HUGE ticket demand has led to an extra 10,000 seats going on sale for Rod Stewart’s date in York.

Rod Stewart Live In Concert will visit York Racecourse on Saturday, June 1 as part of a UK tour.

It is the first time he has played in the city and concert promoters Cuffe and Taylor say the demand for tickets has been so big they have decided to open the Grandstand at York Racecourse to release the extra 10,000 tickets.

A temporary concert arena will be built adjacent to the Clocktower Enclosure for the all-seated event. Tickets from with hospitality packages from York Racecourse.

Cuffe and Taylor director Peter Tailor said: “The response to the York show on this tour has been immense. This is the first time Rod has played in the city and there is clearly a lot of excitement about it.

“The great thing about a racecourse is that it’s much easier to add seats according to the demand so I’m delighted we’re able to add an extra 10,000 seats to what is sure to be one incredible night for this city.

“We’ve worked on numerous shows and tours with Rod Stewart and are looking forward to being out on the road with him again next year as he always puts on the most magnificent live shows.”

This will be Rod’s first UK tour in three years following the success of two sold-out tours in 2016 – The UK Hits Stadium Tour and the arena tour “From Gasoline Alley to Another Country Hits.”

Rod Stewart Live In Concert will see Rod play the following dates:

• Weds 22 May Bristol, Ashton Gate Stadium

• Fri 31 May Southampton, St Mary’s Stadium

• Sat 1 June York, York Racecourse

• Tues 4 June Milton Keynes, Stadium MK

• Fri 7 June Ipswich, Portman Road Stadium

• Sat 8 June Wolverhampton, Molineux Stadium

• Wed 12 June Aberdeen, AECC

• Fri 14 June Bolton, University of Bolton Stadium

The tour supports the release of Rod’s 30th studio album Blood Red Roses ..

With his signature voice, style and songwriting, Rod Stewart has transcended all genres of popular music, from rock, folk, soul, R&B, and even the American standards; making him one of the few stars to enjoy chart-topping albums throughout every decade of his career.

The 2019 shows promise to be filled with both classics and new hits in his dazzling signature style. As one of the best-selling artists in the history of recorded music, with more than 200 million records sold worldwide, his performance will include show stopping classics from his glittering career as well as new album Blood Red Roses - a 13-track collection of originals and three covers.