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Rod Stewart Ready To Rock On 2007 Tour

Rod Stewart will kick off a 56-city North American tour Jan. 12 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., in support of his most recent covers effort, "Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time."

Rod Stewart will kick off a 56-city North American tour Jan. 12 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., in support of his most recent covers effort, "Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time." The arena tour will feature Stewart and his nine-piece band performing on a rotating, round stage. Tickets go on sale starting on Saturday (Nov. 11) at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.

The entertainer will likely draw only a handful of songs from "Still the Same," and leave tracks from his four volumes of the successful "Great American Songbook" series behind.

"We're not going to be doing the Songbook on this tour," he told Billboard.com in September. "If ['Still the Same'] is half as successful as those were, we'll bring in five or six of these songs straightaway on tour." He also plans on incorporating hits from his earlier rock albums, like "Blondes Have More Fun" and "Downtown Train."

"Still the Same," released Oct. 10, became the 61-year-old singer's fourth No. 1 album, moving 184,000 copies in its first week.

Here are Rod Stewart’s tour dates:

Jan. 12: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Bank Atlantic Center)
Jan. 13: Jacksonville, Fla. (Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
Jan. 16: Orlando, Fla. (TD Waterhouse Centre)
Jan. 17: Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum)
Jan. 19: Birmingham, Ala. (BJCC Arena)
Jan. 20: Atlanta (Philips Arena)
Jan. 23: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)
Jan. 24: Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
Jan. 26: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)
Jan. 28: Norfolk, Va. (Scope Arena)
Jan. 30: Hershey, Penn. (GIANT Center)
Jan. 31: Philadelphia (Wachovia Center)
Feb. 2: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun)
Feb. 3: Boston (TD Banknorth Garden)
Feb. 6: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
Feb. 8: New York (Madison Square Garden)
Feb. 16: Buffalo, N.Y. (HSBC Arena)
Feb. 17: Pittsburgh (Mellon Arena)
Feb. 20: Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Wachovia Arena)
Feb. 23: Ottawa, Ontario (Scotiabank Place)
Feb. 24: Montreal (Bell Centre)
March 2: Cleveland (Quicken Loans Arena)
March 3: Chicago (United Arena)
March 6: Edmonton, Alberta (Rexall Place)
March 7: Calgary, Alberta (Pengrowth Saddledome)
March 9: Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden)
March 12: Seattle (Key Arena)
March 14: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion)
March 15: Fresno, Calif. (Save Mart Center)
March 18: Sacramento, Calif. (Arco Arena)
March 20: Los Angeles (STAPLES Center)
March 24: Reno, Nev. (Lawlor Events Center)
March 25: San Diego (Cox Arena)
March 27: Phoenix (Jobing.com Arena)
March 29: Denver (Pepsi Arena)
March 31: Des Moines, Iowa (Wells Fargo Arena)
April 1: Kansas City, Mo. (Kemper Arena)
April 3: Omaha, Neb. (Qwest Center)
April 10: Houston (Toyota Center)
April 11: New Orleans (New Orleans Arena)
April 13: Memphis, Tenn. (FedEx Forum)
April 14: Oklahoma City (Ford Center)
April 17: San Antonio, Texas (AT&T Center)
April 18: Dallas ( American Airlines Center)
April 20: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
April 21: Nashville (Gaylord Entertainment Center)
April 24: Winnipeg, Manitoba (MTS Centre)
April 25: St. Paul, Minn. (Xcel Energy Center)
April 27: Milwaukee (Bradley Center)
April 28: Green Bay, Wis. (Resch Center)
May 1: St. Louis (Scottrade Center)
May 2: Cincinnati (US Bank Arena)
May 4: Raleigh, N.C. (RBC Center)
May 5: Charlotte, N.C. (Bobcats Arena)
May 8: London, Ontario (John Labatt Centre)
May 9: Albany, N.Y. (Pepsi Arena)