In a brand new interview with Sweden’s Nostalgia Rock’n’Roll Magazine, Francis Rossi revealed that he and Rick Parfitt would be reuniting with bassist Alan Lancaster and drummer John Coghlan for dates next March and a new album. In a bizarre twist the current Status Quo line-up will also tour and record next year.
“We’ll do a tour and write new songs,” Rossi said. “We’ve booked a tour in Britain in March next year – eight to ten gigs or something. If we had been gone for 20 years maybe we would have been able to book all the big arenas. But we have a modern-day Quo up and running, and quite successfully too. Who knows how the old band will be perceived?”
Rossi is also concerned about Alan Lancaster’s health: “Alan looks like he couldn’t do it. He’s still frail and his legs are a bit shaky, but he’s getting stronger every day. He’s lifting weights and eating himself into shape.
Rossi thinks neither version of the band will be around for much longer. “I don’t believe we’ll play together with Alan and John for long – they won’t cope,” he says. “I don’t think Status Quo will be around much longer either. It’s increasingly difficult to cope with the energy discharge a concert requires.”
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