When Wladimir Klitschko defends his titles against Tyson Fury at ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf, Germany on October 24th, another Brit will be dazzling the fans – even before the fight’s first round: Rock icon ROD STEWART is going to open the night of the epic fight with an exclusive performance presented by RTL Television.
Stewart’s performance will also celebrate the worldwide release of his highly-anticipated new studio album “Another Country”, which will be released just one day before the prize fight, on October 23rd.
Stewart’s performance at ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf, Germany will be broadcast to more than 150 countries around the globe and over 100 million viewers. Besides the two giants of boxing, Rod Stewart will add a new level of excitement to the evening, performing for the 55,000 spectators at the stadium and the millions watching around the world.
“Another Country” continues a prolific new chapter in Stewart’s storied career that began with 2013’s “Time“, his landmark last album which reintroduced him as one of rock’s most gifted storytellers. With his singular voice, narrative songwriting and passionate live performances, Rod Stewart has built one of the most successful and enduring music careers of all time. In a career spanning more than five decades, he has amassed sales of more than 200 million albums and singles worldwide. Throughout his career, he’s garnered two inductions into the coveted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 18 Grammy nominations, and in 2007, he was bestowed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen of England. In 2012, Stewart became a New York Times Bestselling author with the release of his autobiography. Time entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 1, setting a new British record for the longest gap between chart-topping albums by an artist — and in the US, it marked Stewart’s highest-charting album of original material since 1979.
Wladimir Klitschko said: “I am a big fan of Rod Stewart but unfortunately, I have not been able to join any of his concerts yet. He is a megastar, one of the biggest entertainers of all time. Presenting him live before my heavyweight world championship is awesome. It’s entertainment at its best for the fans at the stadium and those watching at home.”
“I’m excited and honored to be a part of this historic boxing match and look forward to performing for the fans in Germany and around the world,” says Stewart. “I’ll warm-up the stage for Wladimir and Tyson — but keep your gloves off until I’ve cleared out!”
Tickets can be purchased from www.eventim.co.uk and on 0844 249 1000*.