Sir Rod Stewart pays tribute to 'beloved' Celtic with new tattoo

The 78-year-old hitmaker will perform at Edinburgh Castle on his world tour later this year.

Sir Rod Stewart gets tattoo in tribute to Celtic FC after Rangers defeat at end of Australasian tour Getty Images

Sir Rod Stewart has marked the end of the leg of his world tour down under with a new tattoo dedicated to his “beloved” football team.

The 78-year-old hitmaker has just finished touring in Australia and New Zealand ahead of two dates in Mexico and a Vegas residency, but stopped by a tattoo studio in Auckland before jetting overseas.

Posting on Instagram with a photo of him being tattooed, Sir Rod wrote: “Getting a ‘Glasgow Celtic’ tattoo in Auckland to celebrate my beloved team ‘You’re in My Heart’.”

His latest tattoo comes after Celtic’s 3-2 win over Rangers on Saturday.

Later this year, Sir Rod will return to Edinburgh Castle for the first time in 13 years as part of a summer programme of shows. 

The singer, whose Edinburgh-born father was a plumber from Leith, said audiences will be “dancing under the stars” at the castle’s esplanade on July 6 as part of his ‘The Hits’ world tour.

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