Plymouth Pavilions, Tuesday
It's been quite a year for Status Quo. Just when you think they might be getting a bit long in the tooth for all this rock and roll malarkey, they're not only back on the tour bus, but they've been making their debuts as film stars. Oh, and next summer they headline at Download, the UK's biggest heavy rock festival.
"We think we're slowing down and then it all goes mental again; things just seem to happen while we are making other plans," muses Francis Rossi, 64, frontman, singer and songwriter of a band that's loved right across the globe, charting up 60 UK hits since their 1967 debut with Pictures Of Matchstick Men.
Bula Quo! – the show that he, Rick Parfitt and the gang bring to Plymouth Pavilions – is named after their latest album and the comedy adventure movie that had a limited release in the summer. Set against the tropical backdrop of Fiji, it follows the band as they get caught up in a murderous game of cat and mouse after stumbling across a gambling den.