The ultimate live Rod Stewart collection is out NOW! LIVE 1976-1998: TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT features over 58 unreleased live recordings of his biggest hits. Bring Rod's live show experience to your living room today
Rod Stewart will be back on the road in 2014 with residency dates at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace and 5 dates under the stars in the UK.
The dates under the stars will feature the legendary rocker as he performs in sports venues across the UK and Scotland. They will truly be unmissable events including an evening under the stars near Brighton Beach.
Rod is also touring with legendary guitarist Carlos Santana on a series of dates.
LAS VEGAS DATES
30APR14 - Caesar's Palace, LAS VEGAS, USA
02MAY14 - Caesar's Palace, LAS VEGAS,USA
03MAY14 - Caesar's Palace, LAS VEGAS, USA
06MAY14 - Caesar's Palace, LAS VEGAS, USA
10MAY14 - Caesar's Palace, LAS VEGAS, USA
11MAY14 - Caesar's Palace, LAS VEGAS, USA
14MAY14 - Caesar's Palace, LAS VEGAS, USA
16MAY14 - Caesar's Palace, LAS VEGAS, USA
17MAY14 - Caesar's Palace, LAS VEGAS, USA
ROD STEWART & CARLOS SANTANA TOUR DATES
23MAY14 - Times Union Center, ALBANY NY, USA
25MAY14 - Mohegan Sun, UNCASVILLE CT, USA
27MAY14 - Consol Energy Center, PITTSBURGH PA, USA
31MAY14 - First Niagara Center, BUFFALO NY, USA
03JUN14 - KFC YUM Center, LOUISVILLE KY, USA
06JUN14 - Scottrade Center, St.Louis MO, USA
07JUN14 - Pinnacle Bank Arena, LINCOLN NE, USA
OUTDOOR STADIUM TOUR
13JUN14 - AMEX Stadium, BRIGHTON, England.
14JUN14 - Britannia Stadium, STOKE-on-TRENT, England.
18JUN14 - Somerset Cricket Ground, TAUNTON, England.
20JUN14 - Bloomfield Road Stadium, BLACKPOOL, England.
21JUN14 - Falkirk Football Stadium, FALKIRK, Scotland.
LIVE THE LIFE TOUR 2014
24JUN14 - O2 World, BERLIN, Germany.
27JUN14 - SAP Arena, MANNHEIM, Germany.
29JUN14 - Olympiahalle, MUNICH, Germany.
01JUL14 - Wiener Stadthalle, VIENNA, Austria.
03JUL14 - Lanxess Arena, COLOGNE, Germany.
05JUL14 - Amphiteater, AARHUS, Denmark.
ROD STEWART & CARLOS SANTANA TOUR DATES (continued)
31JUL14 - Matthew Knight Arena, EUGENE OR, USA
02AUG14 - Rogers Arena, VANCOUVER BC, Canada
04AUG14 - Scotiabank Saddledome, CALGARY AB, Canada
05AUG14 - Rexall Place, EDMONTON AB, Canada
08AUG14 - MTS Centre, WINNIPEG MB, Canada
10AUG14 - Excel Energy Center, St.Paul MN, USA
12AUG14 - Fiddlers Green Amphitheater, ENGLEWOOD CO, USA
14AUG14 - Sprint Center, KANSAS CITY MO, USA
16AUG14 - Allstate Arena, ROSEMONT IL, USA
19AUG14 - Verizon Center, WASHINGTON DC, USA
20AUG14 - Jones Beach Amphitheater, WANTAGH NY, USA
The BBC Midweek Chart has shown that Rod Stewart's new album 'TIME' has gone straight in at Number 1 after selling 6,500 copies more than it's nearest rival.
The album contains Rod's first self-written songs for 20 years and reflects his thoughts and memories evoked during the writing of his book "ROD - The Autobiography" in 2012.
For a FULL REVIEW of the album click here.
The inaugural concert at the new SSE HYDRO in Glasgow saw Rod Stewart perform on his tour for the TIME album which reached Number One in the BBC charts.
FOUR dates were confirmed for Monday 30th September 2013, Wednesday 2nd October 2013, and another TWO EXTRA DATES on Friday 4th October 2013 and Saturday 5th October 2013.
Rod has announced new UK dates on his "Live The Life" tour of Europe and North America in 2013 at the following venues:-
Saturday 1st June Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Tuesday 4th June London The O2
Thursday 6th June London The O2
Saturday 8th June Manchester Arena
Sunday 9th June Manchester Arena
Wednesday 12th June Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
Saturday 15th June Stockholm Ericsson Globe
Sunday 16th June Oslo - Norwegian Wood Festival
Wednesday 19th June Birmingham LG Arena
Thursday 20th June Birmingham LG Arena
Sunday 23rd June Sheffield Motorpoint
Thursday 27th June Belfast Odyssey Arena
Saturday 29th June Dublin RDS Arena
Wednesday 3rd July Dortmund Westfalenhalle
Saturday 20th July Las Vegas Caesar's Palace
Sunday 21st July Las Vegas Caesar's Palace
Wednesday 24th July Las Vegas Caesar's Palace
Saturday 27th July Las Vegas Caesar's Palace
Sunday 28th July Las Vegas Caesar's Palace
Wednesday 31st July Las Vegas Caesar's Palace
Saturday 3rd August Las Vegas Caesar's Palace
Sunday 4th August Las Vegas Caesar's Palace
Thursday 12th September Hamburg O2 World Arena
Saturday 14th September Rybnik Stadion Poland
Tuesday 17th September Liverpool Echo Arena
Friday 20th September London O2 Arena
Saturday 21st September London O2 Arena
Tuesday 24th September Leeds First Direct Arena
Friday 27th September Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Monday 30th September Glasgow Hydro concert hall
Wednesday 2nd October Glasgow Hydro concert hall
Friday 4th October Glasgow Hydro concert hall
Saturday 5th October Glasgow Hydro concert hall
Thursday 17th October Greensboro NC Coliseum
Saturday 19th October Atlanta GA Phillips Arena
Thursday 24th October Chicago IL United Center
Saturday 26th October Detroit MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Wednesday 4th December Boston MA TD Gardens
Saturday 7th December Newark NJ Prudential Center
Monday 9th December New York City NY Madison Square Garden
Wednesday 11th December Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center
Saturday 14th December Montreal Bell Centre
Sunday 15th December Toronto Air Canada Centre
A MASSIVE 42 dates for everyone to enjoy.
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THE LONG-AWAITED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ONE OF ROCK’S TRUE MEGASTARS
‘Forget skeletons in the closet; this one’s going to be socks and knickers under the bed.’
– Rod Stewart
published in hardback by Century 11th October 2012
Also available as an ebook
With his soulful and singular voice, narrative songwriting and passionate live performances, Rod Stewart has paved one of the most iconic and successful musical careers of all time. After more than five decades at its pinnacle, he is finally ready to take a candid and romping look back at his life both on and off the stage.
From his humble British roots to his hell-raising years touring with the trailblazing bands 'The Jeff Beck Group' and 'The Faces', not forgetting his great loves (including three marriages and eight children) and decades touring the world as a solo performer, Rod: The Autobiography gives readers a riveting ride through one of rock's most remarkable lives.
Rod Stewart is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Grammy Living Legend and in 2007 was bestowed the prestigious CBE (Commander of The British Empire). He has garnered an estimated 250 million in album and single sales with hit songs including: 'Maggie May', 'Tonight's the Night', 'Hot Legs', 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?', 'Young Turks', 'Rhythm of My Heart', 'Stay With Me', 'Mandolin Wind', 'You Wear It Well', and many more.
Coinciding with the announcement of his tour, this month also sees the release of Rod's first ever Christmas album ‘Merry Christmas, Baby’ released through Verve Records. ‘Merry Christmas, Baby’ sees Rod Stewart joined by a number of A-list guests, starting with Michael Bublé, who duets with Rod on “Winter Wonderland.” “We Three Kings” is a duet with Mary J. Blige; and the title tune “Merry Christmas, Baby” is a duet with Cee-Lo Green featuring New Orleans’ favorite son, Trombone Shorty. “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” features Dave Koz on saxophone and “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” is a very special ‘virtual’ duet with Ella Fitzgerald featuring Chris Botti. The album also includes other Christmas classics such as “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” and Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”.
Mon 26th July 2010 - Only four more shows to go on this marathon tour for Rod Stewart and his Dream Team of musicians, and he finally admitted to having a slightly sore throat.
No surprise, really, having belted out over two hours of hit songs in every show, some of them recently in pouring rain when he hit the few outdoor gigs on what was essentially an indoor arena tour.
A packed SECC at Glasgow welcomed Rod in the usual vociferous manner as he worked his way through all the big songs past and present. Love Train, Some Guys Have All The Luck, This Old Heart Of Mine, Hot Legs, Sailing, Baby Jane, Maggie May ... they all got that special Rod treatment. Then so did hosts of singalong classics like I Don't Wanna Talk About It , First Cut Is The Deepest, You Wear It Well and the always joyful, loud and controversial You're In My Heart which also drew the usual mixture of cheers and derision from the mixed audience from Glasgow and beyond. Such is the love for Rod and the love/hate for certain football teams in this part of the world. Some people just change the words that matter to them... that works best.
Anyway... back to what matters most... the music and the concert.
The whole stage was an immaculate piece of showbiz which Rod commanded throughout. The huge electronic LED backdrop showed film clips and graphics to enhance every song. The centrepiece was a huge screen with close-ups of Rod and his musicians when in action, blending into the background when not. Superb colour blends and spotlights made sure that each song had the right mood, all performed on a beautiful white-stepped stage. A lot of this work behind the scenes usually goes unnoticed, but it added such an extra dimension to the show, it is worth special mention. The sound, on the other hand lacked any real punch, but equally did not threaten the eardrums, so very much a middle ground in that area and no real complaints for choosing to go that way.
Rod's performance was actually very polished, despite his sore throat, delivering his trademark vocals on what was a set of very safe and somewhat predictable songs, but perhaps that is exactly the right way to approach a massive 37 date tour at the age of 65. It means we all get to see Rod and he can deliver at that level for a long time to come, by pacing himself so intelligently for the long haul. It might also be why a reunion with his old Faces pals should be avoided, as all those bar-room songs would push Rod so hard that any idea of a long tour would be virtually suicidal. He has taken his classic hits and mellowed them a little for this tour... even Maggie May has become almost a soft country number instead of the raw rasping rocker that it once was. It's a fair measure of where Rod Stewart is today, and this is today's concert. He did all the harder edged stuff over the last 40 years and we all enjoyed it. Now we can enjoy the softer versions with him as we grow a little older together. The Faces may continue to try and find their lost youth... Rod never really lost his, merely putting on the brakes a little and moving out of the fast lane to avoid the wreckage that can sometimes be found there.
This SECC show did not include Purple Heather, Every Beat Of My Heart or Handbags and Gladrags which Rod had done so well in other shows on this tour, but the inclusion of Reason To Believe almost brought the house down and Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller showed that he can still move it like the old days... even if not so fervently or quite so often. As one girl in the audience remarked, probably on behalf of a few thousand others, "He's still got all the moves"... and for a song supposedly not liked by some diehard fans, Rod's rendition of It's A Heartache got the biggest response of the whole tour from this packed audience.
All in all, a most enjoyable evening in the company of a greatly talented showman with superb musicians all around him. Jimmy Roberts on sax stood out as the real class in the team, but that is not to say the others were any less proficient. We have come to expect the sweet presence of Janna Jacoby at Rod's side as she enhances every song with the flourishes of violin and mandolin that matter on Rod's songs.
The solid backing on the night came from a superb band of musicians. Rod's dream team are:
Paul Warren (Lead guitar) Don Kirkpatrick (guitars), Conrad Korsch (bass), Dave Palmer (drums), Matt O'Connor (drums/percussion), Chuck Kentis (keyboard), Jimmy Roberts (saxophone), Katja Rieckermann (saxophone), Anne King (trumpet), Janna Jacoby Harrold (violin/mandolin/vocals), and the three vocalists providing visual and audio enhancement were Bridget Cady, Lorelei McBroom and Di Reed (Lead vox on Proud Mary). As a side comment, Chuck Kentis, so I discovered, worked with Janna on the Ziroq album in 2002... well worth a listen for inspirational gypsy rock tunes.
So the dust settles after another heartwarming trip to Scotland, and Rod's fans are left with a sweet taste on the palate having savoured a feast of sumptuous main course hits and a full pudding of tantalising new soulbook songs with a sprinkling of velvety singalong classics, all served up by the Master Chef himself... that's a true M&S concert Here's to the afters at the O2.
From top left to right:
Matt O'Connor (drums/percussion)
Paul Warren (Lead guitar)
Conrad Korsch (bass)
Don Kirkpatrick (guitars)
Anne King (trumpet)
Katja Rieckermann (saxophone)
Janna Jacoby Harrold (violin/mandolin/vocals)
Chuck Kentis (keyboard)
Jimmy Roberts (saxophone)
Di Reed (vocals)
Lorelei McBroom (vocals)
Bridget Cady (vocals)
Dave Palmer (drums) Special thanks to Hazel Hutton and Yve Paige for use of their fantastic photos.
Created by Bob Wyper
For those fans who await every Rod Stewart release with the same excitement as a child waiting for Christmas, this album will seem like having quite a few of them rolled into one.
Not only does Rod choose his own favourites which influenced him growing up in London, but he manages to choose some timeless classics for everyone to enjoy and then deliver them in his unique style.
See the full review of Soulbook in the section 'Rod Stewart album reviews'.
4 CD BOX SET collection of unreleased tracks which Rod Stewart recorded over the years, but it has the added attraction of many outtakes and reworkings. Some you will love instantly, some you will grow to love, and some you won't understand why they were included... all of them show the edge that Rod has when he is working on his music.
The album can be found on Amazon and all the usual retail sites, or direct with Rhino on http://www.rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=519758
Found on a railway station.... sung a couple of songs for Long John Baldry... recorded a song but DJ played wrong side... it was called Maggie May... the rest is history, as they say.
To read what really happened, and fill in all the gaps, go to the official Rod Stewart website or the fan club sites at SMILER and Rod Stewart Chronicle. Additional notes can be found on our Discography page here.
.... but really, the words written about Rod Stewart mean nothing without appreciating the music he has brought to millions of fans worldwide... a collection of different styles that means everyone should be able to find something they like...
If you can listen behind the gravel voice, you will hear a great singing voice... only the tone is affected by the rough edge, not the soul of it... but some people don't listen properly so they will never know... that's what makes Rod's fans different... they can hear it...
Click on Rod Stewart album reviews for a closer look at some of Rod's albums.
Click on Rod Stewart discography for a list of albums which have featured Rod Stewart vocals.