Rod Stewart maps stateside tour with Steve Winwood

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Rod Stewart has announced plans to return to the road for a tour of North America in 2013. The veteran singer join forces with Steve Winwood for the “Live the Life” arena tour, which will stop in Massachusetts for a night at the TD Garden in Boston on Thursday, April 18. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $47 to $149.50, will go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

Stewart confirmed the tour during a recent interview on Live! With Kelly and Michael saying, “I’m thrilled to be touring with Steve Winwood. He is truly part of the rock and roll’s enduring tapestry.”

The tour announcement caps-off one of the most successful year’s of Stewart’s career. The year began with second induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame alongside the Faces and this fall he became a New York Times bestselling author with the release of his memoir, “ROD: The Autobiography”. Most recently, he released his first holiday album, Merry Christmas, Baby, which scored him his 16th Top 10 album on the Billboard 200 and includes the #1 AC hit single “Let It Snow”.

In October, Stewart revealed that he’s nearly completed work on his first original studio album since 2001’s Human. The new album will be a return to his rock roots and is expected to be released sometime in 2013. “I produced it myself,” he said in a recent interview with Billboard. “It’s all finished, mixed, everything…Just a good, old-fashioned Rod Stewart album (with) a lot of mandolin and acoustic (guitar) and fiddles and good storytelling, I believe, too.”

Winwood, a fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famer as a member of Traffic, released his last album in 2008 with Nine Lives. The record featured special guests Eric Clapton on lead single “Dirty City”. Winwood also added an honorary doctorate from Boston’s Berklee College of Music to his repertoire in 2008.

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