ROD Stewart will be visiting York Racecourse next summer as part of his new tour.

In support of the release of his 30th studio album, Blood Red Roses, the singer will perform at the racecourse in York on June 1.

Tickets go on sale next Friday (September 21) at 9am.

A temporary concert arena will be built specifically for the event in the middle of the Knavesmire adjacent to York Racecourse's clocktower enclosure, with a capacity for up to 30,000 people.

The tour will be the singer's first in three years following his two sold-out tours in 2016 – The UK Hits Stadium Tour and the arena tour From Gasoline Alley to Another Country Hits.

Chris Ward, York Racecourse spokesman on music events, said: “York Racecourse is delighted promoters Cuffe & Taylor will be bringing Rod Stewart to York Racecourse on Saturday, June 1 2019.

"The Knavesmire has played host to many great events including Royal Ascot at York, the papal Mass of Pope John Paul II, the Olympic Torch relay, The Grand Depart of the Tour de France and now we are excited that Rod Stewart is set to perform his first ever concert in York.”

Peter Taylor, director at Cuffe and Taylor, said: “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.”