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Australian tour kicks off in Perth

Stevie Nicks kicked off the Australian leg of her 24 Karat Gold Tour in Perth on Thursday night. Stevie sold out her opening show at Perth Arena, performing before 15,000 fans. Stevie recently told WA Today that the tour has been the most successful one of her solo career.

It was an emotional night for Stevie, with the Perth gig being the first full-length show of the 24 Karat Gold tour since Tom Petty’s death on October 2.

“You got me through this so I feel I can go on and finish (the tour),” she told the crowd. “So I thank you, Tom Petty thanks you.”

During “Edge of Seventeen,” Stevie paid homage to Tom, her close friend and musical mentor, adding two photos of them performing onstage through the years to the large projection screen, alongside images of Prince.

24 Karat Gold Tour, Perth Arena, Australia
(Perth Arena)
24 Karat Gold Tour, Perth Arena, Australia
(Trincaria)
24 Karat Gold Tour, Perth Arena, Australia
(Mia Halliwell)

Videos

Much love and thanks to DudefromPlanetLaLa, crash, John Flowers, julzstock, and toriamosrules1 for sharing these videos from opening night in Australia!

If Anyone Falls (toriamosrules1)

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (DudefromPlanetLaLa)

Stand Back (DudefromPlanetLaLa)

Enchanted (toriamosrules1)

Gold Dust Woman (John Flowers)

Gold Dust Woman (julzstock)

Edge of Seventeen (John Flowers)

Edge of Seventeen (crash)

Landslide (John Flowers)

Set List

Reviews

Stevie Nicks gives 24 carat performance (Australian Associated Press/SBS)

“Stevie Nicks told a packed crowd at Perth Arena she was “the crazy aunt they had to put up with,” as she kicked off the Australian leg of her solo tour. The 69-year-old Fleetwood Mac frontwoman toured Australia with the band just two years ago, with this solo tour coming off the back of her 2014 album 24 Karat Gold.”

Stevie Nicks and the Pretenders: fandoms collide at first concert of Australian tour (The Guardian)

“Nicks emerged to perform the solo songs from her ‘dark trunk’ in a voice untarnished by age. For almost each tune, she provided an airy, long-winded, ultimately enchanting tale of origin, detailing failed relationships and fortuitous collaborations with Prince and Tom Petty. She ended by thanking Perth for helping her through the first show since the passing of her dear friend Tom.”

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