Status Quo's 'Frantic Four' Announce UK Reunion Dates

Published 10 years ago on November 5, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Status Quo's 'Frantic Four' Announce UK Reunion Dates-

The original four man Status Quo line-upare to tour the UK for the first time in over 30 years, reports Classic Rock Magazine

All four founding members, vocalist/guitarists FrancisRossi and Rick Parfitt,bassist/vocalist Alan Lancaster anddrummer John Coghlan will take the stagetogether to play six UK dates next March. 

This celebrated version of the band - also known by many as the'Frantic Four' - play Glasgow Academy March 10, Manchester Apollo12, Wolverhampton Civic Hall 13 and London Hammersmith Apollo15-17.

Status Quo's legions of fans from around theglobe have been lobbying for the return of Lancaster and Coghlanever since the bassist, Rossi and Parfitt called a truce two yearsago. Their well documented in house conflicts had begun in the mid1980s after founding member, Lancaster launched a legal battleafter being replaced by John 'Rhino' Edwards.

Asked why they were getting back together now, Rossireplied:

"It's for many, many reasons, including the fact that we'retalking to Alan Lancaster again. And if we don't do it now, itmight never happen. Come on, we're old men."

The Frantic Four's recent revival does not affect the previouslyannounced festive 10-date UK tour with Quo's current line-up.

Tickets are £50/£42.50 for London and £48.50/£38.50 for the otherdates, and go on general sale at 9am on Friday, November 16.

Image / LastFM 


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