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Status Quo say 2016 tour will be their last

By Kerri-Ann Roper

Rock veterans Status Quo have said their tour at the end of this year will be the last one of its kind as they hang up their electric guitars.

The band - Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andy Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards and Leon Cave - will tour Europe in October, followed by UK performance dates in December, but it will be their last tour featuring their trademark electric guitars.

Founding member Rossi (66) said the band had been discussing hanging up their "electrics" for some time now.

"It's getting harder and harder for us to play those shows. It's 30 years since we last said we were stopping but this is a final decision," he explained.

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