A sensational artist has been booked to bring the house down for one of the AECC’s final gigs.
Rod Stewart will return to the Granite City next summer for the only Scottish date on a whistle-stop UK tour.
And it is thought he Maggie May be the last act to grace the exhibition centre’s outdoor stage before staff move to the £333 million The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) in Bucksburn sometime next year.
The Brit Award-winning 73-year-old is embarking on the seven-date tour to promote his 30th studio album, Blood Red Roses, which will be released at the end of this month.
And the gig, on Wednesday June 12, will mark the first time he has played the north-east in close to ten years.
Louise Stewart, the AECC’s head of entertainment, exhibitions and marketing, said: “We’re honoured and very excited to welcome Rod Stewart back to Aberdeen.
“This will possibly be our last gig before we move to our new venue, TECA, in summer 2019.
“Rod was one of our first ever gigs here at AECC back in 1991 and now he’ll be one of the last.
“Having last played Pittodrie in 2011, we’re sure everyone’s ready to give our honorary Scottish rock royalty a warm welcome and help us end on a high.”
Tour director Peter Taylor added: “We are delighted to be announcing Rod Stewart Live In Concert.
“We have presented numerous shows with him over the past five years and this will be our second full tour with him.
“As his fans know, Rod presents the most amazing shows.
“He continues to play to huge audiences across the globe and it is an absolute pleasure to once again be taking him across the UK once to reach tens of thousands of people who will have the most incredible night watching him perform live.”