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Sussex sport At MWB we feel sport is something that brings communities together and we are proud of our association with a number of the county’s great teams. “It will be quite emotional singing ‘Brighton Beach’ in the place where it all happened. That will be such a special moment.   “It’s also going to be fantastic playing three football stadium venues and the atmosphere is going rock!”   Albion’s head of commercial development Simon Williams added, “We are delighted Rod has chosen to start his tour at the Amex – it promises to be a really special night.” “It will be quite emotional singing ‘Brighton Beach’ in the place where it all happened” Brighton & Hove Albion FC Football loving music legend Rod Stewart will kick off his five-date 2014 stadium tour at the Seagulls home next summer.   The 68-year-old has chosen to begin his tour at the Amex on 13th June next year, with his first performance in Brighton since 1986. 110 The tour will see him perform songs from his 29th and latest hit album Time which is an autobiographical work and includes the nostalgic love song ‘Brighton Beach’ about his early life.   Rod told seagulls.co.uk: “A lot’s happened for me both professionally and personally since I last played Brighton and I’m delighted to be finally coming back.   “It’s been a long time coming, but I’m looking to make my return something people will remember.   Stewart has announced dates for his latest tour of the UK – and they include some very happy returns for the music icon.   The football-mad singer will feel at home, performing in a series of five concerts at well-known club grounds across the country.   He follows that with a performance at Premier League Stoke City’s Britannia Stadium on 14th June. On 20th June it’s another trip to the seaside for Celtic fan Rod and his band, as they look to rock Blackpool’s historic Bloomfield Road.   The three venues are the biggest of the five date UK tour, which also includes concerts in Taunton, on June 18, and Falkirk, on June 21.   For details of how to book tickets for the Amex date visit ticketline.co.uk or call 0844 888 9991.