The indefatigable Rod Stewart - who is about to turn 69 years of age - will play dates in South America, Las Vegas, Germany and sports venues across the UK in 2014.
He will undertake a residency at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. Then there are five dates “under the stars” scheduled in sports venues across the UK and Scotland. These dates will include an evening near Brighton Beach.
Further afield, he will perform in Argentina (Buenos Aires), Uruguay (Montevideo) and Chile in February. In April and May, he embarks on the Las Vegas residency. He will also play a string of dates in Germany,
Last September, he released his Rarities album, a two-CD, 24-track collection which includes previously unreleased BBC Radio One performances of Maggie May and Country Comfort. The collection includes B-sides and covers of songs by The Who, Bob Dylan, Cole Porter and Jimi Hendrix.
Earlier in the year saw the release of his Time album, comprising eleven original tracks and marking Rod’s return to song-writing after nearly two decades. Most of the record was conceived during the period he worked on his best-selling book, Rod: The Autobiography.
Stewart recently declared that he was planning a major reunion with his old band, The Faces, in 2015. However, Ian McLagan, the original keyboardist (with both The Small Faces and the band it became The Faces) has told Uncut magazine that he already has other plans.
McLagan says that he and drummer Kenny Jones, who was also a founding member of both bands, are already set to spend 2015 working The Small Faces 50th anniversary. According to McLagan, Stewart's proposed Faces reunion will have to wait until at least 2016.