I’m extremely happy to be here in your musical city that has so much history.”
On Wednesday night, Stevie Nicks performed at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN — the 34th show of the 24 Karat Gold Tour. Wednesday also happened to be International Women’s Day (March 8), which celebrates and honors the significant contributions of women around the world. Accomplished female rock icons and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde couldn’t have been a more appropriate bill to represent the special day.
Wednesday night’s Memphis got off to a funny start when Stevie misaddressed the crowd. “Well…hello, Nashville!” she accidentally said, which received some playful boos from the audience. (Memphis is about 210 miles southwest of Nashville.) But Stevie quickly recovered by humming a few bars of singer Marc Cohn’s 1991 song “Walking in Memphis.” The forgiving Memphis fans cheered and applauded.
Does everybody that comes in here sing that to you?” I’m sure they do, but you just have to do it. You have to let us, for a minute, sink into your “Memphis-ness” You have to give us a little of your “Memphis-ness.”
Ladies and gentlemen, I’m so glad you’re here. You know that this is a very, very special city. This is on that list of cities, when you look at everything, it says Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville, Memphis, New York, and those are the ones. Those are the really important shows, and you come into that city knowing that, so I’m extremely happy to be here in your musical city that has so much history.
This set is not like most Stevie Nicks sets that you might have seen in the past. I decided this time to do something different. And I went back into my catalog to pull out old songs that were supposed to go on records that I loved and for whatever, you know, the producer didn’t do what I wanted or I let it go and didn’t say anything and it was too late and at the end I said, ‘Well, you know, I don’t like the way you recorded it so I’m taking it back.’ So a lot of these songs were my favorite songs, and I just said, ‘I’m gonna pull these songs out.’ So anyway, it’s a trip, it’s a journey, come with me. Let’s go!
Thanks and much love to 901 Music (slideshow photos), 104.5 The River (slideshow photos), Nikki Boertman/The Commercial Appeal (slideshow photos), Ruth L. Barnes, Mark Franks, David Helton, Alicia Howard, Raider Kelly, Angela Shuckahosee, and Laura Rowland Upchurch for sharing these photos.
Thanks and much love to bigconcertfan (Jason), Ruth L. Barnes, msflutegirl13, Rex Ragland, Anna-Marie Rooker, Barry Weinstein for sharing these videos.
Gold and Braid (Anna-Marie Rooker)
End of Gold and Braid/Introduction (Ruth L. Barnes)
If Anyone Falls (bigconcertfan.com)
Belle Fleur – partial (msflutegirl13)
Bella Donna – short clip (msflutegirl13)
New Orleans (bigconcertfan.com)
New Orleans (Anna-Marie Rooker)
Starshine – partial (Barry Weinstein)
Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream) (Anna-Marie Rooker)
Stand Back (bigconcertfan.com)
Crying in the Night – short clip (msflutegirl13)
If You Were My Love – short clip (msflutegirl13)
Gold Dust Woman (Rex Ragland)
Edge of Seventeen (bigconcertfan.com)
At the end of the song (4:56), the microphone stand unexpectedly collapsed, forcing Stevie to remove the microphone from the stand. She commented on the bizarre microphone stand malfunction afterwards.
That has never happened before ever, that I have never taken the mic off the stand ever because, at some point when we were still in San Francisco, I did take the mic off the stand with Lindsey, and he said to me, ‘How very Las Vegas of you.’ And just like a museum [sic], it made such an effect on me that I thought: Well, I can never ever take the mic off and walk and sing with it. So that was a first. I guess I can actually do that.
[singing] “Well, you’re walking in Memphis…” Thank you, everybody! It’s really hard to say how much we appreciate the fact that you come out for three hours and spend that time with us and that you have stayed with us for all these many, many years. We are constantly on that road to find new and fun things to bring to you and to fulfill ourselves up here so that we can really be good. So thank you for allowing us to do songs that you’re not used to hearing and to listen to all my insane stories and to just be like, this is our living room. This is really what I do in my living room. I say, let’s just play music, you know. So thank you for talking to me, thank you for listening, and thank you for just being a super beautiful audience. I will never ever forget you. Thank you so much! God bless you!
Stevie Nicks, Chrissie Hynde in fine form on double bill (Bob Mehr, The Commercial Appeal)
It was a fitting close to International Women’s Day as two of rock’s iconic female figures, Stevie Nicks and the Chrissie Hynde, took the stage of FedExForum on Wednesday. Appearing with her solo band, Fleetwood Mac star Nicks was the ostensible headliner, but it was Hynde and her group The Pretenders who stole the show, with both women presenting district and distinctly different visions of musical and personal empowerment.
big ➕ to @StevieNicks for hitting memphis on the tour. had a blast shooting her set. legend.
— NATHAN ARMSTRONG (@NathanArmstrong) March 9, 2017
@StevieNicks Still incredible voice and great stories. Keep on rocking Stevie!!! Thanks.
— TerrySho (@TerrySho) March 9, 2017
I saw Stevie Nicks sing Rhiannon live and now I am dead. Goodbye cruel world. ?
— Nat Smith ? (@Unoriginatalie) March 9, 2017
— Mason Hayes (@MasonHayes17) March 9, 2017
— NICOLE (@nicoleeeroweee) March 9, 2017
@StevieNicks Tonight in Memphis Tn with you was beyond amazing! Another check off on my bucket list! Dream come true! ❤️❤️
— chanda julian (@cjanelaugh) March 9, 2017
— Shannon Little (@shannonRlittle) March 9, 2017
What a special night @StevieNicks Thank you.
— Kenneth Ferrell (@Kenneth58014036) March 9, 2017
tonight I sat front row at a Stevie Nicks. she walked and stood right in front of me, looked me in the eyes and I froze.
— petty young thing ✨ (@msyazminenicole) March 9, 2017
— Angela Shuckahosee (@ashuck33) March 9, 2017
Hearing Stevie Nicks sing Landslide live was the most amazing experience. My heart is so happy.❤
— NICOLE (@nicoleeeroweee) March 9, 2017
— Alicia Howard (@aliciadh30) March 9, 2017
I saw Stevie Nicks perform Edge of Seventeen live. I can now die happy.
— Dyllan Foster (@TheRealDyl96) March 9, 2017
— Purvisha Patel (@DrVisha) March 9, 2017
— Wendy Gross (@wendy_raye) March 9, 2017
stevie nicks has such a sweet soul pic.twitter.com/ixp1s29VUC
— baby adri (@adrianabrynn) March 9, 2017
Memphis is rockin' with Stevie Nicks tonight! pic.twitter.com/t1PRTSPjo8
— 901 Music (@901Music) March 9, 2017
@StevieNicks I lost a drink bet because you played "Anyone Falls in Love" as your second song!
— Morgan Elizabeth (@thesexisbananas) March 9, 2017
— Rhea (@rheapannell) March 9, 2017
Y'all Stevie nicks just took the stage & she's wearing a fanny pack
— E.M. Slim (@eastmemphisslim) March 9, 2017
Fingers crossed ?? Stevie Nicks scores 100 points tonight pic.twitter.com/vqNxIyX6K0
— felony ? melanie (@mkmcanin) March 9, 2017