BRITAIN’S best-loved rockers Status Quo celebrate their incredible five-decade career with a special show at St David’s Hall this autumn.
The last year has been the hardest year of the bands career.. Frontman Francis Rossi and the band have faced the retirement from live performance of the iconic Rick Parfitt, who then tragically died in December. However, the ever-defiant group will return with the flag flying high to honour his memory and bring the fans what they want and deserve.
In April 2017, the band announced their long-planned Aquostic UK tour, but immediately found themselves with a dilemma. The acoustic shows had been deemed necessary as the inevitable rigours of the electric set were considered to be too much for Rick. Yet, demand from fans for electric shows remained undiminished. Taking into account all changed circumstances, and the band’s movement away from the successful Aquostic albums, a decision has been made to get Plugged In with a fully electric tour.
Francis Rossi said: “This has been a year like no other. In many ways the band has felt out of control. Rick’s passing was a huge blow. Much of what we had planned was envisaged initially to accommodate what would be right for him; those sands have obviously shifted. Now everything has changed.
“The band is not the same – it can’t be and shouldn’t be – and the plan has changed too. We’re still listening to the fans, we always have, and we’re hearing that this is what they still want. We’re going to give it to them.”
- Status Quo will play Cardiff’s St David’s Hall on November 29. To book seats, visit www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk or call the Box Office on 029 2087 8444.