Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Sir Rod Stewart has teased Australian fans with an exciting announcement that his upcoming tour in 2023 will include “special guests”, one of whom is renowned singer, Cyndi Lauper.
Sharing the exciting news on his social media, the 77-year-old rocker said he was “delighted” to have Girls Just Want To Have Fun singer on stage with him, as well as Jon Stevens, known for his role as Judas in the Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Delighted to announce my Australian tour next year, with the one and only @cyndilauper ???? Make sure you get tickets now from my website, see you there ????https://t.co/l6lKaGgxmm pic.twitter.com/lQR0WExj7y
— Sir Rod Stewart (@rodstewart) November 10, 2022
Fans shared their excitement over Stewart’s Australian tour with the sensational guests.
“Thank you so much Sir Rod. Love you very much and have been to multiple concerts of yours. I cannot wait for this concert in Melbourne, Australia,” one fan wrote.
“Oh my God It’s going to be all good!!!! ???????? I like this singer and I love you my little blond angel, the most perfect and admirable singer !!!!”
“How the flippin’ heck do you keep this up Rodney,” another said.
Stewart’s upcoming tour may be the last time Australian fans get to rock out in the presence of the iconic singer, as he recently announced that he plans to retire following his 2023 tour dates.
Speaking with the Daily Record, Stewart said he just wanted to “do something new”.
“Next year will be the end of my rock ‘n’ roll touring. I want to do something different. It feels like an end of an era,” he said.
“All things must come to an end.
“I’m not retiring and I still love singing, I just want to do something new. I might do a few folk clubs playing guitar. Just be different.”
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Stewart opened up about how performing in the “big tours” had lost its appeal for the Maggie May hitmaker as it takes precious time away from his children.
“I don’t want to do the big tours any more, especially in America. It takes me away from my kids for so long,” he said.
“It used to be OK because it was fun and games. It is still fun and games but I miss my kids so much.
“I’ve got one more year doing big gigs in South America, Australia, a Las Vegas residency, some more in England and a couple in Edinburgh.
“But I’m not retiring – I just want to move on.”