Fresh from getting hitched again, Rod Stewart is in Newcastle next week for a gig at St James' Park, and you could get up close and personal with him. Entertainment Editor Gordon Barr explains.
He still wears it well, and veteran rocker Rod Stewart will be hoping to prove he still sings it well too when he arrives in Newcastle next week.
Stewart is at St James' Park on Monday in his first stadium gig on Tyneside since playing Gateshead in the mid-90s.
It follows on from the singer marrying long-time partner Penny Lancaster in the Mediterranean at the weekend.
In two weeks he will join forces with the likes of Kanye West, Elton John and Natasha Bedingfield for the Concert For Diana show, marking the 10th anniversary of Princess Diana's death.
First, though, will be his gig at St James' Park, in which he will play hits from his career spanning nearly four decades as well as tacks from his latest album Still The Same...Great Rock Classics of Our Time.
Released last year, it was Rod's first rock album in almost a decade and followed the unprecedented success of his Grammy-winning Great American Songbook series. The four volumes of The Great American Songbook, released between 2002 and 2005, comprise the biggest-selling ongoing series of new music recordings in history, with a total of £15m copies worldwide.
On Still The Same, Stewart covers songs crafted by such masters as Bob Dylan (If Not For You), Van Morrison (Crazy Love), Bob Seger (Still the Same), and John Fogerty (Have You Ever Seen the Rain).
"We've chosen tracks very carefully to go with my voice," says Stewart. "We felt that these were songs that were due for a revisit, and made sure that they blend together as a single piece of work."
Fans of Stewart, though, can also expect to hear all his classics. And as an added bonus, special guests on the night will be The Pretenders.