Stevie Nicks will launch the first of four concerts tonight at the Caesar’s Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas. She is expected to perform “a show like no other,” which she confidently affirmed in a recent Los Angeles radio interview. Even more curious is the possibility of introducing a fresh set list composed of songs previously dropped from set lists, such as 1983’s “Beauty and the Beast” and 1986’s hit song “Talk to Me,” a prospect which she revealed to ShowBiz Weekly, a popular Las Vegas entertainment publication.
Fans have undoubtedly been enticed, as some view the rare engagement as a possible opportunity to hear different songs in the set list.
“I know she won’t mix it up too much, but I sure would like to be surprised. That’s part of why I traveled thousands of miles to be here,” said Tanya O’Hara, who flew in from Rhode Island to see the shows. “But I don’t care what she sings. I just want to see Stevie again. She rocks my world!”
Expected to make a surprise return to the stage for these shows is long-time backup singer Lori Nicks, who retired from concert touring to raise a family. According to the Nicks Fix, Lori Nicks has been rehearsing with Stevie and the band in Vegas.
Stevie will performing at the state-of-the-art 4,100-seat Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace, a venue that was constructed for singer Celine Dion’s “A New Day” production, which is on hiatus this week.
A full review of opening night will be posted immediately following the concert tonight.
Stevie Nicks revealed to Billboard that she will be performing “favorite songs” during her four-night stand at Caesar’s Palace Colossum in Las Vegas this May. She added that the special engagement would give her the opportunity to perform songs that she hasn’t done in concert.
(Pictured: Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hyde embrace at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York, March 14.) (Kane/WireImage/AP Wideworld)
Stevie Nicks will perform in concert at the Colosseum in Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas from May 10 to 14. The concerts are scheduled for May 10, 11, 13 and 14, which have been confirmed by her official website The Nicks Fix. An official press release promoting the shows was released today.
Ticketmaster has also confirmed Nicks’ upcoming Vegas dates, which now appear on their website. A presale for concert tickets begins today and continues through March 18 (when tickets will be available to the general public). AEG Live is promoting the concerts along with The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace.
Tickets are currently priced at US $68.18 – US $159.09. More details to follow soon.
Stevie Nicks’ Las Vegas appearance has been speculated for many weeks after percussionist Taku Hirano’s posted news of the shows on the Buckingham Nicks message board on February 24. Hirano last performed with Fleetwood Mac on the 2003-2004 Say You Will World Tour.
Nicks’ current Las Vegas itinerary can be traced back as far as last summer when drummer Mark Schulman (who toured for 2001’s Trouble in Shangri-La) was reportedly approached by Nicks’ management, inquiring about his availability. VH1 and local ticket brokers also reported possible dates at Caesar’s Colosseum for October 2004, albeit prematurely.