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Music, Sat 17 Dec 2016

Status Quo - The Last Night of the Electrics

Status Quo - The Last Night of the Electrics


Status Quo have announced that this year will see their last full-on electric shows. Now the band are unveiling the dates; "The Last Night Of The Electrics" tour and they will be returning to first direct arena, Leeds for a spectacular send-off. After this tour the Telecasters shall finally be unplugged and amps turned off. 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". Rick Parfitt added, "We always thought we'd see a red light when it was time to stop. The show hurts now, physically. It's hard to maintain that level of energy and without that it's not really a Quo show. So we don't feel we should continue. This is definitely the end of our lives on the road with the electric set, life won't be the same for us - or many of the fans - but we can't go on at this pace any more". Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards and Leon Cave will plug in and bring their thunderous electric live show back to the nation's venues for the last time. Packed with hits, both new and old, taken from that unbelievable back catalogue. If you love Status Quo, you need to be there; if you've never before seen this truly legendary act play a full full-throttle no-nonsense electric set, you need to be there! Status Quo will be joined on this run of dates by very special guests REO Speedwagon and The Lounge Kittens.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Sat 17 Dec 2016 00:00 to 00:00
17 Dec 2016

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Map reference: SE 302342  Lat: 53.80350 Long: -1.54191

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first direct arena is located next to the A58 (M) Inner Ring Road and from the Claypit Lane junction (A58) provides links out of the city centre to the east joining the A64 York Road, and to the south and west connecting to the M621 and other destinations within Leeds, and to the wider motorway network via the M62 and the M1.

By Public Transport:

Leeds City Station is a 10 minute walk from Leeds Arena and a major hub on the national, regional and local rail network providing connections to a wide variety of destinations.

On arrival at Leeds station, turn right out of the main entrance onto New Station Street and head onto Boar Lane. At the crossing head straight over onto Albion Street and pass the side of the new Trinity shopping centre. Keep walking up Albion Street and at the junctions with The Headrow and Great George Street head straight on. Walk past the Merrion Centre on your right and after Morrisons supermarket take the next right onto Merrion Way to the Arena complex.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality