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Rod Stewart has launched his huge European tour with an exclusive warm up show in Southend.
It starts a run across mainland Europe and into the UK, which see the legend play through until December 2019.
The UK leg of the Rod Stewart Live in Concert tour kicks off properly with the show in Bristol in May 2019, finishing in December 2019 with two shows at The O2 Arena, London.
The live dates mark Rod’s first UK tour in three years, having sold out venues on his 2016 The UK Hits Stadium Tour and his From Gasoline Alley to Another Country Hits run.
“I’ve been lucky enough to play most of the major venues in the world – Madison Square Garden, The O2 – but it was a total treat to experience the energy, intimacy and sheer excitement of playing Southend on Sea,” Rod says of the intimate warm up show. “What a night – I’ll never forget it.”
Rod Stewart has celebrated a No.1 hit single in every decade of his career, bringing together a now iconic blend of rock, folk, soul, and RnB. He has sold over 200 million records worldwide, been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice, won the ASCAP Founders Award for songwriting, is a New York Times bestselling author, a certified Living Legend courtesy of the GRAMMY Awards, and has received a knighthood by Prince William at Buckingham Palace.
During his Rod Stewart Live in Concert 2019 tour, the singer promises a mixture of classics and new tracks, taken from across his illustrious 50-year career.
Rod Stewart first broke into the mainstream with his 1971 release Every Picture Tells a Story. His huge repertoire of hits since includes Handbags and Gladrags, Sailing, The First Cut Is the Deepest, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?, Baby Jane, All for Love with Bryan Adams and Sting, and many more.
Here are those UK dates in full:
22 May 2019 – Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
28 May 2019 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
31 May 2019 – St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
1 June 2019 – York Racecourse, York
4 June 2019 – Stadium MK, Milton Keynes
7 June 2019 – Portman Road Stadium, Ipswich
8 June 2019 – Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
12 June 2019 – AECC, Aberdeen
14 June 2019 – University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton
15 June 2019 – Bramall Lane Stadium, Sheffield
9 July 2019 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
12 July 2019 – The 1st Central County Ground, Brighton & Hove
23 November 2019 – Manchester Arena
26 November 2019 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
28 November 2019 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
30 November 2019 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
10 December 2019 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
11 December 2019 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
13 December 2019 – Arena Birmingham
17 December 2019 – The O2, London
19 December 2019 – The O2, London
Remaining rickets for Rod Stewart’s tour are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.
Photos by Andrew Timms