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PLUGGED IN - Live And Rockin'! Tour: Status Quo, Cats In Space
In late April the band announced their long-planned ‘Aquostic’ tour of the UK and immediately found themselves with a dilemma. The shift to ‘Aquostic’ tour had been deemed necessary as the inevitable rigours of the electric set were considered to be too much to take on. Yet demand from fans for electric shows was undiminished.
Taking into account all changed circumstances, and the band’s movement out of the cycle of the successful ‘Aquostic’ albums, a decision has been made to plug back in. The renamed ‘PLUGGED IN – Live and Rockin!’ tour will now be fully electric. This change applies to UK dates only.
Francis Rossi said, “This has been a year like no other. In many ways the band has felt out of
control. Rick’s passing was a huge blow. Much of what we had planned was envisaged initially to
accommodate what would be right for him; those sands have obviously shifted. Now everything
The band is not the same - it can’t be and shouldn’t be – and the plan has changed too. We’re still
listening to the fans, we always have, and we’re hearing that this is what they still want. We’re
going to give it to them”.
Image © Ross Woodhall
Legendary three-chord maestros who were rockin' all over the world for over 35 years. With more Top Of The Pops appearances than any other band, Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt spent in excess of 417 weeks (that's over eight accumulative years!) in the British singles charts. In 1991, the guys were awarded a Brit for their Outstanding Contribution to Music; and Rick and Francis were awarded their long-deserved OBEs in 2010. Rick sadly passed away in December 2016, while Francis continued to tour with the band, performing Quo classics in acoustic style. They now play a mix of both 'Aquostic' shows and a return to their electric plugged-in performances.
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‘Cats in Space' - A gleaming new rock band armed with an exciting brand of ‘New Classic Rock', with more hooks than a crane factory! Special guests on legendary UK rockers 'Thunder' sell-out UK tour. Openers to Phil Collins at Hyde Park BST 2017. Special guests on five UK arena dates for Deep Purple's 'Long Goodbye' World tour... and special guests on Status Quo's 'Plugged In' UK tour.
The band is formed entirely of musicians with a wealth of experience - both writers and performers, with impressive musical CVs including The Sweet, T’Pau, Ian Gillan, Asia, Robin Trower, 10cc, Arena, Moritz, Airrace & Statetrooper, to name but a few.
Travel back to the heady days of the 1970s when bands like Queen, 10cc, ELO, The Who & Cheap Trick ruled the analogue airwaves and you'll be firmly in the Cats' orbit...
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