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Status Quo Announce 2017 Australian Tour

Written by Tom Williams on March 1, 2017

It’s been four years since Status Quo toured Australia, and now the band’s coming down under to play their classic rock hits around the country in 2017.

Status Quo are bringing their ‘The Last Night Of The Electrics’ tour to Australia this October, for some huge shows in Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast, as well as two performances on a cruise boat — because why not?

The band will of course be delving into their extensive back catalogue, which features hits like ‘Whatever You Want’, ‘Down Down’ (Yes, the song in all those Coles ads), ‘Rockin’ All Over the World’ and ‘Caroline’.

Status Quo’s Rick Parfitt passed away late last year at the age of 68, and Richie Malone has since taken his place in the band.

The group, which now consists of Andrew Bown on keys, Leon Cave on drums and Francis Rossi, John ‘Rhino’ Edwards and Malone on guitars, say this will be their last tour in full classic rock mode with electric instruments.

“We’ve talked about it for some time and have decided that it’s time for us to hang up the electrics,” says Rossi.

“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.”

UPDATE 21/04/17: Status Quo have added a Newcastle show at the Civic Theatre on Saturday, 14th October.

Catch all of Status Quo’s 2017 Australian tour dates and ticket details, below.

Status Quo ‘The Last Night Of The Electrics’ Tour 2017

All shows on sale now.

Friday, 13th October
The Star [Currently Jupiters], Gold Coast
Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday, 14th October – NEW SHOW
Civic Theatre, Newcastle
Tickets: Ticketek

Sunday, 15th October
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Tickets: Sydney Opera House

Sunday, 15th October
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Tickets: Sydney Opera House

Saturday, 21st & Sunday, 22nd October
Rock The Boat
Tickets: Choose Your Cruise

Tuesday, 24th October
Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Tickets: Arts Centre Melbourne

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