Album is first since 2018
Rod Stewart has announced that his 31st studio album, The Tears of Hercules, will be released on CD and LP on November 12th via Rhino Records. The album is Stewart’s fourth new album of original songs since 2013 and first since 2018’s Blood Red Roses.
Stewart wrote nine of the album’s 12 songs, including the first single, “One More Time.” The set also includes covers of Marc Jordan, Johnny Cash, and more.
“I’ve never said this before about any previous efforts, but I believe this is by far my best album in many a year,” Stewart shares on social media announcing the project.
This is a project close to Stewart’s heart, especially the song “Touchline,” which he dedicated to his father, who taught him and his brothers to love football, a tradition Sir Rod has passed down to his sons.
Stewart has plans to celebrate the album and the 10th anniversary of his acclaimed residency, Rod Stewart: The Hits at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, when he returns to Las Vegas for nine shows this fall. Presented in partnership by Caesars Entertainment and Live Nation Las Vegas, Stewart will perform select dates October 6-23.
Earlier this year, Rhino Records released Stewart 1975-1978, a 5 LP 180-gram vinyl set that comprises Stewart’s first four Warner Records albums together. The set also includes a bonus LP of rare and unreleased studio outtakes from those albums: Atlantic Crossing (1975), A Night on the Town (1976), Footloose & Fancy Free (1977), and Blondes Have More Fun (1978).