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That was the Quo month that was ... February 2020

1st - Rhino's Revenge gig at Motorsport with Attitude, East of England Arena & Events Centre, Peterborough

Rhino played at the Motorsport with Attitude event in Peterborough over the weekend of 1st and 2nd February. On Saturday 1st, Rhino's Revenge played an afternoon set from 1pm and then headlined the "Saturday Night Party" with a set from 9pm to 10.15pm (and with the excellent - and Quo-related - Walkway supporting them). On Sunday 2nd, Rhino's Revenge took a midday slot.

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21st - New Rossi/Rickard single, "Heartbreaker", released

A surprise single from the Rossi/Rickard "We Talk Too Much" album, "Heartbreaker", was released on 21st February. A lyric video was released on YouTube on the same day and the single's press release follows.

'Heartbreaker' Rossi / Rickard single released ahead of Spoken Word Tour!

Francis Rossi, founder of the mighty Quo, is gearing up for a busy 2020. Rossi, a bona fide musical legend, has confirmed the release of a final single from his collaborative album recorded with vocalist Hannah Rickard. 'Heartbreaker' will be released on 21 February 2020. The single release will come just ahead of a new round of the hugely successful spoken word tour that will see him and writer / compere Mick Wall discussing his Quo guitarist's illustrious career and taking questions from fans.

'Heartbreaker' is taken from 'We Talk Too Much' the album by Rossi / Rickard that was released in 2019 - the pair met when Hannah Rickard worked with Status Quo on the hugely successful 'Aquostic' projects. Reconnecting with one of Rossi's true loves, this is a collection of Country-flavoured duets and was released via earMUSIC / Edel. Featuring all brand-new material, and boasting writing credits for Rossi and Rickard as well as Quo stalwart Bob Young, this album was a true labour of love.

On the 'I Talk Too Much' spoken word tour, Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock 'n' roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening at 54 theatres across the UK [see for full routing] kicking off on 11 March 2020 in Wimborne and culminating on 9 June in Portsmouth. Expect laughter, revelations, tales involving some of the giants of music, exclusive video clips, snatches of classic tunes and a great night out. Rossi said: "It will be live and unscripted, so god knows what could happen! One thing's for sure though, it'll be a white-knuckle ride for me, but fans will get a real unvarnished insight into what's happened over the years. I'll be taking a guitar along to demonstrate how some of those Quo classics came into being, and hopefully we'll take a few questions from the audience too."

Francis is both an engaging raconteur and of course a writer / performer like no other, as both the spoken word tour and the release of 'Heartbreaker' prove.

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29th - Quo performance at Richie Malone's wedding

Richie Malone married Jessica on 29th February at the Knightsbrook Hotel. He didn't get the day off work though as he also played live with his old band RAID as well as Quo (albeit without Francis)! It must have been a very special day for the happy couple and what a treat for their guests to have such awesome wedding bands!

An excellent story and great photos from Richie and Jessica's special day can be found here.

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