brilliant work to help all kinds of dogs. We like that they won’t put a healthy dog to sleep so we wanted to give something back. I have three dogs of my own who enjoy the good life and without being able to adopt any more, for now anyway, this is the next best thing we could do to help.”
Rick Parfitt says: “My wife and I are ‘owned’ by five pint sized dogs – they tend to get whatever they want, whatever they need! They bring us a lot of laughter with their cheeky antics. We sponsor two dogs being cared for by Dogs Trust so Francis and I wanted the sales to help the dogs they look after. We hope the profits go some way to finding more dogs new homes.”
Dogs Trust’s CEO, Adrian Burder, says: “We’re incredibly grateful for this support from Status Quo. Our staff strive to affect the status of dog welfare through campaigning to improve the lives of all dogs, so it’s a privilege to be able to show Francis and Rick the work we do to find dogs loving homes.”
Quo Drinks Range - 'Down Down' cider and 'Dog Of Two Head' beer
Quo have teamed up with a pair of great British producers to create a duo of classic drinks: the 'Down Down' cider and the 'Dog Of Two Head' ale - watch the videos
Both 'Down Down' and 'Dog Of Two Head' are available, bottled, nationally through the Spar chain. ‘Dog Of Two Head’ is available to buy on draught at selected outlets. ‘Down Down’ has been selected for Wetherspoon’s National Cider Festival.
Francis and Rick have been involved in the brewing process and cider making right from the off, visiting the facilities, working with each of the relevant teams in choosing the individual elements that give each product their satisfying and refreshing quality – and even spending a day harvesting apples for the cider.
'Dog Of Two Head' - created in conjunction with Hobsons Brewery in Shropshire, is a chestnut amber traditional ale with a modern citrus twist delivered by the British hops. This is a subtle ale deftly uniting and balancing the influences of malt, hops and natural bitterness. ‘Dog’ is created by Hobsons from British malting barley, and a blend of UK-grown Fuggles, Challenger, Goldings and Progress hops.
'Down Down' - crafted by the Celtic Marches company in Herefordshire, is a beautifully-rounded golden, medium cider, with a well-balanced finish. Drawing on generations of heritage and expertise, ‘Down Down’ is made with the finest fresh-pressed cider apples which are grown on the Celtic Marches family farm. The cider will be available in three formats: Carbonated in 500ml bottles and 30 Litre keg, and Still in 20 Litre boxes.
Both 'Dog Of Two Head' and 'Down Down' will be available online. The beer from www.hobsons-brewery.co.uk The cider from: www.celticmarches.com
Status Quo - Deluxe Editions#2
Quo are delighted to announce the release of deluxe expanded 2CD versions of a trio of classic albums that were released on the revered Vertigo label, namely ‘On The Level’, ‘If You Can’t Stand The Heat’ and ‘Whatever You Want.
Exclusive to the Official UK Store, when you pre-order one of the 2CD Deluxe Editions you’ll be entered into a competition to win a Fender Standard Telecaster®, signed by Francis and Rick.
Full details and tracks
Rhino's Revenge II
John 'Rhino' Edward's second solo album - Rhino's Revenge II is available via Cargo records.
Order the album direct from Cargo on the right, or via Amazon and iTunes below.