By: Gary Graff
As he told us previously, Rod Stewart will be rockin' again this spring.
The veteran singer has announced the first nine dates of his tour, starting April 10 in Chicago through May 1 in Toronto, with Steve Winwood as his special guest.
Stewart previously told us that he's recorded a new rock album -- his first since 2006 and his first of all original material since 2001 -- that will also be out in the spring. Stewart told us that he likes the idea of still being on the road at the same time as contemporaries such as The Who and the Rolling Stones:
"Well, I think, we can't do it without an audience. And I can only speak for myself...This is our identity. This is what we love doing. I wouldn't say we're gonna milk it, but as long as there's an audience there and we can enjoy doing it and they enjoy coming to see us...Let's celebrate their longevity."
Before the tour Stewart will have another run at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas starting January 23. He publised a memoir, "Rod: The Autobiography," and released a holiday album, "Merry Christmas, Baby," both in April.
Stewart’s announced dates so far include:
April 10 - Chicago, IL - United Center
April 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
April 13 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
April 16 - Montreal, QB - Bell Centre
April 19 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
April 21 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
April 25 - Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
April 28 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
May 1 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
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