It’s 45 years since Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt released their first single, Pictures Of Matchstick Men. The launch of their latest track, Bula Bula Quo, puts them into three figures – and Rossi can’t believe it.
He says: “One hundred singles seems incredible even to me – and I recorded them all. When we started out we would have been happy to survive a couple of years in this business. To reach this milestone is unbelievable.”
Parfitt adds: “We always joke that you’d get less time for a murder. But in all honesty we’d like to thank all the Quo fans all over the world who have sustained us on an amazing ride.”
Quo recently announced a series of live releases recorded during their Frantic Four lineup reunion shows, and they’ll tour the UK in December with special guests 10cc.
Dec 6: Liverpool Echo Arena
Dec 7: Birmingham LG Arena
Dec 8: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Dec 10: Plymouth Pavilions
Dec 11: Bournemouth BIC
Dec 13: Brighton Centre
Dec 14: Nottingham Arena
Dec 15: London O2
Dec 17: Leeds Arena
Dec 18: Glasgow Hydro
Dec 19: Newcastle Metro Arena