Rod Stewart took the lyrics to his classic hit ‘Sailing’ literally when he was ‘sailing, he was sailing, across the sea’ on Sydney Harbour on Thursday.
Rod Stewart and wife Penny Lancaster spent the afternoon on Sydney Harbour on board John Symond’s Xanadu as guests of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Sydney based manager Scott Dorsey and his wife Jo.
“I absolutely adore touring in Australia and to get an opportunity to spend such a great day with family and friends on this amazing harbour was truly special and one I shall not forget anytime soon,” Rod said onboard.
Rod was with his wife Penny and two sons Allister and Aiden and Pennys mother Sally and personal trainer Gary.
Scott tells Noise11.com, “We pulled into a little beach near Taronga Zoo and took the little dingy over and played soccer with Rod and the kids on the beach. Very funny on lookers when they started to recognise him and see this floating gin palace soccer on beach.”
The menu: “Beautiful lunch of Moreton Bay bugs and prawns and oysters and some beautiful Australian wine,” Scott said.
Rod performed in Sydney on Wednesday. He will perform in the Hunter Valley and then Brisbane before heading to New Zealand next week for three more shows.
Rod Stewart, Sydney, April 1, 2015
Having A Party (from Unplugged And Seated, 1993)
It’s A Heartache (from Still The Same, 2006)
You Wear It Well (from Never A Dull Moment, 1972)
Tonight’s The Night (from A Night On The Town, 1976)
Can’t Stop Me Now (from Time, 2013)
Twisting The Night Away (from Never A Dull Moment, 1972)
Some Guys Have All The Luck (from Camouflage, 1984)
(I Know) I’m Losing You (from Every Picture Tells A Story, 1971)
Rhythm Of My Heart (from Vagabond Heart, 1991)
Forever Young (from Out Of Order, 1988)
The First Cut Is The Deepest (from A Night On The Town, 1976)
I Don’t Want To Talk About It (from Atlantic Crossing, 1975)
Brighton Beach (from Time, 2013)
Have I Told You Lately (from Vagabond Heart, 1991)
She Makes Me Happy (from Time, 2013)
Sweet Little Rock & Roller (from Smiler, 1974)
You’re In My Heart (from Footloose and Fancy Free, 1977)
Stay With Me (from A Nod Is As Good As A Wink, 1971)
Baby Jane (from Body Wishes, 1983)
Sailing (from Atlantic Crossing, 1975)
Maggie May (from Every Picture Tells A Story, 1971)
Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? (from Blondes Have More Fun, 1978)
Remaining Rod Stewart dates
April 5, Hunter Valley, Hope Estate
April 7, Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
April 11, Dunedin, Forsyth Bar Stadium
April 13 and 14, Auckland, Vector Arena
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