Rock ‘n’ rolling Quireboys booked for Rugby’s Vault

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Hard rock veterans The Quireboys have been booked to play in Vault, Rugby on Saturday, December 7 at 6.30pm.

The group formed in the 1980s and built a considerable following after supporting Guns ‘N’ Roses’ in London in 1989 and following up that coup with a top 40 single, 7 O’Clock.

Sharon Osbourne was appointed as manager in 1990 and The Quireboys were signed to EMI for the release of their debut album, A Bit of What You Fancy, which climbed to number 2 in the UK albums chart.

In support of the debut, the Quireboys toured for the next year. They played with a variety of acts in the United States, including L.A. Guns, Soundgarden, The Cramps and Iggy Pop.

After the tour, they also played some gigs in the United Kingdom, including one in frontman Spike’s hometown of Newcastle where they supported The Rolling Stones at St James’s Park.

Two months after the Stones show, they played in front of 72,000 people at Monsters of Rock at Donington with Whitesnake, Aerosmith, Poison and Thunder. A live album was released following this long touring, entitled Recorded Around the World.

The long touring schedule was finished off with a gig in Japan at the Tokyo Dome on New Year’s Eve in front of 50,000 people. They teamed up with Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott to record an album in 2010.

The Quireboys play at Vault on December 7. Doors open at 6.30pm. For tickets , £15, see