||BREAKING NEWS: STATUS QUO TO PLAY WACKEN 2017
23rd December 2016
It's 23rd December and it's the last night of the Last Night Of The Electrics tour for Status Quo, the tour that was originally billed as the last time the British rock legends would ever plug in their amps.
However, it was recently announced that the tour would be extended into 2017 and a date is already booked for 2018 and now the most staggering announcement of all has just landed - Status Quo are to play Wacken 2017, and it's hardly likely to be an Aquostic gig.
Wacken have announced four bands this morning, stating the "the finish line is within sight, it's time to speed up! And we do this with the help of four acts from the genres of Hard Rock, Progressive, Thrash and Alternative Metal".
About Status Quo, the Wacken organisers had this to say:
"One of the big legends of rock music! The British band was founded in 1962 and they gained an enormous reputation within the last decades. Next to their very own hits like 'Whatever You Want', they are also well known for their great cover versions like 'Rockin' All Over The World' and of course 'In The Army Now'. The band will make their Wacken debut next year – welcome!"
Katatonia, Sacred Reich and Hello-O-Matic are the other three bands announced today.
The British presence at Wacken 2017 is an unusual one for the world's biggest Metal festival with The Boomtown Rats and UK Subs joining Quo on a bill that also includes Steve Harris British Lion, Evil Scarecrow, Napalm Death, Orange Goblin and Paradise Lost.
More bands will be announced tomorrow, It is unclear who is headlining at this stage. Marilyn Manson, Europe, Trivium and Amon Amarth are all on the bill.
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
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