Rock In Rio announces Rod Stewart show

The organization of the Rock in Rio announced four new attractions for the World Stage. The band The Script will be performing on the 18th of September, the first day of the festival. On the 19th is the turn of Gojira, which has Metallica headlining. The next day (20), it is the turn of Rod Stewart. Finally, Sam Smith will be the attraction of the 26th.

Rod Stewart, one of rock's icons, appeared in the first edition of the festival in 1985. The artist returned to play at the festival in 2008, in Lisbon. The festival will take place on 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 and 27 September in the City of Rock in Rio de Janeiro. Other attractions were previously announced Katy Perry, System Of A Down, A-Ha, Queens of the Stone Age, Faith No More, Hollywood Vampires, Metallica, Queen + Adam Lambert, De La Tierra and Mastodon, which are listed on the World Stage, and John Legend at the Sunset Stage.

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Rod Stewart to perform at Premier Center

Argus Leader. 27/03/2015

Rod Stewart is coming to Sioux Falls this summer. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Living Legend Rod Stewart will perform at the Denny Sanford Premier Center on Saturday, July 25.

Tickets range from $49 to $129 and go on sale Friday, April 3, at 10 a.m. at the box office, www.ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, and at all Ticketmaster outlets.

The singer-songwriter is best known for "Tonight's The Night," "You Wear It Well," "You're In My Heart," "The Killing of Georgie" and "Maggie May."

In 2013, Stewart released the album Time, his first work of original material in nearly two decades.

The concert is presented by Pepper Entertainment and Live Nation.

Rod Stewart swaps the microphone for a fishing rod at Perth's Swan River

Sydney Morning Herald 25/03/2015

So, what does a world-famous musician do the day before an energetic two-hour gig to a capacity crowd at Perth Arena?

Forget sex, drugs or hard partying – rocker Rod Stewart moseyed down to the Swan River for a spot of fishing.

A radio listener contacted 6PR's breakfast program with what he described as "the best fishing story ever".

The man said he "set up his [fishing] rods and gear" for his 18-year-old daughter and her boyfriend, who set off to cast a line near Matilda Bay at 10pm.

"At midnight, my daughter calls screaming 'guess what!'" he wrote.

The proud dad assumed his daughter had landed a decent fish, but wrote that he was quickly corrected.

His excited teenager told him "a man came up and said hello and was holding your fishing rod... do you know a man called Rod Stewart?".

It might sound like a tall tale, but sure enough, the 6PR listener sent through photographic proof.

Fairfax Media has contacted the listener and his daughter for more details about Stewart's impromptu fishing trip

Rod Stewart arrives in Perth ahead of The Hits tour starter at Perth Arena on Saturday

BRITISH rocker Rod Stewart has arrived in Perth ahead of his three-week The Hits tour, promising fans he’ll “sing what they want to hear’’.

The 70-year-old almost looked half his age, dressed head to toe in black, after landing at Perth Airport with a small entourage.

Stewart will open The Hits tour at Perth Arena on Saturday night. before playing at major venues on the east coast and in New Zealand. Canada and Las Vegas are next.

Stewart said in a TV interview prior to his arrival in Australia that he and wife Penny planned to bring their two young sons on tour, however Penny was not seen at Perth International Airport when the singer arrived.

Stewart, a father of eight, has promised to deliver the songs his fans want to hear in a celebration of his 50-year career which peaked in the 1970s but has enjoyed continued success with a reinvention of rock, swing and ballads.

Soccer-mad Stewart also promised he would continue to kick balls into the crowd despite no longer being able to in a football team at home near Essex because of a bung right knee.

In a further nod to nostalgia, the Do Ya Think I’m Sexy stalwart has chosen fellow-fit veteran James Reyne as his support act. Reyne will sing purely Australian Crawl.

Tickets, which start at $135, are still available through Ticketek.

'Inspirational' David turned his life around thanks to Prince's Trust

AN "INSPRIATIONAL" MAN from Wadebridge, who has turned his life around after living on the streets, has been recognised at the Prince's Trust and Samsung Celebrate Success Awards held in London.

David Shrigley suffers from autism, which he said affected his behaviour at school and he left with no prospects, no qualifications and few friends. Now he has been named as runner-up at an awards ceremony.

The awards recognise young people who have overcome issues such as abuse, drug addiction, homelessness and depression.

The 20-year-old was one of just three people from the UK to be chosen as a finalist, and was presented with his award by the Duke of Cornwall, Rod Stewart and Penny Stewart-Lancaster. Other celebrity guests included Kevin Spacey, Simon Cowell and Thierry Henry.

David was runner-up for the HP Flying Start Award, which recognises those who, despite having faced substantial obstacles, are in sustainable employment as a result of a Prince's Trust programme.

David said: "A little while ago, I was struggling to survive on the streets but now I'm in full-time employment doing what I love.

"I couldn't have done that without The Prince's Trust so I'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone there for helping me get my life back on track."

A homeless charity referred David to Get into Cooking, a Prince's Trust programme that gives unemployed young people the skills, qualifications and experience they need to find work in the industry.

David said: "I was desperate for a place on the course. When I got accepted I did everything in my power to learn as much as I could so I could get a job in a kitchen."

The ceremony heard how every day David would arrive early at Padstow Seafood Restaurant, which delivered the programme in partnership with the Prince's Trust.

David explained how he became happier, developed positive relationships within the group and moved back in with his mum.

David's attitude also impressed Padstow Seafood Restaurant and it offered a week's work experience in their kitchen. Within a fortnight David was working there full time as a commis chef.

His life now is unrecognisable compared to eight months ago, which he credits to being given a chance to prove himself.

He says: "I'd probably still be homeless, drinking and taking drugs if it wasn't for the Prince's Trust. I'm so grateful to them and the seafood school for giving me the opportunity to make something of myself."

David recently started the in-house apprenticeship programme at Padstow Seafood Restaurant, which will equip him with a level three NVQ in professional cookery

The star-studded ceremony was hosted by Ant and Dec.

Rod Stewart to perform concert in Cedar Rapids – July 24

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWQC) — Singer, songwriter and classic recording artist Rod Stewart will be performing at the U.S. Cellular Center for one night only.

Stewart will be taking to the stage on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m., as part of his “The Hits 2015″ tour. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the box office and all Ticketmaster outlets.
ROD STEWART

“Rarely has a singer had as full and unique a talent as Rod Stewart — a
writer who offered profound lyricism and fabulous self-deprecating humor,
teller of tall tales and honest heartbreaker, he had an unmatched eye for
the tiny details around which lives turn, shatter, and reform — and a
voice to make those details indelible. His solo albums were defined by two
special qualities: warmth, which was redemptive, and modesty, which was
liberating. If ever any rocker chose the role of everyman and lived up to
it, it was Rod Stewart.” -The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of
Rock & Roll (1980)

Typical. You wait decades for a brand new Rod Stewart song to show up, and eleven come along all at once.

Consequently this new collection from the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Living Legend is a double landmark. It’s not just his first album of original material for nearly two decades; it also represents a concentrated burst of songwriting activity which is unprecedented in his five-decade career and signals the rediscovery of a gift that Stewart long since thought had deserted him.

The world knows Stewart to be a man of many facets: the fully paid-up, card-carrying rock star; the father of eight; the full-time curator of one of history’s most famous haircuts; the tireless Celtic fan; the extremely handy soccer player and provider, even now, of a devilishly in-swinging corner from the left-hand side.

The world also knows Stewart to be a songwriter – though not so much in recent years. True, in this area, Stewart has already logged more than his share of keepers – songs that will be around for as long as people listen to pop music. He is the lyricist and melodist behind such staples as ‘Tonight’s The Night’, ‘You Wear It Well’, ‘You’re In My Heart’, ‘The Killing of Georgie’ and the indelible ‘Maggie May’ – all of them miniature masterpieces of story-telling.

Yet somewhere along the way, the source of those lyrical yet direct and instantly nerve-touching narratives appeared to dry up. To the point, even, where, at the beginning of this
century, Stewart could look back at his own catalogue from a bemused and baffled distance. As he put it, ‘It was almost as if a person I didn’t know used to write those songs.’

This new album serves emphatic notice that Stewart has bumped into that person again.

The craft of songwriting lured Stewart from the beginning. As a young teenager, charged with minding his father’s London newspaper shop, Stewart would put up the ‘Closed’ sign, so as not to be disturbed, and sit out the back with an acoustic guitar, attempting to decode and master every track on the first Bob Dylan album. Yet, in the mid-Sixties, in the small, hot British blues clubs in which Stewart did his formal vocalist’s apprenticeship, first as a member of Long John Baldry’s Hoochie Coochie Men, and then in the group Steampacket, it wasn’t about writing your own songs. It was about wringing every drop of soul out of Ray Charles’s ‘The Night Time Is The Right Time’ while simultaneously wearing a sharp suit and keeping a carefully up-combed bouffant in perfect working order. The songwriting ambitions took a back seat.

Even the highly influential Jeff Beck Group, in which Stewart sang between 1967 and 1969, was largely a covers outfit. It’s a plausible argument, nevertheless, that, but for that lack of homegrown material, the Jeff Beck Group (who entirely blazed the trail for heavy rock as we know it) would have been Led Zeppelin before Led Zeppelin.

But then, perhaps, we wouldn’t have had The Faces, Stewart’s next outfit, whose liberal attitude to refreshment in the workplace and whose highly imaginative approach to the reconstruction of hotel rooms set the benchmark for rock’n’roll roistering from the 1970s onwards. It was for The Faces that Stewart, getting into his stride as a writer, came up with the eternal ‘Mandolin Wind’ and the band also saw the flowering of his collaboration with his former Jeff Beck Group cohort and lifetime pal Ronnie Wood. The pair started out unpromisingly, settling down one day in the tiny sitting room of Wood’s mum’s house in west London, armed only with a pad of blank paper and a cheap bottle of wine. The paper remained blank long after the bottle was empty. But the partnership would eventually yield, among others, ‘Stay With Me’, ‘Miss Judy’s Farm’, ‘Every Picture Tells A Story’, ‘Gasoline Alley’, ‘Cindy Incidentally’ (with Ian McLagan) and ‘Had Me A Real Good Time’ (with Ronnie Lane).

Meanwhile Stewart’s solo star had begin its vertiginous rise, substantially propelled by his own writings – a trail of international smash hits across two and half decades, from the era-defining ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy’, via ‘Infatuation’, ‘Baby Jane’ and ‘Hot Legs’, to the anthemic and ubiquitous ‘Forever Young’.

After which, somewhat abruptly, the muse abandoned him.

Stewart contributed the title track to the album ‘When We Were The New Boys’ in 1998, and (not for the want of trying) nothing thereafter, and was soon obliged to conclude that he was in the grip of a terminal case of writer’s block.

As he tells it, with characteristic self-effacement, “My assumption was that I was finished as a songwriter. It had always been difficult, and then, at some point in the 1990s, my confidence took a knock and it became impossible. I was thinking too hard about what people expected from me. And I was thinking about whether I felt comfortable any more, delivering whatever it was people expected from me… I was trapped down all sorts of unhelpful mental alleys, basically. And eventually I convinced myself that I had made the best of the little bit of talent for songwriting that I had been given. But now it was over – time to move on.”

Not that this left him idle, of course. There were plenty of other songs around. And Stewart always had the uncanny gift to inhabit anything he put his voice to. This, after all, is a man who can sing ‘Happy Birthday To You’ and make it sound like the number was written especially for him. He spent the first decade of the new century cutting his own path through the Great American Songbook, realizing a long-held ambition to put perhaps popular music’s least boundary-hindered voice to the classic ballads and swing tunes he heard glowing from the radiogram in his childhood London home. At an age when most of his peers were just happy to be hanging on in there, Stewart sold more records than in any other decade of his career.

And then, when least expected, the muse returned. One weekend, at home in Epping, England, Stewart’s old friend, the guitarist Jim Cregan, proposed a casual writing session. The host’s reaction wasn’t exactly eager. “To be perfectly frank,” Stewart says, “I was rather looking forward to a Sunday afternoon post-lunch snooze.”

Still, Cregan strummed and Stewart hummed and la’d. Nothing was concluded. A couple of days later, though, Cregan sent Stewart a recording of their efforts, slightly smartened up. Says Stewart, “And I played it, and the title Brighton Beach’ dropped into my head – from nowhere, as titles always used to and for no reason I could put my finger on. And right then I started writing a lyric: about taking the train down to the south coast of England as a young, beatnik kid with an acoustic guitar, and sleeping on the beach and falling in love and the sheer romance of that time.”
“And very quickly – much quicker than I was used to – I found myself with a finished song.”

This happened to be a period in which Stewart was working on what would become his internationally best-selling autobiography, ‘Rod’, published in October 2012. “Something about that process of reviewing my life for the book reconnected me,” he says. “And that was it: I was away. Suddenly ideas for lyrics were piling up in my head. Next thing I knew, I had a song called ‘It’s Over’, about divorce and separation. And now I was getting up in the middle of the night and scrambling for a pen to write things down, which has never happened to me. I finished seven or eight songs very quickly and I still wasn’t done and it became apparent that I would eventually have a whole album of material to record, which had never happened before. It’s tended to be four or five songs per album at most.”

On the new recordings, that rekindled energy is audible straight away in the mandolin-spangled, fiddle-flecked, guitar-driven burst of optimism of the album’s opener, ‘She Makes Me Happy’. And it’s there again in the skirling bagpipes and huge tune of the fist-pumping ‘Can’t Stop Me Now’, which channels memories of Stewart’s early days in search of a break before opening out into a fervent letter of gratitude to the singer’s father for his unceasing belief.
Then comes ‘It’s Over’, an unsparing vision of the mess of a disintegrated marriage, and that tale of formative days and early love which is ‘Brighton Beach’. ‘Beautiful Morning’ is a four-minute package of supercharged pop, with a Motown backbeat and a chorus which appears to be running on pure bliss. ‘Live The Live’ opens with a time-dissolving mandolin figure, and if Stewart has a manifesto to offer, you will find it just past the beautiful descending chords of that song’s bridge, in the clinching lines: ‘Live the life you love, and love the life you live.’ There’s old-school, raunchy blues-rock on ‘Finest Woman’, while the ballad ‘Time’, with its winding electric piano figure, could have come swaying off a Faces album with a pint in its hand. ‘Sexual Religion’, an irresistibly alluring song about irresistible allure, contains echoes of disco-era Stewart, but effortlessly spun forwards into the present (no leopard-print Lycra this time). Stewart’s fabled knack for an easily unfolding narrative is revived on ‘Make Love To Me Tonight’, the timeless story of a troubled working man seeking escape in his lover’s arms, and the album’s closer, ‘Pure Love’, is a father’s experience-scolded hymn of advice to his children which is so tender that it all but wraps the listener in its arms.

And because it wouldn’t be a proper Rod Stewart album without a cover version, this collection also includes a beautifully understated reading of ‘Picture In A Frame’, extending Stewart’s distinguished line of Tom Waits interpretations (‘Downtown Train, ‘Tom Traubert’s Blues’).

Of the overdue return of his muse, Stewart says,
“It was clean out of the blue. Something clicked and I realized I had things to write about again and things I wanted to sing about. A whole life’s worth of topics, in fact.”

With a global tour to follow through the year, this is Rod Stewart, 2013 version: still singing, still reaching people, still on a mission to go down in the record books as the world’s oldest practicing soccer player. And once again, most definitely, a songwriter.

Rod Stewart coming to Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- Rock singing legend Rod Stewart will perform at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater for "The Hits Tour 2015" on Thursday, July 16, Red Mountain Entertainment announced Monday morning.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30.

The 70-year-old British rocker remains one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

Tickets will cost $59.50, $89.50 and $148. All seats are reserved.

They go on sale this Friday, March 27 at 10 a.m.

You can purchase online via Ticketmaster, at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater box office or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Rod Stewart bringing 'Hits' tour to U.S. Cellular Coliseum in July

BLOOMINGTON — Rock legend Rod Stewart will bring his "The Hits" tour this summer to U.S. Cellular Coliseum,Bloomington, Illinois arena management announced Monday.

The concert is July 22. A time for the concert is not yet listed. 

Tickets go on sale at noon March 21 and are available at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum box office, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, online at Ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets. 

Ticket prices are $102, $82 and $52.

Stewart is a two-times Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and his current tour includes him performing dozens of hits that have spanned five decades, including “Maggie May,” “You Wear it Well,” “Hot Legs,” “You’re in My Heart,” “Do You Think I’m Sexy,” “Some Guys Have All the Luck,” “Young Turks,” “Forever Young” and more.

Stewart has sold more than 200 million albums and singles worldwide. Besides his Hall inductions, he has earned 18 Grammy nominations, and in 2007, was bestowed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen of England, according to a Coliseum release.  

In 2012, Stewart branched out, becoming a New York Times bestselling author with the release of his autobiography.  The following year, he released "Time," his first rock album in 12 years. The album marked Stewart's return to songwriting after nearly two decades. 

The album entered the U.K. albums chart at No. 1,  setting a new British record for the longest gap between chart-topping albums by an artist. In the U.S.,  it marked Stewart’s highest-charting album of original material since 1979.

Celtic wins League Cup, receives trophy from Rod Stewart

Celebrities. C O.15/03/2015

GLASGOW, Scotland

Rock star Rod Stewart handed over the Scottish League Cup to Celtic players after his beloved club won its first title under manager Ronny Deila on Sunday.

Celtic won the competition for the 15th time by beating 10-man Dundee United 2-0 in the final at Hampden Park.

The team is also three points clear with a game in hand in its Scottish Premiership title defense, and remains in contention for the Scottish Cup in Deila's first season in charge.

"I'm very happy and proud of the boys today," the Norwegian manager said. "I am so happy we can experience this."


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Kris Commons put Celtic ahead in the 28th minute and James Forrest added a second in the 79th to keep the Glasgow club on course for the treble.

United had captain Sean Dillon sent off in the 56th for a reckless challenge on Emilio Izaguirre to make its task even harder.

Celtic's margin of victory should have been bigger, but Forrest missed a late penalty.


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The Huffington Post teamed up with youth charity The Prince's Trust to back the Novae Educational Achiever of the Year Award at The Prince's Trust & Samsung Celebrate Success Awards. Taking place on Thursday 12 March in London, the ceremony recognised young people who have overcome issues such as unemployment, drug addiction, homelessness and depression to achieve success.

The Prince's Trust & Samsung Celebrate Success Awards recognise young people who have overcome homelessness, mental health problems and unemployment. In addition to partnering the Celebrate Success Awards, Samsung is working with the Prince's Trust to tackle the digital skills gap in the UK by creating digital classrooms at its centres. More information: samsung.com/uk/citizenship/ #StandTall

Although the Economic Climate Is Slowly Recovering, Too Many Young People Are Being Hit by the Aftermath.

Rod Stewart . The Blog . 14/03/2015

For us, family is everything. We both grew up in loving and supportive families who wanted the best for us and not once did we feel isolated with nowhere to turn. Our families provided comfort, guidance and love, all of which have helped to shape the people we are today.

That's not to say our formative years were easy. Far from it. There have been occasions where our confidence and self-esteem has taken a knock, and times when we've sat down and thought that things can't get any worse.

I grew up in a working-class family in North London. Post-war, the community and wider borough was struggling and there weren't many opportunities for young people. I left school at 15 with dreams of carving a career in either football or music. The youngest of five, I grew up with a very strong work ethic due to the fact my parents owned and ran the newsagents below our flat on the Archway Road, and it took years of hard work - which included busking on the street and a stint as a grave-digger - and with the surpport of my parents my dreams turned into reality.

Penny was bullied at secondary school and for many years, this left her confidence in tatters. Peers would throw things at her in the classroom and call her names. On one horrific afternoon a group of bullies rode a bike into the back of her legs, on her walk home, leaving her bleeding and afraid to go back to school. It all culminated on her last day of the school term (while protecting a fellow student), when another group of bullies, pelted her with flour and eggs, the final humiliation.

These times were only made better by the fact we had loving families to help us through them. But there are hundreds of thousands of young people out there who feel they have nothing - or no-one - to turn to in times of need.

We have children and would be devastated to witness them face problems alone. Too many young people battle bullying, depression, abuse and unemployment without help. It is always a tragedy to see a young life go to waste and this is why we are long-term Ambassadors for youth charity The Prince's Trust.

Later this month we will be attending The Prince's Trust & Samsung Celebrate Success Awards, which will recognise young people who have overcome unimaginable odds to turn their lives around.

The Prince's Trust has helped 750,000 vulnerable young people over the years, giving them the skills and confidence to get their lives back on track and we've had the pleasure of meeting quite a few of them over the years. Their turn-around stories leave us feeling humbled, yet inspired, at what can be done if we work together to support the next generation.

Young people should not be regarded as useless and unemployable - they are far from it. They can offer a wealth of talent and potential but quite often they simply don't have the support, guidance or know-how to turn this into reality.

In our roles as Ambassadors we've been fortunate enough to meet with some of the young people who have been supported by The Trust and these visits have only confirmed to me the importance of inspiring the next generation.

We met a young person who had been supported by The Prince's Trust 18 months ago, and her story has stuck with us. We were thrilled to realise that she's been nominated for an award at The Prince's Trust & Samsung Celebrate Success Awards.

After suffering from undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome and bullying at school, Emma Reilly from Newcastle developed a social phobia; she had up to 15 panic attacks a day if she had to interact with anyone. Finding or keeping a job was impossible.

She applied for The Trust's Enterprise programme - which helps unemployed young people start up in business - and clothing line Brave and the Bold was born. Emma has gone on to become a Young Ambassador for The Prince's Trust where she volunteers her time to help and inspire other disadvantaged young people.

It is stories such as Emma's that prove that with a little support and guidance, young people can build the self belief and skills they need to turn their lives around. The Prince's Trust makes sure that young people not only have the skills and confidence to move forward in their life, but they also provide access to digital classrooms, supported by Samsung, to make sure young people are being given the necessary skills to work in the digital sector.

Although the economic climate is slowly recovering, too many young people are being hit by the aftermath. Those who are long-term unemployed are the furthest from the jobs market and are being exposed to low self-esteem and rejection. The stress and anxiety will be too much for some to cope with so it has never been more important to work together to give the younger generation the opportunities they deserve.

Cheeky! Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster put on an amorous red carpet display as he rests a hand on his wife's behind

Daily Mail 12.03.2015

Rod Stewart is never shy about showing off his pride for third wife Penny Lancaster.

And during an amorous display on the red carpet for the Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards, Rod, 70, even gave the 43-year-old a reassuring pat on the bottom as they were photographed.

The rocker, cool as ever in a pair of dark shades, showed off his stunning wife who dressed elegantly in a patterned blouse and soft, feminine skirt

Next to Rod, Penny was statuesque, her counterpart in her shadow wearing boat shoes and co-ordinating chino trousers.

But together they made the perfect pair with complementing camel tones as they dipped their tinted shades in the London sunlight to talk to the crowd.

The couple, who have been married since 2007, were animated as they answered questions on the red carpet.

And inside the event, as they met Prince Charles - the founder of The Prince's Trust - cheeky Penny leant forward and gave the royal a kiss.

Fancy seeing you here! Prince Charles shook the rocker's hands, perhaps giving him a comment about his garish ensemble

Distracted: Rod appeared to be enjoying the March sunshine and looked up to take it all in

Heart may open for Rod Stewart

There is speculation that Heart is set to be announced as the opening act for Rod Stewart in Cavendish this summer.

Heart rose to fame in the mid-1970s with sisters Ann Wilson at lead vocals and Nancy Wilson on guitar.

Whitecap Entertainment announced last month that legendary singer-songwriter Stewart will headline a show at the Cavendish Beach Event Centre on July 9.

Tickets went on sale Feb. 28.

Rod Stewart to bring his hits to Toledo Ohio
 

The Blade 6.03.2015

Rod Stewart is bringing his hits to Toledo.Ohio

Taking a break from his Las Vegas show "The Hits," Stewart is slated for an evening performance July 18 at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo.

Tickets, which go on sale at 10 a.m. March 13, are priced at $65, $95, and $145, and will be available at the Huntington Center box office, 500 Jefferson Ave., ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, LiveNation.com, and by calling 1-800-745-3000. There are no service charges for tickets purchased at the Huntington Center box office.

The gravelly voiced vocalist is known for a string of singles spanning several decades and genres including classic rock: "Maggie May," "(I Know) I'm Losing You," "Every Picture Tells a Story," "You Wear it Well," "Hot Legs," "You're in my Heart"; disco-era and New Wave: "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy," "Young Turks," "Some Guys Have All the Luck," "Infatuation"; adult contemporary pop-rock: "Rhythm of My Heart," "Forever Young," "Have I Told You Lately"; and The Great American Songbook: "These Foolish Things," "They Can't Take That Away From Me."

In 2013, The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, class of 1994, released the album "Time," featuring his first batch of original material in years.

John Fogerty vs. Rod Stewart: The tale of the tape

John Fogerty will play the Exploits Valley Salmon Festival in Grand Falls-Windsor the same night that Rod Stewart headlines the Confederation Hill Music Festival in St. John's.

Having trouble deciding between the two music festivals happening on July 11?

To recap, John Fogerty was named Thursday at the headliner of the Salmon Festival. On the same day, Rod Stewart will headline a music festival near Confederation Building in St. John's. 

CBC's Krissy Holmes hit the streets in St. John's Thursday to ask people which concert hit the right note for them.

Have a look at our rock star tale of the tape to see some comparable facts about Rod Stewart and John Fogerty that might help you make up your mind.

Age

Fogerty:  69

Stewart: 70

Birthplace

Fogerty: Berkeley, California

Stewart: Highgate, North London, England

Earned early fame in which group?

Fogerty: Creedence Clearwater Revival (went solo in 1973 after internal rifts with the band)

Stewart: The Faces, Jeff Beck Group (went fully solo in 1975 when The Faces broke up)

Known for playing in these genres

Fogerty: roots rock, country rock, rock, blues, Americana, swamp rock

Stewart: rock, pop, blues rock, blue-eyed soul, folk rock, American songbook

Famous songs

Fogerty: Proud Mary, Suzie Q, Down on the Corner, Centerfield

​Stewart: Maggie Mae, Do Ya Think I'm Sexy, Tonight's the Night, Have I Told You Lately?

Chart-topping songs

Fogerty: Remarkably, not one of CCR's tunes ever hit No. 1.

[Five got as far as No. 2.]

Stewart: Six No. 1 singles

Hit albums

Fogerty: Two No. 1 albums

Stewart: Six No. 1 albums

Accolades of note

Fogerty: Listed as #40 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists

Stewart: James Brown once called him the "best white soul singer"

Last local performance

Fogerty: Nov. 8, 2014, in St. John's

Stewart: The "Rod on the Rock" show at Quidi Vidi on Aug. 12, 1989

Rod Stewart Shoots Down Reality Series Reports

Rod Stewart heading to our shores

Sunrise

The 'Rock God' chats to us ahead of his Australian tour beginning later this month where he will showcase some of his greatest hits.

Rod Stewart in talks for E! reality show

RTE news

Rocker Rod Stewart has reportedly signed a big-money deal to star in his own reality show on E!.

The 70-year-old Maggie May hitmaker and his family are said to have started filming the show at their home in Los Angeles.

“There will be some ups and downs but they are keen to show that the Stewarts are close and they enjoy themselves,” a source revealed to the Daily Mirror.

“This is huge for them, the family are hoping this is the start of something big for them.”

The show is tipped to air in June.

Charlie Mulgrew presented Jay Beatty with his Scottish Professional Football League goal of the month award at Celtic Park today.

The 11-year-old, who has Down's Syndrome, recorded 97 per cent of the vote in the SPFL's online competition for January.

Jay netted a penalty on the New Douglas Park pitch during the interval of Celtic's 2-0 win against Hamilton on January 17 after being invited to the game as a guest of the Lanarkshire club.

He lapped up the atmosphere at Celtic park today and did his own version of the 'Ronny roar' to get the crowd going.

Rod Stewart and his nine-year-old son Alastair were amongst the fans cheering him on at the stadium.

After Charlie Mulgrew presented Jay with his goal of the moth trophy, he re-created his famous goal by scoring a penalty against Leo Fasan.

Jay, who comes from Neil Lennon's home town of Lurgan, first shot to fame when Georgios Samaras picked him out of the crowd during Celtic's title-winning lap of honour last season, and the then Celtic manager gifted him his winners' medal.

Here is Rod with Jay.

Rod and Alistair at the game

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