Stevie Nicks
(Paige Tokay / Knight Krier)
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REVIEW: Stevie Nicks comes to PPG Paints on tour

Stevie Nicks, rock on. Wednesday, September 27th in Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena proved once and for all that rock n’ roll isn’t dead. Legendary Fleetwood Mac singer (and a solo artist in her own right), Stevie Nicks, visited Pittsburgh and sang her heart out for nearly two hours, and it was a life changing experience for everyone involved.

Nicks has been all across the country with friend and fellow artist, Billy Joel, but now she’s going at it alone again. Her stop in Pittsburgh, though without Joel, was just as eventful as any other show she’s done in recents weeks, and it is only the beginning of her 2023/2024 tour of America.

Doors opened with a flood of people fighting to get to the arena. Nicks’ opener, Ingrid Andress, started her set at 7:15 and went for an hour, performing various upbeat, modern-country style songs that the audience could scream to.

At around 8:30, Stevie herself came on stage in her classic scarves and flowy black dress. Nicks’ setlist, an eclectic mix of house favorites from her solo career and Fleetwood Mac classics, had the entire arena swaying to the beat. Gold Dust Woman, Rhiannon, Edge of Seventeen, and Bella Donna felt almost magical in the low thrum of her voice. The energy was palpable in every corner of the arena, and Nicks’ may be 75 years old, but with the way she was dancing across the stage, she did not seem it in the slightest.

Stevie Nicks’ concert went much further than a fun experience, however (though, that may be expected for anyone who’s familiar with her.); it delved into heavy subjects in both Nicks’ personal life, as well as global events.

Towards the end of her set, Stevie Nicks dedicated her popular song Soldier’s Angel to those fighting for Ukraine. Nicks’ originally penned the song in response to her experience visiting hospitalized soldiers in 2005, and the meaning still holds true today. Before performing Soldier’s Angel, Nicks spoke briefly in her support for those in Ukraine, and throughout the song she projected various images of the Ukraine flag behind her.

The performance also gave tribute to those Stevie Nicks has lost in her personal life. In Nicks’ encore, she sang a cover of Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, weaving in stories of her and Petty’s decades-long friendship before and after the song, as well as throughout the rest of the show.

Her final song of the night, Landslide, was dedicated to her bandmate and best friend, Christine McVie, projecting images of the two of them behind her on stage. One of her first tours after McVie’s passing, Nicks’ opened up at the end of the show that even talking about Christine McVie makes her well up with tears. Unsurprisingly, much of Pittsburgh’s audience was in tears by the end of the night.

When the final lights came up at around 10:30 that night, there was a buzz throughout the stadium; thousands of people sat, for a moment, in what they had just seen, before rushing to the overcrowded parking lot. A throwback to the past and an exhilarating experience, Stevie Nicks’ concert in Pittsburgh is not a night that will be forgotten any time soon.

Paige Tokay / Knight Krier (Norwin High School) / Friday, September 29, 2023


LIVE IN CONCERT (2023-2024)

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FEB 10, 2024
Mark G Etess Arena
Atlantic City, NJ

FEB 14, 2024
UBS Arena
Belmont Park, NY

FEB 17, 2024
CFG Bank Arena
Baltimore, MD

FEB 21, 2024
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Greenville, SC

FEB 24, 2024
Hard Rock Live
Hollywood, FL

FEB 28, 2024
Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, LA

MAR 3, 2024
CHI Health Center
Omaha, NE

MAR 6, 2024
Simmons Bank Arena
North Little Rock, AR

MAR 9, 2024
AT&T Stadium
Arlington, TX
Billy Joel

MAY 3, 2024 – MAY 5, 2024
Lovin’ Life Fest
Charlotte, NC

MAY 7, 2024
Enterprise Center
St Louis, MO

MAY 10, 2024
WinStar World Casino & Resort
Thackerville, OK

MAY 14, 2024
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN

MAY 18, 2024
Frost Bank Center
San Antonio, TX

MAY 21, 2024
Yaamava’ Resort & Casino – Yaamava’ Theater
Highland, CA

MAY 24, 2024
BottleRock Napa Valley
Napa, CA

MAY 27, 2024
Delta Center
Salt Lake City, UT

MAY 30, 2024
Ball Arena
Denver, CO

Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN

JUN 9 
Mohegan Sun Casino
Uncasville, CT

JUN 12
MVP Arena
Albany, NY

JUN 15 
Hersheypark Stadium
Hershey, PA

JUN 18
Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids, MI

JUN 21, 2024
Soldier Field
Chicago, IL

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Previous 2023 dates

March 10, 2023 – BILLY JOEL
Los Angeles, CA
SoFi Stadium

March 15, 2023
Seattle, WA
Climate Pledge Arena

March 18, 2023
Las Vegas, NV
T-Mobile Arena

May 12, 2023
Raleigh, NC
PNC Arena

May 16, 2023
Knoxville, TN
Thompson-Boling Arena

May 19, 2023 – BILLY JOEL
Nashville, TN
Nissan Stadium

May 22, 2023
Atlanta, GA
State Farm Arena

May 25, 2023
Orlando, FL
Amway Center

June 16, 2023 – BILLY JOEL
Philadelphia, PA
Lincoln Financial Field

June 20, 2023
Toronto, ON (Canada)
Scotiabank Arena

June 23, 2023
Chicago, IL
United Center

June 27, 2023
Louisville, KY
KFC Yum! Center

August 5, 2023 – BILLY JOEL
Columbus, OH
Ohio Stadium

August 8, 2023
Milwaukee, WI
Fiserv Forum

August 12, 2023
Houston, TX
Toyota Center

August 15, 2023
Austin, TX
Moody Center

August 19, 2023 – BILLY JOEL
Kansas City, MO
Arrowhead Stadium

September 23, 2023 – BILLY JOEL
Foxborough, MA
Gillette Stadium

September 27, 2023
Pittsburgh, PA
PPG Paints Arena

October 1, 2023
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden

October 4, 2023
Buffalo, NY
KeyBank Center

October 7, 2023 – BILLY JOEL
Baltimore, MD 
M&T Bank Stadium

October 28, 2023
Memphis, TN
FedEx Forum

November 1, 2023
Savannah, GA
Enmarket Arena

November 4, 2023
Allentown, PA
PPL Center

November 7, 2023
Detroit, MI
Little Caesars Arena

November 10, 2023 – BILLY JOEL
Minneapolis, MN
U.S. Bank Stadium

November 29, 2023
San Diego, CA
Viejas Arena

December 2, 2023
Inglewood, CA
The Kia Forum

December 5, 2023
Palm Desert, CA
Acisure Arena

December  8, 2023 – BILLY JOEL
Phoenix, AZ
Chase Field

December 12, 2023
Sacramento, CA
Golden 1 Center

December 15, 2023
San Francisco, CA
Chase Center

2022 Tour

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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