More tickets released for Rod Stewart's Brighton gig

It won't be a heartache for Rod Stewart fans as thousands more tickets have been made available for his concert in Brighton.

More than 20,000 fans have already snapped up the chance to see Rod the Mod at the American Express Community Stadium this summer.

Rod last played in Brighton in 1986 and there has been “phenomenal demand” for tickets to his show at the Amex on June 13.

But rather than keeping fans hanging on another 28 years, concert organisers have managed to squeeze an extra 2,000 seats into the stadium.

And even though he Don't Get Around Much Anymore the Forever Young rocker will be performing the biggest ever gig at the stadium - more than Brighton and Hove's own Fatboy Slim - who played two shows at the stadium last summer.

A total of 23,000 fans will now be able to see Rod belt out his hits, hoping to hear songs including Maggie May and Sailing.

He told The Argus he was looking forward to his tour of four football stadiums and a cricket ground, which starts with the Amex concert.

He said: “I tend to go to the same places every year, Manchester, Glasgow, London, it's nice to mix it up and go to other places.

“It's what I do and I love doing it. It's my job and I'm just loving it. I'm smiling all over the place when I'm up there. It's a wonderful way to earn a shilling.”

Fans were forking out up to £300 a ticket to see Rod.

Peter Taylor, concert director of Cuffe and Taylor, said: “We have seen phenomenal demand for tickets and we would urge fans to buy now to avoid disappointment.

“Because of the exceptional demand, we've looked again at the layout of the staging and production areas.

“This has enabled us to release some additional 'production' seats to meet the demand. And we're confident these will sell out quickly.”

 

Rod announced his tour after releasing his first album in almost 20 years. The album, called Time, hit number one.

Rod the Mod has a long relationship with Sussex and the autobiographical song Brighton Beach on his latest album describes the romance the 17-year-old Rod had with art student Sue Boffey in the city.

Ms Boffey went on to have Rod's child Sarah Thubron who was adopted at the age of five by a family from Uckfield.

Tickets for the Brighton show are available from www.ticketline.co.uk or by calling 0844 888 9991, as well as VIP, coach and hotel packages

New Vegas dates announced

3000 extra tickets released for Rod Stewart’s Stoke gig

ROD Stewart fans will be delighted to hear that an extra 3,000 tickets have gone on sale for the much-anticipated gig at Stoke’s Britannia Stadium in June.

To meet phenomenal demand the total number of tickets has increased to 22,000.

Rod will visit Stoke on June 14 as part of his tour that includes four football stadium venues and a cricket ground.

Peter Taylor, concert director of concert promoters, Cuffe & Taylor, said: “We have seen phenomenal demand for tickets and we would urge fans to buy now to avoid disappointment



“Because of the exceptional demand, we’ve looked again at the layout of the staging and production areas.

“This has enabled us to release some additional ‘production’ seats for Stoke to meet the demand. And we’re confident these will sell out quickly.”

The concerts will mark the music icon’s return to Stoke, where he last appeared with The Faces back in December 1974.

Tickets for the Stoke show are available from www.ticketline.co.uk or by calling 0844 888 9991, as well as VIP, coach and hotel packages.

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Pittsburgh show scheduled for May 27

Starting Monday, April 28, 2014, you can become eligible for a pair of tickets to Rod Stewart and Santana at CONSOL Energy Center, in Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

 

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Falkirk music festival to coincide with Rod Stewart visit

A Falkirk musician is organising a festival to coincide with a singing superstar playing the town.

Adam Donaldson is putting together a programme of live acts to suit every musical preference the weekend Rod Stewart will play Falkirk Stadium.

Falkirk Rocks will run from Thursday, June 19 to Sunday, June 22 at locations throughout Falkirk with cabaret, acoustic, plugged in and folk bands coming together.

Adam, from Grangemouth, said: “I’ve been trying to put together a Falkirk festival for a long time but with the Rod Stewart gig on the Saturday, the timing just seemed right.

“Falkirk BID are on board and so are lots of local businesses, it’s really got people talking.”

Many acts are still to be confirmed, but acoustic singer Sarah Monteith will play the Railway Tavern and an under 18s ‘Rock the Talk’ band night will go ahead at Behind the Wall on Thursday. La Banca will welcome cabaret acts on Friday and Saturday nights and there will be live acoustic sets in cafes around Falkirk on the Saturday afternoon.

Adam Stafford is in talks to put on a rare Falkirk gig and young local bands Penguins Kill Polarbears and Mono 6 are in discussions.

Sunday will see Ross Fairweather play Northstar, ‘Chords and Coffee’ at Coffee on Wooer and live music at Cheerz and The Old Vic.

Adam continued: “I often hear people moaning that there’s no live music scene in Falkirk but there is loads on every week.

“There is still lots on the pipeline to be confirmed, I’m trying to get live music at the High Street bandstand and we are in talks with some big Scottish acts .

“If anyone has any suggestions or would like to be added to the bill, get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.

“I want Falkirk Rocks to appeal to all musical tastes, ages and budgets - there will be free shows as well as tickets events. I’m hoping this will be the first of many.”

For more information, follow @falkirkfestival on Twitter. The Falkirk Rocks Live Music Festival Facebook page should be up and running in the coming days.

Rod Stewart feels like a guy who has all the luck 

Rod Stewart has sung the song for decades, “Some Guys Have All the Luck.”

It is not his song, in fact. It was penned by one Jeff Fortgang and first recorded by the Persuaders in 1973.

But Stewart covered “Some Guys Have All the Luck” 30 years ago, making it a top-10 hit.

The tune has also grown, over the decades, into something of a theme song.

“Yeah, it is, the way things have panned out,” says Stewart, returning to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. “I’ve had a tremendous life. I’m so grateful for everything. I’ve had a wonderful career, I have a beautiful wife, eight wonderful children and a life that is still thriving.”

That’s the truth. Consider that at the time of this interview, the 69-year-old Stewart had just given up playing football, or what we call “soccer” in the states. And this is highly competitive, organized, league football, where score is kept and injuries are suffered.

“I’ve just retired, and I wouldn’t want to say I wanted to stop playing, but my knees did,” he says.

For decades, Stewart has taken to booting a couple dozen autographed soccer balls into the crowd at all of his performances. That stretch has become a popular segment in his Colosseum shows, and the tussle for these signed mementos has become part of Stewart lore.

“I’ve seen fights and blows, even between women, although I don’t encourage that,” says Stewart, who has been asked not to send the balls into the balcony level of the Colosseum. “It is extraordinary the lengths people would go to, to get a hold of a football, and I’ll see somebody in the audience that haven’t applauded all night, they just sit there with their hands in their pockets — you get that sort of thing you know. And, of course when the balls come they’re just up and jumping. I just look and I go, no chance mate, you’re not getting one.”

But the kicking is to remain part of the show. It’s a “must” moment.

“The show wouldn’t be the show if I stopped kicking out those footballs,” Stewart says. “It would be like not playing ‘Maggie May,’ you know.”

Stewart says in his upcoming run he might have more of a chance to spend extra time in Las Vegas. He has typically flown back to Los Angeles after his shows rather than spend the night, but is looking forward to checking in on other shows on the Strip.

“My wife, Penny, would love to do that,” he says, adding that it has been difficult to check out the Strip with his football commitments and also his two youngest kids. “One’s just coming up to 3 and one is 8. And if I wasn’t there, I’m thinking that there down to breakfast, ‘Where is dad? Where is dad?’ It would break my heart. But in saying that, we would like to arrange coming up one Saturday and one Sunday night, sure.”

The manner in which Stewart delivers a show has changed over the years. He’s far more conversational with the audience, showing more aplomb than he did as a rock star from a generation ago.

“I think I’m a much better entertainer and communicator than I was 30 years ago,” he says.

“As far as enjoying it, yes, I do enjoy it. These days I am very spontaneous, and that’s just how I talk to the audience in between songs. Of course, the way I sing songs, I am spontaneous and suddenly I realize that I’ve changed a song and singing a version that is slightly different from the original.”

And the fans do notice even the slightest change.

“It’s hard to describe how that happens, but the crowd will be singing along to the song — like ‘Maggie May’ — and they’ll be singing it right,” he says, “and I am singing it wrong.”

This is true even when he takes an extra pause in the tune that has become the song of his life.

“That song should have been written about me in the first place, a guy with all the luck, y’know?” Stewart says, chuckling.

LAST CHANCE TO SEE ROD STEWART IN FALKIRK

A final allocation of tickets has been released for the sell-out Rod Stewart concert at Falkirk Football Stadium on Saturday 21 June 2014.

A small quantity of restricted view tickets have been released, priced at £40, and will be available to buy from www.ticketline.co.uk from 10am on Friday 25 April 2014.
Demand to see the legendary rocker in Scotland has been exceptional. It took just 36 seconds to sell 2,000 tickets for the Falkirk show.

Rod Stewart announced in November that he would undertake a five-date outdoor tour of the UK, including one night at Falkirk Football Club on Saturday 21 June 2014. At the time, Mr Stewart, said:
“I cannot wait to get back on the road and perform to fans across the UK. Performing is what I love to do and the fans always make it very special for me. This tour is an opportunity to perform some of my new material as well as the old favourites – it’s going to be fantastic.”

Gillian Donaldson of LCC Live, the concert promoter, said:

“We’ve been working hard to make as many tickets available to fans as possible, and are delighted to be in a position to release a final allocation of tickets. The tickets are for the North and South stands and have restricted views, but for those keen to see Rod Stewart for his only outdoor Scottish concert in 2014, it’s your only chance.”

Falkirk FC Events Director, Andy Thomson, said:

“We’re delighted that extra tickets have been made available. From past experience, we expect tickets to sell fast which is testament to Rod Stewart and his reputation as one of the best UK artists of all time.”

Rod Stewart plays:

June 2014

Sat 21st FALKIRK, Falkirk Football Stadium

Tickets are on sale priced from £40 (plus booking fee) and are available online at www.ticketline.co.uk or by phone 0844 888 9991 from 10am on Friday 25 April 2014.

His and hers: Rod Stewart and wife Penny Lancaster both OPT-ical for mirrored sunglasses whilst out in LA

He has a reputation for remaining youthful despite his 69 years.

Rod Stewart made sure he was still following with the fashion pack as he stepped out in on-trend mirrored sunglasses, also the eyewear of choice for model wife Penny Lancaster, 43.

The couple, who married in 2007, were spotted out in their mirrored sunnies whilst shopping in Beverley Hills on Wednesday.



Former Jeff Beck group rocker Rod looked cheery as he carried a coffee from Starbucks bearing his name, and looked sharp in a striped blazer with black tailored trousers and crisp white shirt.

Penny, whose glasses were rose tinted rather than Rod's blue mirrored shades looked casual in comparison to her smartly dressed rocker husband.

Wearing jeans and a loose fitting dark T-shirt the mother-of-two seemed happy to let Rod steal the show in the style stakes.



Rod showed his charitable side during the outing as he stopped to pet the bunnies of a handicapped man on the sidewalk.

The Da Ya Think I'm Sexy singer and Penny have been married seven years, and have two children together, Aiden Stewart, 3, and Alistair Wallace Stewart, 8.

All together Rod has eight children by four different women; Sean and Kimberly Stewart from his first marriage to Alana Hamilton, Ruby Stewart with model Kelly Emberg, Renee and Liam from his second marriage to Rachel Hunter and Sarah Streeter who was raised by adoptive parents



He has a busy summer ahead of him as he has joined forced with Santana for a tour of powerhouse classic rock.

The two will bring their 18-date joint North American tour to the Times Union Center in Albany on May 23.

Rod has eight children by four women, Ruby, Kimberly Stewart, Sean Stewart, Sarah Streeter, Liam Stewart, Renee Stewart as well as Aiden Stewart and Alastair Wallace Stewart.

It was reported a few years ago that that Rod would be relocating to Essex once again to ensure his youngest sons had an international upbringing, however he appears to still spend the majority of his time in the US.

Rod Stewart Somerset concert: final allocation of tickets to be released

A final allocation of tickets has been released for the sell-out Rod Stewart concert in Somerset on Wednesday 18 June 2014.

A small quantity of tickets has been released and will be available to buy from 10am on Friday 25 April 2014 from www.ticketline.co.uk.

Demand to see the legendary rocker in Taunton has been exceptional; selling 14,000 tickets within 72 hours of going on sale.

Rod Stewart announced in November that he would undertake a five-date outdoor tour of the UK, including one night at Somerset County Cricket Club, Taunton. At the time, Mr Stewart, said:

“I cannot wait to get back on the road and perform to fans across the UK. Performing is what I love to do and the fans always make it very special for me. This tour is an opportunity to perform some of my new material as well as the old favourites – it’s going to be fantastic.”

Gillian Donaldson of LCC Live, the concert promoter, said:

“We’ve been working hard to make as many tickets available to fans as possible, and are delighted to be in a position to release a final allocation of tickets.

“From past experience, we expect tickets to sell fast which is testament to Rod Stewart and his reputation as one of the best UK artists of all time.”

The concert will help raise awareness and charitable funds for St Margaret’s Hospice. Jon Andrewes, Chief Executive of St Margaret’s Hospice, said:

“This extra allocation of tickets is great news for local Rod Stewart fans who missed out on a ticket the first time around, as well as for the Hospice. This concert is helping us raise awareness of our services as well as raise funds to ensure we can continue to deliver much needed support to those in the local area with life limiting conditions.”

North Walsham Live Aid charity music event set to top £10,000 thanks to help from Rod Stewart

A charity music event is sailing towards a new record total thanks to some help from rock legend Rod Stewart.

North Walsham Live Aid has raised more than £45,000 over the past 30 years - earning organiser Barry Holden a TV Surprise Surprise meeting with idol Rod in December.

The signed guitar and platinum CD the star donated as auction lots, along with the publicity generated by the show meant the event played to a sell-out 360-strong crowd - and looks set to top £10,000 for the first time.

The money always goes to children’s charities and this time it will help Norfolk-based Sporting Light appeal which helps disadvantaged people through sport.

Mr Holden was thrilled at the outcome saying: “It is a phenomenal amount to raise.

“There is no doubt that appearing on the telly helped. A lot of Facebook comments after the gig were from people visiting for the first time who want to come again.”

During an evening of classic rock from local bands all performing for free, there was an auction of 40 signed celebrity lots, which raised a total of £6,300 - way ahead of the previous record of about £4,000.

Rod Stewart’s £1,200 guitar which he signed and handed to Barry on TV was sold for £2,100 to a fan of the singer. A signed platinum CD disk of his Time album made £630.

The singer said on TV he would like to appear at a future North Walsham event, and while it was not possible this year because Rod was touring abroad, Mr Holden said they still had hopes of getting a star visit in the future.

Other star lots were a drum head signed by Cream (£610), a singed mini Brian May guitar (£370), a Beatles gold disc (£300), and a F1 car shaped bottle of red wine signed by Sir Stirling Moss (£240).

Mr Holden added: “It was a fantastic night, with a super atmosphere. I will be having a few weeks off, then start planning the next one.”

The bands which played were The Grease Monkeys, Raw Edge, Burning Crows, Pure Passion, and Pout at the Devil with fill-ins from Cruel Folk.

He really is Forever Young: Rod Stewart, 69, looks youthful in an all-white outfit as he's spotted out with his young family

 

They’ll be celebrating their seven-year wedding anniversary in June, and it looks like Rod Stewart, 69, and Penny Lancaster, 43, are going the distance.

The Hollywood couple, who married in 2007, were spotted out and about in Beverly Hills on Sunday both wearing all-white.

The veteran rocker wore his light-hued trousers tucked into a matching shirt as he jumped out of his bright white SUV with his young family in tow.

With her blonde hair coiffured into a straight blow dry, Penny smiled and laughed as she soaked up the sun on the Los Angeles street.

The couple are parents to Alastair, 7, and Aiden, 2, who accompanied them on their trip out.

One Direction derby day: Niall Horan and co gear up for charity match with showbiz pals

One Direction star Niall Horan has recruited his showbiz pals to take part in a charity football match next month.

The singer and lifelong Derby County supporter has signed up bandmates Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson for the event in aid of Irish Autism Action.

While the full team line-ups are yet to be announced, it is understood Olly Murs, Rod Stewart, Robbie Fowler, Jason McAteer and the charity’s ambassador Keith Duffy will tog out.

They will take on a side led by former Rams captain Robbie Savage for the game at Leicester City’s King Power stadium on May 26.

Niall, 20, said: “I am very excited to host my first charity football match with myself and my bandmates Liam and Louis looking forward to giving Robbie Savage a run for his money.

“I feel very privileged that I am the position to be able to raise a significant amount of money for Irish Autism Action which is based in my hometown of Mullingar.

“ I am also delighted to also raise funds for UK-based Heart and Minds Challenge and the Leicester City Foxes Foundation on the day.

“I have no doubt that the mix of celebrities and sporting legends will provide great fun and entertainment for the crowd attending.”

He also made the announcement on Twitter yesterday writing: “Doing a charity football game at Leicester city’s stadium on the 26th of may, Louis and liam are on my team, I’ll be the manager.’’

He added: “Big names involved! In aid of Irish autism! Can’t wait for the game! Going to be great. Make sure you get your tickets.’’

But Niall won’t be lining up on the pitch alongside his bandmates because of a knee injury. He told his followers: “No, can’t play unfortunately.”

Tickets for the match are available now on TicketMaster.

Niall has supported Irish Autism Action and Keith on a number of occasions.

Just last year the 1D star hosted two separate charity events on his birthday – September 13.

The first was a benefit golf match and the second was a night of food and entertainment in Mullingar.

 

To purchase tickets click the link

 

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Scott Tady announces the winners to the Santana and Rod Stewart show at Consol Energy Center.

Rod Stewart’s guitar a star lot in North Walsham charity music event auction

 

EDP 24

10/04/2014

It is a charity music event in a north Norfolk market town where rock legend Rod Stewart has said he would love to be a guest of honour.

But as organiser Barry Holden put the finishing touches to this month’s North Walsham Live Aid line up, he said Rod would not be on stage - though he still had high hopes for the future.

However the singer’s guitar which he signed for Mr Holden in front of millions of TV viewers will be appearing and amping up fund-raising power.

The television encounter shown on Surprise Surprise in December highlighted Mr Holden’s tireless work raising £45,000 for mainly children’s charities through the event over the past 30 years. His treat was to meet Rod, who gave him the guitar as an auction lot, and a pledge to appear one day.

Music fan and bass player Mr Holden said: “We knew it would not be this year as he is not in the country, but we would love it to happen next year - either at Live Aid or a special gig.”

The musician’s £1,200 Gibson acoustic guitar will be one of the star lots among 40 in an auction which drives most of the money making.

“The appearance on the TV has helped with lots this year - opening doors, and enabling me to show people what I am doing is genuine - not just scrounging something with a signature to sell on eBay,” he added.

Other top lots are set to be:

■a 2/3 size guitar signed by Brian May from Queen

■a drum head signed by all three members of Cream - Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce

■a gold disc taken from a recording studio acetate signed by all the Beatles

■a signed Led Zeppelin guitar strap bought last year at the auction and donated back

■sheet music of the Rolling Stones I Wanna be Your Man signed by Bill Wyman

■and, among the non-music, celebrity lots a red wine bottle in the shape of a F1 racing car signed and donated by Sir Stirling Moss.

The auction comes during an event of live class rock music, this year featuring Mr Holden’s own band the Grease Monkeys, Raw Edge, The Burning crows, Pure Passion, and Pout at the Devil, with acoustic numbers by Cruel Folk during changeovers on stage.

The event is on Saturday April 19 from 7pm at North Walsham Community Centre on New Road.

Tickets are available from a range of town shops - the Jolly Roger tattoo parlour, pawn shop, Postles, Music Hut and Showcase Gallery or via email at bazza@nwliveaid.eclipse.co.uk.

 

See the event’s website www.northwalshamliveaid.co.uk or its Facebook page.

 Rod Stewart dresses like a true Brit in L.A.

 

Evening Standard

9/04/2014

Rod Stewart and Santana Charlottesville Concert Cancelled

 

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8/04/2014

As outfits go, it’s definitely more Lord’s than Los Angeles. But perhaps Rod Stewart was feeling a little homesick. The 69-year-old singer pulled on his cricket whites — complete with sleeveless jumper and panama — for a breakfast date with wife Penny Lancaster, 43, in the affluent Los Angeles suburb of Sherman Oaks. Even the couple’s dog is co-ordinated.

Less than a week after announcing the concert, and just days before tickets were slated to go on sale, CBS19 is getting word that the Rod Stewart and Santana concert at John Paul Jones Arena is cancelled.

An email from the promoter to the Newsplex indicates the May 30th show will not happen.

There is no word on what led to the cancellation

 

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Three generations of Stewarts! Rod spends the day with wife Penny Lancaster, daughter Kimberly Stewart and granddaughter Delilah

 

Daily Mail

8/04/2014

Rod Stewart was hard to miss while out and about in LA with his wife, daughter and granddaughter on Sunday afternoon.

The legendary musician opted for a colourful springtime ensemble as he teamed a light blue shirt with pale pink trousers.

Rod was joined by wife Penny Lancaster, Kimberly Stewart and her daughter Delilah as they made a quick stop at Starbucks during a family day out together



His statuesque wife, Penny, took the opportunity to showcase her enviably slender pins in a dark pink sundress, which she teamed with rose-tinted shades and flip flops.

The 42-year-old clutched three beverages in her hands as she chatted away with Kimberly ahead of her husband.

Kimberly looked every inch the yummy mummy that she is as she opted for a lilac print maxi dress.

The 34-year-old socialite also shielded her eyes with aviator sunglasses and completed her ensemble with brown strappy gladiator sandals.

With her drink and mobile phone in one hand, the mother-of-one had a firm grip on her two-year-old daughter's hand.

Delilah sported a patterned brown jumpsuit and white sandals as she clutched on her carton of juice.

Rod has eight children by four women, Ruby, Kimberly Stewart, Sean Stewart, Sarah Streeter, Liam Stewart, Renee Stewart as well as Aiden Stewart and Alastair Wallace Stewart.

He also has a busy summer ahead of him as he has joined forced with Santana for a tour of powerhouse classic rock.

The two will bring their 18-date joint North American tour to the Times Union Center in Albany on May 23.

Rod Stewart tops this week's CD reviews

 

Winnipeg Sun

7/04/2014

 

LIVE ALBUMS

Rod Stewart

Live 1976-1998: Tonight’s The Night

****

And a long night it is. Stewart’s decade-spanning four-disc live retrospective clocks in at nearly five hours — probably twice the length of any gig the raspy rooster has played in this lifetime. But to his credit, it takes that long for him to saunter through all the hits he’s accumulated during his transition from ribald blues-rocker and blue-eyed soul man to jet-setting arena-popster and Brit-rock elder statesman. Compiled from about a dozen shows over 22 years, the 58-song set list — which clearly aims to restore and refurbish Rod’s rock ’n’ roll credentials — includes previously unreleased performances of resurrected Faces oldies like Stay With Me and (I Know) I’m Losing You; scrappy early solo gems like Maggie May and Every Picture Tells a Story; ’70s chart-toppers like Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? and Hot Legs; beloved ballads like You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim); and, of course, a bazillion covers of Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Tom Waits, Springsteen, and even Oasis and Primal Scream. What you don’t get, thankfully, are the American Songbook standards he peddled to your granny for most of the past decade. And naturally, even though the shows are presented in chronological order, Rod plays it footloose and fancy-free, mixing and matching songs with the charming indifference that’s long been his M.O. — and which he continues to wear well. Some guys really do have all the luck.

Rod and Penny holiday in Florida

 

The Express

7/04/2014

The mother-of-two was spotted showing off plenty of skin as she relaxed on Palm Beach in Florida with husband Rod Stewart on Saturday.

As the happy couple lounged on the sand, Penny decided to make the most of the blazing sunshine by removing her bikini top and ensuring she would have minimal tan lines by pulling up her bikini bottoms.

She teamed the leopard print garment with a white and black straw hat and sunglasses as she laid on her front and soaked up the sun.

Rod, 69, sat beside her but decided to keep his body covered up in a coral-coloured shirt and pink swim shorts.

The father-of-eight also wore a pair of aviator sunglasses and matched Penny in the style stakes by wearing the exact same hat as her.

The British singer clearly wasn't keen on laying in the heat for hours upon hours and decided to leave his wife to it and went for a stroll along the sand.

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