WHO: ROD STEWART | NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR with special guest CYNDI LAUPER
WHEN: THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 | 7:30 P.M.
WHERE: AMWAY CENTER | ORLANDO, FLORIDA
ON SALE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 | 10 A.M.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA [January 8, 2018] – Singer/Songwriter Rod Stewart, the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame music icon, today announced plans for an extensive North American summer tour. Following the incredible success and rave reviews for their 2017 summer tour,Stewart has invited the legendary Cyndi Lauper, to again join him as the tour’s special guest. Produced by Live Nation, the 22-date tour begins June 25 in Los Angeles, CA. Stewart returns to Orlando’s Amway Center for his only Florida date on Thursday, July 26. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 12 at 10 a.m.
Citi® is the official pre-sale credit card for select markets of the Rod Stewart North American Summer Tour with special guest Cyndi Lauper. Citi® card members may purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, January 9 at 10 a.m. EST until Thursday, January 11 at 10 p.m. EST, through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete Citi Private Pass details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com and for additional pre-sale information, ticketing and tour information, please visit: https://fanclub.rodstewart.com/ or CyndiLauper.com.
RAVES FROM ROD STEWART’S 2017 SUMMER TOUR WITH CYNDI LAUPER:
“The greatest singer in rock ‘n’ roll proved time is on his side with a heart-pumping nearly two hour set.” ~ Laura DeMarco, The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Two legends who thrill in their own ways…More than just their pop success and great hair, what really united Sir Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper on Saturday night was the sheer joy that both brought out of the audience…You can put a price on a show, but it’s hard to quantify joy.” ~ Cory Garcia, Houston Press
“The pair, who combined have sold a whopping 250 million albums throughout their Grammy-winning careers… kick off a nostalgia blast.” ~ Rachel Desantis, Entertainment Weekly
“Stewart, Lauper provide timeless performances at Xfinity Center.” “There are concerts and then there are productions…Stewart’s signature raspy voice never faltered in a 90-minute set that dazzled with showmanship and personality, changes from one flashy costume to the next, and stellar vocals that drew the audience in close for their favorites… Stewart was simply a treat.” ~ Sue McDonald, The Sun Chronicle
“The spotlight was all Sir Rod’s…hits came early and often: Infatuation, Some Guys Have All the Luck, Tonight’s the Night, Forever Young, Young Turks, Tom Waits’ Downtown Train. On a stirring Maggie May, Stewart shimmied and twirled with his mic stand; on a drunkenly woozy Stay With Me, he punted an arsenal of soccer balls throughout the arena…but whenever the time came to sing loud and proud, Stewart didn’t back down.” ~ Jay Cridlin, Tampa Bay Times
Stewart and Lauper are true music legends, who have been awarded nearly every industry award and honor for their incomparable catalog of hits and activism, among them multiple Grammys, American Music Awards and VMA’s, plus two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the ASCAP Founders Award for songwriting, and a knighthood for Stewart; and an Emmy and Tony Award for Lauper.
Stewart is one of the best-selling artists in the history of recorded music with 200 million records sold worldwide. With his signature voice, narrative songwriting, trendsetting style and passionate live performances, he’s transcended all genres of popular music, from rock, folk, soul, R&B, new wave, and even the Great American Song Book; making him one of the few stars to enjoy chart-topping albums throughout every decade of his five decade-long career. As a singer and songwriter, his hits include, “Gasoline Alley,” “Every Picture Tells a Story,” “Mandolin Wind,” “You Wear It Well,” “The Killing of Georgie,” “Tonight’s the Night,” “You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim),” “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?,” “Young Turks,” “Forever Young,” “Hot Legs,” “Infatuation” and the indelible, “Maggie May.” Stewart’s performed for millions of fans on all seven continents, even holding the record for the largest-ever free concert, for an estimated 4.2 million in Rio de Janeiro on New Year’s Eve in 1996. In addition to touring, his Las Vegas residency, Rod Stewart: The Hits, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, has remained one of the hottest tickets and best reviewed shows since its launch in 2011. He has earned a myriad amount of the industry’s highest awards. Most recently in 2016, he officially became, Sir Rod Stewart, after being knighted by Britain’s Prince William at Buckingham Palace for his services to music and charity.
Lauper is a Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning artist who, after 30 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 50 million albums, has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move. With her first album, “She’s So Unusual,” Lauper won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist and became the first female in history to have four top-five singles from a debut album. With a string of unique follow-ups, Lauper has continued to push her own boundaries, exploring electronic dance music, American standards, the Memphis blues and with her latest studio album, “Detour,” country classics from the ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s, which features collaborations with some of country music’s most-celebrated artists including Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson and Alison Kraus. In recognition of her ongoing contribution to music, Lauper was inducted into the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015.
TICKETS: $56.50, $86.50, $116 & $196 (prices subject to change). Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. Limited on-ice seating is available upon request. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges. For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office). The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.
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ABOUT AMWAY CENTER
The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows. Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community. The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. The 875,000 square foot, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, including 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building. Amway Center was recently honored with the International Association of Venue Managers’ 2017 Venue Excellence Award which is bestowed upon facilities that excel in the management and operation of public assembly venues. Amway Center was the only arena to garner this distinction. Additionally, the arena has earned numerous awards which most notably includes TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and was named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year. For more information about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com.