Quo consider Frantic Four world tour
Frantic: Coghlan, Parfitt, Lancaster and Rossi in the 1970s
Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt are considering taking Status Quo’s Frantic Four lineup on a world tour.
The frontmen reunited with bassist Alan Lancaster and drummer John Coghlan to make their movie Hello Quo, which resulted in the announcement of four UK shows in 2013.
With most of those all but sold out, and a pre-sale taking just ten minutes to fill up, more dates have been added to the run – and the pair admit they’ve turned their thoughts to travelling further afield.
Speaking at Classic Rock’s eighth annual Roll of Honour awards ceremony in London on Tuesday, Parfitt said: “Of course, it was great news to hear. Nobody knows what to expect in the future, but if the gigs are as successful as we’re hoping then, dare I say it…”
Rossi said: “Dare! Dare!”
Parfitt continued: “There could be a world tour in 2013.”
They said there had been discussion about dates in Australia and Germany – but nothing has been decided as the band are wary of taking too many risks.
“It’s not just about whether or not we want to do it,” Rossi said. “The business reasons have to work.”
But Parfitt added: “If none of us dies in the meantime, that could well be on the agenda.”
He previously reported that Quo intend to use their 1977 live record as the template for the Frantic Four shows. The band won the Classic Album award on Tuesday for the double-disc release, recorded at the Glasgow Apollo.
The current Status Quo lineup are currently touring in Europe, with the show arriving in the UK for ten dates starting on December 6.
Status Quo Frantic Four shows 2013
Mar 6: Manchester Apollo
Mar 7: Wolverhampton Civic
Mar 9: Glasgow 02 Academy
Mar 10: Glasgow 02 Academy
Mar 12: Manchester 02 Apollo
Mar 13: Wolverhampton Civic
Mar 15: London, Hammersmith Apollo
Mar 16: London, Hammersmith Apollo
Mar 17: London, Wembley Arena