Rod Stewart spotted outside Edinburgh pub the Spey Lounge in Leith Walk after Edinburgh Castle show
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The singer’s unmistakable spiky blond hair was in full glory as he was seen outside the Spey Lounge in Leith Walk on Friday afternoon, July 7. It comes after the 78-year-old performed a huge outdoor concert at Edinburgh Castle on Thursday night, with another on its way on Friday evening.
Stewart and his sister also went on a specially-made tour of Leith, where their father grew up. Dakota from Invisible (Edinburgh), part of Invisible Cities, hosted the tour along Leith Links and The Shore, with a special visit to the docks.
A spokesperson for the social enterprise, which trains people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own cities, said: "A lot of research and preparation went Into this tour so we could show Rod the best parts of Leith. Its obviously very exciting to take him back to his roots and we hope it was as special for him as it was for us!”
The Edinburgh Castle gigs could be the last live shows of Stewart’s career, after the legendary crooner said he may soon retire from performing live. Despite the rain, thousands attended the Thursday night show which included a performance of Sunshine on Leith by members of the Bay City Rollers.
Stewart paid tribute to his late father, a Leith-born master builder, and he also wore a blue and yellow suit in a tribute to Ukraine – saluting president Volodymyr Zelenskyy and calling Vladimir Putin an ‘a***hole’. Rod Stewart is among the big names performing at Edinburgh Castle concerts this summer, with the likes of The Who and The Lumineers also taking to the stage.