Sheffield dates for Rod Stewart, Il Divo and Katherine Jenkins

Rod Stewart: Playing Sheffield Motorpoint Arena on June 23, 2013.
Rod Stewart: Playing Sheffield Motorpoint Arena on June 23, 2013.

DA Ya Think I’m Sexy star Rod Stewart, popular classical quartet Il Divo and opera beauty Kathetrine Jenkins today announced dates at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena, writes Graham Walker.

Live The Life Tour will see Stewart performing hits also including I’m Sexy, Maggie May, Baby Jane and The First Cut is the Deepest, on Sunday, June 23.

Il Divo and Katherine Jenkins will unite for the very first time to perform together as part of their co-headline UK & European Tour, coming to the Motorpoint in Sheffield on Friday, April 12.

Tickets for both shows go on general sale this Friday, November 16 - see details below.

Grammy Award winning Stewart, a two time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and one of the world’s best selling musical artists, said: “I cannot wait to get back on the road again especially in the UK where the fans always make it a very special occasion for me. The June tour is going to be fantastic!”

Coinciding with the announcement of his tour, this month also sees the release of his first ever Christmas album, Merry Christmas, Baby.

With a career now in its fifth decade, Stewart has sold over 100 million records worldwide with six consecutive number one albums, 62 hit singles including 31 top 10s and six number ones.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a solo artist and once as a member of Faces.

The announcement of the tour caps an extraordinary year for Rod Stewart.

His book Rod – The Autobiography, published last month, saw him take a candid and romping look back at his life both on and off the stage.

From his humble British roots to his hell-raising years, touring with The Jeff Beck Group and The Faces, the book also looks at his great loves, including three marriages, eight children and decades touring the world as a solo performer.

Tickets for Rod Stewart’s Live The Life Tour at Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, on sale Friday, November 16, at 9am, are £60, £65 & £70, subject to booking fee. Buy in person, call the Arena Box Office on 0114 256 5656 or book on-line at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk or www.arenaticketshop.co.uk

Il Divo and Katherine Jenkins have both captivated millions around the world whilst at the forefront of a classical-crossover revolution in recent years.

With over 30 million album sales between them, they have experienced stratospheric rises since their recording debuts in 2004. Whilst they have crossed paths at various musical events and TV shows, they have never taken to the public stage together. This tour will see both artists perform with a full orchestra, their own unique classical interpretations of popular songs, whilst also dueting together for the very first time.

The tour will see this phenomenal quartet- Carlos Marin, Sebastien Izambard, David Miller and Urs Buhler & stunning mezzo soprano - perform at leading venues across the UK and Europe.

And exclusive VIP Meet & Greet ticket package will be available at all shows on their tour.

The final show of the UK Tour, at London’s 02 Arena, will also host a very special soundcheck and Q&A event involving both artists, including premium seating and hospitality.

Il Divo are gearing up for the release of their Greatest Hits album and Katherine Jenkins her first ever festive collection of Christmas songs, This is Christmas, both out on November 26.

Il Divo star Sebastien Izambard said: “We’ve long been friends with Katherine, and as we looked to stage a tour around our Greatest Hits release, we thought what better way to approach it than to offer our fans the ultimate evening of classical crossover music by inviting Katherine to perform and also join us on some brand new duets. We hope we can make some wonderful music together!”

Katherine added: “Having known the boys for such a long a time its great to finally be working on such an exciting project together.”

UK fans can get a sneak preview of this much anticipated collaboration, by tuning into ITV1 early in December for a Steppin Out with Katherine Jenkins TV special.

Tickets for this tour also go on sale Friday, November 16, but at 9.30am. Buy in person, call the Arena Box Office on 0114 256 5656 or book on-line - where you will find prices and full details - at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk or www.arenaticketshop.co.uk