Rod Stewart blew our minds in recent weeks. That’s when the singer revealed that he’s spent almost 26-years building a massive, 124-ft-long model of a city for his train set!
Much to our delight, Rod has managed to pry himself away from his mega Hornby collection to woo fans on his latest tour.
The Maggie May singer will roll into Dublin on Weds 4th and on Thurs 5th December 2019 to play the 3 Arena and support is from Johnny Mac and the Faithful.
These shows are In support of the release of Rod’s 30th studio album, ‘Blood Red Roses’.
This is Rod’s first return to Ireland in three years following the success of his two previous sold-out tours in 2016 – ‘The Hits’ Stadium Tour and the arena tour ‘From Gasoline Alley to Another Country: Hits’.
With over 200million record sales worldwide, and as one of history’s best selling recording artists, Rod will be playing a mixture of his hits, both new and the classics
Did you know.. 5 facts about Rod Stewart:
- He was born Roderick David Stewart, in London on 10th January 1945.
- As a solo artist, Stewart was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006.
- His family were big fans of the singer Al Jolson and they would sing and play his hits. Stewart collected his records and saw all of his films, read books about him, and was influenced by his performing style and attitude towards his audience.
- He was the most talented footballer in his family and was an avid supporter of Arsenal F.C. at the time. Combining his natural athleticism with some near-reckless aggression, he became captain of the school football team and played for Middlesex Schoolboys as centre-half.
- His father bought him a guitar in January 1959 and the first song he learned to play was the folk tune “It Takes a Worried Man to Sing a Worried Song”. The first record he bought was Eddie Cochran’s “C’mon Everybody”.
Tickets are priced from € 86.25 and are available from Ticketmaster outlets and online. Doors are at 6.30.
Rod’s been building his train set on and off for the past 23 years. It’s called ‘Grand Street & Three Rivers City’ it is based on an archetypal American city from the 40s.
— Hornby (@hornby) November 13, 2019
It spans an entire floor of his Beverly Hills home in California. He says, “I would say 90% of it I built myself, the only thing I wasn’t very good at and still am not is the electricals, so I had someone else do that.”
It is based on the cities of Chicago and New York City and was inspired by Sir Rod’s love of American railroads.
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