A Status Quo tour has become as much a part of Christmas tradition as maligning the continued absence of a regular Top of the Pops, marvelling at how it'll be different 'this year' and insisting that the original version, from The Waitresses, was MUCH better.
As we all begin to harbour serious concerns that spring and autumn have joined forces to see off summer once and for all, thoughts turn to the (even) colder months and dreams of winter warmers. And what better way to get the blood pumping than some good-spirited head-swaying to Marguerita Time, Down Down and the curiously sombre In The Army Now.
Thankfully, your prayers have been answered and Rick, Francis and gang have announced 10 shows for December 2012, kicking off in Glasgow on 6th, followed by Sheffield, Brighton, Gateshead and more, before the final date at The O2 Arena on Wednesday 19th December. There are also huge arena shows in Cardiff and Birmingham. Special guests will be joining the Quo for all dates with Welsh lung-splitter Bonnie Tyler already announced for the gigs in Cardiff, Birmingham and London.
We will have tickets available from 9am on Friday 6th July 2012. Ahead of the QuoFestive season, Status Quo are playing a few key dates including headline shows in Herefordshire and Inverness, as well as festival slots at Kew the Music 2012 and BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park 2012. We have face-value tickets for all available now, except Kew the Music which has only Premiums.