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MUSIC legends Status Quo are on their ultimate ever tour after seven many years of rockin’ all around the world – however frontman Francis Rossi doesn’t wish to make an enormous fuss like he did the final time he tried to wind-up the band 40 years in the past.

Quo are presently within the midst of a gruelling 42-date summer time tour round Europe of which Rossi, 75, had privately confessed to buddies could be their final tour.

But now after enjoying an astonishing 1,400 live shows, he has admitted publically it’s unlikely they may ever play stay once more following the tour’s conclusion.

And to followers dismay he has even dominated out reforming for particular one-off competition gigs.

Rossi stated: “I don’t think we will go out on tour again after this, I just don’t want to announce it per se. But I am 75, so if I go out in 2026 I will be 76, that means Andrew (Bown – keyboard player) will be 79 and Rhino (bass player John Edwards) will be 72. Surely that’s not possible?

“Although I am very fit, an hour and forty five minutes, I can’t see how we can do that no matter how fit we are.”

In 1984 Quo performed what was imagined to be their last-ever present at Milton Keynes Bowl earlier than 50,000 heartbroken followers on the fruits of their mammoth End of the Road tour.

But they have been again on stage 13 months later for a career-defining Live Aid efficiency that sparked a reformed line-up to return the next 12 months.

But it now their ultimate ever present will probably be at Vivary Park in Taunton, Somerset, on August Saturday 23rd earlier than 10,000 followers.

Francis, chatting with Quo fanclub journal From The Makers Of, added: “I love the idea of a one-off and how it sounds but we would have to go into rehearsals for two weeks, and what it would cost us in time, effort and money. The idea when you hear someone say they are just doing a one-off you think, “yeah right!”. You have to arrange. It’s extremely unlikely, however understanding our agent and understanding this enterprise, that’s why I don’t wish to say to individuals that is it.

“But I can’t see us doing anymore and I can’t see me accepting the idea of doing a one-off. It would make me so jumpy to just go out and do one f**ing show and then someone would say ‘it’s pointless just doing one show’ and then I’m back on the treadmill again.”

Quo started life in 1962 while Rossi and authentic bass participant Alan Lancaster have been at college and achieved huge success within the Seventies with their traditional four-piece line-up augmented by rhythm guitarist Rick Parfitt and drummer John Coghlan.

Coghlan give up in 1982 and Lancaster, who died in 2021, was axed two years following the End of the Road Tour.

The Quo have continued to carry out worldwide, regardless of the demise of Parfitt, aged 68, on Christmas Eve in 2016 while Rossi has loved success fronting a present referred to as Tunes and Chat with fellow guitarist Andy Brook. That will probably be rebooted as An Evening of Francis Rossi’s Songs from the Status Quo Songbook and More, which is able to hit the street subsequent April.

Rossi added: “I want to do more Tunes and Chat before I die if possible. I enjoy it so f**ing much and it’s obviously less strain on the body. It’s not as intense as walking out with Quo where we only really get respite during In The Army Now.”

Status Quo have had over 50 chart hits together with 22 Top 10 singles within the UK, spent over 500 weeks within the album charts and offered 118 million data worldwide.