STATUS Quo legend Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50+ years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening at Kilmarnock’s Grand Hall on Friday March 22.

The founder, lead singer and lead guitarist of Status Quo will talk about his mishaps and adventures of life on the road with one of the biggest and most loved bands ever.

Francis, 69, is a true member of British Rock Royalty.

He formed Status Quo in 1967 and the following year they hit the charts with his song Pictures of Matchstick Men.

Rick Parfitt soon joined the band as second guitarist. He and Francis formed a partnership that would last for almost 50 years, until Parfitt’s death in 2016 Status Quo enjoyed massive success in the 70s and 80s with songs such as Down Down, Caroline, Rocking All Over the World and Whatever You Want.

Francis played on Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas and later sang the first words at Live Aid in 1985.

He survived the obligatory rock’n’roll brush with alcohol and drugs, was awarded an OBE in 2010 and has a BRIT award for his Outstanding Contribution to Music.

His band has sold more than 120 million records globally.

Expect laughter, revelations, tales involving some of the music giants, exclusive video clips, snatches of classic tunes and a great night out. He will be joined by award-winning writer and broadcaster Mick Wall.

Keep your eyes peeled on the East Ayrshire Leisure Facebook page and you could win a pair of tickets to the show.

But if you want to guarantee your tickets, get them now.

Tickets are £25 with the option to upgrade to front row seats with an exclusive VIP lanyard and photograph for just £32.50.

Book from the Palace Theatre Box Office on 01563 554900 or online at

The show begins at 7.30pm.