RECAP: Chicago – United Center

On Saturday night, Stevie performed at the United Center in Chicago — the 20th show of the 24 Karat Gold Tour.

During “Rhiannon,” Stevie’s in-ear monitor was accidentally disconnected, so she couldn’t hear her band playing. A technician came onstage in the middle of the song to try and adjust the monitor, but it remained unfixed. Stevie commented on the technical malfunction after the song, seeming a bit irritated. ‘Well, THAT was an experience. I could hear no instrument, no girls, nothing, just my voice off in the ceiling somewhere. Well, that was a FINE thing!’ @jaycialyx captured the fiasco as it was happening.

She alluded to it again at the end of the show, saying “This was the craziest show of the like 18 shows we’ve played.” She may have also been referring to drawing a complete blank during the band introductions, where she forgot the name of her pianist.

Despite the peculiar moments, it was another great show and fans seemed to be thrilled with her performance.

Much love and thanks to Richard Bond, Erin Brown, Erin Hooley, Live Nation Chicago, and United Center for sharing these great photos from the show!

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(Erin Hooley / Chicago Tribune)
Stevie Nicks
(Erin Hooley / Chicago Tribune)
Stevie Nicks
(Richard Bond)
Stevie Nicks
(Erin Brown)
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(Erin Brown)
Stevie Nicks
(Erin Brown)
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(Live Nation Chicago)
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(United Center)

Much love and thanks to artistexpressions, ErinBrown1978 pandaspu, and patricboylan66 for filming and sharing these videos!

Bella Donna (patricboylan66)

Stand Back (pandaspu)

Crying in the Night (ErinBrown1978)

Gold Dust Woman (ErinBrown1978)

Edge of Seventeen

(after the song)

“Thank you, everybody. Thank you for being a kind and loving audience, and listening to all these songs you probably don’t know very well. And not one of you yelled out, ‘Exactly what song did you take out to play that new song I’ve never heard before?’ I appreciate that because for me, you know, you can go on doing this forever, just do the same songs, and the same two-hour set every night for the rest of my life and it’s like, it’s not fulfilling for me. This is very fulfilling for me. It’s a little crazy. All the stories are a little nuts. But the fact is, is that it’s all true, and it’s fun to share it with you. It’s fun to come out here and tell you the real story of my life and their life. So thank you for being a wonderful, awesome audience. And I’ll never forgot it. I love Chicago, I always have. So we will see you the next time, and you be good to each other. Thank you.”

Rhiannon (patricboylan66)

(after the song)

“Well, THAT was an experience. Well, I might as well tell you about it. But you had to see it, right? So nothing was in my ear when I came out. When I went into change into this blouse, they…it didn’t connect. So tell that person, whoever it was that came out, there was nothing in my ear so I was singing ‘Rhiannon’ just to me. I could hear no instrument, no girls, nothing, just my voice off in the…in the ceiling somewhere. I know! And you know what? Pretty interesting. So, um… Well, that was a FINE thing!

OK, so this next song, well you know it. I’m not even gonna give you the story of it…because you don’t need to hear another story! So here it is, probably the song you really wanted to hear the whole time you were here.”

Landslide (after the song)

“Thank you. So what I really just want to leave you with, um, after this crazy night — this has been the craziest show of all the 18 shows we’ve played — is that, is that as crazy as life is, and as crazy as it is right now, you just have to remember that life is basically good and that people are basically good and that we’re basically good and that we love music and that we love being creative. And if we just stay on that path and try to like stay in the path of love, everything’s going to be good and everything’s going to be OK. We’re going to be fine. So keep that in your heart. And if you get upset about something, get in the car, turn on the radio really loud and take a drive, just drive. Thank you, everybody. You’re just awesome, thank you!”


Stevie Nicks dazzles at the United Center (Althea Legaspi / Chicago Tribune)

RECAP: New York – Madison Square Garden

Scroll down for photos, videos, reviews, fan reaction, and transcriptions of Stevie’s stories!

On Thursday night, Stevie Nicks performed at legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City — a sellout and the 19th show of the 24 Karat Gold Tour. Being the largest city in the U.S., New York was a significant stop on the tour — “a big reason to be nervous,” Stevie told the audience. But as always, the nerves settled quickly and Stevie won over her fans with another standout performance. Stevie spoke often in between songs, revealing the stories behind many of the songs she performed.

Following another frenetic performance of “Gold Dust Woman” — during which Stevie does her infamous “crackhead dance” — Stevie humored the crowd by revealing that she was wearing a Fitbit. This generated a fun response from fans on Twitter.

Stevie closed the show with “Landslide,” which was added to the set list (replacing “Leather and Lace”) at the last show in Toronto.

Stevie Nicks
(The Front)
Stevie Nicks
(Stephen Barth)
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(Madison Square Garden)
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(Madison Square Garden)
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(Madison Square Garden)
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(Madison Square Garden)
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(Madison Square Garden)
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(Madison Square Garden)
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(Madison Square Garden)
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(Michelle Cohn)

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Videos & Transcriptions

Transcribed from Periscope recordings shared by ephemeral stardust and Real Tomatoes – Much love and thanks!

Much love and thanks to aerofan2007, choops4683,  Peter Dolbey, Mickie Esemplare, julesy101, Jason Mathew, and Randi J. for filming and sharing these wonderful videos!

Introduction after Gold and Braid

Well, New York City, just like I pictured it! Welcome everybody! Well, I guess we couldn’t be more excited to be here. This is, you know, when you go on tour, it’s like Madison Square Garden, The Forum, the two biggest shows. Big reason to be nervous, trying not to be nervous, very happy to be here. I wanna tell you this is not, um, this is me being my totally honest, obnoxious self, um, that this is absolutely not going to be the same Stevie Nicks show you’re used to seeing. This is a new show because I decided that I was not going to go out and do that same show again because we only have so much time here. So I put together a bunch of little magical, gothic things from the gothic trunk of secrets and mysteries, pulled them out, pressed them off, and uh decided that I would sequence them into a set, intertwine it all and try to make it something that you would enjoy that would go way, way, way back. And I do mean, way back. So all that being said, this is a journey. Welcome! Let’s go!

If Anyone Falls (aerofan2007)

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around feat. Chrissie Hynde (choops4683)

(Features Waddy Wachtel on vocals)

Gypsy (Randi J.)

Bella Donna / Enchanted / New Orleans / Starshine / Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream) (Peter Dolbey)

Starshine (Randi J.)

Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream) (Mickie Esemplare)

Stand Back (julesy101)

Moonlight / Stand Back / Crying in the Night (Peter Dolbey)

“Very short story. Prince and I were friends. And he wrote a song called ‘Little Red Corvette’ and I had a poem and sang the poem over his song. And I called him from Sunset Sound Recording Studios in Los Angeles and said, ‘Can you come over because I have this song that I wrote to your song,’ and he said, ‘I’ll be right there.’ And he was right there in 15 minutes. And he came in and the track was done more or less, and he did the du-du, du-du, du-du things on the organ part and then he did some guitar and he did a few other things and he was happy, he loved it, and he was gone. Poof! In a purple haze. And that’s exactly how he was. He came into your life and he would be out of your life before you even realized that he was even in your life. So I’m gonna miss him. But the fact is, though, when we hear ‘Stand Back,’ whenever you hear it on the radio, whatever I hear it, you can just click it right into ‘Little Red Corvette’ — they are one of the same. And feel blessed that we have that little connection that was made because he was really spectacular. So that’s all. Thank you.”

Crying in the Night story

So this next song… (A woman from stage left shouts out a different song title.) That’s coming, for the girl over there, not that I can see you ’cause I can’t see a thing. We are going to play for you, when I finish my story, the oldest song that we ever played onstage. It’s from the Buckingham Nicks album. And, uh, you aleady know a little bit about this, but when Waddy, when Lindsey and I drove to Los Angeles in 1971, we moved in with our producer and then we met Waddy through our producer. And Waddy already had a job. He was a really good session player. He already had a job. We had no job. So we just played music. We sat around and played music. And looking back on it, it was like, people say like, it’s the time of your life, well it was the time of life. And anyway, we had the Buckingham Nicks songs, when we got to LA, demoed, so we proceeded to really record them in a big studio called Sound City, also a famous place. Yes! And so that’s what we did for like forever, for a couple of years. And there was a song that we all knew was gonna be the single. Now the record didn’t go out. It did, and a few of you have it, but it got dropped in 1973. We weren’t that aware… So but this song was supposed to be the single, but we never played it. We never after that, I mean the record, we went and joined Fleetwood Mac and we never played this song again ever. And over the years Waddy has said to me many times, ‘Why don’t we do this song?’ And I would be like, ‘I don’t know. Maybe we shouldn’t do it. Is it ours? I mean, can we?’ And finally, this time when we went into rehearsal, he said ‘I really think we should do this song.’ … Something like that. And I said, ‘OK, let do it!’ So anyway, this is a song about a very intriguing woman who I have no idea who I was writing about because I was only like 22. So anyway, here it is. It’s called ‘Crying in the Night.’

So this is the last thing I’m going to say about this song because this is like a testament to dreams coming true. We moved here in, not here, to Los Angeles in 1971. I think I wrote the song before we left San Francisco, so that would have been 1970. But let’s just round it off and say I wrote it in 1973 when the record came out. That would be 1973, 1983, 1993, 2003, 2013, 14, 15, 16…43 years ago! So this is my thought for you for tonight. The testament is dreams do come true. Anything you want is out there for you to just reach out there at the stars of Bella Donna and grab one because it is all there. This song has not been done for 43 years, and we’re doing it at Madison Square Garden tonight. And there’s the record right there looking at me. That picture got me into so much trouble with my parents. You have no idea! I said to my dad, ‘I didn’t want to do it.” And my father goes, ‘Well, why didn’t you just say no.’ And I said, ‘Because they said to me, don’t be a child, it’s art.’ Anyway, you must continue to believe that you can have what you want. Don’t let anybody tell you that you’re not talented enough, not smart enough, or any of that stuff ’cause you are. You’re totally beautiful, you’re totally talented, you can do anything you want, and never let anybody get in your way. Tell them to get out of your way. You’re on your way to greater things.

If You Were Love story

“So this song, I don’t remember who it was written about. But I love this song, and it should have been on Bella Donna. I didn’t like the way that it was produced or done so I pulled it right at the end. And that’s hard to do ’cause you have to hurt somebody’s feelings to do that. But, you know what, sometimes a girl’s just gotta say, ‘No, I don’t like it.’ And, uh, so I’m saying, so it went back in the gothic trunk of magical mystery things. Anyway, I think it was written about somebody that was heartbroken and that’s all I can really tell you about. It’s called ‘If You Were My Love.'”

(After the song)

Thank you. What I love about some of these songs is that it’s just so great to just really sing. With these two girls, and to just sing. For real, it’s so classy. Thank you.

Gold Dust Woman (choops4683)

Gold Dust Woman / Band Introductions / Edge of Seventeen (Peter Dolbey)

Band Introductions

“Thank you. This is when you’re supposed to say, ‘Hairdresser! Makeup, Hairdresser!’

I’m gonna introduce you to my band now. And I’ve already been warned. I’m going to look at my…Fitbit.

Anyway, I have to move right along here so first of all, don’t take it personally, it’s not going to be a long introduction. Um Hammond organ, our favorite Hammond organ player because he’s the best, he’s the finest in the world as far as I’m concerned in my opinion, and his name is Ricky Peterson, yay!

Concise! Right next to whatever your name is, what was your name? I’m kidding! I’m totally kidding. I’m not there yet. Um drums, we have someone who, um, played drums for us for a long time and then had to go away and do other super interesting things and has now come back to us for a while and we totally appreciate every moment that we have you with us. Ladies and gentlemen, on fantastical and mystical whatever drums, Mr. Scotty Crago!

Let me consult my Fitbit…OK! All right, this man, really quickly… When Darrell plays, I feel like I am playing the piano myself because I’m really not that good of a piano player, but I do play good enough to write, like on Moonlight. I can play it a little bit like you play it, but not really. And so when he plays, it’s like I’m playing myself and it’s like the most amazing thing. It’s hard to find somebody who can follow you and be in your song with you as if he were you. I think sometimes we sort of change personalities, right? We just switch. Anyway, ladies and gentlemen, on grand piano, Mr. Darrell Smith!

And right next to Darrell, in back of Darrell is my friend from Phoenix, Arizona, and I’m from Phoenix, Arizona. We have risen, the phoenixes have risen, right? Anyway, um, Al and I have been working together since the mid-’90s. He is my super demo person and I will tell you, it’s like I will say things like this to Al, ‘Al, I want to do a version of ‘It’s Raining Men.” And Al says, ‘OK!’ And we do, and we still have it. Nobody will ever hear it. Anyway, he is definitely a person who makes my songs come to life, and for that, I appreciate it so much. Ladies and gentlemen, on bass, Mr. Al Ortiz!

And right over here… It’s hard to make this introduction short, I’m gonna do it. OK, right here where the blond girl is usually you’re used to seeing, if you a die-hard fan, you’re used to seeing a redhead, who is my redheaded sister-in-law. And for this tour, my redheaded sister-in-law — THERE SHE IS! (pointing to a projected image of Lori Nicks on the screen). That’s so funny! And she’s actually here tonight, so Lori wherever you are, you are up here with us, yay! So anyway, enough about Lori, and so now back to Minnie. So Minnie sang with us a long time ago, but she sang with us for quite a long time. So when Lori, oh, this is why… Lori’s baby is having a baby in January and I said, ‘Lori, you need to go home and be with your child when she has a child’ because you need to have your mom, right? So anyway, that’s why Lori is not here. Anyway, she is here tonight. But she’s only just here tonight. And so Minnie…I know! …has swept back in and been able to make this change very easy for all of us, and she has a kick-ass voice, and she’s most fun girl ever, so ladies and gentlemen, on vocal, um, her name is actually Marilyn Martin, but we call her Minnie.

So that’s two introductions in one so it took a little extra time. Right next to Minnie is my friend Sharon Celani who has been (cheers from audience)…yes, I know, woo! She’s been with me since 1987…80…no, 78…I’m, I’m getting dyslexic too. Since 1978, I met her in Lahaina, Maui, and she was signing in a band at The Blue Max, which was ‘The hot bar.’ And I had gone there to drink, meet men, and, uh, meet Sharon. And so I met Sharon and I said, “Sharon, in case I ever do a record, would you like to come and sing on it, and she’s like…this is how she talks, ‘Absolutely.’ And two months later, Sharon moved to Los Angeles, but the funnest thing about Sharon is that very next day I said to her, ‘Sharon, I need a piano because I wanna write. I need to write, and when I need to write I need a piano, so she’s like, ‘No problem. I’ll find a piano’ So the next day, down the dirt road in Lahaina, Maui, here comes Sharon (image of Sharon pushing a piano is projected on the large screen, with laughter from the audience). So true! Anyway, there she is, ‘The Piano Lady,’ Billy Joel, get out of the picture! And she has been marvelous all these years. If I need something, the tape recorder, a cassette, a drink, something, Sharon gets it and we write that song. Ladies and gentlemen, on vocals, Miss Sharon Celani!

OK, next to the girls is someone who’s also been in this band for a long time. He’s our player of much different kinds of music. He is, uh, very diverse. I don’t know where these words are coming from. They’re just coming. Um, he’s very diverse, and he can just play anything, and that’s why he’s so much fun, and he brings laughter to this band. He makes us all laugh, he is our therapist and, um, sometimes chiropractor. And so he’s a coat of many coats. Happens to be Waddy’s and my favorite song. And you are the coat of many colors in this band. Ladies and gentlemen, on guitar and his coat, Mr. Carlos Rios!

Over here, I’ve already told you a lot of the story of Mr. Waddy Wachtel and I. He and I have known each other since 1971, which, as you know, is a very long time. And we have been making music for a very long time. When I got the chance to make a solo record, I immediately called him and said, ‘Can you do this with me? Will you be musical director?’ And our producer Jimmy was totally into that, and so it was like, it was a beautiful relationship and we made this amazing record. And we have been playing together ever since, and this time, doing this set, as you know because you’ve been here, very difference experience for us and so much fun. But Waddy is the one who makes me, who makes me courageous and makes me have no fear. Sometimes I introduce him and say he makes this place safe. He makes this safe for me. He makes it easy for me to come out and try new things. If I make a mistake, he doesn’t get mad at me. And he’s worth a million dollars, and so I call him my “million dollar baby.” Ladies and gentlemen, he plays everything, musical director, best friend, gemini twin, Mr. Waddy Wachtel on guitar!

And that’s them.”

Edge of Seventeen (choops4683)

Edge of Seventeen (Jason Mathew)

Edge of Seventeen (aerofan2007)

“New York City… So I want you to know how much this means to me, uh, to be able to come and try to make this like into my musical house and play you songs that you’ve probably never heard of before. And you’re just kind and sweet and you listen and you don’t yell at me and say, ‘Exactly what song did you take out to put that song in for?’ And so I just appreciate it so much. I mean, it was a little scary to do this, but it has been so overwhelmingly wonderful for my heart and for the fulfillment of being a musician to sing and to not just do the same thing over and over and over again. So thank you for being creative with me and staying ’til the end. I appreciate it so much, and we’ll see you next time! Love you much!”

Rhiannon (choops4683)

Rhiannon (Peter Dolbey)

School of Rock —The Musical shout-out

“So I have to, uh, yeah, turn on the lights! Where are you, like? There’s a little girl who plays bass, and she is so rocking that I’m just waiting for her to get a little bit older so I can hire her. Sorry, Al! Evie (Dolan)? Where are you? (Stevie waves both of her arms.) She’s only this big — we’re never going to see her. She is so rockin’. Ethan (Khusidman) on keys, Dante (Melucci) on drums, Brandon (Niederauer) on guitar, Jersey (Sullivan) on guitar. I have to tell you, everybody, if you haven’t seen it [School of Rock — The Musical], you have to go and see it because these kids, if I close…I did it three times with them in front of people for, um for Broadway Cares, and for their show too. Um, if I close my eyes, I swear I thought it was either Fleetwood Mac or this band. That’s how good they are. Spectacular… (Stevie lowers both her hands halfway to the floor.) This big. And I want you guys to know that I tried every way in the world to be able to figure a way for you to come up here and actually play, and of course, consulting my Fitbit, there would not have been time for that. But really, it’s an amazing play, and these kids to me are like the future of rock and roll. They are excellent. Go see it. Um, anyway, that’s the story of my newly adopted 13 children.

Um, so the next thing that we are going to do for you is something that you probably are gonna expect, but we weren’t doing it until one night ago, so this is newly added to our way too long show. So here it is, Waddy hit it.”

Landslide (Jason Mathew)


RECAP: Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre

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On Tuesday, Stevie Nicks performed at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario — the 18th show of the 24 Karat Gold Tour. It was the first of two shows in Canada (Stevie performs in Vancouver on Dec. 9).

The current tour is proving to feature her most diverse set list to date, with yet another set list change this evening. Stevie treated Toronto fans to Fleetwood Mac classic “Landslide,” the second encore and show’s closing number. Though it replaced another classic — the 1981 hit “Leather and Lace,” which was retired from the set at last Friday’s Uncasville, CT show — fans were thrilled with the “Landslide” addition. (Stevie ended the following Auburn Hills, MI show with “Rhiannon.”)

Twitter was abuzz with overwhelming praise and accolades. Kelly Ryan, a fan attending the Toronto show, summed up the evening in the following tweet: “Stevie Nicks was amazing and still can kick ass at 68. Wow just wow!”

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(Live Nation Fans)
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(Emily Mac Music)
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(Ashley Tredenick)
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(Arpi Greco)
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Much love and thanks to Ken Lyons for filming and sharing these wonderful videos.

Gold and Braid / If Anyone Falls (Ken Lyons)

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around feat. Chrissie Hynde (Ken Lyons)

Gypsy (Ken Lyons)

Stand Back / Crying in the Night (Ken Lyons)

If You Were My Love (Ken Lyons)

Gold Dust Woman (Ken Lyons)

Edge of Seventeen (Ken Lyons)

Rhiannon (Ken Lyons)


Nothing beats a night with Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde (Chaka V. Grier / Now Toronto)

RECAP: Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena

On Friday night, Stevie Nicks performed at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT — the 16th show of the 24 Karat Gold Tour.


Much love and thanks to DewdRocks, Adam Kearns, and TheSkuncle for filming and sharing these wonderful videos!

Opening comments (TheSkuncle)

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around feat. Chrissie Hynde (TheSkuncle)

Belle Fleur story

“You can’t bring your boyfriend with you because, if you don’t have a job up here, you don’t get to go. It’s not cool. Um, so, I had this picture in my mind of me in the very beginning when I was so like, so taken with the guy that I was driving around in a, in a Toyota…and now I’m driving in a big, long, black, fantastically beautiful limousine… So I would say to myself in, in my painting, walking down a path from the house, waving, kinda turning around, waving to my boyfriend, getting in the car, and knowing that the relationship is for all practical purposes over because you’re not coming home for six months, maybe a year. You can never actually tell somebody how long the tour’s gonna go so, anyway, it was my picture, my little painting, and it’s called ‘Belle Fleur.'”

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(Rose Aksterowicz)

Starshine (TheSkuncle)

Stand Back (Adam Kearns)

Stand Back story (TheSkuncle)

Crying in the Night (DewdRocks)

Edge of Seventeen (TheSkuncle)

Leather and Lace (TheSkuncle)


REVIEW: Stevie Nicks, Pretenders thrill Mohegan Sun Casino crowd (Chris Dondoros / The Republican)

RECAP: Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

On the eve of Thanksgiving, Stevie Nicks performed at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI — the 15th show of the 24 Karat Gold Tour.

Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde
(Anthony Norkus Photography)


Much love and thanks to Lonnie Decker and Tony Greer, ToxMetal, and Travis Meeuwsen for filming and sharing these wonderful videos!

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A video posted by Travis Meeuwsen (@meeuwdog) on Nov 24, 2016 at 7:11am PST


Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (Lonnie Decker)

Stand Back (ToxMetal)

If You Were My Love – Part 1 (Tony Greer)

If You Were My Love – Part 2 (Tony Greer)

Gold Dust Woman – short clip (Tony Greer)

Edge of Seventeen (Lonnie Decker)

Edge of Seventeen – partial (Tony Greer)

Leather and Lace (Lonnie Decker)


RECAP: Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

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On Sunday night, Stevie Nicks performed at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia — the 14th show of the 24 Karat Gold Tour.

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(Wells Fargo Center)
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(Alyda Mir)
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(Maryellen Suter Shaw)
Stevie Nicks
(Liberal Paul)
Stevie Nicks
(Liz Johhnson)


Much love and thanks to Bella Meghan, Dani Haines, hell0allis0n, Homes, Kelly, and Jim Powers for filming and sharing these wonderful videos.

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around feat. Chrissie Hynde (Jim Powers)

If Anyone Falls (Jim Powers)

Belle Fleur (Jim Powers)

Gypsy (Jim Powers)

Gypsy (Dani Haines Homes)

New Orleans (Jim Powers)

Starshine (Jim Powers)

Stand Back – short clip ()

Crying in the Night (Jim Powers)

If You Were My Love (Jim Powers)

Gold Dust Woman (Jim Powers)

Edge of Seventeen (Jim Powers)

Rhiannon (hell0allis0n)

Leather and Lace (Jim Powers)


RECAP: Bethlehem, PA – Sands Event Center

Scroll down for photos, videos, reviews, fan reaction, and the revised set list!

On Saturday night, Stevie Nicks performed at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA — the lucky 13th show of the 24 Karat Gold Tour.

Stevie has been telling audiences how important it is to do one wants, especially at her age. She stayed true to that advice by dropping “Dreams,” Fleetwood Mac’s only number single in the U.S, from Saturday night’s set list. The perennial favorite has been included in every major solo or Fleetwood Mac tour set list since its release in 1977. Stevie also dropped the related Bella Donna track “Outside the Rain,” another song often included in her set lists. But to the delight of the crowd, she replaced the two songs with Fleetwood Mac’s classic 1982 hit single “Gypsy.” She used the same black-and-white, projection-screen visuals featured in Fleetwood Mac’s 2014-2015’s On with the Show Tour.

During “Stand Back,” Stevie posed with the 1973 Buckingham Nicks record, which a fan had brought for Stevie to sign. (It had already been signed by guitarist Lindsey Buckingham.) A similar moment occurred during Fleetwood Mac’s On with the Show Tour, where a fan presented the album for both Lindsey and Stevie to sign.

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During “Edge of Seventeen,” two fans in the front row (Vikki Carlucci and Roseanne Mughetto) gave Stevie a rose-decorated crown, which Stevie graciously accepted and wore on stage (see more photos below).

Stevie Nicks
(Alexa Marie / Jasmine Leslie)

The following slideshow photos by Chris Shipley / The Morning Call

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The following slideshow photos by Matt Smith / Lehigh Valley Live

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(Alexa Marie / Jasmine Leslie)
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(Alexa Marie / Jasmine Leslie)
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(Alexa Marie / Jasmine Leslie)
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(Robbie Lopez)
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The following photos are courtesy of Vikki Carlucci:


Revised Set List (as of 11/19)

  1. Gold and Braid
  2. If Anyone Falls
  3. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
  4. Belle Fleur
  5. Gypsy
  6. Wild Heart / Bella Donna
  7. Enchanted
  8. New Orleans
  9. Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)
  10. Starshine
  11. Stand Back
  12. Crying in the Night
  13. If You Were My Love
  14. Gold Dust Woman
  15. Edge of Seventeen
  16. Rhiannon
  17. Leather and Lace


Much love and thanks to Michelle Cohn, Mickie Esemplare, and Gypsy Soul Sunflower for filming and sharing these wonderful video clips!

Intro/If Anyone Falls (Michelle Cohn)

If Anyone Falls – short clip (Mickie Esemplare)

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (Gypsy Soul Sunflower)

Gypsy (Gypsy Soul Sunflower)

Bella Donna (Mickie Esemplare)

Enchanted (Gypsy Soul Sunflower)

Starshine (Michelle Cohn)

Stand Back (Michelle Cohn)

Gold Dust Woman (Michelle Cohn)

Edge of Seventeen (Gypsy Soul Sunflower)

Rhiannon – partial (Mickie Esemplare) 

Leather and Lace (Gypsy Soul Sunflower)



RECAP: Boston, MA – TD Garden

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On Tuesday night, Stevie Nicks performed at TD Garden in Boston — the 12th show of the 24 Karat Gold Tour. Despite the poor weather conditions outside (heavy wind and rain), the show went on as planned.

Slideshow photos by John Wilcox / Boston Herald
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(Alli Parker)
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(TD Garden)
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(TD Garden)
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(TD Garden)


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(Zachary Thai)
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(Carrie C)
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(TD Garden)
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(TD Garden)
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(Bobby Main)
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Much thanks and love to Damani Barboza, Carrie C, kcarton, Matthew Creen, Michal Korpalski, Lisa Samataro, Jason Trevino, and Wide awake for sharing these wonderful videos!

Gold and Braid (Damani Barboza)

If Anyone Falls (kcarton)

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around feat. Chrissie Hyde (kcarton)

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around feat. Chrissie Hyde (Jason Trevino)

That time Chrissie Hynde came out to sing Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around with Stevie Nicks. Rock goddesses.

A video posted by Jason Trevino (@jasetrevino) on Nov 15, 2016 at 9:15pm PST


Outside the Rain / Dreams (kcarton)

Enchanted (kcarton)

Stand Back (Matthew Creen)

Gold Dust Woman (Lisa Samataro)

Gold Dust Woman (Michal Korpalski)

Edge of Seventeen (Wide awake)

Leather and Lace – partial (Jamee Culbertson)

Closing speech (Carrie C)

“This tour has made me really believe that, you know, we all really should do what we want to do. Sometimes people tell you what you should do and, where they want you to go — whether it’s your parents or your friends or your boyfriend, the girlfriends, whatever, and people have a whole lot to say about what it is that you do. And I just want to remind you that the person that knows what you should do for you the best IS YOU. And that is what I have learned in my very long life that — in my very long life — is that time passes, things pass, problems pass away, and what you are left with is you and your dreams. So take care of your dreams and make them work for you and be happy amongst your dreams and the things that you love because that’s really…when you get to be my age… I mean, I don’t feel old, even though I totally am. I don’t feel that way. I feel like I’m still wrapped in my dreams, and you should too.”

“So I love you all! You are a magnificent, magnificent city, and yes, I think I’m absolutely gonna get one of those beautiful apartments on Beacon Street. So I’ll see you there, walkin’ up and down the street. Thank you, Boston! You’ve been awesome!”


When you’re a writer, you have to be very careful. We all know, especially after the last couples of years, what words do. You can’t just say shit, sorry. I know, I’m so grounded! I’m grounding myself.

RECAP: Washington, DC – Verizon Center

On Monday night, Stevie Nicks performed at Verizon Center in the nation’s capital, Washington DC — the 11th show of the 24 Karat Gold Tour.

Stevie has been having a lot of fun on the tour, even letting an expletive unexpectedly roll off her tongue at the DC show. While telling the story of ‘Crying in Night,’ Stevie accidentally dropped the F-bomb, saying “Why in the f*ck not?” Shocked by what she had just said, Stevie instantly covered her mouth, walked away from the mic, and paced around the stage for a few moments before returning to the center to apologize to the crowd. She told them “I never swear onstage — ever!” But the crowd didn’t seem to mind in the slightest and found Stevie’s blooper moment to be quite human and amusing. They laughed and shouted out in support ‘We love you, Stevie!'” Even guitar Waddy Wachtel walked over, with a big grin on his face, and put his arm around the clearly mortified Stevie. She managed to compose herself and continue telling the story. (See the full clip below).

Stevie Nicks
(Ginny Grivas)
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(Birthday Tickets)
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(Matt Ackland)
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(Kevin Bednarz)
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(Paige Eliasson)
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(Deanna Escobar)


Much thanks and love to Paige Collyer, Enjoy Life with Me, Nadine Hughes, Sandy Mac, Dianne King-McGavin, and Stevie Nicks concert videos for sharing these wonderful videos!

Wild Heart / Bella Donna (Sandy Mac)

Enchanted (Stevie Nicks concert videos)

Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream) (Enjoy Life with Me)

Crying in the Night – ‘Why in the f*ck not?’ (Dianne King-McGavin)

“…other people won’t like it. So maybe we shouldn’t do it. And finally, we’re like, ‘Why in the fuck not?’ Lynn Fleetwood, I know you’re out there. Do not tell anybody that you heard that. I do not swear onstage — ever. I swear in my regular life, but I do not ever swear onstage so I am…let me apologize for that.

Anyway, I did say basically that. So we just decided, OK, let’s do it, why not? Without using the expletive. So anyway, it’s uh a very, it’s cool song. I have no idea what in the world at 21, 22-years old what the hell these uh…that’s not a swear word. That’s just, you know, a place. Um, I think that it’s uh I can’t figure out what in the world I wrote it. I must have seen a movie or something that I wrote it about because it’s very interesting…intriguing words. So anyway, here it is, ‘Crying in the Night.'”

Edge of Seventeen (Paige Collyer)

Leather and Lace (Nadine Hughes)


RECAP: Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena

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On Saturday night, Stevie Nicks performed at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina — the 10th show of the 24 Karat Gold Tour.

Stevie Nicks
(Amber Banco)
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(Brendan Farrington)
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(Greg Perry)
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(Greg Perry)
Stevie Nicks
(Jessica Edney)
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Much love and thanks to Childfree diANe, Elaine Cooper, Denny Henson, S Martin, Music Madness, Greg Perry, and rhiannon1119 for sharing these wonderful videos!

Gold and Braid (Music Madness)

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around feat. Chrissie Hynde (Music Madness)

“This next song was written song by Tom Petty, and uh, he let me have this song for the first single of the Bella Donna record and had he not given me this song, I have to say, we might not even be standing here tonight. So every time I hear this song, I feel like, ‘Thank you, God. Thank you, God, for Tom Petty.’ So… So thank you, God, for Tom Petty!”

Chrissie Hynde after the song: “She would SO be here without Tom Petty!”

Belle Fleur (Music Madness)

“Next song is about, um, was written probably in around, around mid-1979 and it was… I had just been in Fleetwood Mac long enough to understand that I was pretty famous and I had a good job and, um,  I went on tour a lot and if you happen to have a boyfriend, um, you had to leave. So most relationships in those days ended when tours began because you had no choice and you couldn’t certainly take your boyfriend with you. This is what they say on the road: ‘If you don’t have a job, you can’t come,’ especially if you’re a guy coming with a girl singer. So that’s not gonna work. So anyway, this song was kind of written about, in my little, you know, metaphorical mind, of me walking out down the path to the giant long limousine, which I loved from the very beginning, um, and say goodbye. Turning around and waving and saying goodbye and knowing that you’re not gonna come back for a really long time and probably when you do, the relationship is gonna be over. However, you’re going on tour so it’s such a good thing. So anyway, this song’s called ‘Belle Fleur.’ That means beautiful flower…fleur, fleur, fleur.”

Dreams – partial (S Martin)

Wild Heart / Bella Donna (Music Madness)

Wild Heart / Bella Donna (rhiannon1119)

Enchanted (Greg Perry)

New Orleans – intro (Music Madness)

Starshine (Music Madness)

Moonlight – intro (Music Madness)

Stand Back (Greg Perry)

Stand Back story (Music Madness)

Crying in the Night (Greg Perry)

“When Lindsey and I first came to Los Angeles, it was like 1971, and we kind of arrived here with 12 songs that became the Buckingham Nicks songs. The first thing we did was move in with our producer Keith Olsen, much to his like, ‘Oh, great,’ and met Waddy Wachtel. So Waddy started talking to us with our music and we finished this amazing record called Buckingham Nicks. And there was song on it that was gonna be like the single. We’re not sure if anyone even heard this song. We’re actually not even sure if anybody on the West Coast ever heard the record. But he’s been saying to me for many years, ‘Stevie, we should do the song.’ And I’m like, ‘Well, I don’t know, you know. It is on Buckingham Nicks and maybe Lindsey wouldn’t like it.’ And so we never did, and finally this time, ‘Let’s do it. Why not?’ So anyway, this is it. And it’s very old, and when the songs over, I’m gonna tell you actually like how old it is. It’s called ‘Crying in the Night.'”

Crying in the Night (rhiannon1119)

If You Were My Love (Music Madness)

Band Introductions (Music Madness)

Edge of Seventeen (Childfree diANe)

“Hey, what song did you take out…!” (Music Madness)

Rhiannon (Elaine Cooper)

Rhiannon (Childfree diANe)

Leather and Lace (Music Madness)

Leather and Lace (rhiannon1119)

Final comments (Denny Henson)