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5th November 2012


We are delighted to announce that Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan, the original band line-up, are reforming for a one-off, never to be repeated series of UK dates in March 2013.

Tickets will be on sale to fans from November 13th and will go on general sale at 0900 on Friday 16th November 2012.

Status Quo manager Simon Porter said: "People have wanted this announcement to be made for years, and here it is. This is a real moment in the chequered history of Status Quo and it comes after almost 30 years of acrimony, and ten years of law suits and court battles.

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Just two years ago the thought of the Frantic Four performing again was unthinkable. Now, 50 years on from when Francis and Alan first performed together as schoolboys, it is fitting that everything has come full circle for these unique one-off shows."

More details, including the likely contents of the set, will be announced by the band themselves at the Classic Rock Awards on 13th November 2012.

MetalTalk have heard however that the bulk of the set will be built arounf the classic 1977 'Live!' album so expect 'Junior's Wailing', 'Caroline', In My Chair', 'Roll Over Lay Down', 'Forty-Five Hundred Times' and 'Rain'.

MARCH 2013
Sunday 10th - Glasgow 02 Academy
Tuesday 12th - Manchester 02 Apollo
Wednesday 13th - Wolverhampton Civic
Friday 15th - London, Hammersmith Apollo
Saturday 16th - London, Hammersmith Apollo

This series of dates truly is a one off – Status Quo are now, and remain, Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andy Bown, John ‘Rhino’ Edwards and Matt Letley – so fans need to be sure that they do not miss out.


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