Stevie Nicks to "Make Memories" as She Hits the Road This Summer
Stevie Nicks has a dream...and it involves encouraging fans to check out her album In Your Dreams. The disc came out last year and made the top 10, but she feels so strongly about the project that she wants to continue to spread the word. That's why, starting tonight, she's hitting the road this summer, not once, but twice.
Stevie will kick off her solo tour in Long Island, New York Friday night, and wrap up those shows on July 15. Then, July 20, she's heading back out again, this time on a double bill with Rod Stewart. The two first teamed up last year for their Heart & Soul Tour, and it was such a success that they're doing it again.
So how will those two tours be different? Stevie explains, "Well, Rod gives me an hour and fifteen minutes and my own set is a little over two hours. So, it's you know, it's great either way. I mean, I get to do a longer set by myself, but I don't get Rod."
Stevie tells New York Newsday that in addition to her hits, her solo shows will include as many as half-a-dozen songs from In Your Dreams. "No one puts six new songs in their set," she says. "I feel like it's really a gift that my audience has given me to allow me to do the new songs and not start complaining...I feel really thankful for that."
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer tells Newsday that each night on stage, she'll tells her audience, "This is not a Stevie Nicks' greatest hits tour. This is a tour promoting a record called In Your Dreams. I'm giving it a second chance because I believe in it that much, and I hope that you like [it]. And if you like [it]...do me a favor and tell a friend."
But aside from promoting the new album, Stevie says her other impetus for touring this summer is to give herself material for a future project. "At my age, you start to really go, 'I'm going for the experience,'" she explains. "As my mom always used to say, 'We're just making memories.'"
Stevie says that she writes her tour experiences "in my journal every night," adding, "These are memories that I'm making right now...that someday will go into a big art thing: book, poems, you know, the whole thing." No word on when that project will materialize, but Stevie has completed a documentary about the making of In My Dreams which we should see by the end of the year.
ABC News Radio
Friday, June 29, 2012 Andrea Dresdale