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Rod Stewart to return to Norwich’s Carrow Road

08:00 28 September 2015

Rod Stewart in concert at Carrow Road, Norwich.; photo by Adrian Judd

Rod Stewart in concert at Carrow Road, Norwich.; photo by Adrian Judd

Archant Norfolk 2011

Rock legend Rod Stewart will kick-off his UK tour next year at Carrow Road.

Biography

Rod Stewart is a British singer-songwriter born on January 10, 1945 in London.

Known for his signature raspy voice, he performed in several UK bands in the 1960s including Steampacket, The Jeff Beck Group, Faces and Shotgun Express.

Embarking on a solo career, Maggie May became his first hit single in 1971. Moving to the United States in 1975, his hit songs included Tonight’s the Night (1976) and Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? (1978).

In 2004 he won a Grammy Award for best traditional pop vocal album. He performed at Carrow Road in 2011.

He has eight children and is married to model Penny Lancaster-Stewart.

As we can reveal exclusively today, the 70-year-old singer – best known for hits such as Maggie May and Sailing – will return to the city’s football ground on June 4, having wowed thousands at a previous gig there in 2011.

The announcement has been branded a boost for the region, putting Norwich on the map as a magnet for big-name artists.

Norwich City Football Club’s commercial director Ben Kensell said: “We’re delighted that Rod Stewart will be returning to Carrow Road for another concert following his hugely successful performance here in 2011.

“It’s another great opportunity for his many thousands of fans in the region to enjoy the performance of this British music legend.”

Singer-songwriter Mr Stewart, who came to prominence in the bands The Jeff Beck Group and Faces, is among other major names to perform at the Canary’s home ground such as Elton John in 2005 and George Michael in 2007.

Pete Waters, executive director of Visit East Anglia, said: “Anything that helps raise the profile of Norfolk and get us publicity has to be great news for the county.

“The more things like this we have, the more development and investment in product and events, the better it will be for the overall economy.”

Mr Stewart will take to Carrow Road from his Hyde Park Radio 2 show where he played to more than 50,000 people, and on the eve of releasing a new studio album, Another Country.

Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday October 2.

Tickets priced at £55, £75 and £95 plus special VIP packages are available from www.ticketline.co.uk

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