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Status Quo Original Line-Up Reunite For New Album And Tour

Tuesday, 22 May 2012 Written by Elliott Batte
Status Quo Original Line-Up Reunite For New Album And Tour

Classic rock outfit Status Quo have announced that they will return with their original line-up for a new album and tour next year – with the album set to be their 30th studio album to date.

The world-famous rockers have been a prolific force in the scene since their birth in 1967, and have continuously released albums since then onwards. Now, they're ready to complete yet another personal milestone by reaching an incredible 30 records – a feat not many can boast completing – and will tour the new release next year. What's more is, it'll be written, recorded and performed by Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, and John Coghlan – the original Status Quo line-up that rocked out many years ago

Speaking to Rock n' Roll Magazine, Rossi revealed: “We’ll do a tour and write new songs. We’ve booked a tour in Britain in March next year – eight to ten gigs or something. If we had been gone for 20 years maybe we would have been able to book all the big arenas. But we have a modern-day Quo up and running, and quite successfully too. Who knows how the old band will be perceived?”

He continued: “I want us to focus on the really old stuff like April, Spring, Summer And Wednesdays, which was Alan’s suggestion. We’ve decided to start the gigs with Junior’s Wailing. We’ll do 4500 Times. Maybe we’ll play Roadhouse Blues and other songs Alan used to sing. In that way it’ll feel fresh again, because we haven’t played those old songs for such a long time.”

He did add, though, that the Quo may not be able to go on much longer – as it would risk Lancaster and Coghlan's health.

“I don’t believe we’ll play together with Alan and John for long – they won’t cope. I don’t think Status Quo will be around much longer either. It’s increasingly difficult to cope with the energy discharge a concert requires.”

The current line-up of the band have a handful of shows lined-up for this year – check the dates and details below to grab yourself tickets.

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