Rod Stewart to headline Sands Bethlehem Event Center

It took 17 years, but Rod Stewart is coming back to Bethlehem.

 Rod Stewart will perform Aug. 26 at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center.  (RodStewart.com Photo)

Rod Stewart will perform Aug. 26 at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center. (RodStewart.com Photo)

The 71-year-old raspy-voiced singer on Aug. 26 will bring his The Hits 2016 Tour to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, officials announced Monday in a news release. Show time is 8 p.m.

Tickets, which cost $150-$200, go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 6, through sandseventcenter.com, ticketmaster.com and by calling 800-745-3000.

Stewart headlined Lehigh University's Stabler Arena in 1994 and again in 1999. He headlined the Great Allentown Fair in 1984 and 1992.

Stewart's hits include "Maggie May," "Every Picture Tells a Story," "I Don't Want to Talk About It," "The First Cut is the Deepest," "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)," "Hot Legs" and "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?", among a slew of others. In addition to his solo career, Stewart was a member of the English rock band Faces from 1969 to 1975.

Stewart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 1994. He was inducted again in 2012 with Faces.

Last year, Stewart released his 29th studio album, Another Country.