Status Quo have expanded their Backbone UK 2020 Tour due to demand.
In addition to their previously announced shows in November and December, Status Quo will play extra dates in Gateshead, Manchester, Aberdeen, Sheffield, Ipswich, Oxford, Bath, Southend-On-Sea and Croydon in October 2020.
Tickets to these new shows go on sale from Planet Rock Tickets at 10am on Friday 8th November.
The new setlist on the 2020 tour will feature a selection of Status Quo classics alongside material from the band’s first studio album without the late-great Rick Parfitt – September 2019’s ‘Backbone’.
In hitting no.6 on the Official Album Chart this autumn, ‘Backbone’ became the highest charting Quo album of new material for 33 years since ‘In the Army Now’ in 1986.
Commenting on the 2020 trek, Francis Rossi said: “The pressure was on: this set of new songs had to be strong enough to take their place in that amazing catalogue of Quo classics.
“With songs like ‘Liberty Lane’ and ‘Backbone’ already road tested at massive shows in Hyde Park and on the Lynryd Skynryd tour, there’s no doubt that the new material stands up! We can’t wait to get back on the road in the UK.”
He added: “We’ve been away from the UK live circuit for a little while and we’ve missed it, and we’ve missed the fans. The ‘Backbone’ album got such a great reception, people really understand what we are trying to do and the fans have really supported it.
“We can’t wait to get out there in 2020 on a proper Status Quo tour and play all the classics, plus some of these new songs for the first time.”
See Status Quo at the following shows:
Gateshead Sage – Thu 8th
Manchester Bridgewater Hall – Fri 9th
Aberdeen Music Hall – Sun 11th
Sheffield City Hall – Mon 12th
Ipswich Regent Theatre – Wed 14th
Oxford New Theatre – Thu 15th
Bath The Forum – Sat 17th
Southend-On-Sea Cliff Pavilion Theatre – Mon 19th
Croydon Fairfield Concert Hall – Tue 20th
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – Fri 27th
Leicester De Montfort Hall – Sat 28th
Cardiff St David’s Hall – Mon 30th
Birmingham Symphony Hall – Tue 1st
Brighton Centre – Thu 3rd
London Eventim Apollo – Sat 5th
Bournemouth International Centre – Sun 6th