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WATCH: Rod Stewart speaks about upcoming Ipswich gig - but can you spot his mistake?

PUBLISHED: 17:35 14 September 2018 | UPDATED: 08:34 17 September 2018

Rod Stewart in concert at Portman Road, Ipswich  Picture: ASHLEY PICKERING

Rod Stewart in concert at Portman Road, Ipswich Picture: ASHLEY PICKERING

He opened with the words “Ipswich, dear old Ipswich” – but the legendary rocker has shown a minor gap in his knowledge ahead of his hotly-anticipated concert at Portman Road.

Rod Stewart has released a brand new video promoting his upcoming gig at the home of Ipswich Town, but some fans have spotted a blunder in his message.

“Ipswich, dear old Ipswich,” he says. “I am playing in your city on the 7th of June and if you click the link right there [pointing above] and pre-order the album you will receive first access to tickets. So I’ll see you there.”

While many are delighted that the bestselling rocker is coming to town, some took issue with his choice of words.

MORE: See pictures from Rod Stewart’s previous gigs at Portman Road

Rod Stewart will perform at Portman Road in Ipswich in summer 2019  Picture: SEAN HANSFORDRod Stewart will perform at Portman Road in Ipswich in summer 2019 Picture: SEAN HANSFORD

One viewer, Jane Summerfield, commented: “He has obviously had to record that umpteen times for all the venues – but it messes it up calling us a city! I remember when REM came to PR they flashed up all the dates on their tour – it went on forever. I don’t suppose they had the slightest clue where they were!”

Terry Harvey added: “Ipswich City FC? The clues are there Rodney!”

It was announced last week that Rod Stewart will return to Portman Road next summer in support of the release of his 30th studio album Blood Red Roses.

The singer, who last performed at the Blues’ stadium in 2007, will take the stage on Friday, June 7 as part of a seven-date national stadium tour.

The show will be the 73-year-old’s third appearance at Portman Road – having also played in 1991 – and marks his first UK tour in three years.

Rosie Richardson, Ipswich Town Football Club’s director of sales, said the club was “delighted” to welcome the star back to its home stadium.

Concert-goers will be treated to classic tracks from the rock legend’s glittering career as well as hits from his new album Blood Red Roses - which is being released on September 28.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on September 21 from

Pre-sale tickets will go on sale at 9am on Wednesday, September 19 and can be accessed by pre-ordering the new album Blood Red Roses from

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