Stevie Nicks, Pretenders Tour Begins in Phoenix

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Stevie Nicks (Photo: Live Nation Entertainment)

Stevie Nicks (Photo: Live Nation Entertainment)

The joint “24 Karat Gold Tour” featuring headliner Stevie Nicks and opening act Pretenders got off to a successful start on October 25 in Phoenix, Arizona. The classic rock legends will perform throughout North America this fall with shows scheduled in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta and more.  A full list of tour dates is below. The new Pretenders album, Alone, their first in eight years, can be ordered here.

In its review of opening night, the Arizona Republic wrote that Nicks said from the stage, “The great thing is that I get to sing all the songs. And then I thought about it and I went, ‘And the not great thing is that I get to sing all of the songs.’ It’s crazy. After singing only one-third of three-thirds for three years.”

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Nicks has had six top 10 albums and eight Grammy nominations. Her 2014 album 24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault debuted at #7 on Billboard‘s Top 200 Charts. (Album is available here.) A member of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks recently performed 122 sold-out shows around the world during 2014-2015. Collectively as a solo artist and Fleetwood Mac band member, Nicks has sold over 140 million albums and won several Grammys.

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Pretenders cross the bridge between punk, new wave and Top 40 pop music with hits like “Brass in Pocket (I’m Special),” “Back on the Chain Gang” and “Don’t Get Me Wrong.” The band has sold over 25 million albums and is led by founder Chrissie Hynde. (A best-of is available here.)

Stevie Nicks sings “Rhiannon” at the Phoenix show…

Stevie Nicks setlist
Gold and Braid
If Anyone Falls
Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
Belle Fleur
Outside the Rain
Wild Heart
Bella Donna
Annabel Lee
New Orleans
Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)
Stand Back
Crying in the Night
If You Were My Love
Gold Dust Woman
Edge of Seventeen

Leather and Lace

Watch a snippet of Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders singing “Mystery Achievement” in Phoenix

Pretenders setlist
Gotta Wait
Down the Wrong Way
Private Life
Hymn to Her
Back on the Chain Gang
Don’t get me Wrong
I’ll Stand By You
Tattooed Love Boys
Mystery Achievement
Stop Your Sobbing
Brass in Pocket
Holy Commotion
Middle of the Road
Room Full of Mirrors

The remaining tour dates are as follows.

Oct 27 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Oct 29 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Oct 30 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Nov 02 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Nov 04 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
Nov 06 – Atlanta, GA – Phillips Arena
Nov 07 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Nov 10 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
Nov 12 –  Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
Nov 14 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Nov 15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Nov 19 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Nov 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Nov 23 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Nov 25 –  Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov 27 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
Nov 29 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Dec 1 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Dec 3 –  Chicago, IL – United Center
Dec 5 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Dec 6 – St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Dec 9 – Vancouver. BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Center
Dec 11 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
Dec 13 –  Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Dec 14 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Dec 18 – Inglewood, CA – The Forum

Watch Stevie Nicks sing “Edge of Seventeen” in Phoenix

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