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Rock a Little Tour (1986)

In 1986, Stevie Nicks supported the release of her third album Rock a Little with a world tour, which included shows in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. The tour started in Houston, Texas on April 11, and ended in Sydney, Australia on October 6.

Tour poster
Rock a Little tour poster

For the tour, Stevie performed four songs from Rock a Little: “Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You,” “I Can’t Wait,” “No Spoken Word,” and “Talk to Me.”

The August 20th Red Rocks Amphitheatre show in Morrison, CO was taped and subsequently released on video after the tour in 1987. The September 16th Cayuga County Fairgrounds show in Weedsport, NY was recorded and later rebroadcast for the Westwood One Radio Networks Superstar Concert Series.

Opus and Peter Frampton were the support acts.

Date Venue City
April 11, 1986 The Summit Houston, TX
April 12, 1986 Frank Erwin Center Austin, TX
April 15, 1986 Reunion Arena Dallas, TX
April 16, 1986 The Myriad Oklahoma City, OK
April 19, 1986 Carver-Hawkeye Arena Iowa City, IA
April 20, 1986 Devaney Sports Center Lincoln, NE
April 22, 1986 Rupp Arena Lexington, KY
April 25, 1986 Maravich Assembly Center Baton Rouge, LA
April 26, 1986 Gulfport Coliseum Biloxi, MS
April 30, 1986 Stokely Athletic Center Knoxville, TN
May 2, 1986 Civic Center Hartford, CT
May 3, 1986 Civic Center Providence, RI
May 6, 1986 The Spectrum Philadelphia, PA
May 7, 1986 Civic Center Baltimore, MD
May 11, 1986 USF Sundome Tampa, FL
May 30, 1986 Sports Center Indianapolis, IN
May 31, 1986 Alpine Valley Music Theatre East Troy, WI
June 3, 1986 Worcester Centrum Worcester, MA
June 4, 1986 Worcester Centrum Worcester, MA
June 7, 1986 Jones Beach
(Rescheduled to June 9, due to rain)
Wantagh, NY
June 8, 1986 Jones Beach Wantagh, NY
June 9, 1986 Jones Beach (rescheduled show) Wantagh, NY
June 11, 1986 Civic Arena Pittsburgh, PA
June 13, 1986 Blossom Music Theatre Cuyahoga Falls, OH
June 17, 1986 Garden State Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
June 18, 1986 Garden State Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
June 20, 1986 Cayuga County Fairgrounds
(Rescheduled for Sept. 16)
Weedsport, NY
June 21, 1986 Poplar Creek Music Theatre Chicago, IL
June 22, 1986 Pine Knob Amphitheatre Clarkston, MI
June 28, 1986 Compton Terrace Phoenix, AZ
June 29, 1986 Pacific Amphitheatre Costa Mesa, CA
July 13, 1986 San Diego Sports Arena San Diego CA
July 14, 1986 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA
July 17, 1986 California Expo Sacramento, CA
July 18, 1986 Great Western Forum Inglewood, CA
July 21, 1986 Sandstone Amphitheatre Bonner Springs, KS
July 23, 1986 The Spectrum Philadelphia, PA
July 27, 1986 Cumberland County Civic Center Portland, ME
July 29, 1986 New Haven Coliseum New Haven, CT
July 30, 1986 Great Woods Mansfield, MA
August 2, 1986 Capital Centre Landover, MD
August 5, 1986 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
August 7, 1986 Six Flags Atlanta, GA
August 8, 1986 Ocean Center Daytona Beach, FL
August 12, 1986 Saratoga Springs PAC Saratoga Springs, NY
August 14, 1986 Canadian National Exhibition Toronto, Canada
August 17, 1986 Orange County Raceway Middletown, NY
August 20, 1986 Red Rocks Amphitheatre
(Recorded for Stevie Nicks Live at Red Rocks)
Morrison, CO
August 28, 1986 Long Beach Arena Long Beach, CA
Sept. 16, 1986 Cayuga County Fairgrounds (rescheduled show)
(Recorded for Westwood One Superstars Concerts Series)
Weedsport, NY
Sept. 24, 1986 Entertainment Centre Sydney, Australia
Sept. 25, 1986 Entertainment Centre Sydney, Australia
Sept. 27, 1986 Entertainment Centre Brisbane, Australia
Sept. 29, 1986 Festival Hall Melbourne, Australia
Sept. 30, 1986 Festival Hall Melbourne, Australia
October 1, 1986 Festival Hall Melbourne, Australia
October 4, 1986 Festival Hall Melbourne, Australia
October 6, 1986 Entertainment Centre Sydney, Australia
Stevie Nicks Rock a Little tourbook
Official Rock a Little tourbook


  1. Gold Dust Woman*
  2. Outside the Rain
  3. Dreams
  4. Talk to Me
  5. I Need to Know
  6. No Spoken Word
  7. Sara*
  8. Beauty and the Beast
  9. I Can’t Wait
  10. Leather and Lace
  11. Stand Back
  12. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
  13. Edge of Seventeen
  14. Rhiannon
  15. Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You

*Performed at some shows early in the tour


  • Stevie Nicks: Lead vocals
  • Jennifer Condos: Bass
  • Bobbye Hall: Percussion
  • Bobby Martin: Keyboards, horns, vocals
  • Jai Winding: Keyboards
  • Waddy Wachtel: Guitar
  • Sharon Celani: Backup vocals
  • Lori Perry: Backup vocals
  • Elisecia Wright: Backup vocals

Support Acts

Thank you to David Long and Scott Ward for contributing to this page.