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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
This event takes place at O2 Apollo Manchester, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
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 blend of ‘New Vintage Rock', with more hooks than a crane factory! Recently special guests on legendary UK rockers 'Thunder' sell-out UK tour, openers to Phil Collins at Hyde Park BST 2017, onwards to opening the five UK arena dates for Deep Purple's 'Long Goodbye' World tour...and then finally, without breath, special guests on vintage classics Status Quo's 'Plugged In' UK tour in November & December.
Travel back to the heady days of the 1970s when bands like Queen, 10cc, ELO, The Who & Cheap Trick ruled the analogue airwaves. The band is formed entirely of musicians with a wealth of experience - both writers and performers, withimpressive musical CVs including The Sweet, T’Pau, Ian Gillan, Asia, Robin Trower Band, 10cc, Arena, Moritz, Airrace & Statetrooper, to name but a few.
CATS in SPACE's debut album, ‘Too Many Gods’ was released worldwide in October 2015, with a single ‘Mr Heartache’ preceding it on 1st September. The single is co-written by founder member of the band and guitarist Greg Hart & lead vocalist of 10cc, Mick Wilson and also features a guest appearance by legendary Glam Rocker Andy Scott from ‘The Sweet’ on both vocals and guitar. Producer Mike Moran also conducts a huge 80 piece orchestra on the band's epic pièce de résistance - 'The Greatest Story Never Told..." This album is now critically acclaimed.
Too Many Gods features soaring multi-tracked vocal harmonies nestled alongside guitar orchestrations, superlative keyboards, bombastic drums, thundering basses and luscious pianos, creating music that is there to be enjoyed in one continuous journey, as it used to be in those awesome pre-digital days…
Paul Manzi - Vocals - (Arena/ Oliver Wakeman)
Greg Hart - Guitars, B/Vocals (Asia, Moritz, Mike Oldfield)
Deano Howard - Guitars (Airrace, Ian Gillan Band, T'Pau)
Steevi Bacon - Drums, Percussion (Robin Trower, Independent)
Jeff Brown - Bass, B/Vocals (Sweet, Andy Scott's Sweet, Statetrooper)
Andy Stewart - Synths, Keyboards, Pianos, Moogs and Vocoder (Moritz)
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Venue: O2 Apollo Manchester
Disabled Access: Silver Status
Phone: 08444 777 677
Disabled Bookings: 0161 273 7785
Seating Plan: View the Seating Plan
→ Ardwick 8 min walk
→ Manchester Piccadilly 9 min walk