Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Lindsey Buckingham to Release Live DVD March 25, 2008

Feb 05, 2008 13:48 ET

Lindsey Buckingham to Release Live DVD on March 25, 2008

"Live at the Bass Performance Hall" Captures Electric Spirit of Singer, Songwriter, and Guitarist's First U.S. Solo Tour in 14 Years

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - February 5, 2008) - Lindsey Buckingham will release a live DVD, the first ever of his 27-year career as a solo artist, titled "Live at the Bass Performance Hall," on March 25, 2008. Shot at the Bass Performance Hall in Forth Worth, TX, on January 27th, 2007, the performance captures the innovative, tightly orchestrated minimalism that characterized the acclaimed singer, songwriter and guitarist's first U.S. solo tour in nearly 14 years.

The DVD finds Buckingham, joined by his three-piece band, transitioning easily on stage between his solo back catalog ("Trouble," "Go Insane," and "Holiday Road") and electrifying versions of his hits with Fleetwood Mac ("Tusk," "Second Hand News," "Go Your Own Way"). The show also features performances of six cuts from Buckingham's latest album, the intricately crafted, acoustic-guitar driven "Under The Skin," including "Not Too Late," "Show You How," and "Shut Us Down."

Buckingham's "Under the Skin" tour, which took place over 2006-2007, was enthusiastically received by critics. The New York Times praised the artist's appearance at New York's Town Hall, saying that, "the strength of Buckingham's songs, his singing and guitar playing, and his strange intensity as a performer carried the evening," while "his stamina kept the music's energy fresh and volatile." The Chicago Tribune called Buckingham "an enigmatic rock'n'roll icon" whose tour is "worth the wait."

The "Live at the Bass Performance Hall" DVD package also includes the documentary "Not Too Late" -- which consists of more than 45 minutes of exclusive, behind the scenes bonus footage shot and produced by Lindsey Buckingham himself -- as well as, an audio CD with the same track-listing as the DVD minus "Tusk."

The complete track-listing for the DVD is as follows:

Not Too Late
Never Goin Back
Second Hand News
Castaway Dreams
It Was You
Big Love
Go Insane
Under The Skin
So Afraid
I Know I'm Not Wrong
Go Your Own Way
Holiday Road
Show You How
Shut Us Down

Plus bonus documentary "Not Too Late"

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Lindsey Buckingham Release Date Confirmed

Lindsey's website confirms the Bass Hall DVD Release Date / Track Listing / Bonus Material:

On March 25, 2008, Lindsey's performance at the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas will be released to DVD. The show was taped in January 2007 and originally premiered on HDNet in October 2007.

The DVD includes live performances of Not Too Late, Trouble, Never Going Back Again, Second Hand News, Cast Away Dreams, It Was You, Big Love, Go Insane, Under The Skin, I'm So Afraid, I Know I'm Not Wrong, Tusk, Go Your Own Way, Holiday Road, Show You How, and Shut Us Down.

The DVD will also be offered in a package that includes over 45 minutes of exclusive, behind the scenes bonus footage shot by Lindsey himself, as well as an audio CD with the same track-listing as the DVD minus "Tusk." Check back soon for more details!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Stevie in Reading... Date Confirmed

Stevie Nicks
Date: Friday Apr 18, 2008
Time: 08:00 pm
Price - Range $97.00 - $55.00

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Nicks Rocks Cal State Fullerton Fund-Raiser

Still striking as she approaches 60, this year's 'Front & Center' headliner served up a lively performance for the annual event.

Stevie Nicks is magical, gorgeous, simply mesmerizing – it's unbelievable she will celebrate her 60th birthday this year. At an age when most of her peers have retired, it's as if she's just getting started.
Nicks still looks amazing – nearly flawless porcelain skin, a fierce mane of long blonde hair and a body that still fits into those corset dresses quite nicely. Her deep, sensual voice didn't crack once Saturday night at Honda Center in Anaheim, as she belted out lyrics with ease to close Cal State Fullerton's annual "Front & Center" gala fund-raiser. She worked the crowd over with her eyes, tossing seductive glances at video cameras as she pranced around the stage, slipping into her signature twirls, slapping her tambourine and innocently playing with her flowing skirts and scarves.

Granted, ardent fans had to first endure the usual "Front & Center" salutations.

Now in its 13th year, the program has hosted a variety of talent, including sets from Chicago, Gladys Knight, Tony Bennett and Natalie Cole, interviews with Walter Cronkite and Whoopi Goldberg, speeches from Colin Powell and the late Christopher Reeve, and comedy from Bill Cosby. Before each headliner, however, there are musical skits staged by Cal State Fullerton's performing-arts students, often overly lengthy explanations about the university (now celebrating its 50th anniversary) and chatter from the event's alumnus MC, this time "Desperate Housewives" producer and creator Marc Cherry.

Curiously, once the crowd in the packed arena was patiently awaiting the Hall of Famer's entrance, the house lights would lower, then brighten again, while background music (at times blasting "Bootylicious" by Destiny's Child and "That's the Way Love Goes" by Janet Jackson) would die down over and over again, each time giving false hope that Nicks would appear. Eventually the waiting paid off, of course, as Nicks materialized through a hazy fog on stage, smiling wide-eyed as she stormed into a rocked-out version of "Stand Back."

She smoothly transitioned between songs – including a playful take on Dave Matthews Band's "Crash" and a kickin' version of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "I Need to Know" – while occasionally pausing for storyteller moments to give background about key tracks. Before slowing things down with "Landslide," for instance, she admitted to the crowd that the song was not about her father, but he thought it was, so she let him believe it. She dedicated the song to all of the fathers in the audience – and the crowd responded by whipping out cell phones and lighters to slowly wave in the air as she sweetly sang the lyrics, bringing some to tears.

Every three or four songs, Nicks would disappear for a few minutes for a wardrobe change, switching up from black velvet to black leather to black lace, all with assorted colored scarves. Each time she left the stage, it allowed her band time to shine – via beautiful piano transitions, orgasmic percussion battles and, as an intro to the bewitching "Gold Dust Woman," a searing guitar solo.

For her part, Nicks exuded elegance and maturity as she confidently fired through "Dreams," "If Anyone Falls in Love" and "Edge of Seventeen," despite the fact that several fans could be heard screaming out the wrong lyrics to that last one – "just like the way we love" instead of "just like the white-winged dove." But this was mostly a die-hard crowd, dozens of female admirers clad in true Stevie garb – crushed-velvet outfits, cinched corsets, flowing gypsy skirts and black gloves in leather, satin or lace.

Nicks never disappointed, and ended the evening with a bang - a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" after a final wardrobe change into a flowing white-and-black top and a chunky top hat with a giant feather sticking out of it. The song brought the crowd to its feet once more, as hordes of people rushed the stage to dance and hopefully touch Nicks as she graciously reached out and shook at least 50 hands eagerly extended in her direction.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Stevie in Reading, PA (April, 2008)

Unconfirmed reports have Stevie playing in Reading, PA this coming April. Exact date and venue are unknown. If true, it appears a spring/summer tour are in the works.
The source (GardenStateGirlie - The Ledge)

Lindsey Buckingham Live At Bass Performance Hall is listing Lindsey's Live at Bass Performance Hall with a March 11th release date. They've listed it as an import CD with DVD release. In the US, Amazon is also showing a March 11th release date, but have it listed as a DVD release only.

Still waiting on information for the supposed 2008 release of Lindsey's next studio cd that he mentioned would be coming out in early 2008.

Stevie Nicks Fantasy Springs Pics

Stevie Nicks performed at Fantasy Springs Resort Hotel
and Casino in Indio, CA February 1, 2008:
Photo Credit:
Wade Byars, The Desert Sun