AceShowbiz - Sir Rod Stewart has confirmed he is to play a six-date U.K. tour at various castles and football stadiums, and he is now "impatiently awaiting" the summer to arrive. The singer cannot wait to be "dancing under the stars" in the coming months when he hits the road again to visit the likes of Edinburgh Castle and Northampton's Cinch Stadium.
The 78-year-old star said in a statement, "My favorite memories have been summer nights with a beer or two alongside the best fans in the world. I'm impatiently awaiting this summer playing at a variety of special venues - football, cricket and rugby stadiums, estates and castles! We'll all be dancing under the stars."
Rod will kick off his U.K. run of shows at Plymouth's Home Park Stadium on June 24th, before heading 230 miles north to Northampton's Cinch Stadium on June 28th, and two days later he will play at Durham's Seat Unique Riverside stadium.
After a few days off, Rod will play at Bristol's Badminton Estate on July 2, the first time the Estate has opened its doors to live events, before he heads north once again. This time he will play at Hull's Sewell Group Craven Park stadium on July 4, and he will conclude his six-date run of gigs, which is part of his Global Hits Tour, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
It will be the first time in 13 years that Rod - whose father was born in Edinburgh - has played at the city's historic castle.
Rod Stewart's U.K. Summer Tour