By Rory Reynolds
ROCK legend Rod Stewart has added a second night to his performance at Edinburgh Castle after the first sold out in just five days.
The 64-year-old Scot will belt out hits Maggie May and Tonight’s the Night to a second sell-out audience on the castle’s Esplanade next summer.
Rod last visited the city in 2002, where he performed open-air to a sell-out audience at the castle.
A spokesman for Castle Concerts said: “When the opportunity arose to perform at the Castle again, he jumped at the chance.
“He loved performing at the beautiful and historic venue.“Rod will play at a number of indoor and then outdoor venues as part of his world tour, with Edinburgh Castle one of his first outdoor shows.
“The tickets sold out in about five days, which is tremendous in this economic climate.”
When the 8,500 tickets for 14 July sold out, another performance was added to satisfy a further 8,500 rock fans on the following night.
The tour will follow the release of his new album Soulbook next week, which is a collection of his favourite classic sixties and seventies soul favourites.
Mark Mackie, director of Castle Concerts, said the night would be one to remember for Rod Stewart fans.
He said: “We are delighted that, due to phenomenal demand from the public, we have had to add an extra night – we are very pleased.
“I think Rod will be great and the atmosphere in Edinburgh will be stunning for the show.
“Edinburgh Castle is just a superb venue and when you add Rod Stewart to that, it is just going to be amazing.
“They will be two very special nights and we can’t wait.”