Monday, August 20, 2007

Stevie's Performance Review from Jack's Second Show

Stevie perfomed along with ZZ Top, The Pretenders, Stray Cats and Sugar Ray at Jack's Second Show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA on Saturday August 18th. Here's one review of her performance at the show:

Pretenders and Stray Cats stand out at Jack FM concert

Stevie Nicks never went on until shortly before 10 p.m. She seemed agitated about the amphitheatre's curfew and that her set would be cut short. After one song, she went backstage for a costume change and realized it was at the wrong time (at least Nicks was honest in admitting this to the crowd).

Little had changed from recent solo tours. Overwrought synthesizer and electronic drums signaled "Stand Back." The nine-piece band tended to overwhelm Nicks' voice (a middling sound mix didn't help). Clad in flowing black chiffon dress, the Fleetwood Mac chanteuse sashayed across the stage. "If Anyone Falls" suffered from dated '80s production and shouty vocals.

Instead of relying on her other solo hits, Nicks concentrated on Mac faves and all worked well. A soft piano instrumental preceded "Rhiannon," "Dreams" was lush and smooth and "Gold Dust Woman" had more of dramatic flair. Nicks, wearing her trademark shawls, twirled and sang into a microphone stand draped in beads.

Tom Petty rocker "I Need to Know" was dashed off, then Nick said, "this song is about compromise." The acoustic-based version of the Mac's "Landslide" had some guys singing along with their girlfriends. A percussion heavy "Edge of 17" closed the main set. Photos by Kelly Swift

The Set:

Stand Back
If Anyone Falls
Gold Dust Woman
I Need to Know
Edge of Seventeen
Rock N Roll

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