British rocker Rod Stewart was born in 1945, but the great thing about his voice is it was raspy to start. So it still sounds like the spikey-haired guy who went on to sell an estimated 200 million records worldwide with six straight No. 1 albums in the UK and 16 top ten singles in the United States.
He’ll perform at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday, March 24.
With that distinctive voice, strong songwriting, sense of style and animated delivery, he has crossed over from popular music to rock, folk, soul, R&B and even the Great American Song Book — keeping him relevant in a five-decade-long career.
Baby Boomers remember his group The Faces but he has also played in The Jeff Beck Group, Shotgun Express and Steampacket. His greatest success has been solo, however.
After Mohegan Sun, Stewart’s spring tour heads to Canada for several shows, then Las Vegas and Los Angeles. His summer tour will include 22 shows with special guest Cyndi Lauper that include Los Angeles, the South and back to the Northeast, where he’ll play Madison Square Garden on Aug. 7.
Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville. Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m. $129 & $99 (limited availability). 860-862-8499. Mohegansun.com.