Preview: Status Quo at Newcastle City Hall
The Aquostic 2017 Winter Tour
Newcastle City Hall
Wednesday 6th December 2017
Britain’s best-loved rockers Status Quo will undertake a full UK Winter Tour, performing hits from across a five decade career, in their celebrated Aquostic style. This tour once again allows the band to explore and redefine the songs that made their name. With the band having just sold out an Aquostic show at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall on 1st July, demand for tickets is sure to be high!
These shows will be fully acoustic and feature additional musicians, including female backing vocalists. This 2017 Winter Tour will be the second such set of dates to take place without guitarist Rick Parfitt, whose tragic death at the end of last year shocked and saddened Quo and their fans, but left the band newly motivated to perform and honour these songs to a fan base that remains equally enthused. Francis Rossi said, “Things are not the same, nor should they be, but the show goes on because band and fans alike still love this amazing music.”
Packed with hits taken from their unbelievable back catalogue and comprehensively reworked, the now seriously road-tested ‘Aquostic’ approach has indeed represented something of a new dawn for the band. This inventive approach frees the arrangements but retains the potency of the songs.
Status Quo plays Newcastle City Hall on Wed 6 Dec 2017. Tickets on sale Fri 28 Apr from 9am and can be purchased at www.theatreroyal.co.uk or from the Theatre Royal Box office on 08448 11 21 21 (Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge).