‘Hot Legs’ Rod planning Derry gig

Rod Stewart - 'sailing' to Derry for big gig next summer?
Rod Stewart - 'sailing' to Derry for big gig next summer?

Music legend Rod Stewart is aiming to bring his amazing stage show to Derry next summer.

It’s believed the legendary rocker’s ‘Live the Life Tour’ could arrive in Derry in June.

The multi-award winning singer is scheduled to perform a series of gigs across England and Scotland next summer.

It’s believed Derry City Council is currently in negotiations to bring the 68-year-old Grammy winner to the city.

It’s understood the talks are at an advanced stage and centre around a massive open air gig.

The news comes just days after it was confirmed the Beach Boys will perform at Ebrington Square on June 26 as part of the Return of the

Clipper Festival.

A spokesperson for the Council said they were currently in discussions with a “number of artists” with a view to performing in the city next year.

“Derry City Council is in discussions with a number of artists and their agents about the possibility of performing in the city as part of our legacy promise for 2014,” said the spokesperson.

“No contracts other than the contract for the Beach Boys gig at Ebrington on June 26 are signed and no further details are currently


Stewart is one of the best selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

In Britain, he has had six consecutive number one albums, and his tally of 62 hit singles include 31 that reached the top 10, six of which gained the number one position.

He has had 16 top ten singles in the US, with four of these reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100.