Rod Stewart’s concert has been cancelled just hours out from the event.
The great Sir Rod Stewart and very special guest Cyndi Lauper will no longer perform in Geelong tonight (Saturday, March 18) as A Day on the Green cancels just hours out.
A Day on the Green organisers made the announcement about midday on Saturday ahead of the event this afternoon.
“Live Nation and Roundhouse Entertainment regret to announce that tonight’s performance by Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper and Jon Stevens at Mt. Duneed Estate, Geelong will not go ahead, due to illness,” a statement read.
“We apologise for the disappointment and inconvenience to ticket holders.
“A further announcement regarding the concert arrangements will be made early next week.”
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Rod Stewart has since taken to social media and apologised to fans for the cancellation citing a viral infection as being the reason behind the last-minute announcement.
“I’m absolutely downhearted that I’m disappointing my fans who bought tickets to A Day on the Green,” Stewart explains in a post.
“Late this morning I was advised that I have a viral infection and my throat is too irritated to sing.
“I’m only human and sometimes get sick just like you do.”
— Sir Rod Stewart (@rodstewart) March 18, 2023
Sir Rod Stewart was due to perform a massive 2-hour set from his vast catalogue of hits, while Cyndi Lauper was due to take the stage for an hour, playing all of her most-loved songs.
Rock legend Jon Stevens was also set to join the line-up.
The announcement follows Sir Rod’s previously cancelled Australian tour, which was originally an eight-date tour across the country in October and November 2020, playing both arenas and a day on the green winery dates, before been postponed to March and April 2022 and then cancelled.