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Rock Legends Status Quo to Play Open Air Gig in Scarborough


Status Quo are ready to rock Scarborough to its very foundations when they headline the resort’s Open Air Theatre next summer.

Following the critical and commercial success of their Aquostic (Stripped Bare) album and tour, the rock legends are going back to what they know best in 2016 – classic, loud rock 'n' roll.

Returning to full-on rock duty, the ‘Quo’ will play the Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Saturday July 9 in what is rapidly shaping up to be an unforgettable summer of live music on the Yorkshire coast.

Every day this week music promoters Cuffe and Taylor are revealing a different 2016 headliner for Scarborough OAT.

British soul superstars Simply Red and former The Beautiful South stars Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott have already been confirmed for dates in August.

Tickets for Status Quo’s not-to-be-missed July show go on sale at 9am Monday December 14.

Cuffe and Taylor Director Peter Taylor said: “We have worked with Status Quo many times and what we can guarantee – as anyone who has seen them live will testify – is a great night.

“The Quo live are a full-on, power-packed jukebox of classic rock anthems guaranteed to have a crowd of any age singing and dancing. These boys were born to rock and they do not disappoint!

“They played two sell-out shows at Scarborough OAT in 2013 and 2014 and we can’t wait to welcome them back again for what promises to be a really special night at this wonderful and unique open air venue.”

Cllr Andrew Backhouse, Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet Member for Leisure, Tourism and Culture, added: “The venue literally rocked to the mighty Quo in 2013 and 2014 so we’re thrilled to be working with Cuffe and Taylor to bring the legends back to Scarborough for what promises to be another stand out show.”

Led by founders Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt, Status Quo have recorded 64 British hit singles – more than any other band –  including such classics as Caroline, Pictures of Matchstick Men, Down, The Wanderer and Rockin' All Over the World.

They have just released a new 3-CD collection entitled Accept No Substitute: The Definitive Hits, and a 2-DVD set entitled, Accept No Substitute: The Definitive Hits & More through Universal Music.

Tickets for the fully seated concert are priced at £35 and are available online at  or in person from the Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office from 9am Monday December 14. Tickets are also available from