Extra Rod Stewart Hydro dates after high demand

Top of the Scots: Rod Stewart topped the charts last week. Picture: PA
Top of the Scots: Rod Stewart topped the charts last week. Picture: PA
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Extra dates have been added to Rod Stewart’s opening concert at The Hydro due to “phenomenal” demand for tickets.

• Other concerts scheduled for September have been pushed back

• Rod “cannot wait to get back to Scotland”.

It was announced at the start of the week that the singer was to open the £125 million Glasgow venue on September 30 and two further performances on October 2 and 4 have now been added.

Other concerts originally scheduled for earlier in September have been pushed back to later in the year but the operator, the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), insisted it was down to accommodating Stewart and not because of reported construction delays.

The Andrea Bocelli concert scheduled for Sunday September 15 has been postponed until Saturday November 23 and Peter Pan - The Never Ending Story has been moved from The Hydro to Hall 4 in the SECC.

Stewart, 68, returned to the top of the charts for the first time in 34 years at the weekend with new album Time and he will finish his UK tour with his performances at The Hydro.

When it was announced, the singer said: “I have been looking forward to this as I’ve watched The Hydro take shape. 2013 is a momentous year for me.

“I cannot wait to get back to Scotland and perform in front of a live audience at this spectacular venue.”

The venue will also host some Commonwealth Games events next year.

John Langford, director of concerts and events at the SECC, said: “We are excited at the phenomenal success of ticket sales for our opening programme at The Hydro.

“We cannot wait to roll out the red carpet for Rod Stewart and his fans.”


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