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QSP (Suzi Quatro, Andy Scott of Sweet, Don Powell of Slade) Kick Off Australian Tour

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

UK Supergroup QSP, featuring Andy Scott of Sweet, Don Powell of Slade and Suzi Quatro, kick off a national tour of Australia today in Tweed Heads.

QSP have released their self-titled debut album through Sony and grabbed their first chart anywhere in the world in Australia last week.

The group was started by the three 70s icons to pay tribute to their origins and create new music.

“We all have similar backgrounds and come from the same ballpark where we learned our craft, to coin a phrase ‘on the road’! Back then performing was the only way forward. We have huge respect for one another and approach our musicianship in the same way,” Andy Scott said.

Don Powell acknowledges the time when the three individual acts ruled the global charts together. “We share an era and still continue to work and perform separately in concerts all over the world,” he said. “After many enjoyable late night discussions it felt like the right time for us to come together to ‘pool’ our ideas. From the first drum beat, bass lick and guitar chord we knew we had something special.”

Suzi Quatro says the project started out as a covers band but quickly evolved to include original songs. “In the beginning it was fun returning to our roots by recording a few covers but eventually we started to write original songs which gave the album substance. We have created something we are all very proud of – QSP”.

The track list for QSP:
  • Slow Down
  • Long Way from Home
  • Tobacco Road
  • If Only
  • Bright Lights Big City
  • Pain (Orchestral)
  • Just Like a Woman
  • Mend a Broken Heart
  • The Price of Love
  • Broken Pieces Suite
  • I Walk On Gilded Splinters
  • Late Nights Early Flights 
  • Little Sister
  • Pain (Band Version) (Bonus Track)
QSP will tour Australia in February:
  • 02/03 - Tweed Heads - Twin Towers
  • 02/04 - Tweed Heads - Twin Towers
  • 02/06 - Toowoomba - Empire Theatre
  • 02/07 - Brisbane - QPAC
  • 02/09 - Adelaide - Ent Centre
  • 02/11 - Perth - Crown Theatre
  • 02/12 - Perth - Crown Theatre
  • 02/14 - Sydney - Opera House
  • 02/16 - Geelong - Geelong Arena
  • 02/18 - Melbourne - Hamer Hall
  • 02/19 - Sale - Botanic Gardens
  • 02/21 - Hobart - Wrest Point - 02/23 - Canberra - Canberra Theatre
  • 02/24 - Wollongong - Anitas Theatre
  • 02/25 - Hunter Valley - Hope Estate
  • 02/28 - Mackay - Ent Centre
  • 03/01 - Townsville - Ent Centre
  • 03/02 - Cairns - Convention Centre
  • 03/04 - Darwin - Convention Centre