2019 for me was filled with 5 months of touring with Rod Stewart and his killer band all over Europe. It was a great experience that took us to over 20 Countries and thousands of fans. Whether you are a fan of “Rod the Mod” or just like reading stories about him and his son laying the smackdown (Source), there is no denying his hitlist and contribution to the business is legendary.
Well Sir Rod is headed out again this summer across North America and taking Cheap Trick along for the ride. As my schedule is in constant flux I’m not sure I’ll be there but one thing is certain; Rod’s drummer Dave Palmer and band tour manager Ben Melman are my guests on the Brenton On Tour “Music Cast” this week!
Dave, Ben and I discuss touring in the past, present and future, the UK music scene in the ’70s, the 80’s and 90’s, their influences that got them into the business, how Dave landed the gig and how Ben is doing as a tour manager for Rod Stewart?
Be sure to catch Rod Stewart and Cheap Trick on tour this summer here:
Jul. 21 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Jul. 24 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Jul. 25 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul. 29 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center (without Cheap Trick)
Jul. 31 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
Aug. 1 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 5 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Aug. 8 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (without Cheap Trick)
Aug. 9 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
Aug. 11 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 14 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 15 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug. 19 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 21 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Aug. 22 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 26 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Aug. 29 – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena
Aug. 30 – Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Sep. 2 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
Sep. 4 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Sep. 5 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
Be sure to tune into this week’s episode of the “Music Cast” here.
Rod Fan? What’s your favorite song? Let us know in the comments below…