Sunday, May 08, 2011

STANDING ON HER OWN - Stevie Nicks Live in Las Vegas at Caesars May 14th

By Josh Bell
Las Vegas Magazine

The reunion of Fleetwood Mac’s classic lineup in 1997 was such a big deal that some people might have temporarily forgotten about singer Stevie Nicks’ solo career. After all, so many of her biggest hits (including “Dreams,” “Rhiannon” and “Landslide”) came during her time with Fleetwood Mac. But Nicks had a thriving career away from Fleetwood Mac both while she was still in the band and in the years following, and solo hits like “Edge of Seventeen,” “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (with Tom Petty) and “Stand Back” have stood the test of time just as strongly.

Now as Fleetwood Mac is on an extended hiatus, Nicks is finally back with her first solo album in 10 years, the just-released In Your Dreams. Dreams features collaborations with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Nicks’ Fleetwood Mac bandmate Mick Fleetwood. The album’s first single, “Secret Love,” was originally recorded as a demo for Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 album Rumours, and has finally been fully produced and packaged for Nicks’ eager fans. The last time Nicks refurbished an old Fleetwood Mac song, it resulted in the 1997 Grammy-nominated hit “Silver Springs,” a single from the group’s live reunion album The Dance.

Nicks most recently toured with fellow rock veteran Rod Stewart, another Vegas favorite, but she’ll be on her own at The Colosseum. Although she’s shared the spotlight with plenty of talented peers over the years, being on her own is the perfect place for her right now.

Caesars Palace 8 p.m. May 14, starting at $49.50 plus tax and fee. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have orchestra seating for this concert!!! :) I have my fingers crossed hoping she's feeling up to par by then ;)

I've really been thinking, out of ALL the songs off her new album, I REALLY think she should sing her title track "In Your Dreams" on American Idol... it's the perfect, upbeat song & message to showcase Stevie's voice & talent & great song to introduce her to a younger audience. I really hope she takes this opportunity to do something new & fresh, something that will come off well LIVE. With Lady Gaga allegedly appearing on the show at the same time, the exposure is huge!!!

Anonymous said...

I also have tickets to the show!! Stevie ususally puts three new songs in her set. I think she will do Secret Love, In Your Dreams, and she mentioned in another article that Annabelle Lee would be good live. Ghosts are Gone would be great live too! Whatever she performs on Ellen and American Idol will give us clue.

Anonymous said...

we just got back from Her Las Vegas show May 14th, the hubby surprised me with a weekend trip to See my Goddess. She was amazing in great voice. It was a dream come true for me since She has been my idol since 5th grade never ever thought I would see her live and so up close, just wish i knew if she has meet and greets because i would sure love to let her know in person the inspiration she and her music has been in my life.

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