Rod Stewart melts hearts with moving video for Touchline and announces special show in honour of late father

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16 Jun 2022, 16:15

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Sir Rod Stewart has delighted fans and left us teary with news of a very special show in Edinburgh in honour of his late father, along with a tear-jerking new video for his track Touchline. To add even more excitement, a selection of tickets will be donated to NHS frontline workers. Sir Rod said: “If you know anything about me you know that our dad’s love of football has most definitely left its impact on me and my brothers and I’m delighted that it’s now such an important part of my children’s lives as well.

"The song Touchline was my tribute to him and I’m so happy and moved that the new video takes that to the ultimate level just in time for Father’s Day.

"We just played a magnificent show at the Hollywood Bowl which has me excited for both our North American and UK tours and it’s terrific that we’ll be able to have both NHS workers and doctors and nurses who have been on the front lines these last couple of years as our guests!”

Touchline is taken from The Tears Of Hercules album with the full video dropping this Friday.

“A Scotsman and plumber by trade”, sings Sir Rod, honouring his Edinburgh-born father Robert.

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“Now it's my time on the side in the rain and watch my boys play the beautiful game.” he sings.

“And sometimes, sometimes I look up to the clouds and I say ‘Dad I hope you're looking down, cause if it wasn't for you, all this might not have been.’” 

TICKETS:  General on sale for tickets available now at TOUR DATES: November:Sun 13 Nov      EdinburghWed 16 Nov      Nottingham, Motorpoint ArenaTue 22 Nov       London, The O2 Arena Fri 25 Nov         London, The O2 ArenaTue 29 Nov       Glasgow, OVO Hydro

December:Fri 2 Dec           Aberdeen, P&J LiveSat 3 Dec          Glasgow, OVO HydroTue 6 Dec         Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena Fri 9 Dec           Birmingham, Utilita ArenaSat 10 Dec        Birmingham, Utilita ArenaTue 13 Dec       Leeds, First Direct ArenaWed 14 Dec      Manchester, AO Arena Sat 17 Dec        Newcastle, Utilita Arena   Watch the full video for Touchline here @ 3pm on Friday 17 June.