After announcing their “Aquostic” tour this year, fans were hoping for something a little more “electric”.
The band have announced they’re plugging it back in this winter for various UK dates. This comes with the news that the tour will be renamed “Plugged In- Live and Rockin'”
After the passing of Rick Parfitt, Status Quo lost an important piece of their musical soul. Although Francis Rossi and the band had continued to keep to their commitments and honour Rick’s memory, the live shows were stripped back and switched to acoustic.
Francis Rossi said, “This has been a year like no other. In many ways the band has felt out of control. Rick’s passing was a huge blow. Much of what we had planned was envisaged initially to accommodate what would be right for him; those sands have obviously shifted. Now everything has changed. The band is not the same – it can’t be and shouldn’t be – and the plan has changed too. We’re still listening to the fans, we always have, and we’re hearing that this is what they still want. We’re going to give it to them”.
For 50 years, Status Quo have prided themselves on delivering for their fans and it seems, today, they’re still no different.
Tickets are available here at £42.50. All the UK dates are listed below.
PLUGGED IN – Live and Rockin!
26th Manchester, O2 Apollo
27th Sheffield, City Hall
29th Cardiff, St David’s Hall
30th Reading, Hexagon
2nd Bournemouth, International Centre
3rd Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
5th Glasgow, Clyde Auditorium
6th Newcastle, City Hall
8th London, Eventim Apollo
*All shows are fully seated except Manchester, Reading, Wolverhampton