Rod Stewart launched his powerful double-bill with special guest Cyndi Lauper on July 6 in Hollywood, Fla., at Hard Rock Live. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer dazzled fans with a 20-song setlist, packed with greatest hits and beloved album tracks, including his 1989 single “Downtown Train.”
Ultimate Classic Rock reports on July 7 that the iconic British rocker strutted and strolled through classics like Maggie May, “Do Ya Think I'm Sexy” and “Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)." The show was the first date in an 18-city summer U.S. romp, which will wrap up Aug. 12 in Houston at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land.
Fans can get a taste of the action in a 5:24 minute fan-shot clip of Rod The Mod performing his hit cover of Tom Waits' classic “Downtown Train.” The clip opens with the ex-Faces star down on his knees on the checkerboard stage as the drummer counts time on the highhat to the piano intro.
The Grammy winner's raspy vocal style is well suited to Wait's heartfelt love ballad. The charismatic entertainer proves he can still emote with the best of them as he sings,
“Outside another yellow moon/Has punched a hole in the night time mist/I climb through the window and down to the street /I'm shining like a new dime.”
The “You Wear It Well” hitmaker recently wrapped a series of dates in the UK, Mexico and Tel Aviv, which included a headline appearance on June 3 at the UK's Isle of Wight 2017. Sir Rod has been touring in continued support of his 2015 studio album Another Country.
The current US tour continues on July 8 in Tampa, Florida, at Amalie Arena. Following the summer trek with Lauper, Sir Rod will make his triumphant return to Sin City to continue his hugely successful “Rod Stewart: The Hits" residency in Las Vegas at The Colosseum At Caesars Palace with performances taking place between Aug. 5 – Sept. 3. Tickets for a wide variety of Rod Stewart dates are available at AXS.