The original 1971 line-up of 3 chord rockers Status Quo featuring Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan have added another set of dates to their original 'frantic four' tour.
Drummer Coghlan left the group in late 1981, and his drumming can be heard on classic Quo songs such as 'Caroline', 'Down Down', 'Rockin' All Over the World' and 'Whatever You Want'. Parfitt joined Rossi, Lancaster, Coghlan and Roy Lynes to form the classic Quo line-up in 1967. Keyboardist Lynes is not part of the reformed band, and no keyboard player has been announced for the gigs, just as it was when the 'Frantic Four' toured from 1971 to 1976.
Francis Rossi said, "Playing together again after all those years was amazing. It wasn't perfect, I guess I always strive for that, but the chemistry was there and the crowds were just incredible. These new dates are an opportunity to kick it up a notch and to get the gang back together for one final blast." Rick added, "We wanted one last go at this, and the setlist will see some changes. We’ll play some of the material that was aired in March, plus also some more of those early hits."
Added to the original dates of:
Sun 10 March O2 Academy, Glasgow
Tue 12 March O2 Academy, Manchester
Wed 13 March Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
Fri 15 March Hammersmith Apollo, London
Sat 16 March Hammersmith Apollo, London
The new dates are:
Fri 28 March Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London
Sat 29 March Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London
Thu 03 April Wolverhampton Civic, Wolverhampton
Sat 05 April O2 Apollo, Manchester
Tue 08 April O2 Academy, Glasgow
Sat 12 April O2, Dublin
Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 18th October priced from £48.50 for London and £38.50 regionally, and eGigs will have links to buy them then.
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article by: Scott Williams
| published: 14/10/2013 10:14|