Latest additions & corrections: 26-9-2023  [2024 Tourdates & SPUD - the new book from John Coghlan]






Band: Francis Rossi (voc,g), Nicholas Rossi (g,voc), Freddie Edwards (g), Gary Twigg (bass), Paul Hirsh (k,g), Leon Cave (dr), Amy Smith (voc), Amber Zakatek (voc), Emily Barton* (voc). 

Main Setlist: Caroline, Claudie, All We Really Wanna Do, You'll Come'Round, Crazy For You, Old Time Rock and Roll, Strikes Like Lightning, Tallulahs Waiting, Here I Go, Tongue Tied, Blessed Are The Meek, My Little Heart Breaker, Electric Arena, One Step At A Time, Marguerita Time, Rolling Down The Road, Diggin' Burt Bacharach, Sleeping On The Job, Twenty Wild Horses, Can't Give You More, Don't Waste My Time.

Tour Notes: A full Tour of Germany and again in the UK had to be cancelled in Febuary 2011 due to Francis surgery for a hernia complaint and recording commitments for QUO's "Quid Pro Quo" album. Emily Barton* replaced Amy Smith in Amsterdam and Antwerp. Live at St. Lukes London featured all 3 female singers on stage.




12/05/  UK, Edinburgh - Queens Hall

13/05/  UK, Birmingham - Town Hall | 90'min. AUD Quality: 4

14/05/  UK, Manchster - The Academy | 90'min. AUD Quality: 4

16/05/  UK, London - Her Majesty's Theatre

17/05/  UK, Sheffield - City Hall Ballroom | 90'min. AUD Quality: 4

18/05/  UK, Cardiff - Glee Club

13/09/  HOLLAND, Amsterdam* - Melkweg

14/09/  BELGIUM, Antwerp* - Trix Club | 48'min. AUD Quality: 4

15/09/  UK, London* - St. Lukes | 90'min. SBD Quality: 5 *official release*



Featuring: Francis Rossi, Michael Sadler (Saga), Eric Bazilian (The Hooters), John Helliwell, Jesse Siebenberg (Supertramp), Leo Leoni, Nic Meader (Gotthard), The Matt Sinner Band, The RMC Symphony Orchestra.

Main Setlist: Caroline, The Wanderer, Paper Plane, In The Army Now, Down Down, Burning Bridges, Rockin'all over The World.

Tour Notes:  The shows in Prag (21.4.), Krakow (23.4.) and Lodz (24.4.) were cancelled.




04/04/  GERMANY, Passau - Dreiländerhalle

05/04/  GERMANY, Ingolstadt - Saturn Arena

06/04/  GERMANY, Würzburg - S. Oliver Arena

07/04/  GERMANY, Nürnberg - Arena

08/04/  GERMANY, Kempten - bigBOX Arena

09/04/  SWITZERLAND, Zürich - Hallenstadion

11/04/  GERMANY, Berlin - Tempodrom | 34' min. AUD Quality: 3

12/04/  GERMANY, Frankfurt - Jahrhunderthalle

13/04/  SWITZERLAND, Basel - St. Jakobshalle

14/04/  GERMANY, Regensburg - Donau-Arena | 28' min. AUD Quality:  3 +

15/04/  GERMANY, München - Olympiahalle

17/04/  GERMANY, Ludwigsburg - MHP Arena

18/04/  GERMANY, Neu Ulm - ratiopharm Arena

19/04/  GERMANY, Mannheim - Rosengarten


'I TALK TOO MUCH' - The Spoken Word Tour

Francis Rossi in conversation with UK rock journalist & best selling author Mick Wall.

Francis Rossi will talk about his mishaps and adventures as he opens up about the highs and lows of a life on the road with Status Quo.


And in "I Talk Too Much", Francis will share 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. He’ll be taking his guitar along to demonstrate how some of those Quo classics came about. Francis Rossi will be joined on stage by award-winning writer and broadcaster Mick Wall, who has sold more than 1 million books.


Set: Part 1 (about 50+ minutes) - Conversation Mick Wall > Francis Rossi included video clips screened and he played a few short bits of songs like Pictures Of Matchstick Men, Spinning Wheel Blues and In My Chair on a acoustic guitar. Intermission (about 20 minutes),

Part 2 - Q&A (about 40+ minutes). He ended the evening with a rendition of Caroline (sometimes also Marguerita Time). After the show he'll be signing his new book and album but only signed the book and CD if you buy it at the venue (both for £ 20).  

Tour notes: Due to scheduling difficulties, the six dates planned for Eire and nothern Ireland in may 2020 will not take place and are cancelled (19/05/ Coleraine, 20/05/ Sligo, 21/05/ Dundalk, 22/05/ Cork, 23/05/ Mullingar and 24/05/ Galway).





20/03/ UK, Whitley Bay - Playhouse

21/03/ UK, Stirling - Albert Halls

22/03/ UK, Kilmarnock - Grand Hall

23/03/ UK, Dunfermline - Carnegie Hall

24/03/ UK, Greenock - Beacon Arts Centre

27/03/ UK, Leamington - Royal Spa Centre

28/03/ UK, Lincoln - New Theatre Royal | 93' min. AUD Quality:  3 +

29/03/ UK, Shrewsbury - Theatre Severn

30/03/ UK, Birmingham - Town Hall

31/03/ UK, Crewe - Lyceum

03/04/ UK, Richmond - Theatre

04/04/ UK, Coventry - Albany Theatre

05/04/ UK, Porthcawl - Grand Pavilion

06/04/ UK, Brierley Hill - Civic Hall

07/04/ UK, Preston - Guild Hall

24/04/ UK, Bury St Edmunds - The Apex | 96' min. AUD Quality:  3

25/04/ UK, Cheltenham - Town Hall

26/04/ UK, Swindon - Wyvern Theatre

27/04/ UK, Watford - Coloseum

28/04/ UK, Southend - Palace Theatre

01/05/ UK, Lancaster - Grand Theatre

02/05/ UK, Harrogate - Theatre

03/05/ UK, Newark - Palace Theatre | 90' min. AUD Quality:  3 +

04/05/ UK, Leeds - City Varieties

05/05/ UK, Loughborough - Town Hall

08/05/ UK, Reading - Hexagon

09/05/ UK, Worthing - Pavilion

10/05/ UK, Hayes - Beck Theatre

11/05/ UK, Bromley - Churchill Theatre

12/05/ UK, Wycombe - Swan Theatre

15/05/ UK, Aldershot - Princes Hall

16/06/ UK, Exeter - Corn Exchange

17/05/ UK, Folkstone - Leas Cliff Hall

18/05/ UK, Clacton - West Cliff Theatre

19/05/ UK, Dartford - Orchard Theatre

20/05/ UK, King's Lynn - Corn Exchange

09/10/ UK, Cheltenham - Forum (Literature Festival 2019 hosted by Andrew Richardson)





11/03/ UK, Wimborne - Tivoli

12/03/ UK, Basingstoke - Anvil

13/03/ UK, Yeovil - Westlands

14/03/ UK, Streets - Strode Theatre


The tour promoter has issued the following message on sunday 15th march 2020:
'I Talk Too Much' tour in Spring 2020 postponed to Spring 2021!
"We have a duty of care to Francis Rossi's audience, a number of whom fall into the high risk categories identified by the Government. Therefore, we have today been advised that the 'I Talk Too Much' tour should be postponed with immediate effect.
The shows from march 15th until june 9th 2020 will be rescheduled with venues to a later date, once the risk of infection has passed. We request that fans retain their tickets, so that they can attend the rescheduled shows, for which dates will soon be announced.
Francis Rossi looks forward to visiting all of the scheduled venues as soon as he is allowed to do so. We apologise for any disruption and inconvenience this causes and reiterate that the decision is based on the need to protect fans from the risk of infection.
We are acting on the very latest advice of our health and safety advisor which was received this morning. Francis and everyone involved is bitterly disappointed but the advisor's focus is on protecting the health of Francis (being in the 70 plus category), the crew on the tour, staff at venues and especially the fans attending.”



The tour promoter has issued the following message on tuesday 25th november 2020:
'I Talk Too Much' tour rescheduled once again for Summer 2021!

Francis Rossi's forthcoming tour, I Talk Too Much, will now take place in summer 2021. It has been rescheduled from Spring 2021. A number of venues contacted the tour's promoter, indicating that due to Covid-19 restrictions they would not be open in Spring 2021 to fulfil dates, which had originally been rescheduled from Spring 2020. The shows will therefore take place in Summer. By this time, a UK-wide programme of immunisations will have been completed and we are confident that the shows will go ahead.

All tickets will be transferred to the new dates. Please DO NOT contact your local venues regarding the matter; many are closed due to the present lockdown, or operating with reduced staffing. We are in constant contact with venues and their staff and are processing this change for you. YOUR TICKETS WILL BE VALID FOR THE NEW DATES.

Please note the following exceptions: St Albans and Leicester have cancelled, due to a lack of availability. Sale Waterside has been added to the tour. Performances at Stafford, Hastings and Newport are to be confirmed, as those venues are presently unstaffed and therefore unable to move to the July/August schedule.

A Way With Media Productions Ltd, Tour promoter


The tour promoter has issued the following message on tuesday 15th june 2021:

Francis Rossi and A Way With Media regret to announce the forced cancellation of some dates that had been rescheduled for the Francis Rossi Talk tour 2021 in Wales, England and Scotland.

This is entirely due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, which bar theatres from operating without social distancing. Despite three reschedules and despite extensive efforts and goodwill on behalf of all parties - the venues themselves, the promoters, Francis Rossi and his team - it is not possible to reschedule these again.




19/07/ UK, Wolverhampton - Grand Theatre

20/07/ UK, Lincoln - New Theatre Royal

22/07/ UK, Yarm - Princess Alexandra Auditorium

23/07/ UK, Middlesbrough - Town Hall

24/07/ UK, Wellingborough - Castle Theatre

25/07/ UK, Warrington - Parr Hall

26/07/ UK, Lytham St Annes - Lowther Pavilion

28/07/ UK, Telford - The Palace

29/07/ UK, Bradford - St. George's

30/07/ UK, Chesterfield - Pomegranate Theatre | 113' min. AUD Quality:  3 +

01/08/ UK, Scarborough - Spa Theatre

02/08/ UK, Newcastle - Tyne Theatre

04/08/ UK, Camberley - Theatre

05/08/ UK, Exmouth - Pavilion

06/08/ UK, Launceston - Town Hall

07/08/ UK, Paignton - Palace Theatre

08/08/ UK, Frome - Memorial Theatre

10/08/ UK, Hereford - Courtyard

14/08/ UK, Stevenage - Gordon Craig Theatre

15/08/ UK, Isle Of Wright - Shanklin Theatre

16/08/ UK, Dorking - Dorking Halls

17/08/ UK, Crawley - The Hawth

18/08/ UK, Portsmouth - New Theatre Royal

24/08/ UK, Maidstone - Hazlitt Theatre

25/08/ UK, Runcorn - The Brindley

26/08/ UK, Northallerton - Forum

27/08/ UK, Musselburgh - Brunton

29/08/ UK, Durham - Gala Theatre

01/09/ UK, Stamford - Corn Exchange *Re-schedulded

02/09/ UK, Sale - Waterwide

03/09/ UK, Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre

04/09/ UK, Poole - Lighthouse Theatre

05/09/ UK, Winchester - Theatre Royal


'TUNES & CHAT' Tour 2023

Francis Rossi acoustic and chatting about his music

Francis Rossi (lead vocals and acoustic guitar),  Andy Brook (acoustic guitar and backin' vocals)

Status Quo legend Francis Rossi is taking up his acoustic guitar to bring you a selection of well-known hits and some previously not-performed-live-before tunes. It’ll be a unique evening in which Francis will reprise fan favourites from a remarkable 50+year career. Expect original-style, acoustic versions of Quo classics, threaded together with chat in this music based evening.


Set: Pictures Of Matchstick Men, April Spring Summer and Wednesday, Spinning Wheel Blues, In My Chair, Gerdundula, Claudie, Rock'n Roll, Break the Rules, Down the Dustpipe, Burning Bridges, What You're Proposin', And It's Better Now, Nanana, Tongue Tied, Blessed Are The Meek, Marguerita Time, Rockin'all over the World, Paper Plane, Caroline. 

Tour notes: VIP packages are available for those wishing to meet Francis before the show.

Super VIP seats: includes pre-show meet-and-greet + goody bag + show ticket - only in limited Rows and a 2-track exclusive CD (In my Chair and Down the Dustpipe)..

VIP seats: includes goody bag + show ticket - only available in limited Rows.




24/03/ UK, Wimborne - Tivoli

25/03/ UK, Bridgwater - McMillan

28/03/ UK, Ilfracombe - Landmark

29/03/ UK, Axminster - Guildhall

31/03/ UK, Camberley - Theatre

02/04/ UK, Poole - Lighthouse

06/04/ UK, Newbury - Corn Exchange

07/04/ UK, Milton Keynes - Stables

08/04/ UK, Harpenden - Eric Morec0mbe Centre

11/04/ UK, Ipswich - Corn Exchange | 125' min. AUD Quality:  2 - 3

12/04/ UK, Kettering - Lighthouse

14/04/ UK, Plymouth - Quad Theatre

15/04/ UK, Swindon - Wyvern

16/04/ UK, Eastleigh - Thorndon Hall

18/04/ UK, Stratford Upon Avon - Playhouse

19/04/ UK, Leeds - City Varieties

21/04/ UK, Warrington - Parr Hall

22/04/ UK, Chesterfield - Winding Wheel | 122' min. AUD Quality:  3 -

23/04/ UK, Tamworth - Assembly Rooms

25/04/ UK, Loughborough - Town Hall

26/04/ UK, Stourport - Civic Theatre

02/05/ UK, Bracknell - South Hill Park

03/05/ UK, Leicester - The Y

04/05/ UK, Newark - Palace Theatre | 130' min. AUD Quality:  3 - 4

06/05/ UK, Fleet - Harlington

07/05/ UK, Isle of Wright - Shanklin Theatre

09/05/ UK, Newport - Riverfront

10/05/ UK, Brecon - Theatr Brycheiniog

12/05/ UK, Neath - Gwyn Hall

13/05/ UK, Monmouth - Savoy

14/05/ UK, Exeter - Corn Exchange

16/05/ UK, Epsom - Playhouse

17/05/ UK, Peterborough - Key Theatre

19/05/ UK, Whitley Bay - Playhouse

20/05/ UK, Harrogate - Theatre

25/05/ UK, Lincoln - New Theatre Royal

26/05/ UK, Hunstanton - Princess Theatre

27/05/ UK, Bury St Edmunds - Apex

29/05/ UK, Bristol - Redgrave Theatre (Frame's bithday show!)

30/05/ UK, Treorchy - Park & Dare

02/06/ UK, Bedford - Corn Exchange

03/06/ UK, Hastings - White Rock

04/06/ UK, Clacton on Sea - Westcliff

06/06/ UK, Cannock - Prince of Wales Theatre

07/06/ UK, Stockport - The Romiley Forum

09/06/ UK, New Brighton - Floral Pavilion

10/06/ UK, Conwy - Theatr Colwyn

12/09/ UK, Weston Supermare - The Playhouse

13/09/ UK, Portsmouth - New Theatre Royal

15/09/ UK, Leamington Spa - Spa Centre

16/09/ UK, Hereford - Courtyard

17/09/ UK, Strode - Theatre

20/09/ UK, Sale - Waterwide

22/09/ UK, High Wycombe - Swan

23/09/ UK, Guildford - G Live

24/09/ UK, Walsall - Arts Centre

26/09/ UK, Maidstone - Hazlitt Theatre

27/09/ UK, Basildon - Towngate

29/09/ UK, Wellingborough - Castle Theatre

30/09/ UK, Kings Lynn - Corn Exchange

01/10/ UK, Dunstable - Grove Theatre

03/10/ UK, Felixstowe - Spa Theatre

04/10/ UK, Radlett - Centre

06/10/ UK, Huddersfield - The LBT

07/10/ UK, Yarm - The PAA

08/10/ UK, Scarborough - Spa Theatre

10/10/ UK, Lancaster - Grand Theatre

11/10/ UK, Aberystwyth - Arts Centre

13/10/ UK, Newtown - Hafren

14/10/ UK, Melton - Mobray Melton Theatre

15/10/ UK, Coventry - Albany

16/10/ UK, St Helens - Theatre Royal

20/10/ UK, Herne Bay - Kings Hall

21/10/ UK, Dorking - Halls

24/10/ UK, Stamford - Corn Exchange

25/10/ UK, Mansfield - Palace

27/10/ UK, Bradford - St. George's

28/10/ UK, Blyth - Phoenix Theatre

29/10/ UK, Blackburn - Windsor Suite

31/10/ UK, Hamilton - The Town House

03/11/ UK, Aberdeen - Tivoli

04/11/ UK, Oban - Corran Halls

05/11/ UK, Dunfermline - Alhambra

07/11/ UK, Northallerton - Forum

08/11/ UK, Redditch - Palace

10/11/ UK, Cheltenham - Town Hall

11/11/ UK, Stourbridge - Town Hall

12/11/ UK, Worcester - Huntingdon Hall

14/11/ UK, Swansea - Grand Theatre

15/11/ UK, Milford - Haven Torch

17/11/ UK, Porthcawl - Grand Pavilion

18/11/ UK, Frome - Memorial Theatre

19/11/ UK, Yeovil - Westlands

21/11/ UK, Corby - The Core

22/11/ UK, Runcorn - Brindley Theatre

24/11/ UK, Workingdon - Carnegie Hall

25/11/ UK, Burnley - Mechanics

26/11/ UK, Lytham St Annes - Lowther Pavilion

28/11/ UK, Barrow In Furness - The Forum