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Wednesday, 11th March 2009
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Rod Steward begins first Japanese tour for 13 years

Veteran rocker Rod Stewart is embarking on his first tour of Japan for 13 years.

The 64-year-old performer began the tour on Monday (March 9th) singing before a crowd of 6,000 fans at Osaka Castle Hall, reports Japan Today.

Songs included on the set list included hits including Sailing and Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?

His 21-year-old daughter Ruby also performed two solo songs.

In time-honoured tradition, Rod kicked a signed football into the crowd before praising Shunsuke Nakamura, a midfielder who plays for the singer's favourite team, Celtic.

Nakamura was named the most valuable player to have taken part in the Asian Cup in 2004 and in 2006 he became the first Japanese player to score a goal in the Champions League.

Before the concert, Rod revealed that he could join musical forces with former Faces band mate Ronnie Woods next year.

Rod will play at the Budokan in Tokyo tonight and Thursday and at the Saitama Super Arena on march 14th.

Written by Mike Cotgreave