By Humphrey Carter

STATUS Quo have confirmed that they will be performing at the Palma Arena on September 8.
The legendary rock band who will be performing at the Glastonbury Festival later this month, have made Palma the fourth concert on the Spanish leg of their world tour to celebrate 40 years of “rocking all over the world” - which they have in fact been celebrating since 2005 but massive demand has kept them on the road.

Status Quo's total worldwide record sales exceed 118 million units and the band have recorded 63 British hit singles - more than any other band - 22 of which have hit the Top Ten and fans will remember that their first hit was Pictures of Matchstick Men which reached Number 7 in January 1968.

Quo also made 106 appearances on BBC TV's axed Top of the Pops - more than any other group and the band has spent in excess of seven and a half years (415 weeks) in the British Singles Chart - the eleventh highest ever.

This summer's Palma gig will be the second time Status Quo have played live in Majorca and concert promoters One Mallorca, who brought Simply Red last year, are confident that the concert is going to be a major success.

The Palma Arena has been chosen for the venue because of the unpredictable weather in September.

Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt are the only original members in the current Quo line up.
Keyboard player Andrew Bown joined in 1976, John ‘Rhino' Edwards (bass) joined in 1986 and Matt Letley (drums) arrived in May 2000 and they are expected to play a selection of their many greatest hits and some of their new material here in Palma.

Tickets are now on sale for the September concert and One Mallorca sources said yesterday that negotiations are underway to secure a major international act for Palma this summer.

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