WORLD famous Rod Stewart is set to play Southend’s Cliffs Pavilion in a special one-off performance.

The Maggie May singer will use the stripped back, close-up show on April 30 as a warm-up for his UK tour which kicks off next month.

It will also give fans with the chance to experience a behind the scenes look at the process of creating a touring show and the audience will be welcome to give their feedback during the very exclusive opportunity.

The fully seated tour is being promoted by Cuffe and Taylor, whose director Peter Taylor said: “We work with Cliffs Pavilion on a number of different touring shows so we are delighted they are able to host this exclusive warm up show for Rod’s tour.

“Fans are going to be in for a real treat as they get to see this very stripped back performance where Rod and his band will be finalising their tour set list, working on what fits where and maybe even asking the audience for their input.

“This will be a fantastic night ahead of what is set to be an amazing tour and we can’t wait to see Rod get Southend rocking!

“He will then travel the length and breadth of the UK and across Europe performing to hundreds of thousands of people in what will be a formidable tour for 2019.”

The show comes as the Scottish singer's 30th studio album, Blood Red Roses, debuted at number one.

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The tour will take in:

• Tues 30 April Southend, Cliffs Pavilion *Exclusive Warm-Up Show*

• Weds 22 May Bristol, Ashton Gate Stadium

• Tues 28 May Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena

• Fri 31 May Southampton, St Mary’s Stadium

• Sat 1 June York, York Racecourse

• Tues 4 June Milton Keynes, Stadium MK

• Fri 7 June Ipswich, Portman Road Stadium

• Sat 8 June Wolverhampton, Molineux Stadium

• Wed 12 June Aberdeen, AECC

• Fri 14 June Bolton, University of Bolton Stadium

• Sat 15 June Sheffield, Bramall Lane Stadium

• Tues 09 July Newcastle, Utilita Arena

• Fri 12 July Brighton & Hove, The 1st Central County Ground

• Sat 13 July Lancashire, Lytham Festival

• Sat 23 November – Manchester, Manchester Arena

• Tues 26 November – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

• Thurs 28 November – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

• Sat 30 November – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

• Tues 10 December – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena

• Weds 11 December – Leeds, First Direct Arena

• Fri 13 December – Birmingham, Arena Birmingham

• Tues 17 December – London, The O2

• Thurs 19 December – London The O2