Status Quo to play Nottingham Arena on final ever electric tour

Status Quo are coming to the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham at the end of this year as part of their Last Night of the Electrics tour.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 24th March 2016, 9:00 am
Status Quo will play Nottingham Arena as part of their final ever electric tour
Status Quo will play Nottingham Arena as part of their final ever electric tour

Back in February , the Quo announced that this year would see their last full-on electric shows.

After this tour the Telecasters will finally be unplugged and amps turned off. 

Quo frontman Francis Rossi said, “We’ve talked about it for some time and have decided that it’s time for us to hang up the electrics.

“It’s getting harder and harder for us to play those shows.

“It’s 30 years since we last said we were stopping but this is a final decision.

“It doesn’t mean we won’t do other things, perhaps the odd special, but we’re agreed that the moment has come.

“There’s more to come from us in the years ahead, but we won’t tour the electric set ever again”. 

Bandmate Rick Parfitt added, “We always thought we’d see a red light when it was time to stop.

“The show hurts now, physically, and its hard to maintain that level of energy and without that it’s not really a Quo show.

“This is definitely the end of our lives on the road with the electric set.”

For this last electric tour, the band will be joined by special guests The Lounge Kittens and REO Speedwagon, a legendary act themselves with worldwide albums sales of 40 million.

The tour comes to Nottingham on December 8.

Tickets priced £53.76 and £61.60 are on sale now on 0843 3733000 or, or in person from the Arena Box Office.

There is a maximum of six tickets per person.