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Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi at Blackpool Opera House.
Status Quo Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi at Blackpool Opera House.
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It will mark the end of an era when rockers Status Quo play their last gig at the resort’s Empress Ballroom tonight before unplugging their amps and full on electric set for good.

The world of music will not be the same once the dust has settled from The Last Night Of The Electrics Tour.

It will mark the legends’ 21st gig in the seaside town, having first performed at the now demolished ABC Theatre.

Frontmen Francis Rossie and Rick Parfitt will be joined by bandmates Andy Bown, John ‘Rhino’ Edwards and Leon Cave for a show packed with hits taken from an unbelievable back catalogue stretching back to 1967.

Francis Rossi said: “We’ve talked about it for some time and have decided that it’s time for us to hang up the electrics. 

“It’s getting harder and harder for us to play those shows.

We’ve talked about it for some time and have decided that it’s time for us to hang up the electrics

“There’s more to come from us in the years ahead, but we won’t tour the electric set ever again.”

And Rick Parfitt added: “We always thought we’d see a red light when it was time to stop. The show hurts now, physically. It’s hard to maintain that level of energy and without that it’s not really a Quo show. 

“This is definitely the end of our lives on the road with the electric set.”

Tickets from £37.50 available from the Winter Gardens box office.