Rod Stewart’s outside gig at the AECC tonight has been rescheduled due to adverse weather conditions.
The concert will now be held on Tuesday July 16.
Peter Taylor of Cuffe and Taylor – the promoters of the show – said: “Sir Rod and his team always believe the show must go on and this decision has not been taken lightly. However, due to the high winds and bad weather it would not be safe to go ahead with this evening’s concert.
“We are pleased to announce that working with the venue, we are able to reschedule the concert to Tuesday July 16 2019.”
They said all existing tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled date, and ticket holders are not required to take any action. Customers requiring assistance are requested to contact their point of purchase.
He added: “We apologise for the inconvenience this causes everyone but safety is our priority.”
The Brit Award-winning 73-year-old was due to be the last act to play at the AECC tonight, before it moves to P&J Live.
He is on a tour to promote his 30th studio album, Blood Red Roses.
Tonight’s gig would have been the first time he has played the north-east in close to 10 years.
Head of marketing at AECC Louise Stewart said: “It’s unfortunate that circumstances out with our control have resulted in this event being postponed. We are sure that the 16th July will be a great night and we look forward to welcoming Rod and his fans for what will be our final farewell here at AECC.