The veteran singer Rod Stewart seems set to remind fans just how talented he is by embarking on one of his biggest UK tours to date in 2016. At an age when many ordinary men would be looking to take it easy, the Highgate-born rocker can instead look forward to performing eight summer dates at the football grounds of Britain.

Into his 70s

Stewart celebrates his 71st birthday this month but will no doubt have at least one eye on those June dates on the horizon. He will travel the length of Britain, beginning with an East Anglian rendezvous at Premier League Norwich City’s ground on 4th June and winding up at Brunton Park, Carlisle on the 21st of that month.

Extensive back catalogue

Fans can expect a mixture of the old and the new at the eagerly anticipated outdoor concerts. With a back catalogue of tracks spanning several decades to draw from, his varied repertoire is one that most current day stars can only dream of aspiring to.

With global sales thought to exceed 100 million records, he is one of the best-selling artists of all time. But beyond that he is also one of the most recognisable faces in the Music industry with a distinctive voice to boot.

Promoting latest album

His throaty tones are expected to do ample justice to a number of new songs from his latest albumAnother Country”, released in October last year. However, no Stewart gig would be complete without the inclusion of some of his classic anthems and also the chance to reminisce on his earlier spells with The Faces and The Jeff Beck Group.

Many memorable songs

Whatever your favourite track may be by the three-time married singer, the concerts are sure to cater for your needs. His appeal has endured down through the decades: classic 1970s number one singles of “Sailing” and “Maggie May”; the memorable “Baby Jane” and popular “Downtown Train” in the 80s; successful collaborations with Tina Turner (“It Takes Two”), Bryan Adams and Sting (“All for Love”) through the 90s.

In the last few decades he has taken the opportunity to focus on other artists’ work, including two volumes of the hugely successful The Great American Songbook”.

The full set of tour dates are:

  • 4th June, Carrow Road, Norwich
  • 7th June, Homepark, Plymouth
  • 10th June, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
  • 11th June, Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
  • 14th June, KC Stadium, Hull
  • 17th June, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
  • 18th June, The Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
  • 21st June, Brunton Park, Carlisle

Tickets went on sale in October last year and although some of the venues are already sold out, there is still some limited availability for those fans seeking tickets.