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PLUGGED IN - Live And Rockin'! Tour: Status Quo, Cats In Space picture

Sun 26th Nov

Status Quo

@ O2 Apollo Manchester, Manchester

Also appearing: Cats In Space

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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
has changed.

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

This event takes place at O2 Apollo Manchester, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.

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