VETERAN Scots singer Rod Stewart is set to rock the Highlands for a second time as part of a UK tour next year.
The 70-year-old will appear at Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC’s stadium where he entertained almost 20,000 fans five years ago.
Stewart will also perform at Kilmarnock’s Rugby Park during his June visit.
In a five-decade career, the singer has sold more than 200 million records worldwide.
The news of the tour comes fresh from his triumphant Hyde Park Radio 2 show where he played to more than 50,000 people, and on the eve of releasing a brand new studio album, Another Country.
ICT chairman Kenny Cameron has welcomed the announcement of Rod Stewart’s long awaited return to the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium.
He said: “Having the opportunity to welcome Rod back to Inverness following the huge success he was last time round is a great privilege for the club.
“Having been part of the team who brought Rod to Inverness we are all looking forward to another excellent event and assisting Cuffe and Taylor in every way possible to ensure a repeat of that excellent night in July 2010.”
The outdoor tour is being presented by Cuffe and Taylor, whose director Peter Taylor said: “We are thrilled to be working with Rod Stewart and his team yet again.
“In 2014 we worked on three dates and I am delighted we are the sole promoter of the Rod Stewart Stadium Tour for 2016.
“The venues stretch right across the UK giving tens of thousands of people the opportunity to see one of the best live acts in the world.
“It is great that all but two of the venues are new to Rod Stewart and we are confident there will be a lot of excitement as summer approaches.”
Throughout his career Rod Stewart has had two inductions into the coveted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, won a Grammy, the ASCAP Founders Award for songwriting, and in 2007 was bestowed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen.
The superstar will also be performing in Norwich, Plymouth, Southampton, Cardiff, Hull and Carlisle.
Stewart will perform in Kilmarnock on 17 June and in Inverness the following evening.
Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday and are priced at £55, £75 and £95. Pre-sale and fan club tickets will go on sale 9am on Wednesday.