STATUS QUO to play the brand new Leeds Arena as part of winter tour



British musical legend Matt Letley to make one of his final performances with the band at the venue

British boogie rock heroes Status Quo have announced today that they will be playing Leeds Arena later this year, for one of drummer Matt Letley’s final gigs before leaving the band after 12 years.

Part of an 11 date “Bula Quo!” UK Winter tour – named after the band’s debut feature film with soundtrack, to be released over the summer - the groups’ performance on Tuesday 17th December at the SMG operated venue, will take place two days before Letley has confirmed that he’ll leave the line-up permanently.

Showcasing some of their greatest hits such as Down Down and Whatever You Want, the four-piece will be joined by the platinum-selling 10CC, who achieved massive success during the 70s with classic hits like Rubber Bullets, I’m Not In Love and Dreadlock Holiday.

On the performance, Leeds Arena general manager Ben Williams said: “Almost 50 years since frontman Francis Rossi and guitarist Rick Parfitt themselves first performed together, Status Quo remain on of the country’s most beloved and long-standing rock acts.”

The band has had 32 albums feature in the British Album charts, which is more than any other band bar The Rolling Stones. Their 1999 hit album Rockin’ All Over The Years attainted triple platinum status, and stayed in the charts for over six months, including ten weeks in the top ten.

Ben continued: “The group really has had an amazing career. We’re delighted that they’ve found time in their busy schedule for their fans in the area, especially before Matt Letley’s final farewell.”

Tickets are available from £38.50 and will be on sale from Friday 12th April. To book tickets for this event, phone the Leeds Arena box office on 0844 248 1585, visit or buy your tickets in person from the Leeds Arena pop up box office, located at Leeds Town Hall. Booking fees may apply.

Status Quo Live - December 2013
Fri 6                        Liverpool Echo Arena
Sat 7                       Birmingham LG Arena
Sun 8                      Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena                      
Tues 10                   Plymouth Pavilions                                
Weds 11                  Bournemouth BIC                                  
Fri 13                      Brighton Centre                      
Sat 14                     Nottingham Arena                  
Sun 15                    London, O2 Arena                  
Tues 17                   Leeds Arena                          
Weds 18                  Glasgow Hydro
Thurs 19                  Newcastle Arena                                                                  

Tickets are priced at £38.50 adv (plus booking fees)