Music legend Rod Stewart to play concert in York

Ready to rock the racecourse – Sir Rod Stewart. Photograph: Jonas Mohr
14 Sep 2018 @ 8.29 am
| Entertainment

Music superstar Sir Rod Stewart is to play his first ever gig in York.

The rock and roll legend will be live in concert at York Racecourse on Saturday June 1 2019.

A temporary concert arena will be built specially for for the event next to York Racecourse’s Clocktower Enclosure.

It is part of his Rod Stewart Live In Concert tour in support of his 30th studio album Blood Red Roses, to be released on September 28.

How to get tickets

Pre-sale tickets will go on sale at 9am on Wednesday, September 19.

They can be accessed by pre-ordering the new, 13-track album from HMV here.

Tickets go on general release at 9am on Friday, September 21 from Ticketmaster with hospitality packages available from York Racecourse.

The fully-seated concert, which is on a non raceday, is the second venue in the tour which begins on Friday, May 31 in Southampton.

Chris Ward, racecourse music events spokesman, said:

  • York Racecourse is delighted promoters Cuffe & Taylor will be bringing Rod Stewart to York Racecourse on Saturday 1 June 2019. We are excited Rod Stewart is set to perform his first ever concert in York.

A legend of music

This will be Rod’s first UK tour in three years following the success of two sold-out tours in 2016 – The UK Hits Stadium Tour and the arena tour From Gasoline Alley to Another Country Hits.

Now 73, Sir Rod came to prominence with the Jeff Beck Group and the Faces in the Sixties.

But he enjoyed most success as a solo artist, with hits from Sailing to This Old Heart Of Mine and The First Cut is the Deepest.

He is one of the most successful performers of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide.