Rod Stewart Shares “Touchline” Video, Dedicated to His Late Father; North American Tour On Now

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Sir Rod Stewart launched his North American summer tour with special guest Cheap Trick this week — and with Father’s Day just around the corner, the legendary singer made a moving tribute to his late father, Robert, who passed away in 1990.

“Touchline,” a song from Stewart’s recent album, The Tears of Hercules, received a special lyric video paying visual tribute to Rod’s father.

Per a news release, said Rod Stewart of the song/video:

“If you know anything about me, you know that our dad’s love of football has most definitely left its impact on me and my brothers, and I’m delighted that it’s now such an important part of my children’s lives as well. The song “Touchline” was my tribute to him, and I’m so happy and moved that the new video takes that to the ultimate level just in time for Father’s Day. We just played a magnificent show at the Hollywood Bowl, which has me excited for both our North American and U.K. tours, and it’s terrific that we’ll be able to have both NHS workers and doctors and nurses who have been on the front lines these last couple of years as our guests!

“A Scotsman and plumber by trade,” sings Sir Rod. The track and video are a heartfelt dedication to his father, speaking beautifully of his love for football, his eventual passing, and watching over him and his family forever. “Now it’s my time on the side in the rain and watch my boys play the beautiful game,” he laments. “And sometimes, sometimes I look up to the clouds, and I say, ‘Dad, I hope you’re looking down, cause if it wasn’t for you, all this might not have been.'”

Catch Rod Stewart and Cheap Trick on the road in the weeks ahead:

June 17 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

June 18 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl

June 21 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

June 24 Phoenix, AZ Footprint Center

June 26 Denver, CO Ball Arena

July 01 Fort Worth, TX Dickies Arena

July 02 Woodlands, TX “The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

July 05 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

July 07 Milwaukee, WI American Family Insurance Amphitheater -Summerfest Ground

July 08 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

July 12 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

July 15 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Music Center

July 16 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

July 19 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center

July 22 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

July 23 London, ON Budweiser Gardens

July 26 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage

July 27 Clarkston, MI Pine Knob Music Theatre

August 12 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center

August 13 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

August 16 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

August 19 Atlantic City, NJ Mark G Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

August 20 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium

August 23 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

August 26 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion

August 27 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion

August 31 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

September 02 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place

September 03 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena

September 07 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena

September 09 Montreal, QC Centre Bell

September 10 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre

September 14 Saskatoon, SA SaskTel Centre

September 16 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome

September 17 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place

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