Eight years after his last concert in Italy, Rod Stewart has chosen the Mediolanum Forum in Assago for his only performance date on the Peninsula, for a show featuring the greatest hits of his lengthy and successful career, which has spanned decades. Classics like Sailing, The first cut is the deepest, Rythm of my heart, Hot legs, Tonight’s the night and Maggie May continue to be marked by that rough, scratchy voice belonging to one of the most beloved Rock artists of all time - all the way up to the iconic Do Ya Think I’m Sexy, presented last August at the MTV Video Music Awards in a new version with DNCE. Inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame, not once, but twice (with Faces and as a solo artist), winner of the Diamond Award, in the course of his career, Rod Stewart has sold more than 200 million records and worked with music greats such as Paul McCartney, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Brian Adams and Ennio Morricone. His first wish was to become a pro football player and after having actually received a professional contract, it was the British Blues scene of the early ‘60s that changed his mind. John Paul Jones (in the future, founding member of Led Zeppelin), Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac) and Ron Wood (from 1975 onward, the bassist of The Rolling Stones, with whom Stewart shared the adventure of the group Faces) were his first music mates, before he embarked on his prolific solo career.
A voyage through the “unnatural disaster” in Kuwait in 1991 in the company of a master of contemporary photography. Petrol, fire and smoke, trapped animals and the desperate struggles of men: 34 images tell of an inferno at the end of the millennium.