Status Quo’s scheduled Aquostic shows this coming November and December will now be fully electric.
Retitled the ‘PLUGGED IN – Live and Rockin!’ tour, Francis Rossi and co. explained they made the decision to upgrade the tour following fans’ advice.
They said: “The shift to ‘Aquostic’ tour had been deemed necessary as the inevitable rigours of the Electric set were considered to be too much for Rick to take on. Yet demand from fans for Electric shows was undiminished.
“Taking into account all changed circumstances, and the band’s movement out of the cycle of the successful ‘Aquostic’ albums, a decision has been made to plug back in. The renamed ‘PLUGGED IN – Live and Rockin!’ tour will now be fully Electric."
The change will only take place at Quo’s UK shows and their European jaunt will be Aquostic as previously advertised.
Francis Rossi says: “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.”
Tickets to all shows are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets now!
Status Quo’s ‘PLUGGED IN – Live and Rockin!’ tour takes in the following dates:
Manchester O2 Apollo- Sun 26th
Sheffield City Hall – Mon 27th
Cardiff St David’s Hall – Wed 29th
Reading Hexagon – Thu 30th
Bournemouth International Centre – Sat 2nd
Wolverhampton Civic Hall – Sun 3rd
Glasgow Clyde Auditorium – Tue 5th
Newcastle City Hall – Wed 6th
London Eventim Apollo – Fri 8th
You can read an extremely candid and honest interview with Francis Rossi in Issue 2 of Planet Rock Magazine, which hits the shelves today (7th July).
As well as talking about his relationship with the late-great Rick Parfitt, Francis delves into Status Quo’s past and reveals his bathroom habits (yes, really).
Issue 2 also celebrates Queen’s majestic ascent with a gold, embossed die-cut collectors’ cover and a 13-page cover story featuring an interview with Brian May and a piece celebrating the 40th anniversary of Queen’s landmark 1977 album, News Of The World.
As well as first-hand accounts of the heartbreak of AC/DC’s Back In Black, Led Zeppelin’s Earls Court triumph of 1975, and Rival Sons' latest European sojourn and Living Colour’s return, the issue also features loads more on David Gilmour, The Runaways, Rush, RavenEye, The Darkness, Saxon, Glenn Hughes, Rock Goddess, Cheap Trick and more.
Elsewhere, our deliciously filtered reviews section brings you the lowdown on the latest albums by Alice Cooper through to Steven Wilson via The Cadillac Three, as well as live action from Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses and Rainbow.
You’ll find all of this and much more in your new favourite magazine! Planet Rock Magazine… Where Rock Lives!