Francis Rossi, founder of the mighty Quo, is gearing up for a busy 2020.  Rossi, a bona fide musical legend, has confirmed the release of a final single from his collaborative album recorded with vocalist Hannah Rickard. ‘Heartbreaker’ will be released on 21 February 2020.  The single release will come just ahead of a new round of the hugely successful spoken word tour that will see him and writer / compere Mick Wall discussing his Quo guitarist’s illustrious career and taking questions from fans.

‘Heartbreaker’ is taken from ‘We Talk Too Much’ the album by Rossi / Rickard that was released in 2019 – 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 was released 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 was a true labour of love.

On the ‘I Talk Too Much’ spoken word tour, 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 54 theatres across the UK [see for full routing] kicking off on 11 March 2020 in Wimborne and culminating on 9 June in Portsmouth. 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: “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.”

Francis is both an engaging raconteur and of course a writer / performer like no other, as both the spoken word tour and the release of ‘Heartbreaker’ prove.

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