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Status Quo say this will be their final tour

With a combined age of 261, they don’t get down, down quite like they used to — but Status Quo are still rocking.

At the weekend the original line-up of Francis Rossi, 64, Alan Lancaster, 65, Rick Parfitt, 65, and drummer John Coghlan, 67, played the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith.

The London gig was part of their Frantic Four reunion tour. It is expected to be their last ever and will end in Dublin next month.

Status Quo have been rocking all over the world for six decades. The band, which has had more than 100 singles, starting out as The Spectres in 1962 before a name change five years later. Ahead of the tour, Rossi said: “Playing again after all those years was amazing. It wasn’t perfect, I guess I always strive for that, but the chemistry was there and the crowds were just incredible.

“These new dates are an opportunity to kick it up a notch and to get the gang back together for one final blast.”