Rod Stewart, who is keeping himself busy with tour dates around the world, recently announced a North American jaunt that covers the US, Canada and Mexico.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is scheduled to play a handful of Mexican arenas beginning later this month, followed by a couple of shows in South America. His itinerary then skips to late July, when he’ll kick off an 18-city tour that traverses the US, stops in two Canadian provinces and ends with a concert in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Bryan Adams will open several shows on the outing, which rolls out July 30 at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles. North American dates are listed below and those overseas can be found at Stewart’s website.
This time around, the rock icon is expected to play hits from his more than four-decade career. Stewart, who cultivated a new and growing audience with his “Great American Songbook” series, returned to his rock-and-roll roots with his latest chart-topping album, 2006’s “Still the Same … Great Rock Classics of Our Time.” The set, which marks the singer’s first rock record in more than eight years, features covers of ’60s and ’70s classics originally performed by Bob Dylan (“If Not For You”), Van Morrison (“Crazy Love”) and Bob Seger (the title song), among others.
The four-part “Great American Songbook” collection was released between 2002 and 2005, and has sold 15 million copies worldwide, according to Stewart’s bio. The corresponding tour, dubbed “From Maggie May to the Great American Songbook,” sold out for three consecutive years and made the Grammy winner one of the top-grossing musical artists in the world.