5 December 18:00 - 21:00
Britain’s best-loved rockers, Status Quo, will undertake a full UK Winter Tour performing hits from across a five decade career, in their celebrated Aquostic style. Coming to nine venues across the nation in November and December 2017, this tour once again allows the band to explore and redefine the songs that made their name. Tickets will be on sale from 9am on Friday 28 April 2017. With the band having just sold out an Aquostic show at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall on 1st July, demand is sure to be high!
These shows will be fully acoustic and feature additional musicians, including female backing vocalists. This 2017 Winter Tour will be the second such set of dates to take place without guitarist Rick Parfitt, whose tragic death at the end of last year shocked and saddened Quo and their fans, but left the band newly motivated to perform and honour these songs to a fan base that remains equally enthused. Francis Rossi said, “Things are not the same, nor should they be, but the show goes on because band and fans alike still love this amazing music.”
Packed with hits taken from that unbelievable back catalogue and comprehensively reworked, the now seriously road-tested ‘Aquostic’ approach has indeed represented something of a new dawn for the band. This inventive approach frees the arrangements but retains the potency of the songs. The Aquostic initiative has now spawned two successful chart albums and wowed fans at shows ranging from the intimate, such as those at the Roundhouse to the Union Chapel, to the frankly enormous, like London’s Hyde Park and the Schleyerhalle arena in Stuttgart.
Classic Rock recently named ‘Aquostic’ as one of the top 25 acoustic albums ever saying, “It works. Brilliantly. Quo acoustic? It’s no gimmick”. The Times said, “It’s time to… reclaim them as one of Britain’s great bands.” The Sun said simply that ‘Aquostic’, “Helps confirm their national treasure status”. This 2017 Aquostic tour offers a generous helping of Quo classics that are immediately recognisable, and yet demonstrably re-engineered; this is the sound of a band living in the present, embracing the future, whilst cherishing their past.