Status Quo to release Down Down & Dignified At The Royal Albert Hall & Down Down & Dirty At Wacken
Status Quo5. July 2018

Status Quo are to release a pair of ‘twin’ live albums, ‘Down Down & Dignified At The Royal Albert Hall’ and ‘Down Down & Dirty At Wacken’ on 17 August through earMUSIC. These releases capture the legendary band delivering two sets, each full of hits, energy and passion, while each offering a radically different tone and style of delivery.

Francis Rossi said, “There’s no other venue like the Royal Albert Hall, every artist wants to play there. So, to bring our Aquostic show there was a dream come true. The Quo classics were stripped back and delivered by the band in a new fresh way that really allows the melodies to shine. Fully acoustic and featuring some fantastic extra musicians and vocalists, this is a show we’ll always be proud of.”

“Wacken is like no other festival. The energy, the crowd, the volume. Where better for Quo to get down and dirty and crank out all of the Quo classics as loud as possible? Naturally, this was a full electric set, delivered at full throttle. Nothing else would be acceptable at Wacken! It’s full-blooded performances like this that Quo’s reputation is built on.”

Status Quo have sold more than 118 million records, received countless gold awards and top 10 singles, played over 6000 shows together and spent 23 years away from home on tour to rock around the world.  The line-up for both these shows, recorded last year, features Francis Rossi, Andrew Bown, John ‘Rhino’ Edwards, Leon Cave and Richie Malone.

Down Down & Dignified At The Royal Albert Hall’ and ‘Down Down & Dirty At Wacken’ demonstrate both the evergreen quality of the timeless Quo catalogue, the sheer musicianship and stagecraft required to deliver those hits, and the versatility of the band.

Who else but Quo could deliver the stunning sets captured on these twin releases of such wildly differing style and be equally happy taking to the stage at the venerable Royal Albert Hall and in the midst of the Wacken wildness?

Both albums are available to pre-order now:

Down Down & Dignified At The Royal Albert Hall: https://statusquo-downdown.lnk.to/dignifiedPR

Down Down & Dirty At Wacken: https://statusquo-downdown.lnk.to/dirtyPR

STATUS QUO TOUR DATES 2018

7th July               Norway Rock, Kvinesdal, Norway
21st July             Middlesbrough Town Hall, North Yorkshire, UK
22nd July             Rewind Festival, Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland
27th July             Carfest North, Bolworth Estate, Cheshire
29th July             Country Rendez-Vous Festival, Craponne-sur-arzon, France

01st Aug              Bork Havn Musikfestival, Denmark
03rd Aug              Leipzig, Parkbühne, Germany
04th Aug              Lieder am See, Spalt, Germany
05th Aug              Eschweiler (bei Aachen), Freilichtbühne Eschweiler Markt, Germany
10th Aug              Alcatraz Metal Fest, Kortrijk, Belgium
11th Aug              Ritterhude, Hamme Forum - Aussengelände, Germany
17th Aug              Rottweil, Kraftwerk (Ferienzauber) Germany
18th Aug              Wanfried, Wanfrieder Hafen - Open Air, Germany
25th Aug              Sunshine Festival, Upton on Severn, Worcestershire, UK
26th Aug              Carfest South, Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire
27th Aug              Kendal Rugby Club, Kendal, UK

29th Sept             Campo Pequono, Lisbon, Portugal

4th Oct                Olympiaworld, Olympiahalle, Innsbruck, Austria
5th Oct                bigBOX Allgäu, Kempten, Germany
6th Oct                Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland

Please check www.statusquo.co.uk for updates and more information.