Celtic-folk and Americana band Johnny Mac and the Faithful will warm up the audience before Rod Stewart performs on his outdoor UK tour this summer.

The Glasgow-based band have been invited to perform at all 11 stadium shows for the Rod Stewart Live in Concert tour in May, June and July after attracting the attention of Rod.

Johnny Mac and the Faithful previously opened for Rod at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro in 2017 at a concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of Celtic Football Club’s 1967 European Cup victory. A friendship was born from that and Rod invited frontman John McLaughlin to co-write the song Julia which appears on his latest number one album Blood Red Roses.