Stewart steps outside for N.A. tour


NEW YORK -- Rod Stewart will hit outdoor amphitheatres on his summer North American tour, which will begin July 30 in Pasa Robles, Calif. Bryan Adams will open the first seven dates.

Stewart will be making another push behind his 2007 album "Still the Same: Great Rock Classics of Our Time," which has sold 710,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Tickets go on sale Saturday.

Here are Rod Stewart's tour dates:

July 30: Paso Robles, Calif. (Mid California State Fair)
Aug. 1: Irvine, Calif. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug. 2: Las Vegas (MGM Grand Garden)
Aug. 5: Chicago (Sears Center)
Aug. 6: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Center)
Aug. 8: Cincinnati (Riverbend Music Center)
Aug. 9: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)
Aug. 12: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun)
Aug. 13: Montreal (Bell Center)
Aug. 15: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center)
Aug. 16: Toronto (Molson Amphitheatre)
Aug. 19: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach)
Aug. 20: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug. 22-23: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata)
Aug. 24: Bristow, Va. (Nissan Pavilion)
Aug. 27: Atlanta (Verizon at Encore Park)
Aug. 28: Tampa, Fla. (Ford Amphitheatre)