Latest additions & corrections: 01-09-2020  [Francis Rossi Solo live stream show 8.10., new Radio interviews + fan artworks]







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).


The tour promoter has issued the following message on sunday 15th march 2020:
'I Talk Too Much' tour in Spring 2020 postponed!
"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.”






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

08/10/ UK, Dudley - Borough Halls  **Online live Stream!**


Francis Rossi had just started his 50-date spoken word tour when Covid-19 hit in March.

He was on the road in support of his best-selling autobiography, I Talk Too Much, which features some of the most remarkable rock’n’roll tales of all-time. 

While his tour has been rescheduled to 2021, Francis will catch up with fans during this intimate broadcast. The co-founder, lead singer and lead guitarist of Status Quo has sold around 128 million albums and had more than 60 chart hits – more than any other rock band. Rossi sang the first words at Live Aid in 1985, survived the obligatory rock’n’roll brush with alcohol and drugs, was awarded an OBE in 2010 and has a BRIT for his Outstanding Contribution to Music.


Broadcast live 8th October 2020 at 18.30h Dudley - Borough Halls (UK time) 


Tickets: £7 + max 70p booking fee, where applicable.

VIP tickets: £39.50 – includes stream of show, personalised signed copy of I Talk Too Much (value £20), with Royal Mail Special Delivery postage (value £12.50).


Website for tickets:


If you’d like to ask Francis a question, Tweet it to @awaywithmedia using the hashtag #AskFrancisRossi, or email it to – Questions will be pre-recorded



Tickets go on sale on 21 August 2020

Signed copies of I Talk Too Much will be available to purchase on the evening of the broadcast.


This is how it works


The stream will begin 30 minutes prior to the advertised time, when you will be able to find out about other shows and events you may be interested in. The main event will start at the time advertised by the venue.

During these difficult times, it is unlikely that the UK theatre industry will return to normal for some considerable period and therefore, we believe we must adapt.

We have developed this unique service with a view to keeping shows alive for the benefit of venues, artists and customers.

This is how it works: You purchase a ticket from the venue, as you would for any in-person event. However, instead of a paper ticket, the venue will send you a voucher code for one of our broadcast shows. This code will enable you to access the concert or event either via our online player, which can be found on our website. You are also able to purchase a voucher code direct from our website.


If you have already purchased tickets and that show has now been either postponed or cancelled, the venue will be in contact with you regarding the options available. One of which may be to convert your existing ticket into a voucher code for the equivalent live show on our platform.

We believe this is a great way to enable the venues and shows that you love to keep trading in the current climate and we thank you for your support in this regard.






18/02/ UK, Isle Of Wright - Shanklin Theatre

19/02/ UK, Dorking - Dorking Halls

20/02/ UK, Stamford - Corn Exchange

21/02/ UK, Wolverhampton - Grand Theatre

22/02/ UK, Ipswich - Corn Exchange

23/02/ UK, Peterborough - Cresset Theatre

01/03/ UK, Telford - Oakengates Theatre

02/03/ UK, Bedford - Corn Exchange

03/03/ UK, Portsmouth - New Theatre Royal

04/03/ UK, Winchester - Theatre Royal

05/03/ UK, Exmouth - Pavilion

09/03/ UK, Kettering - Lighthouse Theatre

10/03/ UK, Stevenage - Gordon Craig Theatre

11/03/ UK, Stockport - Plaza Theatre

12/03/ UK, Chesterfield - Winding Wheel

13/03/ UK, Wrexham - William Aston Hall

14/03/ UK, Colwyn Bay - Theatre

18/03/ UK, Redditch - Palace Theatre

19/03/ UK, Musselburgh - Brunton

20/03/ UK, Dunfermline - Alhambra

21/03/ UK, Durham - Gala Theatre

22/03/ UK, Newcastle - Tyne Theatre

23/03/ UK, Scarborough - Spa Theatre

28/03/ UK, Margate - Theatre Royal

29/03/ UK, Hastings - White Rock

30/03/ UK, Maidstone - Hazlitt Theatre

31/03/ UK, Wellingborough - Castle Theatre

01/04/ UK, Crawley - The Hawth

02/04/ UK, St. Albans - Alban Arena

09/04/ UK, Dundee - Rep

10/04/ UK, Northallerton - Forum

11/04/ UK, Yarm - School

12/04/ UK, Burnley - Mechanics

13/04/ UK, Hull - City Hall

14/04/ UK, Bradford - St. George's

15/04/ UK, Leicester - De Montford Hall

18/04/ UK, Camberley - Theatre

19/04/ UK, Stafford - Gatehouse

20/04/ UK, Hereford - Courtyard

21/04/ UK, Aberystwyth - University Concert Hall

22/04/ UK, Newport - Riverfront

23/04/ UK, Newton - Theatre Hafren

24/04/ UK, Lytham St Annes - The Lowther Pavilion

26/04/ UK, Lincoln - Theatre Royal

27/04/ UK, Runcorn - The Brindley

28/04/ UK, Corby - Cube

29/04/ UK, Middlesbrough - Town Hall

30/04/ UK, Leeds - City Varieties

03/05/ UK, Bristol - St. Georges

04/05/ UK, Hertford - Theatre

06/05/ UK, Ilfracombe - Landmark Theatre

07/05/ UK, Treorchy - Park and Dare Theatre

08/05/ UK, Neath - Gwyn Hall

09/05/ UK, Brecon - Theatr Brycheiniog