Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks and her band wave to the audience at Etess Arena in Atlantic City on Saturday night. (Jim Powers)
Home » Stevie Nicks kicks off 2024 tour in Atlantic City

Stevie Nicks kicks off 2024 tour in Atlantic City

On Saturday, Stevie Nicks kicked off the next leg of the tour, performing her first show of the year at Hard Rock Live at the Etess Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

As the lights went down, Tom Petty’s “Runnin’ Down a Dream” quickly set the mood as the preshow opener. Then, Stevie made her entrance, starting the evening off with the power-punch combo of “Outside the Rain” and “Dreams.”

“Thank you, Atlantic City!” Stevie exclaimed, as she revealed that she and her band had been in Atlantic City for a week rehearsing for the show. She told the crowd about the beautiful view of the ocean from her hotel, joking that the Atlantic side compared to the Pacific was “more ferocious, real dangerous — I like it!” Then it was time to get the party started.

Throughout the evening, Stevie performed favorites from her Fleetwood Mac and solo catalog, including the Mac’s only Billboard Pop Singles No. 1 “Dreams” and her own highest-charting single “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.” In between songs, Stevie told many cute stories about the songs, injecting her usual adorable candor and charm.

For the Trouble in Shangri-La rocker “Fall from Grace,” Stevie conceded that she was torn about including the song in the set but forged through her doubts. “Something about the fact that it was about an argument made me kind of shy away from it a little bit. Then, when we started this tour about a year and a half ago, I said, ‘You know what? I really actually love that song. I think I’m gonna do it on this tour.’ It takes a lot of energy sometimes I don’t have, but it brings it back. It’s good exercise for me.”

Stevie took the audience back to the early 1980s with the delightful “Gypsy” and “Wild Heart”/”Bella Donna” mashup, exploring the gypsy-esque themes of love, freedom, and wanderlust. Then, she made everyone dance and pump their fists to the pulsating beats of “Stand Back.” The party was in full gear.

Stevie’s political voice has been rising in recent years, so the undertone of current events has become part of her shows. Before leaning into her latest single “For What It’s Worth,” a politically-tinged Buffalo Springfield cover, she expressed remorse for not voting in general elections for the past 50 years up until 2020 and encouraged the audience to vote. While the moody “Soldier’s Angel” (from 2011’s In Your Dreams) kept the spotlight on Ukraine, with haunting images of the war’s destruction displaying on the large monitor at the back of the stage.

Wearing her distinctive sparkly gold shawl, Stevie embodied the spirit of “Gold Dust Woman” like a phoenix rising from the ashes. The newer arrangement of the song has ended with the familiar refrain of “Do you know how to pick the pieces and go home.”

Stevie replaced the deep cut “I Sing for the Things” (from Rock a Little) with the familiar hit duet “Leather and Lace,” which she performed with her longtime vocal coach Steve Real Vasquez. (Vasquez also joined Stevie for the duet during the 2011 In Your Dreams Tour.)

As usual, Stevie ended the show with the emotional “Landslide,” paying tribute to her friend and former Fleetwood Mac bandmate Christine McVie, who unexpectedly passed away in 2022 at the age of 79. After the performance, Stevie reiterated her mom’s advice: “Stevie, when you’re hurt, you run to the stage and it makes you better.” She reaffirmed those healing words on Saturday night and credited the audience for their part in the healing. “It makes me better every night, and I thank you for that from the bottom of my heart.”

As the crowd started to disperse and leave, Christine McVie’s 1984 hit single “Got a Hold on Me” began to play through the speakers, and sweet memories were all that were left for them now.

Special thanks to Jim Powers for recording the entire show!

Set List

[Preshow: Runnin’ Down a Dream- Tom Petty]
  1. Outside the Rain
  2. Dreams
  3. If Anyone Falls
  4. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
  5. Fall from Grace
  6. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover)
  7. Gypsy
  8. Wild Heart
  9. Bella Donna
  10. Stand Back
  11. Soldier’s Angel
  12. Gold Dust Woman
  13. Leather and Lace (with Steve Real Vasquez)
  14. Edge of Seventeen
  15. Free Fallin’ (Tom Petty cover)
  16. Rhiannon
  17. Landslide
[Postshow: Got a Hold on Me – Christine McVie]

Stevie Nicks Setlist Hard Rock Live at the Etess Arena, Atlantic City, NJ, USA 2024


  • Stevie Nicks: Lead vocals
  • Waddy Wachtel: Guitar & Musical Director
  • Al Ortiz: Bass
  • Drew Hester: Drums
  • Carlos Rios: Guitar
  • Ricky Peterson: Keyboards
  • Darrell Smith: Piano, keyboards
  • Sharon Celani: Background vocals
  • Marilyn Martin: Background vocals
  • Steve Real Vasquez: Vocal coach



Stevie Nicks

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 (with Billy Joel)
Soldier Field
Chicago, IL

JUL 12, 2024
BST Hyde Park
London, England

^ Non-Live Nation show

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

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


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