Friday, July 22, 2011

Lindsey Buckingham Adds A November Date + Stevie Nicks Adds an Opening Act

Lindsey Buckingham extended his tour dates into November by adding a date on November 12th in Salina, Kansas at the Stiefel Theatre. On sale dates haven't been announced yet. They will go on sale via Ticketmaster with ticket prices ranging from $39 - $47.

Stevie mentioned in various interviews that Lindsey was touring until Christmas, and with this November date, it looks like we can see the month of November start to fill up!  Hey Lindsey... How about Providence!

Stevie Nicks has approached Michael Grimm to be her opening act on the North American portion of her In Your Dreams Tour running August 9th through September 4th. Lots of buzz going on at Michaels Facebook page with this announcement. Final dates that Michael will appear haven't been determined yet... More to come.  Michael Grimm was the winner on the 5th season of America's Got Talent.

Tickets for both Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks can be found on either Ticketmaster or Live Nation.

Tours are hot again (Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks Make Top 10)

Big acts mean bigger numbers

Ticket sales for concerts are up even though prices are higher With acts like U2, Kenny Chesney, Bon Jovi and Lady Gaga leading the way, the concert touring business is enjoying a healthy comeback this year after struggling in 2010.

In the first six months of 2011, total grosses for the top 100 North American tours was $ 1.12 billion. That’s up $ 157 million or 16.2% over the same period last year, according to Pollstar, which tracks the live music industry. The total number of tickets sold was 16.7 million, a 5.3% increase, but surprisingly, the average ticket price was up 10.2%, or $ 6.25, to a record $ 67.02.

Through the end of June, U2’ s 360 tour was the runaway top moneymaker, raking in $ 85.8 million and selling 979,000 tickets to 14 North American stadium shows with an average gross of $ 7.8 million.

Pollstar editor Gary Bongiovanni says artists and promoters have helped the upturn by taking a more conservative approach in terms of venue size, frequency of return to certain markets and number of markets played. He says the higher prices weren’t expected coming off a year with lower grosses and ticket sales. But many of this year’s shows offer audiences good value for their dollars.

" What’s happening is that some artists are combining with a stronger support act, almost a co-bill situation,” Bongiovanni says, pointing to package tours such as Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks, New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys, and George Strait, Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack.

Source: USA Today

Video Killed The Radio Star

Fleetwood Mac: Mick Fleetwood discusses Fleetwood Mac's most famous music videos, including Big Love and Gypsy, and reveals how they affected his band's public profile and artistic direction.

Saturday 23rd July at 9:30pm on Sky Arts
Saturday 23rd July at 9:30pm on Sky Arts HD
Sunday 24th July at 9:30am on Sky Arts
Sunday 24th July at 9:30am on Sky Arts HD
Sunday 24th July at 4:30pm on Sky Arts
Sunday 24th July at 4:30pm on Sky Arts HD

Thursday, July 21, 2011

STEVIE NICKS on JAY LENO Thursday July 28, 2011

Stevie Nicks performed her most recent single "For What It's Worth"

Stevie Nicks Credits Iconic Onstage Looks To Weight Gain

Lady Gaga may have cornered the meat dress market and Rihanna may have a patent on her whips and chains costumes but when it comes to creating an on-stage persona, these girls take a backseat to the original fashion forward performer -- Stevie Nicks.

“It was very conscious to have a look,” Nicks tells me. “I went out in 1973 with Fleetwood Mac and just went out and packed a suitcase with my street clothes. We stayed at very nice hotels and I immediately gained 10 lbs. I was horrified every single day trying to put together some kind of an acceptable outfit to wear on stage. So when I got home from that tour I met with a designer and said I need a uniform, I need something that is fantastic that I can wear. I need two skirts, two leotards, two pairs of fantastic boots, a little English riding jacket [and] a long black chiffon scarf. I need like the Donna Karen’s seven pieces. And she made it.”

Soon Nicks' style wasn't only making its appearance onstage but on the streets across the country -- fans and non-fans alike wanted a piece of her gothic Bohemian look.

“I loved seeing people dressed like me because I thought this is just like creating a song,” Nicks laughs. “Creating this outfit is like creating a song. Yesterday I spent all day at the very same designer designing 17 new outfits. I’m still, to this day, putting together really great little things. I’m single handedly bringing back the Victorian ball gown.”

Earlier this month Nicks celebrated her seventh solo album, "In Your Dreams," and is planning on a Fall tour. "In Your Dreams" has debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 52,000 copies in its first week.

“When I write in my journal, as opposed to going back and reading what I wrote last night or a week ago, I tend to say better to just keep going than spend your time reading what you already wrote,” Nicks tells me. “I don’t want to be inspired by what I already wrote. I don’t want to rewrite "Edge Of Seventeen" and I also don’t listen to other music either especially when I’m getting ready to do a record. I don’t want to subconsciously take something from someone else. I want it to be totally from me. So I pretty much live in an instrumental world. If I’m listening to music when I’m not working I’m listening to instrumental music.”

And not looking back seems to be working for the singer -- according to the 63-year-old, she only gets better with age.

“I think this is really my best album and I say that as humbly as possible," Nicks says. "But I believe that."

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Stevie Nicks Scheduled on Being Jann with Jann Arden

Stevie Nicks will be a guest on Being Jann with Jann Arden a Summertime CBC Radio One show that airs each Saturday Morning on CBC Radio One in Canada and also on Sirius channel 159.  Broadcast times for the show are:

Radio One: Saturdays at 10 a.m., Sundays at 1 a.m.
Sirius Radio: Saturdays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 4 p.m. ET

Stevie's interview with Jann, which has already taken place, is set to air on the last show of the Summer - so this interview will be something to look forward to near the end of August.

A little about the host: Jann Arden is an award-winning Canadian recording artist who has released 8 studio albums since 1993's Time For Mercy.  She scored a massive international hit the following year with 'Insensitive' from 1994's Living Under June.  She's the author of two books, a painter, writes a monthly column for Elle Magazine and considered to be one of Canada's best-loved entertainers.  PLUS she's hilarious!

The CBC offers podcasts of Jann's past shows - check them out at the CBC website HERE.

Jann Arden's official website 
Jann Arden on Facebook
Jann Arden on Twitter

Looking forward to the show!

Press Release: Stevie Nicks Will be Performing 'Soldiers Angel' at American Thunder Music Festival

Source: Reprise Records
July 19, 2011

Stevie Nicks to Join Jeff Bridges and John Fogerty at American Thunder Music Festival at Legendary Sturgis, Buffalo Chip August 11, 2011

All-Star Concert Will Benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation, in Celebration of the Men and Women of the United States Military and Their Families

STURGIS, SD--(Marketwire - Jul 19, 2011) - The first annual American Thunder Music Festival has added Stevie Nicks to the lineup that already includes John Fogerty. The all-star concert is scheduled to take place on Thursday, August 11th, at the Legendary Buffalo Chip.

"I am honored to join Jeff Bridges for this show in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. I feel proud to show my love for returning vets and their families and to honor their bravery," commented Nicks -- a longtime supporter of returning vets. Nicks' new CD, "In Your Dreams," includes the poignant, Nicks penned original song "Soldiers Angel" which she was inspired to write following her many visits to Walter Reed Hospital and Bethesda Medical Center. Nicks will be performing the song at the Festival and it is sure to be one of many highlights of this historic show.

"Stevie's support for the men and women who serve is almost as legendary as her voice," said Bridges. "Her songs and distinctive voice have become part of the very fabric of America."

"With so many service men and women returning from the battle field, it's critical that we honor their service by helping them return to their local communities," said Bob Woodruff, ABC News Anchor, and Co-Founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. "Because there are people like Jeff Bridges, John Fogerty and Stevie Nicks, who lend their distinctive voices to this cause, I have no doubt our fellow Americans will help us say 'thank you' to those who serve."

"Stevie Nicks' song 'Soldiers Angel' is the most beautiful song I've ever heard about wounded warriors and those who comfort them," said David Clark, founder of American Thunder. "We're all honored to have her participate."

Funds raised at American Thunder will benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation that invests in programs that connect troops to the services they need, including physical rehabilitation and counseling, education, employment and financial assistance, as well as help with larger issues like homelessness and suicide.

Continue to the rest of the release

Monday, July 18, 2011

Followers of Stevie Nicks' tangled personal life will find songs about old lovers on In Your Dreams

This article has been making the rounds... It first appeared in the June 22nd edition of The Daily Telegraph out of the UK HERE, then again in the July 7th issue of The Ottawa Citizen out of Canada HERE and now The Sydney Morning Herald has picked up the article which they ran in the Spectrum Magazine July 9-10.

Station Adds.... "For What It's Worth" Stevie Nicks Single

3 Stations so far have picked up "For What It's Worth"
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No need for panic, this is the first week the single was available for stations to play... The station adds will increase as the weeks go on.

[Update July 19th]

1 more Station add, KWAV, Monterey, CA...
WJXB AC - Knoxville, TN is also spinning the track
KOHO FM has also been playing Italian Summer quite frequently.

Stevie Nicks: What I Know About Men...

From the Sunday Age Magazine, July 17, 2011 - Australia

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Win Tickets to Stevie Nicks at Newcastle Entertainment Centre Australia

Whether you love Stevie Nicks from her Fleetwood Mac days, have joined the craze after her appearance on hit show Glee, or have a friend or parent who would appreciate the tickets make sure you enter our giveaway to score a double pass to her show at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre this November.

Stevie Nicks fronted the legendary Fleetwood Mac, moved on to a solo career and is touring to promote her new album In Your Dreams. The album was co-produced with Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), who will be joining Stevie, and special guest Brian McFadden, on stage for this tour. In a review of the album, Nicks has been described as ‘the gypsy queen in royal form’ by Rolling Stone.

After appearing on Glee with the classic ‘Landslide’, Nicks has created a new generation of fans and revived Fleetwood Mac, sending their 1977 album Rumours to number two on the Australian charts.

To enter, click below. You have several chances to gain entries – the more entries, the better chance you have at heading along to the Newcastle show, presented by McManus Entertainment.

The competition will close on 31 August.

More Details + Entry Form at Urban Insider


Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks are still dominating the Australian Music Charts both placing multiple titles on various charts.

Stevie Nicks re-enters this week's Top 40 DVD chart in Australia at # 39 with her gold selling 2009 Live in Chicago release. On the Top Catalogue Chart, Crystal Visions moves up this week to # 21 from # 48 last week. On the Top 100 Albums Chart In Your Dreams in it's 10th week of release and 7th week in the Top 100 drops from # 63 last week to # 72 this week. Gains were made this past week in Ireland where in it's 3rd week of release in Ireland In Your Dreams moves from # 61 to # 48.

On the Top 100 UK Albums Chart In Your Dreams moves down to # 55 from # 37 last week in it's 3rd week on the UK Top 100.  Stevie's first single from the album "Secret Love" moves up to # 28 from # 44 last week on the Top 100 UK Radio Airplay Charts with a total of 339 plays on monitored UK radio stations.  The single also remains on BBC Radio 2's A-List for the week commencing July 16th guaranteeing multiple plays for the next week across many BBC Radio 2 programs.  Secret Love has been on the BBC Radio 2 A-List since June 11th.

Stevie Nicks speaks extensively about "Secret Love" with Access Hollywood

Fleetwood Mac on the Australian Charts gain on all levels. On the Top 40 DVD Chart, The Dance moves from # 31 to # 23 this week.  Fleetwood Mac's The Very Best Of moves up one spot to the # 2 position on the Top 50 Catalogue Chart, Rumours moves up one spot to # 4 on the catalogue chart and The Greatest Hits holds down # 32 for a second week.  On the Top 100 Albums Chart, Rumours moves up to # 30 from # 35 last week, also moving up a couple of places on the Top 50 Digital Albums chart # 27 to # 25.

# 48 (61) Ireland - Top 100 Albums Chart week ending 07/14/2011 (Week 3)
# 55 (37) UK - Top 100 Albums Chart week ending 07/23/2011) (Week 3)
# 72 (63) Australia - Top 100 Albums Chart week ending 07/18/2011

# 21 ( 48) Australia - Top 50 Catalogue Chart week ending 07/18/2011

# 39 ( -) Australia - Top 40 Music DVD Chart week ending 07/18/2011 - RE-ENTRY

# 11 ( 11) The Netherlands - Top 50 Catalogue Chart week ending 7/16/2011
# 04 ( 05) Australia - Top 50 Catalogue Chart week ending 07/18/2011
# 30 ( 35) Australia - Top 50 Albums Chart week ending 07/18/2011
# 25 ( 27) Australia - Top 50 Digital Albums Chart week ending 07/18/2011

# 32 (32) Australia - Top 50 Catalogue Chart week ending 07/18/2011

# 02 ( 3) Australia - Top 50 Catalogue Chart  week ending 07/18/2011

# 23 ( 31) Australia - Top 40 Music DVD Chart week ending 07/18/2011