In 2001, Stevie Nicks supported the release of her sixth album Trouble in Shangri-La with a North American tour.
Sheryl Crow, who produced nearly half the album, joined Stevie onstage at some shows on the tour. For her part, Sheryl provided background vocals on Stevie’s “Sorcerer,” “Too Far from Texas,” and “Fall from Grace,” as well as performing two of her own songs, “My Favorite Mistake” and “Everyday Is a Winding Road.”
The tour ironically lived up to its namesake as two separate events significantly disrupted the normal flow of the tour. Expected to be mostly a summer tour, the shows began on July 6, 2001 in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania and finally ended three months later in the fall on October 10, 2001 in Universal City, California.
By August 2001, Stevie experienced significant trouble with her voice, which resulted in the postponement of two shows in the San Francisco Bay Area. The problem worsened at her August 17th Santa Barbara, CA concert, where she temporarily stopped the show and went backstage to reassess the condition of her voice. After several minutes, she carried on with the show, but apologized profusely to the audience for her hoarseness. On August 18, citing respiratory illness, Stevie postponed or canceled the remaining August shows to allow her voice to recover. Stevie later revealed that she had bronchitis.
In September 2001, Stevie resumed the tour with a stronger voice, but something far worse was to come. On September 11, Stevie was in Toronto after performing a concert at the Molson Amphitheatre a night earlier. When terrorists attacked several American landmarks on the morning of September 11, Stevie was in the process of traveling to New York, where she was scheduled to perform two concerts, which were ultimately canceled.
Despite the chaotic circumstances, Stevie’s parents encouraged her to continue with the tour so that she could help people heal through the power of her music. Following their advice, Stevie continued the tour and later reflected on the harrowing experience in the song “Illume (9-11),” which she recorded for Fleetwood Mac’s 2003 album Say You Will.
* Postponed due to illness
**Canceled due to illness
^ Canceled due to circumstances related to 9/11 attacks
Post-tour Benefit Shows
|December 6, 2001||America West Arena (Stevie Nicks & Friends)||Phoenix, AZ|
|December 7, 2001||Cox Arena (STAR 100.7 Jingle Ball/Becky’s House)||San Diego, CA|
|December 9, 2001||Masonic Auditorium (KFOG Toys for Tots)
Support: John Mayer
|San Francisco, CA|
|February 26, 2002||The Forum (Concert for Artist Rights)||Los Angeles, CA|
- Trouble in Shangri-La (pre-recorded acapella introduction)
- Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
- Outside The Rain~
- Gold Dust Woman
- Every Day
- My Favorite Mistake (Sheryl Crow)~
- Stand Back
- Planets Of The Universe~
- Everyday Is a Winding Road (Sheryl Crow)~
- Too Far From Texas#
- Fall From Grace#
- Bombay Sapphires~
- Edge Of Seventeen
- I Need To Know
- Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You
~ Performed at some shows
# Performed with Sheryl Crow at some shows
|Lead vocals||Stevie Nicks|
|Guest vocals||Sheryl Crow|
|Keyboards||Scott Plunkett and Brett Tuggle|
|Lead guitar||Waddy Wachtel|
|Rhythm guitar||Carlos Rios|
|Background vocals||Sharon Celani and Mindy Stein|
Sheryl Crow, Bob Schneider, John Mayer