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Status Quo will release a pair of twin live albums later this summer.

‘Down Down & Dignified At The Royal Albert Hall’ was recorded at the hallowed London venue in July 2017 on the Aquostic Tour, while ‘Down Down & Dirty At Wacken’ captures an electric performance at the world-famous German rock festival Wacken Open Air the following month.

The line-up for both the shows featured Francis Rossi, Andrew Bown, John ‘Rhino’ Edwards, Leon Cave and Richie Malone.

Both of the albums will be released on CD and vinyl formats on Friday 17th August via earMUSIC.

Francis Rossi said, “There’s no other venue like the Royal Albert Hall, every artist wants to play there. So, to bring our Aquostic show there was a dream come true. The Quo classics were stripped back and delivered by the band in a new fresh way that really allows the melodies to shine. Fully acoustic and featuring some fantastic extra musicians and vocalists, this is a show we’ll always be proud of.”
“Wacken is like no other festival. The energy, the crowd, the volume. Where better for Quo to get down and dirty and crank out all of the Quo classics as loud as possible? Naturally, this was a full electric set, delivered at full throttle. Nothing else would be acceptable at Wacken! It’s full-blooded performances like this that Quo’s reputation is built on.”  

Ahead of their appearance at Rewind Festival, Status Quo play a gig at Middleborough Town Hall on Saturday 21st July. Tickets are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets now.

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