Status Quo to rock Open Air Theatre

Status Quo play the OAT in 2014
Status Quo play the OAT in 2014

Status Quo are in town and ready to rock Scarborough's Open Air Theatre for a third time when they perform this evening.

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.

A packed OAT enjoyed Status Quo's performance in 2014.

A packed OAT enjoyed Status Quo's performance in 2014.

The Quo are set to perform in front of a lively crowd at the OAT tonight (July 9) with gates opening at 6pm.

Promoter 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.”

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.

Cllr Andrew Backhouse, Scarborough Borough Council’s 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."