Last lap for Rod Stewart at FEQ 2020? At 75, we can assume that the end is near and that there will be few opportunities to see him on stage in the future.
After a remarkable visit to the Videotron Center in spring 2018, Rod Stewart at the FEQ 2020 on July 19 promises to be once again a must-attend event of the summer. In addition, it will be his first (and most likely last) visit to the Quebec City Summer Festival and the main stage of the Plains of Abraham, an environment in which the British artist will fit perfectly, although at his age the on-stage antics must be rarer than in his hay years.
Spectators at the Videotron Center in 2018 had nothing but good words for Sir Rod (he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2016) and it seems that his voice is still powerful enough for a man his age. After having seen Mick Jagger, his eldest of only one year, wiggle on the same stage in 2015, I can assure you that it is possible for a human being of this age to move on stage as if he were 20 years old.
Rod Stewart is best known for his mega hit Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?, but his career spanning over 50 years. He has to his credit 30 studio albums, 4 albums recorded in concert, more than 100 singles (extracts from albums or songs launched alone), 68 music videos and countless numbers of songs recorded, either composed by Stewart himself or other collaborators. Besides the one mentioned above, his biggest hits include I Don’t Want to Talk About It, Maggie May, Tonight’s the Night (Gonna be Alright) and Forever Young. He has also covered several songs by other artists over the years and he performs often during his concerts.
The evening of July 19 will begin around 19:00 with the Swedish duo Smith and Thell and their rhythmic indie-rock, to whom we owe the very pleasant song Forgive Me Friend, a collaboration with another excellent Swedish duo, Swedish Jam Factory.