Rod Stewart: The Hits
Residency by Rod Stewart
Promotional Poster
LocationLas Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
VenueThe Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Start dateAugust 24, 2011 (2011-08-24)
Legs17
No. of shows140
Box office$53,911,159 (93,57%)
Rod Stewart concert chronology

Rod Stewart: The Hits is a Las Vegas concert residency performed by singer Rod Stewart at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. It began on August 24, 2011.[1]

Background

Rod Stewart has signed on for a two-year residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, commencing on 24 August.[2][3] Performing his greatest hits, the residency also saw him perform selected tracks from his upcoming, untitled blues album.[3] Stewart says the show will be "90 percent songs that people know," including "Maggie May," "The First Cut Is the Deepest" and "You're in My Heart." The songs were performed at the Colosseum when he played at the 4,100-seat venue in November.

"It's a rock'n'roll show," Stewart tells Billboard.biz. "We'll try to give the people what they want, which are the songs that made me famous, plus a few surprises. There won't be any magicians or midgets, just a good rock show."[4]

Critical response

Alex Belfield from the "Celebrity Radio" wrote, 69 couldn’t be a more perfect age or number for Rod Stewart. He’s still got it – he’s still sexy. There wasn’t a dry seat in the house at the Colosseum and despite turning 70 this year, he worked the stage like he was 30 years his junior! At Caesars Palace, Rod Stewart gets audiences on their feet with a set list of the iconic rock and R&B favorites that have defined Stewart’s five-decade-long career. I’ve never seen a man look more comfortable or at home on stage, this enormous stage in Las Vegas. A natural home for Rod. Rod Stewart’s Las Vegas sets include hits over 90 minutes incldung “Maggie May,” “You Wear it Well,” “Hot Legs,” “You’re in My Heart,” “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Some Guys Have All the Luck” mixed with a few rarities like, “Broken Arrow” and “The Killing of Georgie,” and some sizzling covers. The high-impact show is designed to give audiences that intimate, only in Las Vegas concert experience, with no fan more than 120 feet from the magnificent Colosseum stage. The genius’ at Caesars worked out how to make this small area or very large theatre feel intimate and small. Then again it was built for Celine Dion so it had to be perfect.[5]

Set list

Rod Stewart with musician J'anna Jacoby during Rod Stewart: The Hits in 2013
Rod Stewart with musician J'anna Jacoby during Rod Stewart: The Hits in 2013

This set list is representative of the performance on August 25, 2011. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the residency.[6]

  1. "Infatuation"
  2. "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)"
  3. "Forever Young"
  4. "Having a Party" (Sam Cooke)
  5. "You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)"
  6. "Some Guys Have All the Luck"
  7. "Twistin' the Night Away" (Sam Cooke)
  8. "Downtown Train" (Tom Waits)
  9. "Broken Arrow" (Robbie Robertson)
  10. "The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)"
  11. "Chapel of Love" (The Dixie Cups)
  12. "Reason to Believe" (Tim Hardin)
  13. "Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller" (Chuck Berry)
  14. "Every Picture Tells a Story"
  15. "Proud Mary" (Creedence Clearwater Revival) (Sung by backup singers)
  16. "Rhythm of My Heart"
  17. "The First Cut Is the Deepest"
  18. "Hot Legs"
  19. "Maggie May"

Encore

  1. "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
Note
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Shows

Date Attendance Revenue
Leg 1[7][8]
24 August 2011 32,862 / 34,114[9] $4,244,625
25 August 2011
27 August 2011
28 August 2011
31 August 2011
3 September 2011
4 September 2011
7 September 2011
10 September 2011
11 September 2011
Leg 2 [10]
3 November 2011 37,141 / 37,141 $5,098,770
5 November 2011
6 November 2011
9 November 2011
12 November 2011
13 November 2011
16 November 2011
19 November 2011
20 November 2011
Leg 3 [11]
24 March 2012 30,946 / 33,163 $4,054,515
25 March 2012
28 March 2012
31 March 2012
1 April 2012
4 April 2012
6 April 2012
7 April 2012
Leg 4 [12]
19 September 2012 36,804 / 37,521 $5,022,032
22 September 2012
23 September 2012
26 September 2012
29 September 2012
30 September 2012
3 October 2012
6 October 2012
7 October 2012
Leg 5 [13]
23 January 2013 33,796 / 36,691 $4,241,693
26 January 2013
27 January 2013
30 January 2013
1 February 2013
2 February 2013
6 February 2013
8 February 2013
9 February 2013
Leg 6 [14]
20 July 2013 26,538 / 27,854 $3,317,004
21 July 2013
24 July 2013
27 July 2013
28 July 2013
31 July 2013
3 August 2013
4 August 2013
Leg 7 [15]
6 November 2013 33,213 / 36,533 $4,091,540
9 November 2013
10 November 2013
13 November 2013
16 November 2013
17 November 2013
20 November 2013
23 November 2013
24 November 2013
Leg 8 [16]
30 April 2014 33,359 / 36,998 $4,340,238
2 May 2014
3 May 2014
6 May 2014
10 May 2014
11 May 2014
14 May 2014
16 May 2014
17 May 2014
Leg 9 [17]
20 September 2014 33,149 / 34,578 $4,176,721
21 September 2014
24 September 2014
26 September 2014
27 September 2014
30 September 2014
2 October 2014
4 October 2014
5 October 2014
Leg 10
5 November 2014 - -
8 November 2014
9 November 2014
12 November 2014
15 November 2014
16 November 2014
19 November 2014
22 November 2014
23 November 2014
Leg 11
25 January 2015 - -
30 January 2015
31 January 2015
3 February 2015
6 February 2015
7 February 2015
10 February 2015
14 February 2015
15 February 2015
Leg 12 [18]
31 July 2015 26,501 / 30,751 $3,386,067
1 August 2015
5 August 2015
8 August 2015
9 August 2015
12 August 2015
15 August 2015
16 August 2015
Leg 13 [19][20]
19 March 2016 36,716 / 37,873 $4,924,530
20 March 2016
23 March 2016
25 March 2016
26 March 2016
29 March 2016
1 April 2016
2 April 2016
5 April 2016
Leg 14 [21]
3 August 2016 - -
6 August 2016
7 August 2016
10 August 2016
13 August 2016
14 August 2016
17 August 2016
20 August 2016
21 August 2016
Leg 15 [22]
15 March 2017 27,810 / 29,433 $3,750,249
17 March 2017
18 March 2017
21 March 2017
22 March 2017
31 March 2017
1 April 2017
Leg 16 [23]
18 August 2017 26,997 / 31,755 $3,263,175
19 August 2017
22 August 2017
26 August 2017
27 August 2017
29 August 2017
2 September 2017
3 September 2017
Leg 17
12 June 2018
15 June 2018
16 June 2018
19 June 2018
22 June 2018
23 June 2018
29 June 2018
30 June 2018
Total 415,832 / 444,405 (93,57%) $53,911,159

References

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