Rod Stewart Tickets for Sale
Rod Stewart is a Grammy Award-winning singer who has been a star in both rock and pop. He is best known as a solo artist, singing soft rock “Maggie May” and pop rock “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy”. He has also been the lead singer of famed super groups the Jeff Beck Band and Faces. He is simply put, quite an accomplished musician and soon Rod Stewart tickets will be taking this esteemed rocker on the road.
He is already in residence in Las Vegas, becoming the latest beloved epic performer to grace the sage at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace. However, this singer who has previously been content to sing covers for various books has rediscovered a creative itch. Before releasing his first truly original album in more than a decade, he will release a Christmas album. This comes as no surprise because Rod Stewart is British and the Brits really love the holidays. Merry Christmas Baby has already become a hit in his native UK.
Love the Life You Live has been pegged as a rock album. No tracks have been released as of yet, but interviews with the man seem to indicate Rod Stewart is looking to classic rock for his muse. Thus, as classic rock, especially the softer rock he first championed on Every Picture Tells a Story and Foot Loose and Fancy Feet, is likely to be the sound he is inspired to recreate, Stewart should be finding great success on the adult contemporary charts. He did once sing the blues as part of Jeff Beck, so his comeback could inspire a comparison to the new Rolling Stones albums.
Either way, the same crowd who eagerly arrive in Vegas with Rod Stewart concert tickets will be coming out to enjoy the new material. This new material is going to be mixed with the classics, making this a chance to enjoy a little nostalgia with the new.
Rod Stewart began his musical career after spending some time as an apprentice with the Brentford Football Club, touring Europe with folk singer Wizz Jones in the early '60s. When he returned to England in 1963, he joined the Birmingham-based R&B group Jimmy Powell & the Five Dimensions, as a vocalist and harmonica player. During the summer of 1965, the group supported the Rolling Stones and the Walker Brothers on a U.K. tour, as well as recording an album that remained unreleased until 1970.
Early in 1966, Steampacket disbanded and Stewart became a member of the blues-rock combo Shotgun Express, which released one single that fall before splitting. Rod Stewart then joined the Jeff Beck Group at the end of 1966. With the Jeff Beck Group, Rod Stewart began his climb to stardom. Stewart and the former Yardbird guitarist pioneered the heavy blues-rock team of a virtuoso guitarist and a dynamic, sexy lead vocalist which became the standard blueprint for heavy metal. Truth, the band's debut album, was released in the fall of 1968, becoming a hit in both America and Britain. The Jeff Beck Group toured both countries several times in 1968 and 1969, gaining a dedicated following. In the summer of 1969, they released their second album, Beck-Ola, which became another hit record in both the U.S. and U.K.
However, the group fell apart in the fall. After rejecting an offer to join the American rock group Cactus, Stewart and Jeff Beck Group bassist Ron Wood joined the Small Faces, replacing the departed vocalist/guitarist Steve Marriott. With Wood switching over to guitar, the group shortened their name to the Faces and recorded their debut album, First Step. During this time, Stewart had also signed a solo contract, releasing his first album, An Old Raincoat Won't Let You Down at the end of 1969; the record failed to chart in the U.K., yet it made it to number 139 on the U.S. charts.
The Faces released First Step in the spring of 1970. The album was a departure both from the R&B/pop direction of the Small Faces and the heavy blues of the Jeff Beck Group; instead, the group became a boisterous, boozy, and sloppy Stones-inspired rock & roll band. The album fared better in the U.K. than it did in the U.S., yet the group built a devoted following on both continents with their reckless, messy live shows. Stewart released his second solo album, Gasoline Alley, in the fall of 1970, supporting it with an American tour.
The following year, the Faces began a lengthy spring tour. During the tour, tensions grew within the band as Stewart's solo career increased in popularity. That summer, Rod Stewart released his fourth solo album, Never a Dull Moment, which nearly replicated the success of Every Picture Tells a Story, peaking at number two in the U.S. and number one in the U.K. In the spring of 1973, the Faces released their final album, Ooh La La. Stewart expressed his disdain for the record in the press, yet it hit number one in the U.K. and number 21 in the U.S. After releasing the 'Pool Hall Richard' single in the beginning of 1974, the band went on tour; it would prove to be their last.
Rod Stewart released Smiler in the fall of 1975. In March of 1975, he began a love affair with Swedish actress Britt Ekland; the romance, along with a bitter fight with U.K. tax collectors, prompted him to apply for U.S. citizenship. Atlantic Crossing, released in the summer of 1975, made the singer's relocation explicit. Recorded with producer Tom Dowd and the Muscle Shoals rhythm section, the album removed much of the singer's folk roots and accentuated his pop appeal. At the end of the year, Stewart left the Faces and the band finally called it quits.
Recorded in Los Angeles with a group of studio musicians, 1976's A Night on the Town continued Stewart's move to slicker pop territory and proved quite successful, becoming his first platinum album; it featured the hit single 'Tonight's the Night,' which was number one in the U.S. for eight weeks. Foot Loose and Fancy Free, released the very next year, followed the same artistic pattern as A Night on the Town while surpassing its commercial performance, selling over three-million copies. Stewart incorporated some disco to his musical formula for 1978's Blondes Have More Fun. Supported by the number one single 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?,' the record became Stewart's first number one album since Every Picture Tells a Story, selling over four-million records.
With 1981's Tonight I'm Yours, Stewart began adding elements of new wave and synthesized pop to his formula, resulting in another platinum album. Soon afterward, his career hit a slump. His next four albums sounded forced and he only scored three Top Ten hits between 1982 and 1988; out of those four albums, only 1983's Camouflage went gold. Stewart rebounded with 1988's Out of Order, recorded with Duran Duran's Andy Taylor and Chic's Bernard Edwards. His version of Tom Waits' 'Downtown Train,' taken from the 1989 four-disc box set Storyteller, became his biggest hit since 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?' Vagabond Heart (1991) reflected a more mature and reflective Rod Stewart and continued his comeback streak.
Stewart reunited with Ron Wood to record an MTV Unplugged concert in 1993; the accompanying album launched the Top Ten hit single, 'Have I Told You Lately.' Unplugged also returned Stewart to a more acoustic-based sound. On his 1995 album, A Spanner in the Works, the singer explored a more polished version of this sound, scoring another hit with Tom Petty's 'Leave Virginia Alone.' The following year, he released If We Fall in Love Tonight, which was comprised of both previously released and new material. When We Were the New Boys followed in 1998. Human followed in early 2001. Now Rod Stewart enjoys a residency in Las Vegas, but still occasionally yields to the call of the tour.