Blues fans can buy in advance as one of music's biggest names returns to Portman Road in 2019
Music legend Rod Stewart will be performing at Portman Road next summer as part of his 2019 UK tour.
In support of the release of his 30th studio album Blood Red Roses (released September 28), Rod Stewart Live In Concert will visit football stadiums and outdoor venues across England and Scotland including a date at the home of Town on Friday, June 7.
“We are delighted to be welcoming Rod Stewart back to Portman Road. He performed at the stadium in the late 90s and also in 2007,” said Town’s director of sales, Rosie Richardson.
“He certainly puts on a fabulous show and we're looking forward to the summer of 2019!”
Tickets go on sale at 9am, September 21 from www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Pre-sale tickets will go on sale at 9am, September 19 and can be accessed by pre-ordering Rod’s new album ‘Blood Red Roses’ from www.HMV.com.
Town season ticket holders and supporters will have advance ticket buying options, while those Rod fans looking for hospitality will be able to purchase directly from the Club.
This will be Rod’s first UK tour in three years following the success of two sold-out tours in 2016 – The UK Hits Stadium Tour and the arena tour From Gasoline Alley to Another Country Hits.
Rod Stewart Live In Concert will see him play the following dates:
- Fri 31 May Southampton, St Mary’s Stadium
- Sat 1 June York, York Racecourse
- Tues 4 June Milton Keynes, Stadium MK
- Fri 7 June Ipswich, Portman Road Stadium
- Sat 8 June Wolverhampton, Molineux Stadium
- Wed 12 June Aberdeen, AECC
- Fri 14 June Bolton, University of Bolton Stadium
The fully seated tour is being promoted by Cuffe and Taylor, whose director Peter Taylor said: “We are delighted to be announcing Rod Stewart Live In Concert. We have presented numerous shows with him over the past five years and this will be our second full tour with him.
“As his fans know, Rod presents the most amazing shows. He continues to play to huge audiences across the globe and it is an absolute pleasure to once again be taking him across the UK to reach tens of thousands of people who will have the most incredible night watching him perform live.”
With his signature voice, style and songwriting, Rod Stewart has transcended all genres of popular music, from rock, folk, soul, R&B, and even the American standards; making him one of the few stars to enjoy chart-topping albums throughout every decade of his career.
Rod’s 2019 shows promise to be filled with both classics and new hits. As one of the best-selling artists in the history of recorded music, with more than 200 million records sold worldwide, his performance will include show stopping classics from his glittering career.
Concert-goers will also be treated to tracks from his soon to be released new album Blood Red Roses - a deeply personal 13-track collection of originals and three covers – which is released almost 50 years to the date from when he signed his very first solo recording contract.
Rod has 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 best-selling author, Grammy™ Living Legend, and in 2016 he officially became ‘Sir Rod Stewart’ after being knighted by Prince William at Buckingham Palace for his services to music and charity.
Photo: Sean Hansford