Stevie Nicks Pondering the Millennium

A spirited Nicks, with enthusiasm stronger than her voice

POP MUSIC REVIEW

The most avid fans of Stevie Nicks love her with an ardor that verges on supplication, as if the singer alone has the answers to life’s mysteries. Nicks tacitly acknowledges that role. Near the end of her performance at the House of Blues on Monday* (the first of a four-night engagement at the club), she assuaged the sold-out crowd by announcing that, come Y2K, “Everything is gonna be all right.” Well, isn’t that a relief?

(* The first show was Tuesday, December 28. —Ed.)

There’s always been a touch of the mystic about Nicks. Ever since she swathed herself in black chiffon and sang about benevolent witches and gold dust women with Fleetwood Mac, then embarked on a spotty solo career, she has maintained a chilly inscrutability that’s kept her fans intrigued. Aside from the big-bucks Fleetwood Mac reunion in 1997, Nicks has maintained a low profile of late, but this club date, a run-through of greatest hits, found her in rare good spirits on stage.

Perhaps freed from the pressures of promoting a new album or selling the Fleetwood Mac brand name, Nicks was a blithe spirit, tossing off self-deprecating japes, glad-handing crowd members and interacting playfully with her band of studio slicks. Her voice, never the most reliable instrument, wavered listlessly at times, and her polite, nine-piece group couldn’t provide her with the punch she needed to make the material soar. Still, Nicks’ enthusiasm was just enough to compensate for the evening’s ragged edges.

• Stevie Nicks plays Monday and Tuesday at the House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 9 p.m. Sold out. (323) 848-5100. Also Jan. 8-9 at the Sun Theatre, 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 8 p.m. Sold out. (714) 712-2700.

Marc Weingarten / Los Angeles Times / Thursday, December 30, 1999

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TWO ICONS ONE NIGHT

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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
Ohio Stadium
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August 19, 2023
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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