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30 October 2008

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STATUS QUO
"PICTURES - 40 YEARS OF HITS"
Album, Auction and Tour


2008 is set to be a true year of celebration as Status Quo hit the road for a UK tour and unleash "Pictures: 40 Years of Hits" a multi-format collection spanning their incredible chart career which started forty years ago with the "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" single. Each version of "Pictures: 40 Years Of Hits" - which is released on 3rd November 2008 through UMTV on an array of formats including 4CD 'EarBook', 3CD [featuring DVD and rarities], 2CD, USB, Digital and Vinyl - offers differing configurations of content. When Quo release their first ever Christmas single "It's Christmas Time", they will have released an incredible 75 UK singles and the 4CD format will offer for the first time ever remastered versions all of the original radio edits of Quo's singles on one package. Quo have reached a serious milestone and the occasion is truly being marked!

The 'EarBook' release is a lavish 4CD and full colour 120 page Art book that reflects the forthcoming lavish star-studded auction / album launch that will be held for "Pictures: 40 Years Of Hits" at the elite auction house Bonhams on 5 November. A huge range of musicians, artists and stars have taken up a challenge from The Prince's Trust and have created their own version of a classic Quo single / album cover and their creations will go under the gavel with all proceeds going to raise funds for the charity. Personalities as diverse as Brian Wilson, Andrew Marr, Alice Cooper, Fiona Phillips, Liverpool FC, Sir Steve Redgrave, Harry Hill, Chris Tarrant, Rolf Harris, David Shepherd, Quo themselves and the cast of Coronation Street have all contributed works ? some of which have to be seen to be believed. The auction is a private event and entry is by invitation only. Universal Music Operations Limited will pay 10% of its net receipts from each Book sold to Prince's Trust Trading Limited with a minimum payment of ?1 per Book. The total amount paid to Prince's Trust Trading Limited is expected to be ?10,000. Prince's Trust Trading Limited covenants all its taxable profits to The Prince's Trust, registered charity number 1079675.

The band also undertake a UK Winter tour featuring a brand-new one-off setlist packed with hits to mark the occasion and boasting state of the art stage backdrops evoking classic Quo moments, this is a Quo tour like none before. NB Please see over for details of some rescheduled dates. Tickets for the "Pictures ? 40 Years Of Hits" tour are on sale now from 0844 576 5483 or www.livenation.co.uk [tour dates over].

The 2008 "Pictures: 40 Years Of Hits" events and releases offer the chance to be part of the anniversary party for true legends of the rock world - put yourself in the frame!



For more information please contact Chris Hewlett on 0208 348 6767 or email chris@chrishewlett.com

PRESENTS
STATUS QUO
"PICTURES - 40 YEARS OF HITS"
UK TOUR, 2008

SEPTEMBER, 2008

SATURDAY, 27: NEWCASTLE CITY HALL (0191 261 2606)
SUNDAY, 28: LLANDUDNO VENUE CYMRU (01492 872 000)
MONDAY, 29: LLANDUDNO VENUE CYMRU (01492 872 000

OCTOBER, 2008

WEDNESDAY, 01: BRISTOL COLSTON HALL (0117 922 3686)
THURSDAY, 02: BRISTOL COLSTON HALL (0117 922 3686)
SATURDAY, 04: OXFORD NEW THEATRE (0844 847 1585)
SUNDAY, 05: OXFORD NEW THEATRE (0844 847 1585)
TUESDAY, 07: CROYDON FAIRFIELDS HALL (0208 688 9291)
WEDNESDAY, 08: CROYDON FAIRFIELDS HALL (0208 688 9291)
FRIDAY, 10: HARROGATE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE (0845 130 8840)
SATURDAY, 11: HARROGATE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE (0845 130 8840)
SUNDAY, 12: HALIFAX VICTORIA THEATRE (01422 351 158)

DECEMBER, 2008

FRIDAY, 12: BRIGHTON CENTRE (0870 900 9100)
SATURDAY, 13: LONDON WEMBLEY ARENA (0870 060 0870)
SUNDAY, 14: GLASGOW SECC (0870 040 4000)
TUESDAY, 16: ABERDEEN ECC (0844 477 9000)
WEDNESDAY, 17: SHEFFIELD ARENA (0114 256 5656)
FRIDAY, 19: NOTTINGHAM ARENA (0870 121 0123)
SATURDAY, 20: CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL ARENA (02920 22 4488)
MONDAY, 22: BIRMINGHAM NEC (0871 945 6000)
TUESDAY, 23: BOURNEMOUTH BIC (0870 111 3000)

JANUARY, 2009 [RESCHEDULED DATES]

MONDAY, 26 MANCHESTER APOLLO (0870 401 8000)
TUESDAY, 27: MANCHESTER APOLLO (0870 401 8000)
THURSDAY, 29: BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE (0844 856 1111)
FRIDAY, 30: HULL CITY HALL (01482 226 655)

FEBRUARY, 2009 [RESCHEDULED DATES]

TUESDAY, 10: SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION (0170 235 1135)
WEDNESDAY, 11: SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION (0170 235 1135)
FRIDAY, 13: PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS (0845 146 1460)
SATURDAY, 14: PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL THEATRE (0239 282 4355)
MONDAY, 16: CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE (01223 357 851)
TUESDAY, 17: IPSWICH REGENT THEATRE (01473 433 100)
WEDNESDAY, 18: IPSWICH REGENT THEATRE (01473 433 100)

All tickets are priced ?31.50, except:
IPSWICH - ?33.50, MANCHESTER - ?32.50 and CROYDON - ?32.50 (plus booking fees).

Tickets available from 0844 576 5483 & www.LiveNation.co.uk.

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