TODAY IN STEVIE HISTORY: ‘Rooms on Fire’ sizzles up the summer charts

On July 1, 1989, “Rooms on Fire,” the lead single from Stevie’s fourth solo album The Other Side of the Mirror, peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. The summer release was even a bigger hit on the Album Rock chart, where it commanded pole position for one week. “Rooms on Fire” remains Stevie’s highest charting song on the Album Rock chart, following by “Stand Back” (2) and “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (2). The song is also one of Stevie’s most successful international singles, charting in the Top 50 in Australia (23), Germany (46), the Netherlands (15), and the UK (16).

Accompanied by a visually appealing video, “Rooms on Fire’s” strong melodic hook and whimsically atmospheric production allow Stevie’s vocals to soar, especially at the end of the song. Here is the official music video and some live performances of “Rooms of Fire” over the years.

Official video

Top of the Pops UK (May 1989)
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11nPNVU4gZs]

The Other Side of the Mirror Tour (Mountain View CA, 8/20/89)
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY_igUwyyGU]

Whole Lotta Trouble Tour (Wantagh NY, 7/23/91)
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3O0A-8Yc5k]

Street Angel Tour (West Hollywood CA, 9/18/94)
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiH-H2nvJfs]

For What It’s Worth (2022)

TWO ICONS ONE NIGHT

Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks

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

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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