Rock a Little @30

Stevie Nicks Rock a Little album coverStevie Nicks’ third solo album Rock a Little has turned 30. Released on November 18, 1985, the album marked a sonic departure from Stevie’s previously established sound, focusing on bigger productions and keyboard arrangements. Debuting at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, the album received mixed reviews from critics and fans, selling considerably less than her previous two solo recordings. The sessions were marred by numerous production problems and Stevie’s then-ongoing battle with cocaine addiction.

Despite these challenges, the album still managed to be successful with the help of hit singles “Talk to Me” (#4) and “I Can’t Wait” (#16), which were in heavy video rotation on MTV. Stevie later received a Best Rock Female Vocalist nomination for “Talk to Me” at the 1987 Grammy Awards. Rock a Little has sold more than one million copies in the U.S.

A chaotic world tour helped drive album sales, but took a toll on Stevie’s fragile health. Shortly after the tour, Stevie checked herself into the Betty Ford Rehabilitation Center to seek help in overcoming a decade-long addiction to cocaine.

Stevie Nicks Info will be celebrating Rock a Little by revisiting each track with critical analysis, audio clips, and quotes from Stevie herself about the making of one of her most unusual albums.

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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

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