This is probably the first time I’ve ever done a narrative for the legendary Rod Stewart but based on all of his musical accomplishments and being said legend, I wanted to do something about this latest tour announcement. Let’s take a look at the full press release and dates below.
The Press Release:
Singer/Songwriter Rod Stewart, the two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-music icon, today announced plans for an extensive North American summer tour. Following the incredible success and rave reviews for their 2017 summer tour, Stewart has invited the legendary Cyndi Lauper to again join him as the tour’s special guest. Produced by Live Nation, the 22-date tour begins June 25 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA with performances scheduled at some of the most storied venues across North America including Madison Square Garden in New York on Aug. 7, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Aug. 1, Budweiser Stage in Toronto on Aug. 10, Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco on Aug. 29 and more (complete itinerary below).
Pre-sales begin Tuesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. local time; tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, January 12 at 10:00 a.m. local time via www.livenation.com
Citi® is the official presale credit card for select markets of the Rod Stewart with Special Guest Cyndi Lauper tour. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning January 9 at 10:00 a.m. local time until Thursday, January 11 at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com
*American Express® will hold a presale for tickets to the Hollywood Bowl concert only, visit americanexpress.com/entertainment
RAVES FROM ROD STEWART’S 2017 SUMMER TOUR WITH CYNDI LAUPER:
“The greatest singer in rock ‘n’ roll proved time is on his side with a heart-pumping nearly two hour set.” – Laura DeMarco, The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Two Legends Who Thrill In Their Own Ways…More than just their pop success and great hair, what really united Sir Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper on Saturday night was the sheer joy that both brought out of the audience…You can put a price on a show, but it’s hard to quantify joy.” – Cory Garcia, Houston Press
“The pair, who combined have sold a whopping 250 million albums throughout their Grammy-winning careers… kick off a nostalgia blast.” – Rachel Desantis, Entertainment Weekly
“Stewart, Lauper provide timeless performances at Xfinity Center.” “There are concerts and then there are productions…Stewart’s signature raspy voice never faltered in a 90-minute set that dazzled with showmanship and personality, changes from one flashy costume to the next, and stellar vocals that drew the audience in close for their favorites… Stewart was simply a treat.” – Sue McDonald, The Sun Chronicle
“The spotlight was all Sir Rod’s…hits came early and often: Infatuation, Some Guys Have All the Luck, Tonight’s the Night, Forever Young, Young Turks, Tom Waits’ Downtown Train. On a stirring Maggie May, Stewart shimmied and twirled with his mic stand; on a drunkenly woozy Stay With Me, he punted an arsenal of soccer balls throughout the arena…but whenever the time came to sing loud and proud, Stewart didn’t back down.” – Jay Cridlin, Tampa Bay Times
Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper are true music legends, who’ve been awarded nearly every industry award and honor for their incomparable catalog of hits and activism, among them multiple Grammys, American Music Awards and VMA’s, plus two inductions into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the ASCAP Founders Award for songwriting, and a knighthood for Stewart; and an Emmy and Tony Award for Lauper.
The Tour Dates:
6/25: Hollywood, CA — Hollywood Bowl
7/24: Hollywood, FL — Hard Rock Event Center *
7/26: Orlando, FL — Amway Arena
7/28: Charlotte, NC — Spectrum Center
7/29: Louisville, KY — KFC YUM! Arena
8/1: Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena
8/3: Allentown, PA — PPL Center
8/4: Atlantic City, NJ — Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
8/7: New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
8/10: Toronto, ON — Budweiser Stage
8/11: Pittsburgh, PA — PPG Paints Arena
8/14: Kansas City, MO — Sprint Center
8/15: St. Paul, MN — Xcel Energy Center
8/18: Indianapolis, IN — Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
8/19: St. Louis, MO — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/22: Denver, CO — Pepsi Center Arena
8/24: Phoenix, AZ — Talking Stick Resort Arena
8/26: San Diego, CA — Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
8/28: Reno, NV — Event Center **
8/29: San Francisco, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/31: Portland, OR — Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
9/1: Seattle, WA — White River Amphitheater
* Concert promoted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; ** Concert promoted by Eldorado Resorts, Inc.
Sir Rod Stewart is one of the best selling artists in the history of recorded music with 200 million records sold worldwide. With his signature voice, narrative songwriting, trendsetting style and passionate live performances he’s transcended all genres of popular music, from rock, folk, soul, R&B, new wave, and even the Great American Song Book; making him one of the few stars to enjoy chart-topping albums throughout every decade of his five decade-long career. As a singer and songwriter his hits include “Gasoline Alley,” “Every Picture Tells a Story,” “Mandolin Wind,” “You Wear It Well,” “The Killing of Georgie,” “Tonight’s the Night,” “You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim),” “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?,” “Young Turks,” “Forever Young,” “Hot Legs,” “Infatuation” and the indelible, “Maggie May.” Stewart’s performed for millions of fans on all seven continents, even holding the record for the largest-ever free concert, for an estimated 4.2 million in Rio de Janeiro on New Year’s Eve in 1996. In addition to touring, his Las Vegas residency, “Rod Stewart: The Hits,” at The Coloseum at Caesars Palace has remained one of the hottest tickets and best reviewed shows since its launch in 2011. He’s earned countless of the industry’s highest awards, among them; two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the ASCAP Founders Award for songwriting, New York Times bestselling author, Grammy™ Living Legend, and in 2016 he officially became “Sir Rod Stewart” after being knighted by Britain’s Prince William at Buckingham Palace for his services to music and charity.
Cyndi Lauper is a Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning artist who, after 30 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 50 million albums, has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move. With her first album, She’s So Unusual, Lauper won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist and became the first female in history to have four top-five singles from a debut album. With a string of unique follow-ups, Lauper has continued to push her own boundaries, exploring electronic dance music, American standards, the Memphis blues and, with her latest studio album Detour, country classics from the ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s which features collaborations with some of country music’s most-celebrated artists including Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, and Alison Kraus. In recognition of her ongoing contribution to music, Lauper was inducted into the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Now before you scream at me for this one, please know that when its necessary one needs to lend some time to such Rock and Roll giants like this. I grew up loving so many of his songs and after a glance at some recent setlists noticed that he is doing a lot of the songs I enjoyed. Now Cyndi Lauper was more along the lines of what many of my friends enjoyed back in the day when she first came up and had that quirkiness about her. I think I saw that first video a few hundred times over the years since it was always on. That said she has some great songs as well and I’d be down. I think it will be fun to finally catch them in concert since I have never done so before. What about you folks? Would you be interested in catching this one? I mean I know its not a Metal Tour at all but it is a performer that helped make Rock all the more classic with so many songs. Chime in down in the comments and now back to the previously scheduled programming…..