One of the most successful bands of all time, STATUS QUO are returning to Australia performing a handful of exclusive concerts as part of their Last Night of The Electrics tour
STATUS QUO’s thunderous electric live show at Hamer Hall will be packed with hits from their enormous catalogue including “Whatever You Want”, “Rockin’ all over the World”, “Down Down”, “Roll Over Lay Down”, “Caroline”, “In the Army Now” and many more.
With Francis Rossi (O.B.E), John ‘Rhino’ Edwards and Richie Malone on guitars, Andrew Bown on keys and Leon Cave on drums, The Last Night of the Electrics tour promises to rock audiences socks off. The tour will also be an opportunity for Quo to tip their hats to the late Rick Parfitt (O.B.E) who passed away over Christmas. Richie Malone stepped into the big musical shoes Rick left when he retired from the band in mid-2016 and will continue to be an integral part of keeping the Quo live experience tight.
QUO have sold in excess of 118 million units world-wide and in 2013 they released their 100th single. Their first smash hit, ‘Pictures of Matchstick Men’, peaked at #7 on the charts in 1968 and they haven’t stopped releasing chart toppers since. They’ve got 43 British Album Chart hit albums under their belt (27 studio albums, 11 compilations and five live albums) and have been awarded the coveted Outstanding Contribution To The British Music Industry accolade at the BRITS Awards. Throughout their career, it is estimated Quo have performed more than 6000 shows to a total audience of more than 25 million people.
Do not miss out on this truly iconic and massively influential rock act - say Farewell to the Electrics! Even though Quo are unplugging the electrics after this tour, this doesn’t mean it is the end of them performing forever. But, if you want to experience Status Quo in full-on classic rock mode, then this will be your last chance. “We’ve talked about it for some time and have decided that it’s time for us to hang up the electrics,” says Francis. “It’s getting harder and harder for us to play those shows. Its 30 years since we last said we were stopping, but this is a final decision. It doesn’t mean we won’t do other things, perhaps the odd special, but we’ve agreed that the moment has come. There’s more to come from us in the years ahead, but we won’t tour the electric set ever again.”
Francis says the whole band is excited about getting to perform to their Melbourne fans at Hamer Hall. “Quo have always had a special connection with our Aussie fans over the years and our previous Australian tours have given us some great memories on and off the stage,” he says.