ROD STEWART’S NEW ALBUM BLOOD RED ROSES OUT NOW

CATCH ROD ON NBC’S TODAY SHOW 10/3, THE BIG INTERVIEW WITH DAN RATHER 10/9, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE ON 10/10 AND LIVE ON TOUR WHEN STEWART RESUMES HIS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 10/14 – 11/ 3; AT THE COLOSSEUM at CAESARS PALACE IN LAS VEGAS 11/ 21 – 12/2 AND DURING HIS 2019 EUROPEAN STADIUM TOUR

“How could you not be a little blown away by this decades-enduring explosion of working-class charisma and woman-slaying swagger? Blood Red Roses is Stewart’s 30th studio album: 13 tracks inspired by Motown, folk and R’n’B, and how about some reggae? It is sad. It is funny. It is kind. It is deft, the work of someone who’s done this before – a lot – yet isn’t remotely bored by it. Stewart’s voice holds up, still exquisitely throaty, still as capable of poleaxing you with heartbreak as it is stirring you up with dark, driving lust.”THE TIMES (UK)

Presented as a melting pot of acoustic folk, Motown / R & B pop, rock’n’roll and love songs, Blood Red Roses is an intimate album for Rod Stewart
ROLLING STONE

“Stewart’s classic rasp is slightly silkier and still effective… “Farewell” pays tribute to a friend through a poignant melody and reminisces about their shared London youth. “Honey Gold” features sweeping strings, an electric guitar echoing the one on “Tonight’s the Night”.” ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 — Two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Rod Stewart will release his 30th solo album Blood Red Roses, which critics and fans around the world are raving about experiencing as a complete album collection today and live in concerts during Stewart’s sold-out North American summer tour. Released today by Republic Records in the U.S. on CD, vinyl, digital download and across streaming platforms, Blood Red Roses‘ release has been heralded by first single “Didn’t I,” which scored Stewart his 23rd Top 10 Hit on the Billboard AC airplay chart.

Stewart kicked off his album release with Rod Stewart Radio on SiriusXM, an addictive limited run station on Channel 30 through Sept. 30.  Fans can listen for free on the SiriusXM app HERE.  He embarks on a trans-Atlantic promotional run for Blood Red Roses beginning in the UK this week with performances on Graham Norton (BBC1) on Sept 28thand The One Show (BBC1) on Oct. 1st before stateside interviews Oct. 3 on NBC TODAY Show, The Big Interview with Dan Rather on Oct. 9, and an interview and special outdoor concert performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Oct.10 – before resuming his North American tour with 11-concerts Oct.14 in St. Paul, MN; Nov. 21 – Dec. 3 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and on his just announced European stadium tour next year.

Blood Red Roses is offered as a 13-track standard and a 16-track deluxe album.  This new album, his first in three years, follows international bestsellers Another Country (2015) and Time (2013) and will be released nearly 50 years to the date of when he signed his very first solo recording contractCo-produced by Stewart‘s long-term collaborator Kevin Savigar, Blood Red Roses moves easily from acoustic-driven folk through Motown-tinged pop/R&B to unadulterated rock’n’roll and heart-melting ballads.

Blood Red Roses was made in a most un-rock star-like fashion – “Most of these songs were recorded trans-Atlantic,” Stewart explains, opting mostly to record with his band while on tour. “It was all done in hotel rooms or backstage after concerts. We’d stay behind for a couple of hours and if we were in the mood we’d do some recording. It’s a great way to make a record. It meant that you’re not locked in one space for months on end. We never really went near a traditional recording studio which I think was great. I’ve spent too many years locked in dull studios, not wanting to be in there. I always think I make albums for a few friends, and this record has that intimacy.”

About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.