Francis Rossi Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone Tickets

Description

The show will feature songs that Francis has not ever played before in this format and offer firsthand backstage tales about appearing over 100 times on Top Of The Pops, why they went on first at Live Aid, life with Rick Parfitt, the hits, fellow stars, and misadventures across the world, all cut through with Francis’ wit and humour.

The story starts with ‘Pictures of Matchstick Men’ but continues right up to the present day. The show will lift the curtain on what life is really like in one of Britain’s biggest and best bands, and also provide some context for all the crazy stuff that has happened along the way.

Francis himself says: “This show lays out the story of Quo – some of the things that have happened I can barely believe myself – and it tells my own story too.”

Francis will mostly be playing his Acoustasonic guitar which, as he says, “is basically a Telecaster but is more compatible with a show of this nature – it still has the ring and sound of a Tele”.

Featuring many of his signature hits that made the Quo name, plus some personal favourites and deeper cuts, this is an opportunity to see one of Rock’s greatest performers!

“This is a brand new show, I have been experimenting with the catalogue and I know what works best. It’s been fascinating and I have been amazed how well some songs work in a lower key, or with a different arrangement. In 2025 there will be plenty of songs included that I haven’t done before: Army, Dirty Water, Don’t Waste My Time, Roll Over Lay Down; even Down Down – which I was very surprised to find worked this way, but it’s fantastic. These shows are a real treat for me, they suit my voice really well, and I don’t have to yell. Plus I know people enjoy the likes of Caroline, Paper Plane, Break The Rules, What You’re Proposin’ and Rockin’ All Over The World so I’ll be putting those in again too!”

With “An Evening of Francis Rossi’s Songs from the Status Quo Songbook and more…” Francis Rossi promises a refreshing take on some of his most loved and enduring material, and indiscreet fresh tales from across the incredible career of one of Rock’s great performers and raconteurs.

VIP tickets available.

Francis Rossi

Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Tickets from £46.26

Tue 3 Jun 2025

Here are the dates this show will be performing.

Start Date 03/06/2025
End Date 01/01/1970