He may be 60, but this wrinkled rocker's got a young wife, a new baby and enough energetic star quality to pull in the crowds in their tens of thousands and have them eating out of his hand.
Rod Stewart continued his sell-out UK tour, making it the fourth time in Birmingham on Sunday night with full flourish as the 12,000 audience, many middle-aged men and women, relished their favourite songs of the Sixties and Seventies and lapped up the Noughties Stewart as he gave them the soft husky treatment with classics from his hugely popular romantic Great American Songbook series, which unexpectedly, he told them, had now topped 15 million sales worldwide.
But it was Rod at his rock'n'roll loudest that had the standing, swaying and clapping Birmingham crowd screaming for more, while they sat politely (but still doing their karaoke turns) through the romance and ballads.
All the best known numbers were there, more than 40 of them, from First Cut is the Deepest, through Tonight's the Night, Maggie May, Sailing, What a Wonderful World, Twisting the Night Away and Baby Jane.
It was a two and a half hour spectacular of pure entertainment value that would have given a performer half his age a run for their money, as he strutted his stuff effortlessly, tousled hair still spiky after all these years and voice very much intact, through countless routines and changes of costume, accompanied by all the razamataz of snow, fireworks, footballs kicked into the audience's laps and balloons dropped onto their heads.
"You've been wonderful," he said, as the curtain came down for the final time, much to the disappointment of the arena rockers who just didn't want the show to end, only relenting as the lights went up and a lone piper appeared on stage. It was time to shuffle home.