Stevie Nicks performs "Leather and Lace" with Don Henley at his benefit show for Southwest Center for Diversity in Phoenix. (Photo: Debbi Radford)

Don Henley and Friends benefit: Sheer delight

Stevie Nicks performs "Leather and Lace" with Don Henley at his benefit show for Southwest Center for Diversity in Phoenix. (Photo: Debbi Radford)
Stevie Nicks performs “Leather and Lace” with Don Henley at his benefit show for the Southwest Center for Diversity in Phoenix. (Photo: Debbi Radford)

Put Don Henley and some famous friends in the intimate Union Hall and give them two hours and 45 minutes to play around. The results: A solid afternoon of music that moved a boomer-heavy crowd to blissful proportions.

Opening with a sweet harmonic “Mr. Tambourine Man” by ex-Byrd Roger McGuinn and Bruce Hornsby, the afternoon show got off to a brisk start. The good vibes continued with Hornsby’s three-song set, marked by a heartfelt “Mandolin Rain.”

Hornsby stuck around to play “The End of the Innocence,” which was used to bring out Henley, all dry wit and dynamic vocals. A soulful take on Leonard Cohen’s pessimistic “Everybody Knows” fit in with Henley’s image as bemused cynic. With fellow Eagle Timothy B. Schmit on board, a few of that band’s tunes were trotted out. A vibrant Stevie Nicks joined Henley for “Leather and Lace.” A gentle “Landslide” highlighted her too-short time on stage.

For the finale of Sunday’s show, a fund-raiser for the Southwest Center for Biological Diversity, the principals offered “My Back Pages,” a nicely sentimental end to an afternoon heavy on nostalgia. 

Arizona Republic / Monday, March 10, 1997

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Los Angeles, CA
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April 10, 2023
Arlington, TX
AT&T Stadium

May 19, 2023
Nissan Stadium
Nashville, TN

August 5, 2023
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Arrowhead Stadium
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2022 Tour

Stevie Nicks

Jazz Aspen Snowmass
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

POSTPONED
Ak-Chin Pavilion

Phoenix, AZ
October 6, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

POSTPONED
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

The Woodlands, TX
October 9, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

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

RESCHEDULED SHOWS

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

Ak-Chin Pavilion
Phoenix, AZ
November 5, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

 

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