The rock veterans take a leaf out of Pulp's book and branch out on a forest tour in June...

Rock veterans STATUS QUO have announced a tour of England’s forests for June.

The three-chord champions will play live in five forests at a series of shows organised by the Forestry Commission. Jools Holland will also embark on the arboreal tour.

Quo frontman Francis Rossi commented: “Status Quo have played all sorts of venues, all over the world, but playing in the middle of five of England’s wonderful forests will be a unique experience – both for us and the fans!”

Last year, Pulp led the way, playing a series of forest shows.

The Status Quo shows will take place at:

Sherwood Forest, Nr Mansfield, Notts (June 13)

Thetford Forest, Suffolk (14)

Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent (15)

Delamere Forest, Cheshire (21)

Dalby Forest, North Yorks (22)

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