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Rod Stewart And
Cheap Trick
Entertained Fans
At Blossom

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

July 29, 2022

A little "cheese" goes a long way, and Sir Rod proved that at Blossom Music Center last week. From the opening notes of Robert Palmer's classic song,"Addicted To Love," you knew you were going to experience a special night of rock and roll! With six females dressed like the ones in that memorable music video, the night was off and running.

 

These six women turned out to be a big part of the show, both musically and visually. Their strong backing vocals, violin playing, harp and percussion playing balanced nicely with the other seven musicians on stage. Tonight's performance was only mildly marred by the fact the Stewart's voice has lost quite a bit of it's power. That didn't seem to bother the 14,000 fans that graciously joined in on almost every song. The audience helped hit the high notes, and often sang the choruses right along with him, particularly on a slowed down version of "Maggie May."


The "cheese" was spread evenly throughout the night. The tap dancing, the tribute to Stewart's Celtic football team, the snippet of "America" from West Side Story, and the obligatory, slowed down, acoustic set, was actually pretty good! Singing Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready," Van Morrison’s “Have I Told You Lately” had the crowd on it's feet. The audience also loved “Tonight’s the Night” and “You’re in My Heart," which had Rod bouncing up and down in his seat trying to contain his energy.


The biggest hits were played. "Some Guys Have All The Luck," "Do You Think I'm Sexy," "Forever Young," "Hot Legs," and "Young Turks" rocked, as well as a few covers, including "Ooh La La," and "I'd Rather Go Blind." Smiles were everywhere that night, on Stewart's face, and on the crowd's that came out the night. This was definitely a night of classic rock and roll!


It's been five years since Stewart last played in Ohio. On that tour, Cyndi
Lauper opened the show. Stewart has a way of bringing fantastic bands with him
whenever he hits the road, and this time was no exception. Cheap Trick is
accompanying Sir Rod, and they played a blistering hour long set. Opening with
"Hello There," they hit all the songs you would expect. “Surrender,” “Dream
Police” and the epic “I Want You to Want Me,” were all played. Lead singer Robin
Zander, still sounds fantastic and guitarist Rick Nielsen still plays and tosses guitar picks like a man half his age.

Review and photos by Dave Whitman