Status Quo have announced several Irish dates for 2009.

The rock dinosaurs, who release their first-ever Christmas single this December, and will go out on tour in February, presumably in an effort to recoup their losses as part of a '40 Years of Hits' tour.

Their Irish dates, which are on sale tomorrow (October 14th) are:

February 1st: INEC, Killarney (€44.50)
February 3rd: Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise (€49.50)
February 4th: Waterfront Hall, Belfast (£36)
February 7th: Royal Theatre, Castlebar (€44.50)
February 8th: Olympia Theatre, Dublin (€55)

Dublin fans pay over the odds yet again..