Rod Stewart the multi million-selling superstar and one of the most enduring musicians of his generation announces a huge 2022 UK tour
With his soulful and singular voice – courtesy of that distinctive rasp – Rod Stewart has enjoyed one of the longest, most celebrated careers in pop and rock.
Born in London but also having Scottish roots, he grew up in a football-mad family where songs by artists like Al Jolson and Little Richard could often be heard wafting around the house. Stewart’s dad gave him a guitar at the age of 14. The following year, he quit school and attended trials for Brentford Football Club. Being unsuccessful, Stewart took up odd jobs like silk screen printing and busking while adopting a mod lifestyle. After appearing on a 1965 BBC documentary about the movement, he earned the nickname Rod The Mod because of his wispy blonde locks and stylish dress.
In 2016, he became Sir Rod Stewart after being knighted by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace for his services to music and charity. Plus, he went on to sell out venues across the UK on both his Hits stadium tour and From Gasoline Alley To Another Country: Hits arena run.
His 30th studio album, Blood Red Roses, came out two years later and was supported with another huge UK tour in 2019.
In September 2021, Stewart released the lead single One More Time from his 31st album The Tears Of Hercules.
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