Status Quo Tickets
After 50 years at the top of their game as one of the world’s premiere hard rock acts, Status Quo are going unplugged for a very special headline to... Read moreur in April 2015. 'Aquostic Live 2015' will see the band performing acoustic renditions of their classic tracks with female backing vocalists, additional musicians and even a string section, making this a truly remarkable tour for both band and fans alike.
“Aquostic Live 2015” will see Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John ‘Rhino’ Edwards and Leon Cave building on the incredible success currently being enjoyed by the “Aquostic (Stripped Bare)” album itself which was a Top 5 hit, giving the band their highest chart placing for 18 years. The band are taking the show that wowed the listeners of BBC Radio 2, plus those lucky enough to be in the intimate surroundings of London’s Roundhouse in October - and indeed the 8,000 fans who saw the show at the Schleyerhalle arena in Stuttgart �“ out on to the road. Packed with hits, both new and old, taken from that unbelievable back catalogue and comprehensively reworked, “Aquostic Live 2015” represents something of a new dawn for the band.
Classic Rock said that the album “Not only survives the songs’ sparse makeover, but actually dares to improve many of them,” with The Times adding that, “It’s time to… reclaim them as one of Britain’s great bands.” The Sun said simply that the album, “Helps confirm their national treasure status,” whilst Sunday Express commented, “If you haven't bought a new Quo album in a while this is the one to get”. Classic Rock said simply of The Roundhouse show, “It was triumphant”.
Support on all dates will come from Terry & Gerry, the Birmingham based cult skiffle cow-punk band Terry and Gerry who reforming in honour of their biggest fan, the late John Peel, to perform on this tour and headline dates of their own.
As one of Britain's most well-loved and long serving rock bands, it’s no surprise that Status Quo tickets are still in high demand. After achieving only moderate success with their first few albums, the band’s crucial breakthrough into the mainstream music scene occurred in 1972 with the release of their fifth studio album ‘Piledriver’. The record reached number five in the UK Album chart and marked a significant shift in style from pop-psychedelia to hard/rock boogie, which would become their trademark sound.
With help from their tour manager/ songwriting partner Bob Young, Quo penned a number of chart-topping singles throughout the 1970s, including ‘Rockin all Over the World’, ‘Whatever You Want’ and the number one single ‘Down Down’. The British rockers continued their string of chart successes during the 1980s, most notably with the album ‘In the Army Now’, which featured a number two hit single of the same name.
To date, Quo have released an impressive 64 singles, 22 of which have been top 10 UK hits. Their greatest hits album ‘Rockin’ All Over the Years’ sold in excess of 1.1 million copies across the UK and was awarded triple platinum status in 1990. To commemorate their services to the music industry, the group have received a number of reputable accolades, including Outstanding Contribution to Music at the 1991 Brit Awards. In 2010, Rossi and Parfitt were awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours for their musical achievements.
Since its formation, the band has undergone several line-up changes and today comprises original members Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt on guitar and vocals, bassist John Edward, drummer Leon Cave and keyboard player Andrew Bown. They have played sell-out arenas across the UK, including their record-breaking four-show tour that took place during one day.
The legendary five-piece band continues to enthrall their loyal UK fan base with their electrifying Status Quo concerts. If you’re lucky enough to bag tickets to catch them on their next Status Quo tour, you can expect foot-tapping guitar rhythms and a host of crowd-pleasing rock anthems, both new and old.
Tickets to the upcoming Status Quo UK tour are available below.