Rod Stewart will make a stop at Air Canada Centre in Toronto on his Rod Stewart Live The Life Tour on May 1, 2013. Steve Winwood will open for Stewart. Stewart has enjoyed a music career that has spanned six decades. The British native first made it big as the lead singer of the Jeff Beck Group in the late 60s and was part of the group’s seminal album, Truth. Stewart’s bluesy vocals on “Shapes of Things” and “I Ain’t Superstitious” contributed to the album’s success. Stewart and later-Rolling-Stone Ron Wood, who was also a member of the group, left shortly after to join the Faces, who scored a hit with “Stay With Me.”
Stewart embarked on a solo career in the early 70s, releasing the album. Every Picture Tells A Story, which spawned “Reason to Believe,” “Maggie May,” “Mandolin Wind” and “(I Know) I’m Losing You.” Stewart had later hits in the 70s including “You Wear It Well,” “The First Cut is the Deepest” and “Tonight’s the Night.” His 1977 album, Foot Loose and Fancy Free included the hits “You’re in My Heart,” “Hot Legs” and “I Was Only Joking.” Stewart ventured into the disco scene with “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy.”
The eighties saw Stewart record more hits including “Some Guys Have All The Luck,” “Forever Young,” “My Heart Can’t Tell You No,” “Downtown Train,” “Rhythm of My Heart” and “Haven’t I Told You Lately.” Since 2002, Stewart recorded three albums from the “Great American Songbook” featuring selections from the Gershwins, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. A later album, Soulbook, features Stewart’s covers of Motown classics.
Tickets for Rod Stewart go on sale to the general public on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 10 a.m. EST and are $70.50, $106 and $169.50.