STATUS Quo frontman Francis Rossi will share stories from his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage at Leamington’s Spa Centre.
Rossi will talk about his mishaps and adventures as he opens up about the highs and lows of a life on the road with one of the biggest and most popular bands of all time in Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much at the Royal Spa Centre on Wednesday March 27.
The Quo founder, lead singer and lead guitarist started his first band in 1962, and created Status Quo in 1967. The band has since toured almost constantly, sold over 120 million albums globally and enjoyed more UK singles chart hits than any other rock band in history.
Rossi sang the first words at Live Aid in 1985, survived the obligatory rock’n’roll brush with alcohol and drugs, was awarded an OBE in 2010 and has a BRIT for his Outstanding Contribution to Music.
Having spent longer on the UK singles chart than The Beatles, and even making an appearance on Coronation Street, the teetotal father-of-eight has plenty of stories from his life on the road.
Rossi will be joined on stage by award-winning writer and broadcaster Mick Wall.
Rossi said: “This show is something new for me. I’ll be looking back at some of the unbelievable things that have happened during my career.
“It’ll be good to get on the road once again and to do these shows. It will be live and unscripted, so God knows what could happen! One things for sure though, it’ll be a white-knuckle ride for me, but fans will get a real unvarnished insight into what’s happened over the years.
“I’ll be taking a guitar along to demonstrate how some of those Quo classics came into being, and hopefully we’ll take a few questions from the audience too. It’s been quite a ride, there’s a lot to share – I just hope I don’t talk too much.”
Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre or call 01926 334418 for tickets, priced £25 (£32.50 for VIPs, who get seats in the front rows and an exclusive VIP lanyard and signed photograph).
Status Quo’s Francis Rossi’s will be talking too much at Leamington’s Spa Centre.