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Johnny Main
4th August 2016

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Following his health scare earlier this year, Status Quo's Rick Parfitt has been seen out and about once again, this time with his racing driver son Rick Parfitt Jnr. Rick Jnr posted a picture to his Twitter account earlier this week with the caption: "Had a lovely morning walk with Pappa Parf. He's really on the mend," alongside a picture of the pair.

It was in the early hours of Wednesday 15th June 2016 following the Status Quo gig at Expo 2016 in Antalya, Turkey, that Parfitt suffered a suspected heart attack. He was airlifted back to the UK on Sunday 19th June and has kept a low profile since.

Status Quo have continued their touring schedule with Freddie Edwards, the son of Quo bassist John "Rhino" Edwards, stepping in for Rick. The band's next gig is scheduled for tonight (Thursday 4th August) at Biberach, Marktplatz.

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Following a final high profile European tour which will start in October and include UK dates in December 2016, Status Quo have announced an end to their electric tours. Named the Last Night Of The Electrics Tour the band will plug back in and bring their thunderous electric live show back to the nation's venues for the last time.

The set list will be packed with hits, both new and old, taken from that unbelievable back catalogue. If you love Status Quo, you need to be there; if you've never before seen this truly legendary act play a full full-throttle no-nonsense electric set, you need to be there!

These final electric tour dates will truly be the end of an era as Status Quo turn their back on constantly touring their fabled electric live set. Since first charting in 1967 the band have become a truly iconic and massively influential rock act. The world of music will not be the same once the dust has settled from The Last Night Of The Electrics Tour.

You Can See Status Quo Live here:
Thursday 4th August – Biberach, Marktplatz
Friday 5th August – Dicky Woodstock Festival, Steenwijkerwold
Saturday 6th August – Caldicot Castle, Monmouthshire
Thursday 11th August – Stars In Town, Schaffhausen
Friday 12th August – Lakeland Festival, Erlach
Saturday 13th August – Open Air am Marktplatz, Rankweil
Wednesday 17th August – Cap Roig Festival, Girona
Friday 19th August – Starlite, Marbella
Saturday 20th August – Tarraco Arena Plaza, Tarragona
Sunday 21st August – Plaza de Toros de Alicante
Friday 26th August – Somerset Rocks, Vivary Park, Taunton
Saturday 27th August – Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli
Sunday 28th August – CarFest, Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton
Sunday 11th September – BBC Radio 2 Festival In A Day, Hyde Park, London*
Wednesday 12th October – Gasometer, Vienna
Thursday 13th October – Wörtherseehalle, Klagenfurt
Saturday 15th October – Hallenstadium, Zürich
Monday 17th October – Poppodium, Tilburg
Friday 28th October – SSE Arena, Belfast
Saturday 29th October – 3 Arena, Dublin
Thursday 10th November – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg
Friday 11th November – Arena, Leipzig
Saturday 12th November – Dreiländerhalle, Passau
Monday 14th November – Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin
Tuesday 15th November – Messehalle, Erfurt
Thursday 17th November – Stadthalle, Rostock
Friday 18th November – Nordseehalle, Emden
Saturday 19th November – Lanxess Arena, Köln
Monday 21st November – Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt
Tuesday 22nd November – Brosearena, Bamberg
Thursday 24th November – König-Pilsener-Arena, Oberhausen
Friday 25th November – Swiss Life Arena, Hannover
Saturday 26th November – Stadthalle, Magdeburg
Tuesday 29th November – Porsche Arena, Stuttgart
Wednesday 30th November – Olympiahalle, München
Friday 2nd December – Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam
Sunday 4th December – Zenith, Paris
Thursday 8th December – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Friday 9th December – Bournemouth Bic, Bournemouth
Sunday 11th December –The 02 Arena, London
Tuesday 13th December – Brighton Centre, Brighton
Wednesday 14th December – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Friday 16th December – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
Saturday 17th December – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Monday 19th December – Manchester Arena, Manchester
Tuesday 20th December – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Thursday 22nd December – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
Friday 23rd December – Echo Arena, Liverpool
* - Special acoustic performance

Tickets for UK gigs are available right here

Status Quo are:
Francis Rossi – Vocals/Guitars
Rick Parfitt – Vocals/Guitars
John ‘Rhino' Edwards – Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Andrew Bown – Keyboards/Guitar/Backing Vocals
Leon Cave – Drums/Backing Vocals

Picture – © Rick Parfitt Jnr/Twitter 2016


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