FRANCIS ROSSI to release book and album in 201…

Francis Rossi, founder of the mighty Quo, is gearing up for a busy 2019.  Rossi, a bona fide musical legend, has confirmed the release of a collaborative album with vocalist Hannah Rickard, a brand new autobiography written with Mick Wall, and a spoken word tour that will see him and Wall tour the country discussing his Quo guitarist’s illustrious career and taking questions from fans.

‘We Talk Too Much’ is the title of the album by Rossi / Rickard – 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 is due for release 15 March 2019 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 has been a true labour of love.

The new autobiography, ‘I Talk Too Much’, is to be published by Little, Brownon 14 March 2019.  This gripping brand-new book has been created in conjunction with award-winning writer and broadcaster Mick Wall, who has sold more than 1 million books.  In this explosive new memoir, the famously indiscreet Rossi reveals the true-life stories behind his unbelievable career. Painfully honest at times, the book covers the glory years, the dark days, the ups and downs of his relationship with the late Rick Parfitt and the real stories behind the creation of some of the greatest rock music of all time.

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 36 theatres across the UK [see below]. Kicking off on 20 March 2019 in Whitley Bay and culminating on 20 May in King’s Lynn, the ‘I Talk Too Much’ tour, will feature Francis – joined by Mick Wall – sharing 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. Rossi said: “This show is something new for me. 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. It’s been quite a journey, there’s a lot to share.”

I Talk Too Much tour dates:

MARCH 2019

20th – Whitley Bay – Playhouse
21st – Stirling – Albert Halls
22nd – Kilmarnock – Grand Hall
23rd – Dunfermline – Carnegie Hall
24th – Greenock – Beacon Arts Centre
27th – Leamington – Royal Spa Centre
28th – Lincoln – New Theatre Royal
29th – Shrewsbury – Theatre Severn
30th – Birmingham – Town Hall
31st – Crewe – Lyceum

APRIL 2019

3rd – Richmond – Theatre
4th – Coventry – Albany Theatre
5th – Porthcawl – Grand Pavilion
6th – Brierley Hill – Civic Hall
7th – Preston – Guild Hall
24th – Bury St Edmunds – The Apex
25th – Cheltenham – Town Hall
26th – Swindon – Wyvern Theatre
27th – Watford – Colosseum
28th – Southend – Palace Theatre

MAY 2019

1st – Lancaster – Grand Theatre
2nd – Harrogate – Theatre
3rd – Newark – Palace Theatre
4th – Leeds – City Varieties
5th – Loughborough – Town Hall
8th – Reading – Hexagon
9th – Worthing – Pavilion
10th – Hayes – Beck Theatre
11th – Bromley – Churchill Theatre
12th – Wycombe – Swan Theatre
15th – Aldershot – Princes Hall
16th – Exeter – Corn Exchange
17th – Folkestone – Leas Cliff Hall
18th – Clacton – West Cliff Theatre
19th – Dartford – Orchard Theatre
20th – King’s Lynn – Corn Exchange