PICS: Rod Stewart at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

"Some guys have all the luck": A packed Mattress Firm Amphitheatre swooned over legendary rock frontman Rod Stewart during his recent show.

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During his Aug. 26 show, Stewart and his whip-smart band rocked selections spanning his hits-packed solo career, his work with the Faces, and more than a few awesome covers.
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According to, his first set consisted of "Soul Finger" (the Bar-Kays cover), "Infatuation," "Having a Party" (Sam Cooke cover), "Some Guys Have All the Luck" (Persuaders cover), "Young Turks," "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)...
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Followed by a performance of "It Takes Two" (a Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston cover) that he brought out tourmate Cyndi Lauper for!
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There are few things better than a Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper duet!
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Lauper opened the show on Aug. 26 with her own set -- we'll have her photos up shortly; stay tuned to for 'em!
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The two stars had actually toured for the first time together in summer 2017 and after publications like Entertainment Weekly described the shows as "a nostalgia blast," they decided they'd head out for round two this year.
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Apparently, Stewart and Lauper have been covering different songs while on tour -- such as the blues classic "Rollin' and Tumblin'" and "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" by the Isley Brothers.
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After his duet with Lauper, Stewart continued his set with "Forever Young," "I'd Rather Go Blind" (Etta James), "Sweet Little Rock & Roller" (by Chuck Berry), "Rhythm of My Heart" (Marc Jordan), "Maggie May" and "Downtown Train" (by onetime San Diegan Tom Waits).
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The singer then played a 'stripped down' set featuring the following songs: "You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)," "The First Cut Is the Deepest" (Cat Stevens), the traditional "Grace," and "Have I Told You Lately" (Van Morrison).
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Apparently, 18 songs wasn't enough for the iconic singer -- he continued with set No. 2, which consisted of "Nutbrush City Limits" (Ike & Tina Turner), "Stay With Me" (the Faces), "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" and a one-song encore, the Sutherland Brothers' "Sailing."
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For the unfamiliar, Stewart was born in the U.K. and is of Scottish and English ancestry. He rose to fame in the late '60s and early '70s while singing in the Jeff Beck Band and the Faces (among other groups). After embarking on a solo career, the sky was the limit.
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Fun fact: Stewart is the first artist ever to receive the Diamond Award from the World Music Awards (for selling more than 100 million records sold worldwide).
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He's boasted six consecutive No. 1 albums in the U.K., and his tally of 62 U.K. hit singles includes 31 songs that reached the top 10 -- and six that hit the No. 1 spot.
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Stewart's also had 16 top 10 singles in the U.S., including four No. 1's on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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He also won a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for "Stardust...The Great American Songbook Volume III."
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Fun fact: Stewart was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II during her 2016 Birthday Honours appointments for services to music and charity. Call him Sir Rod!
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Stewart received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005, and has also been inducted to the U.K. Music Hall of Fame in 2006 -- along with the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in both 1994 as a solo artist and 2012 as a member of the Faces! Not too shabby, eh?
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It was wonderful having Stewart back in town -- and even after all these years, he's still an incredible live performer and shows zero signs of slowing down. Come back soon!
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