Original Status Quo Lineup Reunite

Status Quo are reuniting, with plans for a new album and tour next year.

All the original members of Status Quo; Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, bassist Alan Lancaster and drummer John Coghlan will be getting back together for a tour and album in 2013. Rossi recently commented on the news:

"We’ll do a tour and write new songs. We’ve booked a tour in Britain in March next year – eight to ten gigs or something. If we had been gone for 20 years maybe we would have been able to book all the big arenas. But we have a modern-day Quo up and running, and quite successfully too. Who knows how the old band will be perceived?

Frontman, Rossi confessed that he is concerned about Lancaster's health, saying that "He’s still frail and his legs are a bit shaky, but he’s getting stronger every day. He’s lifting weights and eating himself into shape.”

Rossi also revealed some clues about possible set lists:

"I want us to focus on the really old stuff like 'April, Spring, Summer And Wednesdays', which was Alan’s suggestion. We’ve decided to start the gigs with 'Junior’s Wailing'. We’ll do '4500 Times'. Maybe we’ll play 'Roadhouse Blues' and other songs Alan used to sing. In that way it’ll feel fresh again, because we haven’t played those old songs for such a long time.”

Meanwhile, Rossi has spoken about how happy he is at being able to his friend once again. However, sadly, Rossi thinks neither version of the band will be around for much longer.

"I don’t believe we’ll play together with Alan and John for long – they won’t cope,” he says. "I don’t think Status Quo will be around much longer either. It’s increasingly difficult to cope with the energy discharge a concert requires.”