Johnny Main
24th August 2016

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Britain's best-loved rockers Status Quo are delighted to confirm that on 21st October 2016 they will release 'Aquostic II – That's A Fact!' via Universal Music On Demand on CD, limited edition double vinyl and Deluxe 25 Track Edition 2CD.

'Aquostic II – That's A Fact!' is the follow-up to the phenomenally successful 'Aquostic (Stripped Bare)' album of 2014 which you can have a look at right here. It was a Gold-certified Top 5 hit, giving the band their highest chart placing for 18 years. The album has been re-titled from the previously announced 'Aquostic II - One More For The Road'.

Additionally, Quo will perform a very special one-off 'Aquostic' show in Hyde Park at BBC Radio 2s Festival In A Day on 11th September 2016.

The standard CD edition of this carefully curated collection includes 14 re-imagined Quo classics such as 'In The Army Now', 'Hold You Back', 'Roll Over Lay Down', 'Ice In The Sun' and two brand new tracks. These and extra tracks are available on deluxe/vinyl, as well as another brand new songs 'Is Someone Rocking Your Heart?' The song 'For You', released originally on the 'Rockin' All Over The World' album, is available exclusively on the 20 track vinyl format. The 19 track deluxe edition comes with a second disc which features 6 tracks recorded at the Quo's 2014 Stuttgart 'Aquostic' show, which are unavailable elsewhere.

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The 'Aquostic' approach represents something of a new dawn for the band. Guitarist Rick Parfitt is currently recuperating from ongoing medical issues following a heart attack in Turkey two months ago and the band wish him a speedy and full recovery and look forward to welcoming him back into the fold.

'Aquostic II – That's A Fact!' offers a generous helping of Quo classics that are immediately recognisable and yet demonstrably re-engineered; this is the sound of a band living in the present, embracing the future, whilst cherishing their past.

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Following a final high profile European tour which will start in October and include UK dates in December 2016, Status Quo have announced an end to their electric tours. Named the Last Night Of The Electrics Tour the band will plug back in and bring their thunderous electric live show back to the nation's venues for the last time.

The set-list will be packed with hits, both new and old, taken from that unbelievable back catalogue. If you love Status Quo, you need to be there; if you've never before seen this truly legendary act play a full full-throttle no-nonsense electric set, you need to be there!

These final electric tour dates will truly be the end of an era as Status Quo turn their back on constantly touring their fabled electric live set. Since first charting in 1967 the band have become a truly iconic and massively influential rock act. The world of music will not be the same once the dust has settled from The Last Night Of The Electrics Tour.

Click here to check out the massive collection of Status Quo albums on iTunes...

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Status Quo's 'Aquostic II – That's A Fact!' Standard CD Tracklist:
That's A Fact [Originally on 'Blue For You']
Roll Over Lay Down [Originally on 'Hello']
Dear John [Originally on '1982']
In The Army Now [Originally on 'In The Army Now']
Hold You Back [Originally on 'Rockin' All Over The World']
One For The Road [New Song 2016]
Backwater [Originally on 'Quo']
One Of Everything [New Song 2016]
Belavista Man [Originally on 'The Party Ain't Over Yet']
Lover Of The Human Race [Originally on 'Thirsty Work']
Ice In The Sun [Originally on 'Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo']
Mess Of The Blues [Originally on 'Back To Back']
Jam Side Down [Originally on 'Heavy Traffic']
Resurrection [Originally on '1982']

You can see Status Quo live here:

Tickets for UK and Irish dates are available by clicking here.

Friday 26th August – Somerset Rocks, Vivary Park, Taunton
Saturday 27th August – Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli
Sunday 28th August – CarFest, Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton
Sunday 11th September – BBC Radio 2 Festival In A Day, Hyde Park, London*
Wednesday 12th October – Gasometer, Vienna
Thursday 13th October – Wörtherseehalle, Klagenfurt
Saturday 15th October – Hallenstadium, Zürich
Monday 17th October – Poppodium, Tilburg
Friday 28th October – SSE Arena, Belfast
Saturday 29th October – 3 Arena, Dublin
Thursday 10th November – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg
Friday 11th November – Arena, Leipzig
Saturday 12th November – Dreiländerhalle, Passau
Monday 14th November – Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin
Tuesday 15th November – Messehalle, Erfurt
Thursday 17th November – Stadthalle, Rostock
Friday 18th November – Nordseehalle, Emden
Saturday 19th November – Lanxess Arena, Köln
Monday 21st November – Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt
Tuesday 22nd November – Brosearena, Bamberg
Thursday 24th November – König-Pilsener-Arena, Oberhausen
Friday 25th November – Swiss Life Arena, Hannover
Saturday 26th November – Stadthalle, Magdeburg
Tuesday 29th November – Porsche Arena, Stuttgart
Wednesday 30th November – Olympiahalle, München
Friday 2nd December – Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam
Saturday 3rd December - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
Sunday 4th December – Zenith, Paris
Thursday 8th December – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Friday 9th December – Bournemouth Bic, Bournemouth
Sunday 11th December –The 02 Arena, London
Tuesday 13th December – Brighton Centre, Brighton
Wednesday 14th December – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Friday 16th December – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
Saturday 17th December – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Monday 19th December – Manchester Arena, Manchester
Tuesday 20th December – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Thursday 22nd December – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
Friday 23rd December – Echo Arena, Liverpool

* - Special acoustic performance

Tickets for UK and Irish dates are available by clicking here.

Status Quo are:
Francis Rossi – Vocals/Guitars
Rick Parfitt – Vocals/Guitars
John 'Rhino' Edwards – Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Andrew Bown – Keyboards/Guitar/Backing Vocals
Leon Cave – Drums/Backing Vocals

Status Quo live photos - (c) Main Stage Photography

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Vital British classic hard rockers The Jokers perform as Special Guests of Status Quo at Parc Y Scarlets Stadium, Llanelli on Saturday August 27th. The band told us: "We are thrilled to be opening for the legendary Status Quo at the Parc Y Scarlets Stadium. Being from a rock n' roll background ourselves, The Jokers have looked up to Status Quo ever since we were kids."

Singer Wane Parry added: "Being a Welshman myself it is an honour to be playing such a venue in my beautiful home country."

The Jokers are releasing a brand new single on 28th October, 'Silver City', with B/side 'Summer Time' taken from their highly acclaimed third album, 'Hurricane', on Steamhammer/SPV.

You can see The Jokers live here:

Tickets for UK and Irish dates are available by clicking here.

Friday 26th August - The Patriots, Newport
Saturday 27th August - Parc Y Scarlett Stadium opening for Status Quo – Lanelli, Wales
Friday 16th September - Fox & Goose, Southport
Friday 30th September – The Grapes, Stafford
Saturday 8th October – The Engine Rooms, Chapel House
Saturday 22nd October – The Sunn, Llangollen
Saturday 29th October – Telfords Warehouse, Chester
Friday 4th November – The Belford Club, Belford
Saturday 5th November - Dreadnought Rock, Bathgate
Sunday 6th November – Buskers, Dundee
Friday 11th November – The Leopard, Doncaster
Saturday 12th November – The Patriot, Hotham
Saturday 12th November - The Blind Pig, Halifax, Canada
Saturday 3rd December – The Brew, Warrington
Saturday 4th March –The Patriot, Hotham
Saturday 11th March – The Boulevard, Wigan
Friday 19th May – The Blind Pig, Sowerby Bridge

The Jokers are Wane Parry on lead vocals, Paul Hurst on lead guitar, Phil Hartley on bass and Dan Evans on drums.

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