Stevie Nicks Trouble in Shangri-La, 2001

Trouble in Shangri-La Tour (2001)

In 2001, Stevie Nicks supported the release of her sixth album Trouble in Shangri-La with a national tour. Sheryl Crow, who produced half the album, joined Stevie onstage at some shows on the tour. The tour ironically lived up to the album’s title as two separate events significantly disrupted the concert flow. Expected to be a summer tour, the shows began in Burgettstown, PA on July 6 and finally ended three months later in Universal City, CA on October 10.

Voice Problems

By August, 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 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.

9/11 Attacks

In September, 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.

Date Venue City
April 21, 2001 Hotel Intercontinental Dallas, TX
July 6, 2001 Post-Gazette Amphitheatre
Burgettstown, PA
July 7, 2001 DTE Energy Amphitheatre Clarkston, MI
July 10, 2001 Allstate Arena Tinley Park, IL
July 11, 2001 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH
July 13, 2001 Meadows Amphitheatre Hartford, CT
July 14, 2001 Tweeter Center Mansfield, MA
July 17, 2001 Tweeter Center Camden, NJ
July 18, 2001 Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH
July 20, 2001 Jones Beach Wantagh, NY
July 21, 2001 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
July 28, 2001 Nissan Pavillion Bristow, VA
July 30, 2001 Chastain Park Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA
August 3, 2001 Starplex Amphitheatre Dallas, TX
August 4, 2001 Woodlands Pavillion Houston, TX
August 7, 2001 Journal Pavilion Albuquerque, NM
August 8, 2001 Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre Englewood, CO
August 11, 2001 Rose Garden Arena Portland, OR
August 12, 2001 Key Arena Seattle, WA
*August 14, 2001 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA
*August 15, 2001 Chronicle Pavilion Concord, CA
August 17, 2001 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA
August 18, 2001 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine Meadows, CA
August 20, 2001 Burbank Studios
(Performed “Sorcerer” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno)
Los Angeles, CA
*August 21, 2001 Universal Amphitheatre Universal City, CA
*August 22, 2001 Universal Amphitheatre Universal City, CA
*August 24, 2001 Coors Amphitheatre Chula Vista, CA
*August 25, 2001 Aladdin Theatre Las Vegas, NV
**August 28, 2001 Riverport Amphitheatre St Louis, MO
**August 29, 2001 Sandstone Amphitheatre Bonner Springs, KS
**August 31, 2001 Target Center Minneapolis, MN
**September 1, 2001 Verizon Wireless Music Amphitheatre Indianapolis, IN
September 4, 2001 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Virginia Beach, VA
September 5, 2001 Alltel Pavillion Raleigh, NC
September 7, 2001 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC
September 8, 2001 Sovereign Center Reading, PA
September 10, 2001 Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, Canada
^September 12, 2001 Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY
^September 14, 2001 Radio City Music Hall New York, NY
September 15, 2001 Trump Taj Mahal Atlantic City, NJ
September 17, 2001 Polaris Amphitheatre Columbus, OH
September 19, 2001 Merriweather Post Pavillion Columbia, MD
September 22, 2001 Chastain Park Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA
September 23, 2001 AmSouth Amphitheatre Antioch, TN
September 25, 2001 Teco Arena Ft. Myers, FL
September 26, 2001 Mars Music Amphitheatre W. Palm Beach, FL
September 30, 2001 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA
October 1, 2001 Chronicle Pavillion Concord, CA
October 3, 2001 Coors Amphitheatre Chula Vista, CA
October 5, 2001 Aladdin Theatre Las Vegas, NV
October 6, 2001 Aladdin Theatre Las Vegas, NV
October 9, 2001 Universal Amphitheatre Universal City, CA
October 10, 2001 Universal Amphitheatre Universal City, CA

*Postponed due to illness
**Canceled due to illness
^Canceled due 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
Stevie Nicks Trouble in Shangri-La tourbook
Official Trouble in Shangri-La tourbook

Set List

  1. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
  2. Enchanted
  3. Outside The Rain*
  4. Dreams
  5. Gold Dust Woman
  6. Every Day
  7. Sorcerer
  8. Rhiannon
  9. Stand Back
  10. Planets Of The Universe*
  11. Too Far From Texas
  12. Fall From Grace
  13. Bombay Sapphires*
  14. Edge Of Seventeen
  15. I Need To Know
  16. Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You

*Performed at some shows


Stevie Nicks: Lead vocals
Lenny Castro: Percussion
Al Ortiz: Bass
Scott Plunkett: Keyboards
Carlos Rios: Rhythm guitar
Mark Schulman: Drums
Frank Simes: Guitar
Brett Tuggle: Keyboards
Waddy Wachtel: Guitar
Sharon Celani: Background vocals
Mindy Stein: Background vocals

Support Acts

Sheryl Crow, Bob Schneider, John Mayer