Saturday 1 October 2016

Status Quo announce last ever electric tour dates for 3Arena Dublin and SS Arena Belfast

Published 18/04/2016 | 09:00

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Status Quo

Status Quo have announce two Irish dates for their last ever electric tour of Ireland and the UK.

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Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John ‘Rhino’ Edwards and Leon Cave will hit Dublin's 3Arena on October 29 and the SS Arena Belfast on October 28.

They'll be traversing their entire back catalogue.  Tickets go on sale on Friday April 22 at 9am.  Tickets from £38 including booking fee for Belfast and from €59.50 including booking and facility fees for 3Arena Dublin.

STATUS QUO - THE FACTS

* ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTE! THE DEFINITIVE HITS was released as a 3CD collection and, with different material, as a 2DVD collection material from throughout their six decade career.

* AQUOSTIC (STRIPPED BARE) The 2014 album gave the band a number five UK hit, their highest for 18 years, was certified Gold and saw them notch up their 500th week in the Album charts! It was the best selling independent UK album of 2014

* STATUS QUO’S total worldwide record sales exceed 118 million units.

* In 2013 QUO released their 100th single. The first hit was ‘Pictures Of Matchstick Men’ which reached Number 7 in January 1968, in 2014 the ‘Aquostic’ version of the track was A-Listed by BBC Radio 2.

* Founder members Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt are joined in the current QUO line up by keyboard player Andrew Bown [since 1976], bassist John ‘Rhino’ Edwards [1986] and drummer Leon Cave [2013].

* QUO have made 106 appearances on BBC TV’s ‘Top of the Pops’ - More than any other group.

* QUO have spent in excess of seven and a half years (415 weeks) in the British Singles Chart - the eleventh highest ever.

* QUO have had 43 hit albums (27 studio albums of new material, 11 compilations, 5 live albums) in the British Albums Chart; more than any other band apart from The Rolling Stones.

* In 1985 QUO opened Live Aid with the song which was to become the event’s anthem ‘Rockin’ All Over The World’.

* QUO have been immortalisted by both Madame Tussauds and Royal Doulton, starred in their own feature film ‘Bula Quo’ which was premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and raised millions for charity along the way!

* QUO also created a best-selling beer brand ‘Piledriver’, in conjunction with Wychwood / Marston’s breweries in its first nine months it sold over a million pints!

* In their 48 year history, it is estimated that QUO have played over 6000 live shows to a total audience in excess of 25 million people. In doing so, the band has travelled some four million miles and spent 23 years away from home.

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