Francis Rossi – Speaking Tour, Book and Album – March 2019

 

For full details please visit www.francisrossi.com

Hamburg, 14th November 2018 

 

Francis Rossi

 

Album, Book and Spoken Word Tour!

 

Francis Rossi, founder of the mighty Quo, is gearing up for a busy 2019. Rossi, a bona fide musical legend, has confirmed the release of a collaborative album with vocalist Hannah Rickard, a brand new autobiography written with Mick Wall, and a spoken word UK tour that will see him and Wall tour the country discussing his Quo guitarist’s illustrious career and taking questions from fans.

 

‘We Talk Too Much’ is the title of the album by Rossi / Rickard – the pair met when Hannah Rickard worked with Status Quo on the hugely successful ‘Aquostic’ projects. Reconnecting with one of Rossi’s true loves, this is a collection of Country-flavoured duets and is due for release 15 March 2019 via earMUSIC. Featuring all brand-new material, and boasting writing credits for Rossi and Rickard as well as Quo stalwart Bob Young, this album has been a true labour of love.

 

The new autobiography, ‘I Talk Too Much’, is to be published by Little, Brown on 14 March 2019. This gripping brand-new book has been created in conjunction with award-winning writer and broadcaster Mick Wall, who has sold more than 1 million books. In this explosive new memoir, the famously indiscreet Rossi reveals the true-life stories behind his unbelievable career. Painfully honest at times, the book covers the glory years, the dark days, the ups and downs of his relationship with the late Rick Parfitt and the real stories behind the creation of some of the greatest rock music of all time.

 

Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening at 36 theatres across the UK. Kicking off on 20 March 2019 in Whitley Bay and culminating on 20 May in King’s Lynn, the ‘I Talk Too Much’ tour, will feature Francis – joined by Mick Wall – sharing some of the best Rock ’n’ Roll stories ever, accrued during an extraordinary life on the road. Expect laughter, revelations, tales involving some of the giants of music, exclusive video clips, snatches of classic tunes and a great night out. Rossi said: “This show is something new for me. It will be live and unscripted, so god knows what could happen! One thing’s for sure though, it’ll be a white-knuckle ride for me, but fans will get a real unvarnished insight into what’s happened over the years.  I’ll be taking a guitar along to demonstrate how some of those Quo classics came into being, and hopefully we’ll take a few questions from the audience too. It’s been quite a journey, there’s a lot to share.”

 

2019 will be a year like no other: with an album, book and tour, Francis Rossi has truly stretched himself creatively but is also connecting as never before with the loyal fanbase built up over fifty years of creating history with Quo. Honest to a fault and always good company, ‘I Talk Too Much’ is aptly named, don’t miss Francis Rossi spilling the beans as never before!

 

‘We Talk Too Much’ ALBUM is available to pre-order: https://rossirickard.lnk.to/WeTalkTooMuch

‘I Talk Too Much’ BOOK is available to pre-order: https://amzn.to/2SWp0ZM or https://bit.ly/2QtHEqn

‘I Talk Too Much’ UK Tour tickets available at: www.statusquo.co.uk

 

Press Release

 

​Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening.
In Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much, the founder, lead singer and lead guitarist of Status Quo will talk about his mishaps and adventures of life on the road with one of the biggest and most loved bands ever.
Francis is a true member of British Rock Royalty.  He sang the first words at Live Aid in 1985, survived the obligatory rock’n’roll brush with alcohol and drugs, was awarded an OBE in 2010 and has a BRIT for his Outstanding Contribution to Music. His band has sold more than 120 million records globally.
Expect laughter, revelations, tales involving some of the giants of music, exclusive video clips, snatches of classic tunes and a great night out.
Rossi will be joined on stage by award-winning writer and broadcaster Mick Wall, who has sold more than 1 million books.

Ticket information

On sale now

Ticket prices vary from venue to venue.
There are a limited number of VIP tickets available, you will receive a VIP lanyard and a 10 x 8 photograph of Francis.

 

MARCH 2019

 

Wednesday, 20th March – Whitley Bay, Playhouse
www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk
0844 493 6666

Thursday, 21st March – Stirling, Albert Halls
www.culturestirling.org
01786 27 40000

Friday, 22nd March – Kilmarnock, Grand Hall
www.eastayrshireleisure.com
01563 554900

Saturday, 23rd March – Dunfermline, Carnegie Hall
https://www.onfife.com/theatres/box-office
01383 602302

Sunday, 24th March – Beacon, Arts Centre
www.beaconartscentre.co.uk

01475 723 723

 
Wednesday, 27th –  Leamington, Royal Spa Centre 
www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/
01926 334418

Thursday, 28th –  Lincoln, New Theatre Royal
www.newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk
01522 519 999

Friday, 29th – Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn
www.theatresevern.co.uk
01743 281281

Saturday, 30th – Birmingham, Town Hall
www.thsh.co.uk
0121 780 3333
 
Sunday, 31st – Crewe, Lyceum
https://crewelyceum.co.uk
01270 368 242
 
 
APRIL 2019
 
Wednesday, 3rd – Richmond Theatre
www.atgtickets.com/venues/richmond-theatre
0844 871 7651
 
Thursday, 4th – Coventry, Albany Theatre
www.albanytheatre.co.uk
024 7699 8964
 
Friday, 5th – Porthcawl, Grand Pavilion
www.grandpavilion.co.uk/en
01656 815995
 
Saturday, 6th – Brierley, Hill Civic Hall
www.bhillcivic.co.uk
01384 573381
 
Sunday, 7th – Preston, Guild Hall
https://prestonguildhall.co.uk
01772 804444
 
Wednesday, 24th – Bury St Edmunds, The Apex
www.theapex.co.uk
01284 758000
 
Thursday, 25th – Cheltenham, Town Hall
www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
0844 576 2210 
 
Friday, 26th – Swindon, Wyvern Theatre
www.swindontheatres.co.uk
01793 524481
 
Saturday, 27th, Watford, Colosseum
www.watfordcolosseum.co.uk
01923 571102
 
Sunday, 28th – Southend, Palace Theatre
www.southendtheatres.org.uk
01702 351135
 
 
MAY 2019
 
Wednesday, 1st – Lancaster, Grand Theatre
www.lancastergrand.co.uk
01524 64695
 
Thursday, 2nd – Harrogate Theatre
www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk
01423 502116
 
Friday, 3rd – Newark, Palace Theatre
www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/palacetheatre
01636 655755
 
Saturday, 4th – Leeds, City Varieties
www.cityvarieties.co.uk
0113 243 0808
 
Sunday, 5th – Loughborough Town Hall
www.loughboroughtownhall.co.uk
01509 231914
 
Wednesday, 8th – Reading, Hexagon
www.readingarts.com/hexagon
0118 960 6060
 
Thursday, 9th – Worthing, Pavilion
www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
01903 206206
 
Friday, 10th – Hayes, Beck Theatre
www.becktheatre.org.uk
020 8561 8371

Saturday, 11th – Bromley, Churchill Theatre 
www.churchilltheatre.co.uk
0203 2856000
 
Sunday, 12th – Wycombe, Swan Theatre
www.wycombeswan.co.uk
01494 512000
 
Wednesday, 15th – Aldershot, Princes Hall
www.princeshall.com
01252 329155
 
Thursday, 16th – Exeter, Corn Exchange
www.exetercornexchange.co.uk
01392 665938
 
Friday, 17th – Folkstone, Leas Cliff Hall
www.atgtickets.com/venues/leas-cliff-hall
01303 228600
 
Saturday, 18th – Clacton, West Cliff Theatre
www.westcliffclacton.co.uk
0125543 33 44

Sunday, 19th – Dartford, Orchard Theatre
www.orchardtheatre.co.uk
01322 220000
 
Monday, 20th – King’s Lynn, Corn Exchange
www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk
01553 764864