Showing posts with label Stevie Nicks Live 2010. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stevie Nicks Live 2010. Show all posts

Friday, November 05, 2010

Dave Stewart and Stevie Nicks: Audio Shout Out....... From The Last Day In The Studio

Dave and Stevie... give us an audio update...
Very cool of them to do this!
Hit the image to be taken to the site for the audio:
So cool!

Friday, September 03, 2010


Stevie ranked #35 on this weeks Billboard Boxscore chart for her show in Santa Barbara August 4, 2010.

Stevie Nicks Santa Barbara Bowl
Santa Barbara, Calif.
Aug. 4, 2010
Gross: $281,085
Attendance / Available Tickets : 3,629 / 4,565
Shows: 1 / 0
Ticket Price Range: $123, $43
Promoter: Nederlander Concerts

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

(REVIEW) Stevie Nicks' voice clear, stunning at MGM Grand show

The Sun Chronicle

Stevie Nicks tours even when she isn't really touring.

The stellar rock singer performed Saturday night at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, the last of just six dates on a mini-tour.

Nicks is scheduled to come out with a new solo album in March, which likely will mean a longer tour, however.

Nicks, 62, the singer and songwriter for Fleetwood Mac along with Lindsey Buckingham, and the group's most popular member, sang several of that supergroup's hits along with her own material.

She stayed away from any new songs, fearing they would end up on the Internet before her seventh album and the first one since 2001 comes out. But she explained one reason she decided to do a few concerts was because she finds making an album "very solitary."

Her new songs are being co-written with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics.

Nicks' voice remains as stunning as ever, and that was clear after the opening songs in which the lyrics were a bit difficult to hear.

Kicking off with "Fall From Grace" from her 2001 album, "Outside the Rain" from her first album, "Bella Donna," a No. 1 from 1981 and her best effort, segued into Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams."

That No. 1 song was off the phenomenal 1977 Grammy-winning "Rumours" album that has sold over 25 million copies and led to a cover of Tom Petty's country-rock tune, "You Wreck Me."

Nicks had a big hit with a duet with Petty on her first album, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around."

Nicks' "Sorcerer" featured a riveting solo from her longtime lead guitarist and music director, Waddy Wachtel.

Nicks stretched her voice at the tail end of "Gold Dust Woman," also from "Rumours." Here she really displayed her mystic pose in her black outfit and shawl.

"If Anyone Falls in Love," another solo number, preceded a fast-paced Bob Segar song, "Face the Promise."

There was a sweet piano introduction for "Rhiannon," the group's first hit, off "Fleetwood Mac," the 1975 No. 1 and first album with Buckingham and Nicks.

Nicks performed her famous twirl on her solo smash, "Stand Back," a No. 5 song from 1983's "Wild Heart" that had Prince on keyboards.

Nicks' voice was brilliant and Wachtel was on acoustic for the simply stunning "Landslide" from "Fleetwood Mac."

The smooth "How Still My Love," off her first album, led to solos by the drummer and percussionist.

Another of Nicks' big solo hits, "Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove)" from 1982, showcased the organ.

The appreciative singer shook hands with dozens of fans along the front of the stage before returning for the encore, a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll," and her "Love Is."

Read more of this review at

Nicks was backed up by two female singers - one her sister-in-law. The band was filled out by a bassist and second guitarist.

Nicks' popular "I Can't Wait" didn't make the song list.

Nicks and Buckingham brought a California flavor to the former British blues band of Fleetwood Mac, and they shot the group to worldwide fame when they joined the group in the mid-70s, adding harmony and exceptional songwriting.

Nicks has been nominated for seven Grammys and has inspired many female singers over the years.

Nicks was born Stephanie Nicks in Phoenix, and came out with one album with Buckingham before joining Fleetwood Mac.

Monday, August 30, 2010

(Review) Stevie Nicks a strong, elegant, presence at Foxwoods

By Margaret Smith
GateHouse News Service
August 30, 2010
Mashantucket, Conn. —

The glamorous trappings were there – the black lace, the white shawl, blond hair – but for Stevie Nicks and her packed house at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Saturday, the thread throughout was the beat.

The Fleetwood Mac principal and solo performer, synonymous with all things ethereal, took to the stage with an elegant presence underscored by a strong, percussive sound. Her imagery and characters may have a celestial touch, but her delivery was firmly planted on terra firma.

With a back screen projecting elemental images – such as falling rain, and for “Edge of Seventeen,” the archetypal white-winged dove, soaring in dream-like slow motion through space – the set list was a delight for Nicks fans with much-loved favorites, such as “Dreams,” “Rhiannon,” and “Stand Back.”

But, the woman who gave rock its feminine side also drew inspiration from some of the guys -- with inspired renditions of songs by Bob Seger, her long-time friends Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and ended with a nod to the past – Led Zeppelin’s “Rock And Roll.”

Standards such as “Gold Dust Woman” – the dark, heady exit cut on Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” – probably did as much as Bauhaus’ “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” to inspire a generation of gothic bands. On this night, the song’s sepulchral spirit lived again, only fresh, new, and disquieting as ever.

Nicks gave a much-deserved nod to her band, and long-time musical director, Waddy Wachtel, for helping to bring the vitality to a body of work sometimes dismissed as flighty and delicate, and detached from worldly cares.

But this has never really been true. Few coming of age songs resonate are as plaintive “Landslide,” which evoked a spontaneous, choir-like response as the audience sang along. Or “Edge of Seventeen,” which is more than about a longing for a forbidden love; it’s a mature woman’s acceptance of its truth.

And, “Still of The Night ”and “Outside The Rain,” from Nicks’ first solo album, “Bella Donna,” not as celebrated as other songs from this album, but jewels in their unadorned arrangements, and lyrics filled with passion and yearning for resolution.

In recent years, Nicks has infused a great deal more playful banter with her audience in her shows, with charmingly self-deprecating references to “Alice in Wonderland” and many warm salutes to people in her life who have inspired her works. It's hard not to feel that everyone is friends at her concert, because that is how she treats her audience -- another enduring Nicks hallmark.

The only missing feature was a signature of Nicks’ performances – changes of costume, each signifying various facets of the identities evoked in her songs.

But this too many signify a sea change – in case anyone should doubt it, it always has been about the music, and a great music maker who now as ever does more than just rock a little.


Stevie was spotted at the Borgata in Atlantic City on August 26th - Stevie (in town playing the Trump Taj Mahal) dined at Bobby Flay Steak on Thursday night.

Stevie seems to enjoy her steak houses!... She was spotted back in March of this year in Santa Barbara at Boa Steak House Link to post

Sunday, August 29, 2010

(Review) Stevie Nicks' Voice Left Something To Be Desired At MGM Grand

By THOMAS KINTER, Special To The Courant
Hartford Courant

Stevie Nicks holds one of the most substantial 1980s pop music legacies thanks to her work alone and as a member of Fleetwood Mac. Her show Saturday night at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods casino in Mashantucket was her final stop on a brief run of summer dates, a fresh chance to polish up that chest of memories, even if Nicks is not quite capable of getting them to shine like they once did.

A husky, nasal edge is still her voice's defining trait, but a tool with fewer fine motor skills than it once possessed. The 62-year-old Nicks hammered away in the most general of fashions at her opener, "Fall from Grace," though she had some trouble competing with the robust chug of her 9-piece band.

Nicks sang with an almost detached quality, tugging at the long fabric strands that dangled from her microphone stand while floating through "Outside the Rain" with a nonchalant remove from any spark it may hold. Her phrasing had a scattershot quality, doing the popular Fleetwood Mac song "Dreams" no favors.

Nicks draped her voice over lyrics like it was a horse blanket, which made for a shapeless inflation of "Sorcerer" and a rasp-lined meander through "Gold Dust Woman" that was more insistent than artful. Her singing was the least melodic component of "If Anyone Falls," splattering against its roomy sway.

The show was a dawdler, taking nearly two hours for 15 songs, among which were covers of Tom Petty's "You Wreck Me" and Bob Seger's "Face the Promise," each a feasible vehicle for the percussive jabs that remain within her vocal range. Songs from her own history are much as they ever have been, but her stewardship of them has changed, to the point that she was most effective when she dialed back her singing, resorting to nearly spoken-word handling to make "Landslide" a cool, understated treat.

Nicks remains one of rock's most prominent shawl advocates, sporting them for a number of tunes and holding one aloft while spinning slowly to the bounding pulse of "Stand Back" when not trumpeting its lyrics. Her closing delivery of "Edge of Seventeen" was so much filler in a rendition that had more than its share, from the dragged-out drum solo that preceded it to the flabby jam that extended its back end.

She avoided tunes from her forthcoming album in the encore as she had during her show — she has spoken out against posting of clips online as spoilers for new work, and so isn't giving anyone the chance. Instead, she served as more of a passenger than driver in Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll," but moved to a comfortable finale with a stroll through the puffy "Love Is," evoking hints of the past without ever quite recapturing it.


Stevie Nicks at the MGM Grand
August 29, 2010
by: Donnie Moorhouse

MASHANTUCKET - It came during “Stand Back,” her signature pirouette with shawl-covered arms outstretched, looking like a bird in flight as the band revved on.

Stevie Nicks took a break from a recording session to mount a quick, six-show tour that included a stop at the Grand Theater at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods on Saturday night. She performed a two-hour set that featured many of her classic hits and some choice covers.

Full Review


I had to post this... From Al Ortiz facebook page... The Final Bow at MGM Foxwoods last night... Cool shot of the audience from the stage - maybe you can pick yourself out in the shot.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

(PHOTOS) STEVIE NICKS - Atlantic City, NJ - Trump Taj Mahal

STEVIE NICKS Looking Really Good in
Atlantic City Last Night - August 27, 2010
Photos By: Donald Kravitz/Getty Images



More Shots at Getty Images

Friday, August 27, 2010


The solo side of Stevie Nicks performs in Atlantic City Tonight
Courier Post

Stevie Nicks admits she's led a double life since the early 1980s. In one life, the ethereal singer stands front and center as a mainstay of the celebrated Fleetwood Mac. In the other, she flies solo.

And she couldn't be happier with the two sides of Stevie Nicks. The crossover keeps the juices flowing, keeps boredom at bay.

"Now I go back and forth and it's proved quite wonderful for me. I do Fleetwood Mac till I'm run ragged. I run ragged till the music plays out as Stevie Nicks. It's worked well all these many years," she said in a phone interview last week.

The solo Stevie Nicks brings her entourage to the Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal tonight as part of a very short tour this month, which included an earlier benefit concert for a cancer-stricken girl in Santa Barbara.

Meantime, Nicks has been busy in the studio recording her first solo album of new material since "Trouble in Shangri-La" in 2001, with the Eurhythmics' Dave Stewart as producer.

An Arizona native, Nicks has sold over 120 million albums, both solo and with Fleetwood Mac. She has seven Grammy nominations and, with Fleetwood Mac, won a Grammy for Album of the Year for "Rumours." As a member of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

With an almost ten year lag, Nicks said she wasn't going to make a new record. "But I woke up one day and said "I'll do it even if only one person buys it."

And she's glad she came to that conclusion. "I'm having the best experience I've ever had," Nicks said.

Working with Stewart on songs together was a first, she said.

"I've never written before with anyone in the same room. It never appealed to me. But this opened my eyes why Lennon and McCartney did this great writing as a team," she said.

Stewart also provides something Nicks lacks when creating a song: an almost endless supply of chords. "I know four chords on guitar and not as many on piano. Imagine what I can do with ten chords," she said.

The expanded musical vocabulary translates to expanded lyrical capacity as well. "I go through my poetry and pick something out. With Dave, I'm able to get more of each poem in there. I get these great whole stories in the songs," she said.

So far, she's worked on nine songs with Stewart. "The songs are spectacular. Another five were just mine. Once we weave it all together, it'll be fantastic," she said.

Don't expect Nicks to preview any of the spectacular songs in Atlantic City. "I never do songs I'm working on. Otherwise they'll be on YouTube the next day."

Nicks also believes playing new songs short changes the audience.

"If I go see my favorite band and they take out "Rhiannon" and "Stand Back" to put new ones in I would be disappointed. You can't make people listen to a bunch of new material no matter how good it is. I learned that a long time ago. We did that with (Fleetwood Mac's) "Rumours" tour and we almost got booed off stage."

Next year when the album comes out, she'll do up to three new numbers on stage.

The as-yet untitled record will debut 30 years after Nicks' first release, "Bella Donna," which yielded such hits as "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," "Leather and Lace," "Edge of Seventeen" and "After the Glitter Fades."

As for the other side of Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac is on hold right now. "When I'm done with this project I'll go back to Fleetwood Mac. I'm loyal to the group. I love my band," she said.

Stevie Nicks performs at 8 tonight at Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk. Ticket are $116, $96 and $76 and can be obtained by either calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420, on the web at or in person at the Taj Box Office. For box office hours and more information call (609) 449-5150.


VERONA, NY - August 25, 2010

 The way she's singing this live is pretty much exactly like the demo version she recorded in the mid-90's... I'm a little stunned that she says she doesn't really like the finished version that appears on Trouble in Shangri-La... That one is great too!  Just a little more polished... Plus Sarah McLaughlin sings it with her.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Stevie Nicks Talks Touring & New Music ("Wrote a Rock'n' Blues Song")

"The adrenaline coursing through Stevie Nicks is palpable, even over the phone. The Fleetwood Mac vocalist is pumped up about her forthcoming solo album and her mini-tour, making a stop tonight at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City."

"Much of the new material was inspired by a trip to Italy, which was just fantastic,'' Nicks said while calling from her Los Angeles home. "I wrote the most romantic ballad I've ever written that was inspired by my time in Rovello, Italy. I also wrote a rock 'n' blues song that kind of sounds like Canned Heat. You have to hear these songs.''

Nicks is anxious for her fans to experience her new tunes. However, you'll have to wait until the album drops in 2011.

"As much as I want everyone to hear the new songs, I can't do them live,'' Nicks said. "I don't want them on YouTube after the show looking and sounding terrible. When you hear these songs for the first time, I want you to hear them the way they should be heard.''

So when Nicks plays Atlantic City, expect an array of hits as well as some choice deep album cuts. But according to the veteran singer-songwriter, she will keep fans guessing throughout the show.

"You never know what I'll do,'' Nicks said. "I've resequenced my show. I'm a master at sequencing. I'm the one who sequenced for Fleetwood Mac. I sequenced "Rumours.' Everyone loves my sequences. They're fun.''

There's a serious side to the show. Nicks is donating proceeds to benefit an 8-year-old fan, who is suffering from cancer.

"Her name is Cecilia, and she was diagnosed with a very rare cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma,'' Nicks said. "It's a rare soft-tissue cancer. It has just devastated her family.''

Nicks will be selling "Team Cecilia'' T-shirts with a silkscreen of the pop-rock icon's art.

"I've been so fortunate,'' Nicks said. "I lost my best friend to leukemia in 1981, and I've had so much success with Fleetwood Mac. How can I not do something?''

With her mini-tour and her new album in the wings, Nicks doesn't have much time for Fleetwood Mac, but she insists that she'll be back with her band at some point.

"It's busy now,'' Nicks said. "I want to complete my album, then tour behind it next summer. Once that cycle ends, I can definitely see myself getting back in the studio for another album with Fleetwood Mac or at least going on tour with the band. We did a world tour (in 2009) and did 83 dates. We've had too many good times, and we have all of those great songs.''

Nicks, who still exudes a youthful ardor, hopes to write material for many years.

"I really feel like a teenager at times,'' Nicks said. "I'm just so inspired. I can't see stopping writing. I'm still seeing parts of the world for the first time, and it's moving me. I still have to express myself as a writer and, of course, as a performer.''

Backstage with Stevie Nicks - Turning Stone Review

Backstage with Stevie Nicks : News :

By: Matt Mulcahy

The distinctive raspy alto of Stevie Nicks soared through the hall as she led her two back up vocalists in a tightly harmonized second encore of "Love is..." This poetically crafted question and answer lyric was the only one of the evening where her adoring fans did not join her in singing. That's because she had never before performed the song live. She explained to the audience as their applause faded how she wrote it in 1995. A couple of arrangements have made her recordings, but recently digging through her personal archives brought her back to this pealed back version. The piano, two singers and Stevie.

(PHOTOS & VIDEO) Stevie Nicks - Gold Dust Woman

Stevie Nicks Verona, NY
August 25, 2010
Photos by: granitdog


Last night I had the extreme pleasure of seeing Stevie Nicks perform at the Turning Stone Casino & Event Center in Verona NY, and I could only describe the experience as magical.

(PHOTOS) STEVIE NICKS - Verona, NY August 25, 2010

Stevie Nicks Verona, NY
August 25, 2010
Photos by: Hejiranyc

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Stevie Nicks Finds New Inspiration, Talks About New Album
Rock Icon Stevie Nicks takes a break from recording her new album with Dave Stewart to play the Taj Mahal Aug. 27.
Atlantic City Weekly
by: Michael Pritchard

The last time Stevie Nicks played Atlantic City, in June 2009, she played Boardwalk Hall, the city’s big room, surrounded by a few band mates you may have heard of — Lindsay Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, you know, Fleetwood Mac.

But Friday, Aug. 27, Nicks switches to her other side, as a solo artist, when she plays the Trump Taj Mahal.

And in either incarnation, whether she’s Mac’s “Gold Dust Woman” or her own “White Winged Dove,” Nicks is an icon in both settings. And she’s comfortable in both, she says in a telephone interview with Atlantic City Weekly from her Los Angeles home.

“You know, the two are very different,” she says. “There’s something to be said for the great huge hall and [playing for] 18,000 people in New Zealand. But then there’s the small venues that are much more intimate. And you can’t be that in the huge venues. You’re very far from the people.

“But when you’re in a small venue, it’s like way back in the beginning when you were playing clubs, even though it’s way bigger than a club [the Taj Mahal’s Etess Arena can seat 5,000], there’s still a little of that vibe. But there’s a lot to be said about both and I’m one of those very lucky people who gets to play both.”

And at 62, she’s also lucky enough to pick and choose her spots. Nicks isn’t currently on tour. In fact, she’s in the middle of writing and recording a new album (her seventh) with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, a project she speaks about with excitement and a little bit of wonder.

Yet, this month, she’s taking a break from the album and doing a brief five-concert tour.

“About two and a half months ago, my manager called and said, ‘I know you’re doing a record, but how would you like to do five shows in August?’ And I said basically, ‘You know I’m doing a record.’ And he said, ‘I know, but it’s good to work and in this economy ... maybe it would be a good idea for you to do this. Because if you do, it will be like you worked this year. And that’s always a good thing.’

“So I said basically, ‘You’re telling me that that’s what you want me to do?’” she says. “He said, ‘I think you should do it’ so I said, ‘OK, cool. We’ll break for the month of August.’”

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