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Johnny Main
14th October 2016

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Status Quo's Rick Parfitt has broken cover for the first time since it was announced that he wouldn't be participating in the group's 'Last Night Of The Electrics' tour, which started last Wednesday, 12th October, at The Gasometer in Vienna.

A note posted via the official Status Quo Fan Club, From The Makers Of, written in his own hand on Vincci Hotels notepaper says: "Hi Y'all, well here I am sitting in a hotel in Malaga. Just thought I'd drop you a little line to say how much I miss being part of the last year of rockin', but I must fully recover from the latest blip with my heart and with what's left of it. I wish you all a Happy Christmas and see y'all somewhere sometime in the new year. Lots of Love R x"

In mid-September it was officially announced by Status Quo that Parfitt would be sitting out the upcoming Last Night Of The Electrics tour, which would see the band hanging up their electric guitars after the final performance in Liverpool's Echo Arena on Friday 23rd December. Parfitt suffered a heart attack following a Quo show in Turkey on 14th June and was subsequently airlifted back the UK a week later.

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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.

The band are scheduled to release their new album, 'Aquostic II – That’s A Fact!’, via Universal Music on Friday 21st October, which features Parfitt and the rest of the band on acoustic guitars as they run through a host of Quo classics and more obscure album tracks and also includes three brand new numbers.

Here's the title track, 'That's A Fact'...

Last Night Of The Electrics remaining dates:
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
Saturday 3rd December: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
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

Tickets for all UK and Ireland gigs are available here.

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

10th September 2016: Status Quo Set The Union Chapel, Islington Ablaze And That's A Fact
24th August 2016: Status Quo Reveal Artwork And Tracklisting For 'Aquostic II – That's A Fact!'
4th August 2016: Status Quo's Rick Parfitt Has All The Reasons To Be Happy In His Convalescence
14th July 2016: Man Down Status Quo Storm The Castle As Freddie Proves He's Ready With These Immortal Chords
1st July 2016: It's Time To Get 'Down Down' To Butlins As Second Status Quo Fan Club Convention Is Announced

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Rick Parfitt note - (c) From The Makers Of (FTMO) 2016

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