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For What It’s Worth (2022)

“For What It’s Worth” is a track by Stevie Nicks, commercially released in digital formats on Friday, September 23, 2022. Recorded in May 2022, Stevie covers a song first recorded by Buffalo Springfield in 1966.

In 2023, Rhino included “For What It’s Worth” on Disc 10 of Stevie Nicks’ career retrospective Complete Studio Albums & Rarities.

About the Song

Stevie Nicks first shared news of recording a new version of “For What It’s Worth” at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival on September 4, 2022, where she opened the fall leg of her 2022 tour. She shared the following story about the song:

“[‘For What It’s Worth’] came on the radio and I… Really, this was when I was in a band with Lindsey, and it’s like we didn’t know. I mean, is this gonna work, maybe, who knew? So anyway, this song, I loved it. But I said in my mind, someday I’m gonna record that song, because I always wanted to look at the glass half full, right? So this song became then slightly political, but not really, and I was like really not political so I just loved the song.

“So anyway,  I recorded it, and you’ll hear it because it’s gonna come out in just a couple of weeks. And really my message with doing this song is just everybody, if you can when it comes around to the time for us all to vote, please vote because it’s important because we can. And even I, who didn’t vote for, you know, like I don’t know like 30 years, I mean, because I was what? Too busy, and I was just too busy so I didn’t. So I’m telling you, it would be a great thing. You would be proud of yourself; please vote. This song, written by Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills & Nash, ‘For What It’s Worth.’”

Stephen Stills thanked Stevie for performing the song at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival.

Stevie recorded “For What It’s Worth” in May 2022, following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas (Nicks, 2022).

On September 21, 2022, Stevie shared the following handwritten letter (later shared on her social media sites):

“I am so excited to release my new song this Friday. It’s called ‘For What It’s Worth’ and it was written by Stephen Stills in 1966. It meant something to me then, and it means something to me now. I always wanted to interpret it thru the eyes of a woman ~ and it seems like today, in the times that we live in ~ that it has alot to say… I can’t wait for you to hear it.” ~❤️~ Stevie Nicks

On September 21, 2022, iHeartRadio world premiered the song on its radio networks, writing “it’s a must-listen!!!”

On September 23, 2022, Stevie celebrated the commercial release of her recording, writing, “My version of “For What It’s Worth” is out now! Originally written in 1966 by @Stephen__Stills, and recorded by Buffalo Springfield, this song has always meant so much to me. I hope you love it as much as I do.”

Stephen Stills (Crosby, Stills & Nash), who wrote the song, expressed his appreciation to Stevie for re-recording the track, writing “an unmistakeable (sic) voice and timeless lyrics come together for a beautiful version of #ForWhatItsWorth. Heartfelt thanks to @StevieNicks and her team.”


Something happenin’ here
But what it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
Tellin’ me I got to beware

Well, it’s time we stop
Children, what’s that sound?
Everybody look, what’s going down?

There’s battle lines being drawn
Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

It’s time we stop
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look, what’s going down?

What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and they carrying signs
Mostly say, “Hooray for our side”

Well, it’s time we stop
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look, what’s going down?

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
Step out of line, the men come and take you away

You better stop
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look, what’s going down?
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look, what’s going down?
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look, what’s going down?
Everybody look, what’s going down?

You better stop
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look, what’s going down?

And it’s going down
It’s going down
So you better stop
You better watch
You better listen
You better stop

What’s that sound?
What’s that sound?
What’s that sound?
What’s that sound?

Every look what’s going down

Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh

Something happenin’ here
What it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with gun over there
Tellin’ me I got to beware

I think it’s time we stop
Nobody’s right
If everyone’s wrong

For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield


Nicks, S. (2022, September 26). Interview. The Zane Lowe Show.


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

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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

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