Rick Parfitt - Laatste Nieuws................
Press Release: Thursday Sept 15th
Status Quo regret to announce that guitarist Rick Parfitt has been ordered to rest for the remainder of the year at the very least following on from his heart attack and associated complications following a Quo show in Turkey on June 14th.
This means, of course, that he will be unable to take part in the forthcoming ‘Last Night Of The Electrics’ European and UK tour which commences in Vienna, Austria on October 12th.
Simon Porter, the band’s manager comments, “Although Rick is recovering well and is now able to lead a relatively normal day to day life, he is far from being fit enough to undertake the rigours of Quo’s touring schedule. Perhaps now is the time to reveal that Rick actually ‘died’ for several minutes directly following his heart attack which resulted in mild cognitive impairments for which he continues to receive neuropsychological support. His medical team continue to be confident of a full recovery, but Rick’s absolute priorities for the foreseeable future are for his health and wellbeing and to be able to see his eight year old twin children Tommy and Lily grow up. To this end, Rick may well have performed his last show with Quo, but no final decision will be made until next year. Regardless, it is his wish that the band continue to tour as planned and he will always be a part of Quo’s numerous other off stage activities”.
Rick has given his full blessing for the band to continue to honour their touring schedule in order to not let down the fans. Until the end of 2016, Status Quo will continue to utilise guest musicians. Irish guitarist Richie Malone, who is currently playing with the band, will continue in this role at least until the end of Quo’s European schedule which concludes in Paris on December 4th. Freddie Edwards, son of Quo bass player John 'Rhino' Edwards also stepped in for Rick during some of the Summer shows.
Rick will also use his convalescence period to compose songs for a long overdue solo album which he plans to record early next year. In the meantime, both Rick and the band would like to thank the fans for their continued understanding and support.
Photo: Rick - Sept 2016 - (c) Christie Goodwin
Rick: "And I've got to apologise to the fans really because it's my fault. You live the rock and roll lifestyle and at some stage you've got to pay for it. And I'm now paying for it. So it's my fault that I'm not with the band now."
01. That’s A Fact
02. Roll Over Lay Down
03. Dear John
04. In The Army Now
05. Hold You Back
06. One For The Road [New Song 2016]
07. Backwater [Originally on ‘Quo’]
08. One Of Everything [New Song 2016]
09. Belavista Man
10. Lover Of The Human Race
11. Ice In The Sun
12. Mess Of The Blues
13. Jam Side Down
DELUXE (19 Track Edition + CD2 with 6 live tracks from Stuttgart)
BONUS TRACKS ON CD1
16. Little Dreamer
17. Living On An Island
18. Is Someone Rocking Your Heart? [New Song 2016]
19. Rockers Rollin’
CD 2 [LIVE IN STUTTGART]
01. And It's Better Now
02. Pictures Of Matchstick Men
03. Don't Drive My Car
05. Whatever You Want)
06. Rocking All Over The World
LIMITED EDITION DOUBLE VINYL LP (19 tracks + exclusive to vinyl bonus track)
20. For You
De Status Quo Fanclub voor de Benelux ‘’The Army’’ is samen met de Engelse Status Quo Fanclub ‘’From The Makers Of….’’ de enige officiële erkende Status Quo Fanclub.
De Fanclub streeft er naar om nieuws etc. voor en door fanclubleden te laten verzorgen.
- Voor Nederland € 15 per jaar.
- Voor buitenland € 18, per jaar.
Veel plezier! En On We Go With …………. Status Quo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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STATUS QUO LIVE IN 013 - TILBURG - 17-10-16
De Britse rockgroep Status Quo komt voor de laatste keer ooit terug naar Tilburg. De legendarische band rond zanger/gitarist Francis Rossi en gitarist Rick Parfitt doet nog één wereldtour onder de noemer ‘The Last Night Of The Electrics’. De show in de Heineken Music Hall verkocht zo snel uit, dat de Britten een extra show willen doen. Daarom keren ze op maandag 17 oktober terug naar 013, waar ze in november 2015 al voor een uitverkocht huis stonden. Meer info: www.013.nl/programma/4226/status-quo
STATUS QUO LIVE IN HMH - AMSTERDAM - 02-12-16