Cinq raisons d’adorer Rod Stewart, qui électrise le Rogers Place le 15 août

Cinq raisons d’aimer Rod Stewart, qui se produit à Rogers Place le 15 août

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L’article donne cinq raisons pour lesquelles les fans adorent Rod Stewart, qui est en tournée et se produira à Rogers Place le 15 août. L’auteur commence par souligner la longue carrière de Rod Stewart et sa liste impressionnante de conjoints et partenaires tout au long de sa vie. Il poursuit en énumérant les cinq raisons principales pour lesquelles les fans aiment voir Rod Stewart en concert.

La première raison est sa voix légendaire. Il est souvent appelé le « meilleur chanteur soul blanc du monde » par des icônes tels que James Brown. Sa capacité à transmettre des émotions à travers sa voix est ce qui rend ses performances si spéciales.

La deuxième raison est la personnalité attachante de Rod Stewart. Malgré sa renommée et son succès, il demeure un homme simple et terre à terre. Il est connu pour son amour du football, sa voiture de luxe et son engagement caritatif. Il n’hésite pas à aider les autres et à redonner à la communauté.

La troisième raison est son statut au sein de la haute société. Rod Stewart est un habitué des cercles sociaux et fréquente des célébrités telles que Elton John et Mick Jagger. Il utilise également sa notoriété pour soutenir des causes caritatives et financer des projets importants, comme les scans par IRM dans un hôpital local.

La quatrième raison est son attitude espiègle et taquine. Rod Stewart est connu pour ses blagues coquines sur scène et pour des chansons à connotation suggestive comme « Hot Legs » ou « Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? ». Cette attitude bratty ajoute une touche de légèreté à ses performances et montre son côté ludique.

Enfin, la cinquième raison est son héritage musical impressionnant. Même si Rod Stewart avait pris sa retraite de la musique, son passage au sein du groupe The Faces garantirait sa place dans l’histoire du rock. Il a également publié plusieurs albums à succès et continue de se renouveler en reprenant des classiques du rock et de la soul.

En conclusion, Rod Stewart est aimé par ses fans pour de nombreuses raisons. Sa voix unique, sa personnalité attachante, son engagement caritatif, son humour taquin et son héritage musical en font un artiste inoubliable. Si vous êtes un fan de rock et de soul, ne manquez pas l’opportunité de le voir en concert à Rogers Place le 15 août.

One of the great rock ‘n’ soul balladeers is on tour. Here are five reasons fans love to see Rod Stewart and his never-changing spiky shag ‘do.

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The only thing longer than Rod Stewart’s discography is the list of spouses and partners the 78-year-old superstar singer has squired since exploding onto London’s swinging music scene in 1961.

OK, that’s an exaggeration. But “Rod the Mod” had enough experience to be confident of the answer to the question he posed in his 1978s smash disco hit Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?

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Rod Stewart, Penny Lancaster and family
Sir Rod Stewart with his wife, Penny Lancaster, and children Alastair and Aiden after he received his knighthood in 2016 in recognition of his services to music and charity. Photo by David Parker /Getty Images

He’s been casting spells on audiences since early days. So much so, that Vancouver Sun writer Brian McLeod opened his review of the Faces Pacific Coliseum concert on Dec. 4, 1971 with this sentence: “Rod Stewart is a magician.”

Later, McLeod described him as coming on “like Frankenstein making a debut as a rock singer,” which conjured up less spellbinding than alluding to the gravel-voiced frontman’s monster talent. Through the next two decades, he’d become one of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll moving easily from acting as ringmaster for the Faces’ barroom circus to the chart-topping balladeer behind Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright) or You’re in My Heart (the Final Acclaim).

While his ragged R&B-tinged rock-and-soul stylings seemed lost to the mists of time, he re-emerged as an interpreter of classics from the past with the 2022 hit It Had To Be You: The Great American Songbook which made Top 10 in the U.S., U.K., Canada and many other markets. It feels like he’s been adding volumes to that series ever since, even veering off into covering rock classics on Still the Same . . . Great Rock Classics of Our Time which hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts the week of release.

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Weird, when you’re an artist who’s actually penned a number of timeless rock classics, but all part and parcel of the razzle-dazzle that’s left generations of fans spellbound by his art.

Plus, Stewart can still tear it up live. Here are five reasons fans love to see him and his never-changing spiky shag ‘doo with openers Cheap Trick in town Tuesday at Rogers Place.

1. The Voice

Legend has it that no less an icon than the late James Brown once praised Stewart for being the world’s “best white soul singer.” According to quotes on Smiler, the “Rod Stewart fan club run by fans,” Brown relayed the compliment backstage at a show where the two commiserated about knee issues. Is it true? Does it matter?

Rod Stewart in Edmonton
Rod Stewart played a two hour show at Rogers Place in Edmonton on April 6, 2018. Photo by Shaughn Butts /Postmedia

2. The Lovable Lad

From his love of the beautiful game — he once told an interviewer that the only thing he could do was music or football — to charitable acts, Stewart seems surprisingly like an everyman for a fella driving supermodels around in a Ferrari. Protecting that same car lead to him deciding to fill potholes outside his Essex estate, rather than wait for area council to get around to the job. Then there was the £10,000 pounds he donated to restore a model railroad club’s set up after it was vandalized. Nice.

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3. The High Society Scamp

Not only can he fill potholes and ride model rails, Sir Roderick, CBE moves easily in the same society stratosphere as contemporaries like Sir Elton, Sir Mick and others.

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Singers Sir Elton John, left, and Rod Stewart perform Your Song at the 7th Annual Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation’s Grand Slam for Children benefit concert on September 28, 2002 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Robert Mora /Getty Images

He has been dedicated in fundraising for U.K. charity the City of Hope Foundation. This past February, he paid for a day’s worth of MRI scans at the Princess Alexandria Hospital in Harlow, U.K., to reduce waiting lists.

4. The Flirty Brat

From flirty jokes from stage to the innuendo of Hot Legs and the previously mentioned Do You Think I’m Sexy?, Stewart isn’t above being a tad bratty.

Rod Stewart performing in concert
Rod Stewart performs at Madison Square Garden on August 7, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Michael Loccisano /Getty Images

One such moment was when he met Province rock scribe Jeannie Read for an interview wearing nothing but his very skimpy underwear. In a delightful column from Oct. 28, 1981, Read satirized the moment while reviewing Paula Yates’ photo book Rock Stars in their Underpants: “How impressed was I? Well, how impressed would you be if a big rock star like Rod Stewart opened his hotel room door to you — an interviewer with a notebook — clad only in the briefest of bikini briefs (boy, were they brief) made of flowered satin?”

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In olden times, people got away with this.

5. The Right On Rocker

If he had retired from music entirely, the legacy left by his tenure with the Faces alone would guarantee that Stewart would be remembered forever in rock history.

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Long John Baldry, top, with Rod Stewart taken in Rod’s bathroom by Britt Ekland, Stewart’s wife, in 1976. Photo by Britt Ekland /Supplied

The group formed from the ashes of the Small Faces in 1969 featuring Stewart, future Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, pianist Ian McLagan, bassist Ronnie Lane and drummer Kenney Jones, who replaced the late Keith Moon in the Who was one of the best examples of freewheeling British blues rock ever assembled.

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Rod Stewart w/ Cheap Trick

Where Rogers Place

When Tuesday, doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets Starting at $37.55, incluing fees at Ticketmaster

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