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25 October 2013

Extra dates added to last ever tour

Due to incredible demand, Live Nation are delighted to announce that four extra dates have been added to the 2014 tour by the reunited ‘Frantic Four’ line-up of Status Quo. The tour will be the last ever by this line-up of Quo. Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan will play across the UK dates [and Europe] in March / April 2014. The extra tickets will go on sale at 0900 on 25 October 2013. Francis Rossi said, “We’re delighted that so many of the fans want to come and be part of what promise to be memorable shows. This will be the last opportunity to see this version of the band, and we’re delighted that so many fans, friends and family will witness the end of the road for the ‘Frantic Four’”. Rick added, “From of the fun we have had already performing together, we know that these dates are going to be special. We’ll drop in a few more hits this time but it is going to special, these will be emotional shows for us all”.

The initial Frantic Four reunion tour was a highlight in a career that has seen the band achieve more than anyone dreamed possible. As Classic Rock said of the London show, “The band hit every song home just like in that other kind of dream, the one where you do everything right.” The Times said, “It sounded fantastic. And they, like us, were clearly getting a tremendous kick out of revisiting these long-neglected songs.”

September 2013 saw the launch of “The Frantic Four Reunion 2013”, a range of live material recorded on the 2013 tour. The Guardian reviewer at these dates hailed, “A classic British rock band – accompanied by a crowd roar most football clubs can only dream of.” The cornerstone release is a six disc earBOOK that contains all of the material released across the various formats [bar the vinyl]. The Blu-ray / DVD release features the Wembley show, both formats include a single CD of Wembley audio (selected tracks). The double CD was recorded live at Hammersmith, with audio taken from across the 2 shows. In a nod to their classic 1976 release “Live!”, a vinyl version taking the form of a double LP recorded live in Glasgow, with audio taken from both the shows, is also available.

MARCH 2014
Friday 28 London, Eventim Apollo
Saturday 29 London, Eventim Apollo
Monday 31 London, Eventim Apollo NEW DATE

APRIL 2014

Thursday 3 Wolverhampton Civic
Saturday 5 Manchester 02 Apollo
Sunday 6 Manchester 02 Apollo NEW DATE
Tuesday 8 Glasgow 02 Academy
Wednesday 9 Glasgow 02 Academy NEW DATE
Thursday 10 Wolverhampton Civic NEW DATE
Saturday 12 Dublin, O2

Tickets priced at £48.50 / £38.50 Regionally and £50 / £39.50 / £36 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.statusquo.co.uk, www.livenation.co.uk www.ticketmaster.co.uk

The 2013 tour was truly an emotional series of concerts and these new dates provide an opportunity to relive the magic of a seminal British rock act roaring back into action. As Classic Rock wrote, “Fuck me, dreams do come true”! These additional dates will be the final live dates from the Frantic Four, there will be no further announcements and the Dublin show will be their last ever.

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