Showing posts with label Heart and Soul Tour. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Heart and Soul Tour. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

2012 Tour Stats Update: Stevie Nicks & Rod Stewart

Updated this week adding the Houston show August 9th to the list.
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Boxscore Update: Stevie Nicks 2012 Concert Gross Solo + Heart & Soul

Added 3 cities... New York City at The Beacon Theatre July 2nd plus Orlando and Sunrise, FL August 3rd and 4th.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Stevie Nicks LIVE!

107.3 JACK FM is giving you a chance to win tickets to see Stevie Nicks live in St Augustine, Florida Tuesday, September 25th.

Check out the new photos of Stevie just posted over at
Front Row Rock by Erin Williams

Friday, August 10, 2012

Update: Stevie Nicks 2012 Boxscore Tour Stats...

Added the July 28th Pittsburgh, PA date to the list of published Stevie Nicks shows.

Review: Stevie Nicks came out smokin’ – her crack band, led by guitar whiz Waddy Wachtel

Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks at Toyota Center - Houston, TX
Review by By Craig Hlavaty
Photo by Jim Bricker
Houston Press

Co-headliner Stevie Nicks opened the show with Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" as pictures of rock icons of yore -- that she probably partied "serious" with -- flashed on a giant screen behind her and her band. It was cool to see guitarist Waddy Wachtel in action next to Nicks after years of reading his name in biographies and liner notes, too.

Nicks' set was heavy on the solo big guns ("Stand Back", "Edge oOf Seventeen"), her newish In your Dreams material, and the mammoths from her Fleetwood Mac catalog. She also has a cool little tent onstage that she changes into different goth gear every few songs too.

Houston's August music calendar is getting another dose of Mac with Lindsey Buckingham playing Fitzgerald's in a few days, and the band itself should be here in 2013.

The witchy woman told a great story about visiting injured troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, before introducing "Soldier's Angel." During the middle of her story -- a moving one -- someone on the floor of the arena bellowed "Boring!" which was pretty classy.

Thursday night was Nicks and Stewart's last show on this tour together, but she promised more touring in the future. The duo makes for strange concert bedfellows, and they didn't end up taking the stage together as they had on some previous dates.

She closed her portion of the show with a perfect version of "Landslide" with Wachtel. Give us them Mac dates already. Also, her "Landslide" means more at 64 years of age than it ever did when it was written, and she said as much onstage too.

Continue to Houston Press for the Full Review

Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin cover)
Secret Love
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
Gold Dust Woman (Fleetwood Mac)
Stand Back
Soldier's Angel
Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac)
Leather and Lace (With Steve Real)
Edge of Seventeen
Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)

Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks - Houston
30 Days out

"Serving as opening act, Nicks came out smokin’ – her crack band, led by guitar whiz Waddy Wachtel, ripped out a rousing cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll,” and we were off to the races."
Full Review

Photos by Groovehouse

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Tulsa Review: Stevie Nicks "Her distinctive voice was strong and confident, buoyant and bright"

Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks poured out their “Heart & Soul” tour at the BOK Center on Wednesday night.

"To put the stars together may feel like an “Odd Couple” pairing — the rebellious blues-rocker blond power woman with the master of the pop-disco-hybrid American songbook.

Boy, it worked. Gloriously.

The night launched with a rollicking welcome and Nicks’ hammering version of the Led Zeppelin classic “Rock and Roll,” backed by a seven-piece band. A stream of photos flashed behind them all, spanning half a century of the genre.

In her trademark way, Nicks adorned the sultry warble of each song with her retro-’70s-era glittered shawls and dark lace, tambourines and baubles, and punctuated the high points with high kicks in black suede platform boots."

Read the rest of this really great review at the original site

PLUS Check out these photos by Matt Barnard

LIVE IN TULSA August 8, 2012
Over 170 Photos by alnbbates 

Monday, August 06, 2012

Photos: Stevie Nicks Live in Sunrise Aug 4th - 2 Gallerys

Bank Atlantic Center - August 4, 2012
Rod Stewarts performance was reviewed... But the reviewer missed Stevie's set. 

Stevie live in Sunrise, Florida with Rod Stewart
Photo Gallery (12 Photos) by Sayre Berman


Photo Gallery by Ben Packard
Gallery | Slideshow

Saturday, August 04, 2012

PHOTOS + REVIEW: Stevie Nicks "her voice is still strong, confident, and amazingly rich in the deeper tones"

16 Great Photos by Florida Entertainment Scene
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August 3, 2012

The sultry Stevie Nicks and randy Rod Stewart seem like an odd pairing for a concert event, but last night’s Orlando stop on their Heart & Soul tour provided an entertaining evening of musical nostalgia by two pros who still have it.

Opening the show with a 75-minute set featuring solo tunes old and new, as well as those songs made famous through her days with Fleetwood Mac, Nicks has never sounded better. Sure, she’s lost some of the upper register (which she graciously concedes to her back-up duo) but her voice is still strong, confident, and amazingly rich in the deeper tones.

Unlike Stewart, whose most recent output has been a recurring trip to the  Great American Songbook, Nicks had her 2011 critically acclaimed release In Your Dreams to draw from. And surprisingly, those songs (of which three were performed) blended perfectly with her classic hits. Most notable was “Soldier’s Angel,” a mournful ballad inspired by her own interactions with wounded American soldiers.

But it was the classics that most of the audience was there to hear, and she didn’t disappoint. An Irish-tinged and string laden intro to Fleetwood Mac’s “Gold Dust Woman” gave that song new life, and the ghostly “Rhiannon” was presented in two different versions garnering the ultimate theatricality.

The solo years of the 80s kicked into gear with a fun arrangement of “Stand Back” while she announced that she was wearing the original “Stand Back” cape from the 1983 video. It was her first chance to treat the audience to her signature “Stevie spin” as well.

Seemingly providing the “heart” of the Heart & Soul tour, Nicks closed her set with the luscious “Landslide,” accompanied by a slide show of her life for a song she equated with family and loving those close to you.

Reed the full Review by Brad Haynes at 1059Sunnyfm

The Orlando Sentinel - Aug 3, 2012
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Friday, August 03, 2012

Review: Stevie Nicks Orlando 8/3 Nicks offered a dramatic assortment of mystical gestures

Review by: Jim Abbott

“Two legends, one stage,” proclaimed ads for the “Heart & Soul” tour of Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks.

Part of that might be a stretch, but there was one stage on Friday at a nearly packed Amway Center.

In terms of musical chemistry, these two veteran rock stars seem like an odd couple. Not exactly leather and lace, you know?

Still, Stewart and Nicks (who didn’t sing together on this night) have enough classic favorites for an appealing nostalgia trip. That’s especially true for Stewart, who also possesses a knack for channeling material of heavyweight songwriters from Bob Dylan to Van Morrison.

Nicks, on the other hand, hasn’t been as busy, releasing only two studio projects since 2001. In a well-constructed 75-minute opening set, songs from her 2011 “In Your Dreams” album were strong enough to hope that she doesn’t wait so long for the next release. Even without the rest of her old band, the classics “Dreams,” “Gold Dust Woman” and “Landslide” remain powerful.

Dressed in flowing black, with matching fingerless gloves, Nicks offered a dramatic assortment of mystical gestures and the occasional spinning dance move, especially in a theatrical “Rhiannon.” Between songs, she was chatty enough to qualify as the heart of the “Heart & Soul” tour.

Full Review at Orlando Sentinel

Photo by: Joshua C. Cruey, Orlando Sentinel


Interesting looking venue! Small... Intimate for sure... and in what appears to be the woods!  
The sound must have been awesome!

My most anticipated internship assignment of the summer happened on Saturday night when I went to CONSOL Energy Center to photograph Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks in concert.  I was especially excited to see Stevie because I consider her one of my musical heroes, and I had always wanted to watch her perform live.  Yet, I was also curious to see what Rod Stewart’s set was like, since I like a good number of his songs and had heard he was really funny and entertaining onstage.

Full Review by Gretchen Unico at

Update: Tour Stats... Stevie Nicks Solo + 3 Heart & Soul Dates

Solo and Heart and Soul Tour
Below are the shows reported on so far.
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Regarding the Uncasville show... It is odd that the attendance figure at 3,384 is being reported with a capacity of 3,786.  The venue IS far larger then that... As an example, in April, 2008 when Stevie played the same venue, these were the numbers that were reported:  Attendance: 7,466  |  Capacity: 7,681

So I think this number this year that was reported can't be correct.  And like someone said below, good seats and tickets were hard to come by for this show.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

WIN Tickets To See Stevie Nicks Live in Tulsa, OK Aug 8th

Listen to 94.1 The Sound and Jason Taylor in the 8am hour weekdays from 8/2 - 8/8.  When you hear a  Rod Stewart song play (in the 8am hour) be caller 10 at 918-460-9494 to win tickets! 

Two Legends.  One Stage.  Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks at the BOK Center, Tulsa, OK Wednesday, August 8th, 2012.  

Tickets are available online at, Arby’s Box Office, all outlets, or by calling 1-866-7-BOKCTR, tickets are  $49.50, $89.50 and $149.50 plus service fees.

They put it up... They'll have to take it down.

Photo by Greensboro Coliseum
No go for Stevie and Rod in Greensboro, NC tonight.  It's been reported that Rod is ill and will have to back out of the show at the Greensboro Coliseum.  The show won't be rescheduled.

Due to a sudden illness and following the advice of his doctor, Rod Stewart has regretfully been forced to cancel his concert tonight with Stevie Nicks in Greensboro, NC.

Ticket refunds will be available from the original point of purchase starting Friday August 3. Tickets purchased via phones or online will be automatically refunded.

The tour is scheduled to resume on Friday, August 3rd at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Review: Stevie Nicks, 64, wasn't as physical as Rod Stewart, but her voice was much finer - Milwaukee

Waddy Wachtel
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Veteran rockers Stewart, Nicks each have strengths
By Piet Levy of the Journal Sentinel

Seeing Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks singing together has arguably been one of the stronger selling points of the accomplished veterans' joint 2-year-old Heart and Soul Tour, which made a stop at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Monday.

But as has been the case on recent dates, the duets didn't happen.

Perhaps their hearts and souls weren't in it. And perhaps it was for the best, given the bad reviews their joint performances have received.

So instead of Stewart warbling his way through "Leather and Lace," Nicks brought out vocal coach Steve Real. Like most of the evening, the performance was affectionate and comforting.

Full Review at

Monday, July 30, 2012

REVIEW: Stevie Nicks' more subdued style was countered by Rod Stewart's always-animated performance

Stewart animated, 
Nicks more subdued
By Elliot Alpern
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Photo Gallery Included

There's no question that Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart are legends in the music industry. One was a founding member of Fleetwood Mac, and was once called "The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll" by Rolling Stone Magazine- not an accolade to be taken lightly. The other is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, both domestically and in the U.K., where he's spawned an obscene 31 Top Ten singles.

It's also pretty obvious that the masses understand what it is to have two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers touring together. Consol Energy Center was decidedly packed on Saturday night, from the folding chairs on the floor space far up into the nosebleeds. And despite what was likely a higher average age than most concerts at Consol, many came out in full dedication, sporting Stevie Nicks outfits or Rod Stewart hairdos.

Continue to the full review

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Stevie Nicks | Lindsey Buckingham - Pittsburgh & Atlanta Recap

Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks Live in Pittsburgh
Consol Energy Center - July 28, 2012 

Photo by Bill Wade Post-Gazette
Stevie's truly turning into Bob Dylan! Bob Dylan never plays the same setlist night after night and again Stevie surprises and changes the set again last night in Pittsburgh. Crowd pleaser "Leather and Lace" with her vocal coach Steve Real was back in the set replacing "For What It's Worth". I think it's great that Leather and Lace is back but it's sad that it had to replace "For What It's Worth"! She sounds so great on that one live... With Moonlight, Annabel Lee and For What It's Worth not in the set, that leaves only two from In Your Dreams being played with 5 Solo tunes, 4 Fleetwood Mac and 1 cover.  Given her time frame to perform is short compared to a solo show, I'm sure it's a tough decision to leave tunes out of the set, maybe she could alternate, and keep people guessing... Again, no duets with Rod... I think it's pretty much a given that going forward we won't see Stevie during Rod's set.
Melodic Rock Concerts
73 Photos in the Gallery That you HAVE to see!
(includes the two below)

Stevie Nicks Photo in the
Pittsburgh Post Gazette July 29, 2012

Unconfirmed setlist:

Rock and Roll (Led Zepplin cover)
Secret Love
Gold Dust Woman
Stand Back
Soldier’s Angel
Leather and Lace
Edge of Seventeen


Check out Karen Howell's Photo Gallery on Facebook.  
Over 40 shots of Stevie including this stunner!


Lindsey Buckingham Live in Atlanta
Center Stage Theater - July 28, 2012

Well, Mr. Buckingham earned a 5/5 last night in Atlanta. The one thing I can do with a guitar is fingerpick it properly with an alternating bass and a melody on top. So naturally I look down on people who fingerpick differently (like LB) or can't fingerpick like that at all (Paul McCartney). Last night, Lindsey used his fingerpicking style to lay out a beautiful, rich tapestry of notes. It was gorgeous. Apparently he was looping a lot and I didn't f-ing catch it (alcohol) so no doubt that helped with the tapestry. I thought he might struggle with his voice. Wrong. His voice was fantastic for the whole ~80 min show. I read a review of a different show in which the crowd was so loud Lindsey had to ignore the dynamics of his song and play and sing everything loudly for the whole show. Last night was totally different. He played and sang so softly at times it was almost like a whisper. The crowd was dead silent. Fantastic. Lindsey played with no band, and used backing tracks for some of the electric numbers, all of which contributed to a very intimate show. Naturally people expect performers to tells stories in shows like that. That part didn't work too well. LB seemed a little nervous and forced telling stories. Fortunately, story-telling was kept to a minimum. Also odd was that the one number that didn't seem to work was Go Your Own Way. LB's mistake was playing it right after the epic power-ballad I'm So Afraid. The show gets five stars anyway. So in case it isn't obvious, don't miss Lindsey Buckingham.

Photo Gallery by Music News Nashville... 
26 Really great shots of Lindsey!



This cracked me up last night... An after show snap shot of Lindsey... with explanation in the Tweet below.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham Shuffle Setlist + Photos >> Videos and Observations

Verizon Center - July 27, 2012
Last night in Washington, Stevie performed the same set she performed in Nashville on the 24th... Moonlight and Annabel Lee are still out of the set and Stand Back moved ahead of Soldiers Angel.  She's sounding really loud and strong and seems to have gotten over whatever issues she was having with her throat.  No duets were performed with Rod again last night.  He didn't introduce her set either which was something he started last year, continued at the beginning of this jaunt, but seems to have stopped doing as well...  The mini photos below are by ML Layton via Getty.  Rod and Stevie continue on in Pittsburgh, PA tonight.


Check out the twirls she gives us at about 5:25... Looks very cool!

Stevie was really powerful sounding last night

Photo Tweeted by Verizon Center
The Franklin Theater - July 27, 2012
Seems to be a little setlist change (or addition) for Mr. Buckingham as well.  Last night in Franklin, TN - two shows into this leg of the tour, he pulls out Rock Away Blind!  Well that didn't take long!!  Seems to be a fan favourite wherever he plays and a request he's willing to fulfill... No video/photos or reviews from the sold out show have surfaced yet...

Lindsey met up with Walter Egan after the show... Walter also met up with Stevie too when she played Nashville the other night - along with former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Billy Burnette.  It's kinda trippy seeing all these old friends back together again!

Next up for Lindsey is Atlanta, GA at Center Stage Theatre Tonight.

Photos posted on Facebook

Friday, July 27, 2012

Lindsey Buckingham Reviewed | Stevie Nicks Silk Screened | Bella Donna Celebrates & Micks Picks

An Evening With Lindsey Buckingham

I have seen Fleetwood Mac from outside an arena, along with 500 other people who couldn't get a ticket for the Rumours tour; inside the same packed arena for the Tusk tour; Stevie Nicks solo in an arena setting; and, last night, Lindsey Buckingham in a smaller, more intimate but still packed venue. I enjoyed them all.

Short but stellar: Lindsey Buckingham's solo concert at Birmingham's Alys Stephens Center 
by Mary Colurso

A stellar solo concert. An attentive, appreciative group of listeners filled the majority of seats in the concert hall and gave Buckingham several standing ovations. The choral balcony was blocked with curtains; the venue holds about 1,100 people in that configuration.

Read the full review at

Photos below by: Jessica | Tommy Terrell

BELLA DONNA Celebrates it's 31st Birthday Today...

Bella Donna, the debut album by Stevie Nicks was released on this day (July 27th) in 1981.  The album hit #1 on Billboards Top 200 Albums Chart September 5, 1981 remaining for one week and has sold in excess of 4 million copies in the United States.  Stevie's first solo album had four substantial hits during 1981 and 1982: Stop Draggin' My Heart Around, Leather and Lace, Edge of Seventeen and After The Glitter Fades.

The album also marks the first recordings that feature Stevie's backing vocalists, Sharon Celani and Lori Nicks, both still on stage with her today.

If you don't have the album in your library... Today's the day to get it.  Amazon in the US has a deal on right now. The physical CD is $4.99 while the MP3 Digital album is $5.99.

Buy on Amazon

Print Mafia have put together a cool Stevie / Rod retro poster to commemorate their Nashville show the other night... 16 x 20 print will set you back $25.  They have a huge selection of Silk Screen hand made posters to load your walls with... Cool creative stuff if you ask me!

Take a look at their site

Mick Fleetwood: my 11 greatest recordings of all time 
Fleetwood Mac sticksman names his biggies

Check it out at Music Radar

Boxscore: Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart - Cincinnati - July 21st

Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks 
Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, Ohio July 21, 2012 
Gross: $827,913 
Tickets Sold: 12,155 / Tickets Available: 12,155 
Shows: 1 / Sellouts: 1 
Ticket Prices: $149.50, $27.50 
Promoter: Live Nation 

Here's "DREAMS" from
Nashville, TN - July 24, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Rod Stewart And Stevie Nicks Live in Nashville 
The Bridgestone Arena - July 24, 2012
17 beautiful shots of Rod and Stevie last night in Nashville.
Photo By Kate Cauthen, via American Songwriter
(click the "NEXT" link in the upper right hand side to flip from photo to photo)

Rod Stewart And Stevie Nicks Turn Back The Clock In Nashville
By Evan Schlansky

Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart did not duet during their double bill last night, as they’ve done frequently on their joint Heart and Soul tour. Nick’s voice was bothering her, she said, which was probably the reason why (unless they’re sick of each other by now).

Still, they made the perfect pair; Nicks’ classic rock radio-ready sound and hippie ethos combined perfectly with Stewart’s cavalcade of hits, for a night of sheer sing-along goodness and rock and roll bliss.

Rock and Roll
Secret Love
Gold Dust Woman
Stand Back
Soldier’s Angel
For What It’s Worth
Edge of Seventeen

"Moonlight" was out again last night, plus Stevie and Rod didn't perform their duets during Rods set.

Most of Landslide
This video is from the beginning... 

The second Landslide Video captures the ending
Stevie at the end is pretty emotional.  She was emotional going into the song... Her throat is still giving her some issues and she's likely relieved she made it through the show + she received a really warm response from Nashville... Stevie mentions Bob Welch's passing at the end of her Thank You's.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lindsey Buckingham Sells Out Another Venue! + Stevie Nicks Shortens set

August 17, 2012 - Baton Rouge, LA - Manship Theater

Congratulations to Lindsey... This is the 3rd show reporting a sell-out on the upcoming leg of his tour...

Don't be left out... Get your tickets today.  Hit the tour dates button at the top of the page or this link to buy tickets.

Riverbend Music Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
July 21, 2012

A bunch of things happened/changed at the Cincinnati show last Saturday, July 21st when Stevie appeared with Rod at Riverbend Music Center.

1. She wore shade.
2. She hauled out the frilly dress, which we haven't seen this tour.
3. She didn't perform the usual two songs with Rod during his set.
4. She added Enchanted back in the set and Moonlight was dropped.

Photographer Craig Weiglein was at the show... He took these snappy pics.  Check out his gallery on the Riverbend Music Center Facebook Page.