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Show Announcements - Last Night of The Electrics & AQUOSTIC - 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.
All shows will continue to feature guest guitarist Richie Malone, and will run alongside a series of Aquostic shows planned for 2017.
This is the re-scheduled show that was cancelled on Dec 4th at Zénith, Paris.
Please Note: Tickets for the show on December 4th 2016 at Zénith de Paris will not be valid for May 2nd 2017 concert at Salle Pleyel. People who are unable to attend the concert on May 2nd can get a refund for their tickets only at the point of sale where the tickets were originally purchased. If you wish to attend the show, you must return the ticket for the Dec 4th concert at the point of sale where it was purchased, and buy a new ticket for the May 2nd show.
Quo will play an AQUOSTIC show at the Inverness Leisure Centre on Tues June 20th 2017. Tickets are on pre-sale on Wednesday 21st December 9am from www.ticketline.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk
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.
Bob Young’s 'Back In Quo Country'
The 30th Anniversary of Bob Young's solo album ‘In Quo Country’ is celebrated with this re-release via Cherry Red Records
It includes several bonus tracks alongside just ten of the dozens of Status Quo songs he's co-written for the band and recorded for the original Quo Country album and features a band of world class players including Albert Lee, Micky Moody, BJ Cole and Billy Bremner.
Available now from www.cherryred.co.uk or via Amazon and iTunes
Rhino's Tourlog 2016
Rhino's last tourlog? - go to Rhino's Tourlog 2016 - Part 1 and Part 2 (21st Dec) , Part 3 (22nd Dec) , Part 4 (22nd Dec) and Part 5 (24th Dec)
Rhino - Rhino's Revenge II - Vinyl Album (Limited Edition)
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.
Pre-order now from the Rhino's Revenge Store.
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
Dec 4th - Paris, Zenith - Show re-scheduled
Quo's concert, originally planned on Dec 4th 2016 at Zénith de Paris, is re-scheduled on Tues May 2nd 2017 at Salle Pleyel.
Forced to cancel their show originally scheduled in Zénith de Paris – La Villette on Sunday December 4th 2016 due to a pharyngitis of the front man Francis Rossi, Status Quo announced the show has been rescheduled on Tuesday May 2nd at Salle Pleyel in Paris. Tickets are on sale now at www.gdp.fr www.gdp.fr
Please Note Tickets for the show on December 4th 2016 at Zénith de Paris will not be valid for May 2nd 2017 concert at Salle Pleyel. People who are unable to attend the concert on May 2nd can get a refund for their tickets only at the point of sale where the tickets were originally purchased. If you wish to attend the show, you must return the ticket for the Dec 4th concert at the point of sale where it was purchased, and buy a new ticket for the May 2nd show.
Gert, from Malmö in Sweden, was a huge Quo fan who created one of the first independant Quo web sites at statusquo.com in the early 1990's, some of which was incorporated into the official site when it was launched in 1997.
He went on to help maintain and work on the official site and to moderate the Quo Message Board for a number of years, not an easy job, but one he did with fairness and a unique sense of humour!
Gert, a keen photographer, was well known to the band and to Quo fans, and was often seen at gigs taking photos for the Quo sites and Quo tour programmes.
Quo, their management and all at the official site would like to extend their deepest sympathies to Gert's wife Tina, his son Micke and other members of his family at this sad time. He will be greatly missed by us all.
Quo Facebook www.facebook.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 2016
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
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
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.