By Zach Edwards
January 13, 2011
Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart, two of the biggest superstars and members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, have announced they are joining forces. One of this year’s most anticipated events in rock music will be their “The Heart and Soul Tour.” Now the question is will there be a big enough stage to hold that much raw talent.
The tour will be uniting two of the most legendary forces in rock music for a run of North American arena concerts. Performances have been confirmed already for Los Angeles, Toronto New York and Phoenix among other cities. The shows will be featuring both artists who will perform rock-n-roll sets containing material from their impressive catalogs of musical hits. They will be backed by an amazing band along with an incredible stage production.
Stewart said we haven’t started rehearsals yet, but already I can tell you having Stevie on board will give our audiences a night of pure rock-n-roll. I am thinking already about which old favorites of mine I want to bring back. I think vocally, we both starting thinking about what songs may be well-suited and fun for singing a few duets together.
In Stewart’s five decade career he has sold approximately 250 million singles and albums combined. Stewart is one of the all-time most successful performers and wrapped up 2010 on top of the album as well as the touring charts, capped off by his first run of sold-out and critically acclaimed shows in Las Vegas at The Colosseum.
Stewart has received an impressive 16 Grammy nominations, including this year’s Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album nomination for his set Fly Me to the Moon… The Great American Songbook, Volume V. On February 1 The Best of… The Great American Songbook will be released.
Grammy Award winning artist Stevie Nicks has been dubbed “The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll” by Rolling Stone. Nicks is best known as a singer with the band Fleetwood Mac. She has also had an extensive solo career. Collectively she has sold more than 140 million albums and produced more than forty hits songs in the Top 50.
Nicks will be adding to her impressive totals no doubt with the release of In Your Dreams, her greatly anticipated new CD, which will be released on May 3, 2011. It will be the first album from Nicks with new material in ten years. The set was co-produced by Glen Ballard and Dave Stewart, formerly of the Eurythmics.
Starting on January 21, tour tickets will be going on sale.