Status Quo are celebrating 40 years since the release of debut single “Pictures of Matchstick Men” by announcing that they are to hold an auction of unique artwork by celebrities including Brian Wilson, Alice Cooper and Rolf Harris.
The celebs have created their own versions of classic Quo single and album covers and all money raised at the Bonhams auction on November 5 will go to The Prince’s Trust.
As well as the auction, the mighty Quo who have released 75 singles over their 40 year career are to release the best as “Pictures: 40 Years of Hits” -a multi format singles collection; a 4CD ‘Earbook’, 3CD, 2CD, USB, vinyl and digital sets – all offering different track listings and rarities.
The 4CD version is fully remastered and will come accompanied with a 120 page Art book featuring the works to go under the hammer at auction.
Status Quo have also announced a mammoth UK Winter tour.
Catch the veteran rockers at the following venues from the end
of the month:
Newcastle City Hall (September 27)
Llandudno Venue Cymru (28, 29)
Bristol Colston Hall (October 1, 2)
Oxford New Theatre (4, 5)
Croydon Fairfields Hall (7, 8)
Harrogate International Centre (10, 11)
Halifax Victoris Theatre (12)
Hull City Hall (14)
Blackpool Opera House (15)
Manchester Palace Theatre (16, 17)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (19)
Southend Cliffs Pavillion (20, 21)
Ipswich Regent Theatre (23, 24)
Portsmouth Guildhall Theatre (26)
Plymouth Pavillions (27)
Brighton Centre (December 12)
London Wembley Arena (13)
Glasgow SECC (14)
Aberdeen ECC (16)
Sheffield Arena (17)
Nottingham Arena (19)
Cardiff International Arena (20)
Birmingham NEC (22)
Bournemouth BIC (23)
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