Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper will team up this summer for an 18-city North American tour. The pair kicks things off on July 6th in Hollywood, Florida at Hard Rock Live and, as of now, wraps things up on August 12th in Houston, Texas at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land. Although the tour is hitting the East Coast, South, and Midwest -- no West Coast dates have been announced yet. Rod and Lauper will be appearing together on Wednesday (January 25th) for joint interviews on NBC's Today show and Bravo's Watch What Happens Live. The pair will also appear on Wednesday (January 27th) on NBC's Access Hollywood.
Rod Stewart says that although his recent American Songbook albums have sold incredibly well, these days, getting substantial radio airplay for new material borders on the impossible: "You're running up against, y'know, the airplay situation. They don't seem to want to play anybody that's over 35 anymore, y'know, and even over 30. I'm not complaining. Y'know, I think we've had a really good run at it -- the people that came along in the early-'70s and are still here, like Elton (John) and myself -- and I don't think anybody can complain if they're playing other people on the radio."
In the meantime let me take you back to 1988 when Rod and Cyndi were presenters on the MTV Awards.