REVIEW: Stand Back


Stand Back (11:26) (Reprise)
Producer: Jimmy Iovine
Writer: S. Nicks
Publisher: Welsh Witch, BMI
Remixers: Tracy Young, Joe Carrano, Ralphi Rosario, Morgan Page

The great Stevie Nicks is as enduring as a California redwood, so how to add relevance to her timeless catalog? Try handing it off to a bevy of remixers with instructions to invite a new generation of club kids to twirl in unison (flowing robes optional). The Tracy Takes You Home mix of 1983 top five “Stand Back” more or less leaves the original vocal intact amid a psychedelic Quaalude riptide–all 11:26 of it. Ralphi’s Beefy Retro mix is less trippy, maintaining classic synth riffs while injecting bass and fluffing up dreamlike vocals. Morgan Page Vox again honors the original, incorporating a rubbery bassline and persistent bop beat. All to draw attention to career retrospective Crystal Visions … The Very Best of Stevie Nicks. It’s nice to see an artist secure enough with her place in history to court reinvention.

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March 10, 2023
Los Angeles, CA
SoFi Stadium

April 10, 2023
Arlington, TX
AT&T Stadium

May 19, 2023
Nissan Stadium
Nashville, TN

August 5, 2023
Ohio Stadium
Columbus, OH

August 19, 2023
Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City, MO

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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

Ak-Chin Pavilion

Phoenix, AZ
October 6, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

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


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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New Release

Stevie Nicks, Stand Back 1981-2017, compilation