Fresh from hitting no.6 with their 33rd studio album ‘Backbone’, Status Quo have lined up a headline UK tour for November and December 2020.
The Backbone Winter UK Tour opens at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Friday 27th November and calls in at Leicester, Cardiff, Birmingham, Brighton, London and Bournemouth.
Tickets go on sale from Planet Rock Tickets at 10am on Friday 20th September.
The new setlist on the tour will feature a selection of Status Quo classics alongside material from the band’s first studio album without the late-great Rick Parfitt.
In hitting no.6 on the Official Album Chart, ‘Backbone’ has become 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:
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