Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper Resume Summer Trek After Selling Out Two Hollywood Bowls Shows In June

Rod Stewart is back on the road this summer in North America with Cyndi Lauper as his special guest in a reprise of their 2017 summer tour. This year’s trek, which debuted with two sold-out concerts in Los Angeles in late June, resumes in earnest this week with a string of shows in southeastern U.S. markets.
A July 24 performance at the Hard Rock Event Center in Hollywood, Fla., kicks off the remainder of the tour’s 22-show run that includes stops in New York City, Toronto and San Francisco among others. With performances set primarily in arenas and outdoor amphitheaters, the pair will remain on tour together through Sept. 1.
The summer run began at the Hollywood Bowl on June 25 and 26 with a total sold ticket count of 32,720, according to boxoffice totals reported to Pollstar. The overall gross from the two-show stint hit $3.7 million, topping Stewart’s previous appearance at the venue by almost $200,000. He last played the Southern California amphitheater in April of 2011 during his Heart & Soul co-headlining run with Stevie Nicks. That tour also featured two performances at the Bowl with over 32,000 tickets sold.
Last year Stewart grossed $11.4 million during his five-week jaunt with Lauper. From 16 concerts performed stateside during July and August, their tour logged a total of 173,007 sold seats. He ended the year ranked No. 79 on Pollstar’s Top 200 North American Tours of 2017 based on overall boxoffice revenue totaling $18.7 million from 245,664 total tickets.
The two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee is on track to surpass those totals in 2018. He has already earned $15.9 million at the boxoffice this year from 154,684 sold tickets and just recently took the No. 32 ranking on Pollstar’s Mid Year Top 100 North American Tours.
Following his upcoming stretch of dates with Lauper he also has arena dates booked in October as well as a string of six shows in November and December at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas where he is now in his eighth year of residency. 
Stewart is managed by Arnold Stiefel of Stiefel Entertainment and represented by Dennis Arfa of Artist Group International; Cyndi Lauper is managed by Lisa Barbaris of So What Management and repped Marsha Vlasic also of AGI.