Stevie Nicks Trouble in Shangri-La, 2001
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Trouble in Shangri-La Tour (2001)

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.

Voice Problems

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.

9/11 Attacks

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.

Tour Dates

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 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
Stevie Nicks Trouble in Shangri-La tourbook
Official Trouble in Shangri-La Tour Book

Set List

  1. Trouble in Shangri-La (pre-recorded acapella introduction)
  2. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
  3. Enchanted
  4. Outside The Rain~
  5. Dreams
  6. Gold Dust Woman
  7. Every Day
  8. Sorcerer#
  9. My Favorite Mistake (Sheryl Crow)~
  10. Rhiannon
  11. Stand Back
  12. Planets Of The Universe~
  13. Everyday Is a Winding Road (Sheryl Crow)~
  14. Too Far From Texas#
  15. Fall From Grace#
  16. Bombay Sapphires~
  17. Edge Of Seventeen
  18. I Need To Know
  19. Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You

~ Performed at some shows
# Performed with Sheryl Crow at some shows


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

Support Acts

Sheryl Crow, Bob Schneider, John Mayer