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Status Quo to perform in Inverness in 2012

Status Quo
Image caption Status Quo had been signed up to perform in the Highlands in 2010

Status Quo have been booked to play a concert in Inverness next summer - almost two years after a previous bid to bring them north failed.

The veteran rockers are to appear at the Northern Meeting Park on 24 August for the City Music weekend.

CK Events said fans attracted to the gig would bring a boost to the Highlands economy.

Status Quo were to appear at Rock4Life in May 2010, but the charity event's organisers cancelled the festival.

Band member Francis Rossi said he was looking forward to next August's performance.

He said: "We're really excited to be performing in Inverness.

"Nothing beats playing live to our Scottish fans and we will put on a great show to rock Inverness."

Kenny Cameron, director of CK Events, added: "Status Quo are renowned for their professionalism in staging fantastic shows, so this is a must see concert.

"Bringing the Quo to Inverness is great for music lovers but also to the Highland economy."

Rock4Life was a new music festival that was to be held at Whiteness, near Ardersier, to raise money for the Highland Hospice.

The second day of the two-day event, at which pop acts Sugababes and McFly were due to appear, was cancelled first because of poor ticket sales.

This was later followed by the plug being pulled on remaining day that was to be headlined by Status Quo.

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