Sir Rod Stewart is set to bring his signature rock ‘n’ roll energy to New Zealand with a three-city tour, starting on April 5th at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium.
The British rocker recently battled a viral infection in his throat that forced him to cancel a show in Melbourne. However, in a video posted to his Facebook account, he reassured his Kiwi fans that he’s coming to perform his three shows as promised, including his Napier concert.
Rod Stewart expressed his empathy for the struggles of the Kiwi people in the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle, which hit the region hard.
In the video, he said, “I wish you well in putting the city back together and just to let you know that I’m coming there for three concerts…and we’re going to cheer you up. We’re going to have a great time and put some smiles on faces.”
Despite concerns from concertgoers about the aftermath of the cyclone, Live Nation has confirmed that it has been working with local authorities and police to monitor the cleanup and is confident that the show will continue.
Napier concertgoers can look forward to seeing Sir Rod Stewart at the Mission Estate Winery on April 8th, and Auckland fans can catch him at the Spark Arena on April 9th.
The tour will also feature performances by Cyndi Lauper and Jon Stevens. Lorde postponed her show in the region due to the cyclone, and English musician Sting cancelled his, making Sir Rod Stewart’s tour a much-needed bright spot for New Zealand music fans.