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Were you in the crowd the last time Rod Stewart played in Ipswich?

PUBLISHED: 09:55 14 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:13 14 September 2018

A little bit of rain can't stop Rod Stewart performing for his fans  Picture: WENDY TURNER

A little bit of rain can't stop Rod Stewart performing for his fans Picture: WENDY TURNER

Rod Stewart’s summer gig at Portman Road next year will be his third trip to the home of Ipswich Town and here we look back at pictures from the 1991 and 2007 concerts.

Rod Stewart performing at Portman Road in 1991  Picture: JOHN KERRRod Stewart performing at Portman Road in 1991 Picture: JOHN KERR

The star is set to return to the stage at Portman Road on Friday, June 7 as part of a national stadium tour, his first on three years.

Rod Stewart on stage at Portman Road, 1991  Picture: JOHN KERRRod Stewart on stage at Portman Road, 1991 Picture: JOHN KERR

The 73-year-old played his first gig at Portman Road in June 1991 with his Vagabond global tour. The tour stretched a year from March 1991 to March 1992, and Rod and his band appeared up and down the UK, throughout Europe and across the USA and Australia. The concert had a setlist which included the hits Maggie May, Baby Jane and Tonight I’m yours,

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Rod Stewart performing in front of hundreds of fans.  Picture: Ashley PickeringRod Stewart performing in front of hundreds of fans. Picture: Ashley Pickering

Rod Stewart in concert at Portman Road.  Picture: Ashley PickeringRod Stewart in concert at Portman Road. Picture: Ashley Pickering

Rod Stewart in concert  Picture: Ashley PickeringRod Stewart in concert Picture: Ashley Pickering

Rod Stewart performing live  Picture: Ashley PickeringRod Stewart performing live Picture: Ashley Pickering

Rod Stewart Concert at Portman Road in Ipswich  Picture: WENDY TURNERRod Stewart Concert at Portman Road in Ipswich Picture: WENDY TURNER

Rod Stewart Concert at Portman Road in Ipswich  Picture: WENDY TURNERRod Stewart Concert at Portman Road in Ipswich Picture: WENDY TURNER

Rain didn't stop the show as Rod Stewart performed holding an umbrella  Picture: WENDY TURNERRain didn't stop the show as Rod Stewart performed holding an umbrella Picture: WENDY TURNER

The rock icon returned to the home of the Blues in July 2007 with songs from his album ‘Still The Same…Great Rock Classics Of Our Time.’ The concert proved to be a wet one for many, but it failed to dampen the spirits of Stewart’s fans who witnessed electric performances of the hits Stand By You, Talk of The Town and Day after Day. On the upcoming tour fans can expect more classic hits from Rod, and will this time be hoping the sun shines down on Portman Road for the show.

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