Departed support Status Quo & The Jokers at “The Last Night of The Electrics”

Following on from the recent success of Departed’s debut release the band have been invited to open for the likes of Crazy Town, Phil Campbells All Starr Band (Mötorhead), John Coghlans Quo, Romeo’s Daughter, Big Country as well as playing at Looe Music Festival and Hard Rock Hell.

Along with these impressive shows comes a stand out announcement that Departed will be opening for the rock legends Status Quo at the Scarlets Stadium, Llanelli, Wales.

Mark Pascall, lead singer, says “We are incredibly proud and honoured to open for Status Quo, let alone it being such an amazing venue. We’ve been working incredibly hard and it’s great for something like this to come along”.

DEPARTED join STATUS QUO at Parc y Scarlets Stadium, Llanelli, Wales – 27th August 2016. Tickets available from

Departed have previously been seen sharing stages with – Graham Bonnet (Rainbow), Aiden, The Answer and many more

The Mini Album consists of 7 exciting new tracks featuring –

Ben Brookland the former lead guitarist for the young UK rock band The Treatment who has become one of the most respected and exciting young players on the scene in years. He has recorded two hit albums with The Treatment and toured the world supporting such rock legends as Slash, KISS, Motley Crüe , Status Quo ,Thin Lizzy, Steel Panther, Alice Cooper and many more! The Treatment received critical acclaim and were nominated as “Best
newcomer” at the Classic Rock awards. Also Ben is an Orange amps endorsee and is constantly fl ying the fl ag for young British rock talent.
Mark Pascall Lead singer/Bass for the band Empire of Fools (www.empireoff who have received critical acclaim over the past couple of years from some of the top publications in the business. Mark has been featured in publications such as Bass Guitar magazine as well as writing “Devil inside” which featured as a Classic Rock Magazines “Track of the week”, plus being included on their covermount CD. EofF has had vast worldwide
airplay including stations such as Planet Rock Radio and the BBC. Mark has supporting the likes of Reef, The Darkness, The Answer, Status Quo and having played at prestigious venues such as the CIA as well as many of the countries top festivals. Mark is an Orange amps endorsee.

Chris Rivers Whilst DEPARTED have a permanent drummer the EP also features special guest Chris Rivers on drums. Chris is known for his energetic style and hails from one of the UK’s hottest bands Heaven’s Basement and previously Roadstar.

Set to be one of the most exciting debut EP’s of the year! Full to the brim with riffs, hooks and melodies which are sure to blow you away and leave you hungry for more! Turn it up and witness the future of British rock!

“Loving Departed’s new stuff. Killer riffs, killer hooks and killer choruses. What’s not to like?! Keep an eye on these boys.” –
Neil Jones, STAR Radio 107.9/1FM

“If it’s the very last thing I do, I will be buying a copy of Steal Your Crown by Departed. Classic rock never sounded better.” –
MyGlobalMind Magazine

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Jul 07 The Fleece w/ Crazy Town , Bristol,

UKAug 12 Livewire w/ Phil Campbells All Starr Band (Motorhead), Saltash,

UKAug 13 The Hub / John Coghlan’s QUO Plymouth,

UKAug 26 Dartmouth Regatta – Belinis Dartmouth,

UKAug 27 Parc y Scarlets Stadium w/ STATUS QUO Llanelli, Wales.

UKSep 23 Looe Music Festival -Main Stage Looe,

UKSep 30 Bierkeller W/ Chuck Mosely (Faith No More) Bristol,

UKNov 11 Hard Rock Hell Pwllheli, Wales,

UKNov 26 w/ BIG COUNTRY The Globe Cardiff, Wales. UK

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