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Eccentric Nicks likes her freedom

(Photo: Herbert W. Worthington III)
(Photo: Herbert W. Worthington III)

The ex-Fleetwood Mac singer isn’t bound by trends or ties to her former group.

Stevie Nicks believes in angels. In fact, she believes they helped arrange her current concert tour.

”The angels cleared everything in my life so I could concentrate on this,” she says matter-of-factly. ”I believe angels protect us all.”

And that’s not all Nicks believes. When talking to the singer, she’s never far from expressing some kind of New Age faith. No matter what you ask, she ends her answer with something like:

”If you keep a positive attitude, things will work out.”

Or: ”When one door closes, another one opens.”

Or: ”We all go back to the sea.”

All of which only further endears the ethereal singer to her fans.

With a new album just out — Street Angel, her fifth — and a year-long tour, Nicks has sustained the most productive solo career of any former member of Fleetwood Mac.

This despite being a figure of easy ridicule. For years, Nicks has been lampooned in some circles as a kind of rock dinosaur, at 46 still writing badly embroidered school-girl poetry while wearing the same suede platforms and elaborate shawls as in her ’70s heyday.

Still, Nicks wears her lack of trendiness as a badge of honor.

Nicks says the lacy look always appealed to her.

”Even when I was little, I loved the idea of seeing grandmother’s clothes,” she says. ”I’m fascinated by garments that are 100 years old. And being in Fleetwood Mac, I got to travel the world and buy these beautiful things.”

Not that Fleetwood Mac was all joy and shopping sprees. In fact, Nicks says she’s glad the superstar era of her life with the group has ended so she can concentrate ”on singing and writing. I don’t need to headline massive arenas. I need to make music and entertain — to find an intimacy with people.”

It also pleases Nicks that she no longer has to balance a solo career with any Fleetwood Mac duties. Before the group’s final breakup in 1991, Nicks says that whenever she returned from a solo tour, the rest of the band already would be working in the studio ”and they wouldn’t be very happy with me.”

Worse, Nicks had to endure the barbs of ex-lover and Fleetwood Mac producer Lindsey Buckingham.

”I make Lindsey cringe,” Nicks says flatly. ”He says, “How can she be so popular? She can’t sing or write music.’ Everything I did that was successful would make his hair stand on end.”

Still, what has long embarrassed some about Nicks — her exaggerated femininity, her vague and dainty lyrics — makes others swoon. If anything, the singer knows that the last thing her fans want is a trendy Nicks.

”I think people like the fact that I don’t change,” she explains. ”They think, “If she stays the same, then it means she’ll always be with us.”

Even at 46, Stevie Nicks still is partial to the elaborate shawls she’s worn since Fleetwood Mac’s ’70s heyday.

Jim Farber / New York Daily News / July 29, 1994


LIVE IN CONCERT (2023-2024)

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FEB 10, 2024
Mark G Etess Arena
Atlantic City, NJ

FEB 14, 2024
UBS Arena
Belmont Park, NY

FEB 17, 2024
CFG Bank Arena
Baltimore, MD

FEB 21, 2024
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Greenville, SC

FEB 24, 2024
Hard Rock Live
Hollywood, FL

FEB 28, 2024
Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, LA

MAR 3, 2024
CHI Health Center
Omaha, NE

MAR 6, 2024
Simmons Bank Arena
North Little Rock, AR

MAR 9, 2024
AT&T Stadium
Arlington, TX
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MAY 3, 2024 – MAY 5, 2024
Lovin’ Life Fest
Charlotte, NC

MAY 7, 2024
Enterprise Center
St Louis, MO

MAY 10, 2024
WinStar World Casino & Resort
Thackerville, OK

MAY 14, 2024
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN

MAY 18, 2024
Frost Bank Center
San Antonio, TX

MAY 21, 2024
Yaamava’ Resort & Casino – Yaamava’ Theater
Highland, CA

MAY 24, 2024
BottleRock Napa Valley
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MAY 27, 2024
Delta Center
Salt Lake City, UT

MAY 30, 2024
Ball Arena
Denver, CO

Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN

JUN 9 
Mohegan Sun Casino
Uncasville, CT

JUN 12
MVP Arena
Albany, NY

JUN 15 
Hersheypark Stadium
Hershey, PA

JUN 18
Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids, MI

JUN 21, 2024
Soldier Field
Chicago, IL

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March 18, 2023
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May 12, 2023
Raleigh, NC
PNC Arena

May 16, 2023
Knoxville, TN
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Nissan Stadium

May 22, 2023
Atlanta, GA
State Farm Arena

May 25, 2023
Orlando, FL
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June 20, 2023
Toronto, ON (Canada)
Scotiabank Arena

June 23, 2023
Chicago, IL
United Center

June 27, 2023
Louisville, KY
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Ohio Stadium

August 8, 2023
Milwaukee, WI
Fiserv Forum

August 12, 2023
Houston, TX
Toyota Center

August 15, 2023
Austin, TX
Moody Center

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Arrowhead Stadium

September 23, 2023 – BILLY JOEL
Foxborough, MA
Gillette Stadium

September 27, 2023
Pittsburgh, PA
PPG Paints Arena

October 1, 2023
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden

October 4, 2023
Buffalo, NY
KeyBank Center

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M&T Bank Stadium

October 28, 2023
Memphis, TN
FedEx Forum

November 1, 2023
Savannah, GA
Enmarket Arena

November 4, 2023
Allentown, PA
PPL Center

November 7, 2023
Detroit, MI
Little Caesars Arena

November 10, 2023 – BILLY JOEL
Minneapolis, MN
U.S. Bank Stadium

November 29, 2023
San Diego, CA
Viejas Arena

December 2, 2023
Inglewood, CA
The Kia Forum

December 5, 2023
Palm Desert, CA
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December 12, 2023
Sacramento, CA
Golden 1 Center

December 15, 2023
San Francisco, CA
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2022 Tour

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Snowmass, CO
Labor Day 2022

Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL
September 8, 2022
September 10, 2022

Pine Knob Music Theatre
Clarkston, MI
September 13, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Sea Hear Now Festival
Asbury, NJ
September 17, 2022

Xfinity Center
Mansfield, MA
September 19, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Maine Savings Amphitheatre
Bangor, ME
September 22, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Sound on Sound Festival
Bridgeport, CT
September 24-25, 2022

Ohana Festival
Dana Point, CA
September 30, 2022

Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA
October 3, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Ak-Chin Pavilion

Phoenix, AZ
October 6, 2022
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Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

The Woodlands, TX
October 9, 2022
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Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Alpharetta, GA
October 12, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Ascend Amphitheater
Nashville, TN
October 16, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Credit One Stadium
Charleston, SC
October 19, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

PNC Music Pavilion
Charlotte, NC
October 22, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tampa, FL
October 25, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
West Palm Beach, FL
October 28, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Orion Amphitheatre
Huntsville, AL
October 31, 2022


Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The Woodlands, TX
November 2, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Ak-Chin Pavilion
Phoenix, AZ
November 5, 2022
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