Quid Pro Quo: Rossi and Parfitt update their Status with lengthy Status Quo Winter 2010 UK tour
Posted: 12th May 2010
As British as the weather (and as consistent), Status Quo are one of the most familiar, important and long-running bands this country has produced, and yes I am including the Beatles in that statement. After nearly a decade in the wilderness (formerly as the Spectres), their fortunes improved in 1972 when Vertigo, home of oodles of subsequent rock-acts including Thin Lizzy, Metallica and Black Sabbath, inked a deal that remained in place for a couple of decades and scored them streams of hits.
Quo are back with, get this, their 29th album (as yet to be announced) which is due later this year. Swift detective work can deduce that it will be around November, once their festival appearances at Summer Pops, Guilfest, Cropredy and the Forestry event in Gloucester are over and the next leg of world domination starts. Well, the UK anyhow.
After the festivals comes the big 'The Quid Pro Quo' tour starting in Southend on the 9th November and continuing to too many places to list but includes Brentwood (10th), Croydon (15th), Plymouth (21st), Preston (26th) and ending in Llandudno for a pair of big Welsh dates on 30th November and 1st December.
Tickets are on sale now and cost around £35 plus fees, depending on location.
Tonight, lead singer and guitarist Francis Rossi heads-out on his first ever solo tour, starting in Edinburgh, moving on to Birmingham tomorrow, then Manchester, London, Sheffield and finally Cardiff on the 18th May. Tickets cost around £19.50, available now (tickets for tonight's gig will be available on the door at this late stage in proceedings).
- Mon 5th Oct 2020 Status Quo Waterfront Hall (Belfast) Buy Tickets
- Tue 6th Oct 2020 Status Quo Olympia Theatre (Dublin) Buy Tickets
- Thu 8th Oct 2020 Status Quo The Sage (Gateshead) Buy Tickets
- Fri 9th Oct 2020 Status Quo The Bridgewater Hall (Manchester) Buy Tickets
- Sun 11th Oct 2020 Status Quo Music Hall (Aberdeen) Buy Tickets
- Mon 12th Oct 2020 Status Quo City Hall/ Memorial Hall/ Oval Hall/ Ballroom (Sheffield) Buy Tickets
- Wed 14th Oct 2020 Status Quo Regent Theatre (Ipswich) Buy Tickets
- Thu 15th Oct 2020 Status Quo New Theatre (Oxford) Buy Tickets
- Sat 17th Oct 2020 Status Quo Bath Forum (Bath) Buy Tickets
- Mon 19th Oct 2020 Status Quo Cliffs Pavilion (Southend) Buy Tickets
- Tue 20th Oct 2020 Status Quo Fairfield Halls/ Arnhem Gallery (Croydon) Buy Tickets
- Fri 27th Nov 2020 Status Quo Royal Concert Hall/ Strathclyde Suite (Glasgow) Buy Tickets
- Sat 28th Nov 2020 Status Quo De Montfort Hall and Gardens (Leicester) Buy Tickets
- Mon 30th Nov 2020 Status Quo St David's Hall (Cardiff) Buy Tickets
- Tue 1st Dec 2020 Status Quo Symphony Hall (Birmingham) Buy Tickets
- Thu 3rd Dec 2020 Status Quo Brighton Centre (Brighton) Buy Tickets
- Sat 5th Dec 2020 Status Quo Eventim Apollo (Hammersmith) Buy Tickets
- Sun 6th Dec 2020 Status Quo Bournemouth International Centre BIC (Bournemouth) Buy Tickets