Fleetwood Mac singer/songwriter sets summer amphitheater tour
Stevie Nicks will make Trouble in Shangri-La in North American amphitheaters this summer, when she tours behind her first album in seven years.
The mystical singer/songwriter will glide across the United States on the extensive trek, whose earliest confirmed date is July 25 in Portland, Maine. More shows are expected to be added.
Trouble in Shangri-La debuted at #5 on this week’s Billboard 200 albums chart. The album, her first since Street Angel (1994), is packed with guest appearances, by Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chick Natalie Maines, Macy Gray, Sarah McLachlan, Nicks’ Fleetwood Mac bandmate Lindsey Buckingham and others.
Crow also co-produced five tracks, including “It’s Only Love,” which she wrote for and about Nicks.
Nicks recently said she can’t wait to play her new songs live, despite a case of stage fright that keeps her stomach churning for six hours before every show.
“I get terrible butterflies and it’s not pleasant,” she said. “It has always happened to me.
“Once I walk out onstage it’s fine; all the nerves go away … In fact, my two hours onstage is when I’m the happiest in the whole world.”
Nicks last toured solo in 1998, in support of her three-CD solo retrospective Enchanted.
No information was available at press time about an opening act.
Stevie Nicks tour dates, according to her publicist:
7/25 – Portland, ME @ Cumberland Civic Center
7/27 – Columbus, Ohio @ Polaris Amphitheater
7/29 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
7/31 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/3 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/4 – Greenville, SC @ Pepsi Pavilion at the Bi-Lo Center
8/5 – Raleigh, NC @ Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek
8/7 – The Woodlands, Texas @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/9 – Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
8/21 – Montreal, QC @ Molson Center
8/22 – Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
8/24 – Canandaigua, NY Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center
8/25 – Scranton, PA @ Coors Light Amphitheatre
8/26 – Saratoga Springs, New York @ Performing Arts Center
8/29 – Durham, NH @ Whittemore Center Arena
8/30 – Boston, MA @ Fleet Pavilion
8/31 – Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre
9/8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
9/9 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
9/11 – Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
9/13 – Concord, CA @ Chronicle Pavilion
9/15 – Los Angeles @ Greek Theatre
Teri Van Horn / SonicNet / May 14, 2001