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STATUS QUO Gear Up For Their Last Ever Full-On Electric Australian Tour This October

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AUSTRALIAN SPECIAL GUESTS ANNOUNCED
FOR TOUR – TRAVIS COLLINS & DINO JAG

 

Revered as one of the best classic rocks bands of all time, Status Quo are getting ready to rock with their final full-on electric shows in Australia this October. It’s been four years since they’ve toured down under, and there is no doubt this tour will go down in rock n roll history. The highly anticipated The Last Night of the Electrics Tour was announced in the UK last year and has already seen the band play a swag of sold-out performances.

Status Quo are well-known for their legendary thunderous live shows. Jam packed with hits, both old and new, they have an enviable back catalogue that makes for an
unforgettable evening of music. From songs such as Rockin’ All Over the World, Whatever You Want and Down Down to Caroline and Roll Over Lay Down, an evening in the company of Status Quo promises to be a full-throttle nononsense electric set of great rock music! With Francis Rossi (O.B.E), John ‘Rhino’ Edwards and Richie Malone on guitars, Andrew Bown on keys and Leon Cave on drums, The Last Night of the Electrics tour promises to rock audiences socks off. The tour will also be an opportunity for Quo to tip their hats to the late Rick Parfitt (O.B.E) who passed away over Christmas. Richie Malone stepped into the big musical shoes Rick left when he retired from the band in mid-2016 and will continue to be an integral part of keeping the Quo live experience tight.

Even though Quo are unplugging the electrics after this tour, this doesn’t mean it is the end of them performing forever. But, if you want to experience Status Quo in full-on classic rock mode, then this will be your last chance. “We’ve talked about it for some time and have decided that it’s time for us to hang up the electrics,” says Francis. “It’s getting harder and harder for us to play those shows. Its 30 years since we last said we were stopping, but this is a final decision. It doesn’t mean we won’t do other things, perhaps the odd special, but we’ve agreed that the moment has come. There’s more to come from us in the years ahead, but we won’t tour the electric set ever again.”

Rockin’ their way through their full-throttle tour around the globe, Australia was always going to be a key place on the list. Francis says the whole band is excited about getting to perform to their Aussie fans. “Quo have always had a special connection with our Aussie fans over the years and our previous Australian tours have given us some great memories on and off the stage,” he says.

Status Quo are one of the world’s biggest rock bands. They’ve sold in excess of 118 million units world-wide and in 2013 they released their 100th single. Their first smash hit, Pictures of Matchstick Men, peaked at #7 on the charts in 1968 and they haven’t stopped releasing chart toppers since. They’ve got 43 British Album Chart hit albums under their belt (27 studio albums, 11 compilations and five live albums) and have been awarded the coveted Outstanding Contribution To The British Music Industry accolade at the BRITS Awards.

Throughout their career, it is estimated Quo have performed more than 6000 shows to a total audience of more than 25 million people.

The Australian special guests have been announced for The Last Nights Of The Electrics tour – Travis Collins(Gold Coast, Newcastle and Sydney) and Dino Jag (Melbourne). Travis needs no introduction to Aussie audiences, with a string of #1 hits, a swag of awards and powerhouse vocals, he has made an indelible
impact on both the mainstream and country music industries. There is little he can’t perform and he is at home on the stage. Dino Jag is rapidly gaining acclaim at home and overseas, his debut EP (released 2016) was recorded with Grammy award-winning producer Jeff Bova. The first single has already earned him an
accolade, taking out second place in the 2016 International Unsigned Music Awards.

Check out some classic Status Quo rockin’ their electric live set https://vimeo.com/202880810/ae3541396f and https://youtu.be/itEVzsgcZt4

Don’t miss Status Quo’s The Last Night of the Electrics tour – proudly presented by Artist Network and Regional Touring – before the band unplug their telecasters and turn off their amps for the last time.

Tickets are on sale now.

Friday 13th October 2017
THE STAR GOLD COAST QLD
Special guest Travis Collins
www.ticketek.com.au

Saturday 14th October 2017
Civic Theatre NEWCASTLE NSW
Special guest Travis Collins
www.ticketek.com.au | (02) 4929 1977

Sunday 15th October 2017
Sydney Opera House, SYDNEY NSW
Special guest Travis Collins
www.sydneyoperahouse.com

21st & 22nd October 2017
ROCK THE BOAT
www.chooseyourcruise.com.au

Tuesday 24th October 2017
Hamer Hall, MELBOURNE VIC
Special guest Dino Jag
www.artscentremelbourne.com.au

For more information, please visit

www.statusquo.co.uk |

www.artistnetwork.com.au |

www.regionaltouring.com

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