Sick Stewart Calls Off First Gig On Nicks Trek

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March 20, 2011 | 10:40am EST

Rod Stewart has been forced to postpone the opening date of his tour with Stevie Nicks after coming down with a bout of influenza.
The rocker was due to kick off his Heart & Soul Tour with the Fleetwood Mac singer in Sunrise, Florida on Sunday but he’s had to scrap the gig to rest his voice and allow him time to recover.

Ticketholders are being offered full refunds.

Stewart and Nicks’ next gig in Tampa, Florida is set to go ahead as planned on Wednesday. The duo is scheduled to play 26 shows across North America and Europe on the highly anticipated joint trek.