Rock icon Rod Stewart has delighted north-east fans by announcing his first outdoor Aberdeen gig in seven years.
The Do Ya Think I’m Sexy hit-maker will perform at the AECC on June 12 next year in what will be his only Scottish date on the Rod Stewart Live In Concert tour.
It will also be one of the venue’s final gigs before the move to the new exhibition centre, TECA, in summer 2019.
The Maggie May singer, 73, last came to Aberdeen in 2011 when he performed at Pittodrie Stadium.
Louise Stewart, head of entertainment, exhibitions and marketing at AECC, said: “We’re honoured and very excited to welcome Rod Stewart back to Aberdeen, this will possibly be our last gig before we move to our new venue, TECA, in summer 2019.
“Rod was one of our first ever gigs here at the AECC back in 1991 and now he’ll be one of the last.
“Having last played Pittodrie in 2011 we’re sure everyone’s ready to give our honorary ‘Scottish Rock Royalty’ a warm welcome and help us end on a high.”
The tour, for his upcoming album Blood Red Roses, is being promoted by Cuffe and Taylor.
Director Peter Taylor said: “We are delighted to be announcing Rod Stewart Live In Concert.
“We have presented numerous shows with him over the past five years and this will be our second full tour with him.
“As his fans know, Rod presents the most amazing shows.
“He continues to play to huge audiences across the globe and it is an absolute pleasure to once again be taking him across the UK to reach tens of thousands of people who will have the most incredible night watching him perform live.”
Tickets will go on sale at 9am next Friday from www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Pre-sale tickets will be available from 9am on Wednesday and can be accessed by pre-ordering Rod’s new album from HMV.com