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      Status Quo

      Status Quo

      A boogie-rock that never goes out of fashion
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      • 2022 3 concerts
      • Friday
        25
        March 2022
        VILLEURBANNE
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      • Saturday
        26
        March 2022
        STRASBOURG
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        Monday
        28
        March 2022
        PARIS 09
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      About

      About

      Who would have thought that these classmates would one day sell-out stadiums and break all records ? Yet this is the destiny that these kids from the suburbs of London have managed to accomplish with their boogie-rock that gives its true meaning to fun.

      They are to rock what the sun is to springtime: a natural source of smiles that livens up the hearts caught in the British cold. Status Quo, with their pockets packed-full of punchy hit songs, has always known how to shine. On stage just like on old stereo tapes, they make people dance, they bring joy and they paint a picture with bright carefree colours. They've seen it all: the Olympia selling out at light speed, the full-house Wembley stadium and the songs breaking throught the European charts, one after the other.

       

       Each single rhymes with success. Because Rick Parfiff, Alan Lancaster and Francis Rossi, the only survivors of the adventure, take the pot every time they offload their enthusiasm and good mood on the rock carpet. They prefer parties, beers and at full throttle beautiful adventures to melancholy and bitterness. They are the perfect antidote to blues and hassles, lifting up the spirits of a whole kingdom: the one of the bon vivants who enjoy life without letting themselves get worked up.

       

      We know every word by heart. Even today, Status Quo still knows how to set things on fire, with their hits and their catchy positive attitude. Their straightforward songs have become nostalgic hymns to the now and then cheerfulness. That's what makes them so charming and explains, without a doubt, how these kids of the seventies have managed, year after year, to get more than sixty singles into the British charts.

      Highlights

      1967

      Clapped out beginnings

      Francis Rossi, Alan Key and Alan Lancaster, three school friends, decide to form Spectres. After a series of concerts in London's cafés, the trio presents their first 45 rpm record : it's a huge flop. Their psychedelic pop didn't appeal to the audience, with the exception of the remarkable single Pictures of Matchstick men. Over the months, after several name changes, the band decides to call themselves Status Quo.
       

      1973

      U-turn to boogie-rock

      Change of direction. Facing repeated failures, the group decides to move towards a more boogie-rock and catchy sound. This was a successful gamble: Status Quo quickly stands out. It's the beginning of a great adventure, hit songs coming one after the other, like the singles Hello, Quo, and On the level.

      1981

      Busting up at the height of their fame

      Every single is a hit. Within three years, the band has released three successful albums, including the excellent Whatever You Want (1979). Yet, internally tensions are rising, and John Coghan slams the door. Alan Lancaster will do the same four years later, the day after the opening concert of Live Aid.

      1986

      Still at the top of the bill

      In spite of everything, Status Quo does not die. In fact, Status Quo never dies, and after a few difficult years, the band proves that they still have what it takes to go the distance, with the track In the Army Now, a cover of Bolland & Bolland. The single is a monumental hit and can be heard everywhere on the European airwaves.

      1991

      In the Guiness World Records Book

      When we speak about Guinness and music, we usually think of that famous Irish stout that makes you a smile as soon as you taste a pint. But this time it's a different story : Status Quo enters the Guiness World Records Book. Their feat was to give four concerts in less than 12 hours, in four different cities and in front of more than 45,000 spectators. One can tell that Status Quo never stops !

      2017

      Francis Rossi, the last one standing

      It is devastating news: Rick Parfitt dies at the hospital of Marbella, southern Spain. Status Quo has lost one of its cornerstones. Francis Rossi is the last one left at the helm. But there's no way he is putting an end to the adventure. The concerts start again and two years later Status Quo presents the excellent Backbone album, which will be successfull across the Channel.

      Testimonials

      • The fans speak
      • The inside view
      • Seen in the press

        The old men are still in great shape, Rossi leads the band, never ceasing to wince, smile, mimic, chat, never missing the opportunity to remind us what a great guitarist he is! You can feel the live experience,  everything is perfectly set up, the lights, the back and forth soli movements, the dance steps, the sequences. It's fun, it's musically exhilarating: it fills your heart with joy ! 

        Gaëtan, after the concert in Marseille

        Status Quo is delivers hit after hit. It feels like they found a magic formula. Each single is a treasure that left its mark on an era, like a soundtrack to the beautiful memories of our youth. But the band refuses to rest on their laurels : they regularly release new albums, despite the tragic demise of Rick Parfiff. It's still as energetic as ever, and it's a real thrill.

        Forty years of career, more than 130 million albums sold and half a million concerts given throughout the world: Status Quo still appeal to the public. Even today, the legend continues. 

        Nostalgia

      Archives

      2020
      3 concerts
      • 06 Nov
        Strasbourg
        La Laiterie
      • 08 Nov
        Paris
        L'Olympia
      • 09 Nov
        Villeurbanne
        Le Transbordeur
      2019
      1 concert
      • 04 Jul
        Nimes
        Festival de Nimes
      2018
      1 concert
      • 29 Jul
        Craponne sur Arzon
        The Green Escape Festival
      2017
      2 concerts
      • 02 May
        Paris
        Salle Pleyel
      • 28 Jul
        Colmar
        La Foire aux Vins
      2016
      1 concert
      • 04 Dec
        Paris
        Le Zénith
      2015
      4 concerts
      • 08 Jul
        Saint-Malô-du-Bois
        Festival de Poupet
      • 09 Jul
        Albi
        Festival Pause Guitare
      • 14 Aug
        Monte Carlo
        Sporting Summer Festival
      • 29 Aug
        Trélazé
        Festival Estival
      2014
      2 concerts
      • 26 Mar
        Paris
        Palais des Sports
      • 21 Jun
        Clisson
        Hellfest
      2012
      2 concerts
      • 19 Nov
        Strasbourg
        Zénith Europe
      • 20 Nov
        Paris
        Casino de Paris
      2011
      17 concerts
      • 01 Apr
        Lille
        Zénith Arena
      • 03 Apr
        Lyon
        Halle Tony Garnier
      • 04 Apr
        Cournon d'Auvergne
        Zénith d'Auvergne
      • 05 Apr
        Marseille
        Le Dôme
      • 07 Apr
        Toulouse
        Zénith Toulouse Métropole
      • 09 Apr
        Poitiers
        Parc des Expositions de Poitiers
      • 10 Apr
        Caen
        Le Zénith
      • 12 Apr
        Maxéville
        Zénith de Nancy
      • 13 Apr
        Grand-Quevilly
        Zénith de Rouen
      • 16 Jul
        Morzine
        Harley Davidson Fest
      • 15 Aug
        Colmar
        La Foire aux Vins
      • 24 Sep
        Le Mans
        24 Heures Moto
      • 08 Oct
        Rennes
        Le Liberté
      • 10 Oct
        Paris
        L'Olympia
      • 11 Oct
        Reims
        Parc des Expositions
      • 13 Oct
        Dijon
        Zénith de Dijon
      • 14 Oct
        Châteaudun
        Espace André Malraux
      2010
      8 concerts
      • 10 Jul
        Ostende (Belgique)
        le Kursaal
      • 09 Oct
        Annecy
        Arcadium
      • 10 Oct
        St Etienne
        Le Zénith
      • 12 Oct
        Pau
        Zénith de Pau
      • 13 Oct
        Talence
        Espace Médoquine
      • 15 Oct
        Limoges
        Zénith de Limoges Métropole
      • 16 Oct
        Saint-Herblain
        Zénith Nantes Métropole
      • 17 Oct
        Amiens
        Zénith Amiens Métropole
      2009
      3 concerts
      • 05 Jul
        Avoine
        Avoine Zone Groove
      • 07 Jul
        Carcassonne
        Festival des 2 Cités
      • 17 Oct
        Paris
        Casino de Paris
      2008
      9 concerts
      • 23 Jul
        Cognac
        Festival Blues Passion
      • 15 Nov
        Grenoble
        Palais des Sports de Grenoble
      • 16 Nov
        Besançon
        Micropolis
      • 18 Nov
        Grand-Quevilly
        Zénith de Rouen
      • 19 Nov
        Rennes
        Musikhall
      • 20 Nov
        Le Mans
        Antarès
      • 22 Nov
        Montpellier
        Zénith Sud
      • 23 Nov
        Nice
        Palais Nikaïa
      • 24 Nov
        Olivet
        Zénith d'Orléans
      2007
      12 concerts
      • 07 Jul
        Bobital
        Festival Terre Neuvas
      • 17 Aug
        Colmar
        La Foire aux Vins
      • 05 Oct
        Caen
        Le Zénith
      • 06 Oct
        Saint-Herblain
        Zénith Nantes Métropole
      • 07 Oct
        Tours
        Parc des Expositions de Tours
      • 09 Oct
        Toulouse
        Zénith Toulouse Métropole
      • 10 Oct
        Marseille
        Le Dôme
      • 11 Oct
        Cournon d'Auvergne
        Zénith d'Auvergne
      • 13 Oct
        Lyon
        Le Radiant
      • 14 Oct
        Dijon
        Zénith de Dijon
      • 15 Oct
        Lille
        L'Aéronef
      • 16 Oct
        Amneville
        Le Galaxie
      2006
      1 concert
      • 22 Oct
        Paris
        L'Olympia
      2004
      1 concert
      • 19 Oct
        Bruxelles (Belgique)
        Forest National
      2002
      4 concerts
      • 01 Feb
        Voujeaucourt
        Salle Acropolis
      • 03 Feb
        Nantes
        La Trocardière
      • 30 Apr
        Paris
        L'Olympia
      • 20 Oct
        Paris
        La Cigale
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