Francis Rossi

An evening of Francis Rossi’s songs from the Status Quo songbook and more…

Next Event
20th April 2025 7:30pm
Event Finishes
20th April 2025 9:30pm

About this event

This show will feature songs that he has not ever played before in this format and offer firsthand backstage tales about appearing over 100 times on Top of the Pops, why they went on first at Live Aid, life with Rick Parfitt, the hits, fellow stars, and misadventures across the world, all cut through with Francis’ wit and humour.

Think you know Francis? Not yet you don’t! The story starts with ‘Pictures of Matchstick Men’ but continues right up to the present day. Francis will mostly be playing his Acoustasonic guitar which, as he says, “is basically a Telecaster but is more compatible with a show of this nature – it still has the ring and sound of a Tele.”.

Francis himself says, “This is a brand new show, I have been experimenting with the catalogue and I know what works best. It’s been fascinating and I have been amazed how well some songs work in a lower key, or with a different arrangement. There will be plenty of songs included that I haven’t done before: ‘Army’, ‘Dirty Water’, ‘Don’t Waste My Time’, ‘Roll Over Lay Down’; even ‘Down Down’ - which I was very surprised to find worked this way, but it’s fantastic. These shows are a real treat for me, they suit my voice really well, and I don’t have to yell. Plus I know people enjoy the likes of ‘Caroline’, ‘Paper Plane’, ‘Break The Rules’, ‘What You’re Proposin’ and ‘Rockin’ All Over The World', so I’ll be putting those in again too! This show lays out the story of Quo – some of the things that have happened I can barely believe myself - and it tells my own story too.”

A strictly limited number of VIP tickets are available, which include: a pre-show Meet and Greet with Francis, personal photo opportunity (please bring your own phone/camera for this), signing opportunity for one of your own items, one of the best seats in the house for the show, and an exclusive tour merchandise item!

Starts: 7.30pm

Tickets: VIP £102, £62, £52, £42

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