Rod Stewart to be first rock star to play The Hydro in Glasgow

The Hydro arena is being built next to the SECC in Glasgow The Hydro arena is being built next to the SECC in Glasgow

Related Stories

Rod Stewart has been unveiled as the first rock star to perform at Glasgow's new music venue, The Hydro.

The singer, who is currently number one in the UK album charts for the first time in 34 years, will play the 12,000-seat arena on 30 September.

The venue's first concert is scheduled to be opera singer Andrea Bocelli, on 15 September.

The £125m arena's operators have denied reports that it is behind schedule.

Following the release of his latest album Time, Stewart has announced a five-date UK tour, which gets under way in Liverpool on 17 September.

The singer said: "I have been looking forward to this as I've watched The Hydro take shape.

"2013 is a momentous year for me. I cannot wait to get back to Scotland and perform in front of a live audience at this spectacular venue."

The Hydro is part of the city's Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC).

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Glasgow & West

Weather

Glasgow

9 °C 5 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • UnderwaterHidden depths

    How do you explore the bottom of the ocean? BBC Future finds out

Programmes

  • A model with a projection mapped onto her faceClick Watch

    Face hacking - how to use a computer to turn your face into a work of digital art

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.