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Status Quo

Status Quo Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 112,387
Category Classic Rock, Rock
Concerts
May
28
Botanic Gardens
Belfast City Centre
Tickets
May
30
Kelvingrove Bandstand
Glasgow
Tickets
Jun
02
Scarborough Open Air Theatre
Scarborough
Tickets
Jun
04
Swansea Arena
Swansea
Tickets
Jun
05
The Civic at The Halls Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton
Tickets
Jun
07
Emspark Greven
Greven
Tickets
Jun
08
Marktplatz Ehingen
Ehingen
Tickets
Jun
10
Tanzbrunnen Köln
Cologne
Tickets
Jun
20
Waldfreibad Walbeck
Geldern
Tickets
Jun
21
Naturtheater Steinbach - Langenbach
Langenbach
Tickets
Jun
27
Hadamar 700 Jahre Festwoche
Hadamar
Tickets
Jun
30
IGA Parkbühne Rostock
Rostock
Tickets
Jul
02
Theaterplatz Chemnitz
Chemnitz
Tickets
Jul
03
Parkbühne (Clara Zetkin Park)
Leipzig
Tickets
Jul
08
Tollwood Sommerfestival - Musik Arena
München
Tickets
Jul
13
Stadionpark Nürnberg
Nürnberg
Tickets
Jul
15
THEATRE JEAN-DESCHAMPS
Carcassonne
Tickets
Jul
18
Guitare en Scène Festival 2024
Saint-julien-en-genevois
Tickets
Jul
21
Rockhal
Esch-sur-alzette
Tickets
Jul
26
Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg
Ludwigsburg
Tickets
Jul
27
Schloss Oranienburg
Oranienburg
Tickets
Jul
28
Schlosspark
Tüßling
Tickets
Aug
13
The Piece Hall
Halifax
Tickets
Aug
16
Salt & Tar, Bootle Canalside
Liverpool
Tickets
Aug
23
Vivary Park
Taunton
Tickets
About Status Quo
Status Quo are a British rock band with strong boogie line. The group was founded by bassist Alan Lancaster and guitarist Francis Rossi in 1962. They began as a rock and roll freakbeat band called The Spectres. By 1967, with very little commercial success, they discovered psychedelia and changed their name to Traffic (later Traffic Jam, to avoid confusion with Steve Winwood's Traffic.) At this time the line-up also included organist Roy Lynes and drummer John Coghlan. Late in 1967 they recruited second guitarist Rick Parfitt and became The Status Quo, scoring Top 10 singles with Pictures Of Matchstick Men and Ice in The Sun. "Pictures of Matchstick Men" remains the only Top 40 hit single the group has ever charted in the United States. Though the group's albums have been released in the United States throughout their career, they have never achieved the same level of success and fame there, that they have enjoyed in their home country. After their second album Spare Parts they decided to change into a heavy boogie rock band. During the seventies they became one of the UK's leading rock bands, gaining a faithful following due to their excellent live gigs. They showed a great amount of energy during this decade and in the early 80s. They and are best known for songs from this era such as Paper Plane (1972), Caroline (1973), Down Down (1975), John Fogerty's Rockin' All Over The World (1977) and Whatever You Want (1979). Down Down topped the UK charts in January 1975 (their only British No. 1 single to date). Lynes left in 1971, to be replaced initially by guest keyboard players on album, including Jimmy Horowitz and John Parker, and later on a more permanent basis on record and stage by ex-The Herd and Judas Jump member Andy Bown, though as he was contracted as a solo artist with EMI, he was not credited as a full-time member until 1982. Coghlan left in late 1981, to be replaced by Pete Kircher from 1960s band Honeybus. This short-lived lineup played its last gig in 1984 at the Milton Keynes Bowl, and reformed briefly to open the Live Aid charity event at Wembley in July 1985. That year Rossi recorded and released two solo singles with longtime writing partner Bernie Frost. Parfitt was also working on a solo album which is still unreleased, although some tracks have been re-recorded by Status Quo and released as 'B' sides. Bass player John Edwards and drummer Jeff Rich, both ex-Judie Tzuke Band and Climax Blues Band, assisted Parfitt in the studio. In the summer of 1985 Rossi, Parfitt and Bown, along with Edwards and Rich started work on a new album. Lancaster, who was living in Australia at the time, took out a legal injunction to stop the band using the Status Quo name on any records. The injunction was lifted after a court hearing in January 1986. Lancaster had had increasing musical differences with the group, notably during the sessions for the 1983 album Back to Back over two tracks which became hit singles for the group around that time. He had written Ol' Rag Blues, but was angered when the producers chose to release a version with Rossi singing lead vocal in preference to the one sung by himself, and he objected to Marguerita Time, which he thought unduly corny and too pop-oriented for them. He remained in Australia, forming a band called Party Boys, who had no success in Britain. The commercially successful In The Army Now album was released in 1986, and the band continues to this day with the revised personnel. Rich left in 2000 and was replaced by Matthew Letley. Andrew Bown took a year off at the same time for family reasons and was replaced on stage by Paul Hirsh, formerly of Voyager. Although Quo still release new material every few years, recent years have seen them release a series of greatest hits compilations and covers albums. One of the band's most recent original albums, Heavy Traffic, shows a return to classic form not seen since the late 1970s. Status Quo have often been characterized, perhaps unfairly, as producing very simple songs, always in the same format: 4/4 rhythm, three chord structure. However, the recordings from their first decade demonstrate a diversity in musical style and complexity to rival most of the late 60s UK bands, and several of their singles and album tracks from later show considerable subtlety, not least the mainly acoustic 1979 single Living On An Island, and the 1980 album track, later a single, Rock'n'Roll, which is ironically one of the least rock'n'roll-like songs they have ever recorded. They have a loyal group of fans in the United Kingdom, where they have enjoyed more hits than any other group in rock and roll history (over 60 as of mid-2005), as well as a big following in Europe, notably in The Netherlands. In September 2005 a contestant on the long-running BBC television quiz programme Mastermind chose Status Quo as his specialist subject. That same year they took part in the long running ITV soap opera Coronation Street in a storyline which involved them being sued by the layabout Les Battersby. In December 2005 it was announced that Parfitt was undergoing tests for throat cancer. All subsequent dates of the UK tour were cancelled as a result. However on 20th December it was further announced that the growths found in Parfitt's throat were benign and had been removed. Quo have even been the subject of a Doctoral Thesis, purporting to demonstrate that their music composition skills could be favourably compared to the likes of the classical music composers, such as Beethoven! Autumn 2008. Big music cooperation! German techno legend - Scooter release new single - Jump that rock - together with Status Quo.
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Genres
Classic Rock, Rock
Band members
John 'Rhino' Edwards, Andrew Bown, Leon Cave, Rick Parfitt, Francis Rossi
Photos
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What fans are saying
Jon
4 / 5
Great new song arrangements - loved the show
Kendal Rugby Club Kendal, United Kingdom
Sep 02, 2018
David
4 / 5
Some great songs from the past
Arena Brmingham, United Kingdom
Jul 01, 2019
Amanda
5 / 5
Totally awesome
Civic Hall Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Dec 04, 2017
Ian
4 / 5
Fantastic concert
Sydney Opera House Sydney, Australia
May 22, 2019
Michele
5 / 5
Brilliant
Carfest South Overton, United Kingdom
Aug 28, 2018
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Status Quo Tour Cities
Tüßling, Germany Oranienburg, Germany Liverpool, United Kingdom Swansea, United Kingdom Belfast City Centre, United Kingdom Langenbach, Germany Greven, Germany Glasgow, United Kingdom Nürnberg, Germany Leipzig, Germany Taunton, United Kingdom Chemnitz, Germany Geldern, Germany Hadamar, Germany Halifax, United Kingdom Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France Scarborough, United Kingdom Carcassonne, France Rostock, Germany München, Germany Ehingen, Germany Ludwigsburg, Germany Wolverhampton, United Kingdom Köln, Germany

Frequently Asked Questions About Status Quo

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Status Quo on tour?

Yes, Status Quo is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Status Quo concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Status Quo tour is scheduled for 25 dates across 25 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Status Quo scheduled to play?

Status Quo is scheduled to play 25 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Status Quo tour start?

Status Quo’s tour starts May 28, 2024 and ends on Aug 23, 2024. They will play 25 cities; their most recent concert was held in Belfast City Centre at Botanic Gardens and their next upcoming concert will be in Oranienburg at Schloss Oranienburg.

What venues is Status Quo performing at?

As part of the Status Quo tour, Status Quo is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

May 28 - Belfast City Centre, United Kingdom @ Botanic Gardens
May 30 - Glasgow, United Kingdom @ Kelvingrove Bandstand
Jun 02 - Scarborough, United Kingdom @ Scarborough Open Air Theatre
Jun 04 - Swansea, United Kingdom @ Swansea Arena
Jun 05 - Wolverhampton, United Kingdom @ The Civic at The Halls Wolverhampton
Jun 07 - Greven, Germany @ Emspark Greven
Jun 08 - Ehingen, Germany @ Marktplatz Ehingen
Jun 10 - Cologne, North-Rhine-Westphalia @ Tanzbrunnen Köln
Jun 20 - Geldern, NRW @ Waldfreibad Walbeck
Jun 21 - Langenbach, Germany @ Naturtheater Steinbach - Langenbach
Jun 27 - Hadamar, Germany @ Hadamar 700 Jahre Festwoche
Jun 30 - Rostock, Germany @ IGA Parkbühne Rostock
Jul 02 - Chemnitz, Germany @ Theaterplatz Chemnitz
Jul 03 - Leipzig, Germany @ Parkbühne (Clara Zetkin Park)
Jul 08 - München, Germany @ Tollwood Sommerfestival - Musik Arena
Jul 13 - Nürnberg, Germany @ Stadionpark Nürnberg
Jul 15 - Carcassonne, 11 @ THEATRE JEAN-DESCHAMPS
Jul 18 - Saint-julien-en-genevois, 74 @ STADE DES BURGONDES
Jul 21 - Esch-sur-alzette, 03 @ Rockhal
Jul 26 - Ludwigsburg, Germany @ Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg
Jul 27 - Oranienburg, Germany @ Schloss Oranienburg
Jul 28 - Tüßling, Germany @ Schlosspark
Aug 13 - Halifax, England @ The Piece Hall
Aug 16 - Liverpool, United Kingdom @ Salt & Tar, Bootle Canalside
Aug 23 - Taunton, United Kingdom @ Vivary Park
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