Stevie Nicks: 70s rock icon announces Dublin Solo debut with tour dates

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Stevie Nicks - Stevie Nicks And Dave Stewart Perform At Sydney Entertainment Centre

You wouldn't usually expect for Dave Stewart to be support for a Stevie Nicks tour, but that's exactly what's happening this Australian tour, and Sydney fans saw it happen at the iconic Sydney Entertainment Centre tonight.

Casual fans probably didn't know that Stewart produced Nicks' new album, In Your Dreams, and believe us - it's a real treat for both Stewart and Nicks' fans.

Brian McFadden acted as a bit of a third wheel, but there's no doubt McFadden still enjoys a strong fan base in Australia.

Nicks performed Fleetwood Mac's Dreams, the band's prized #1 from years gone by. 

We also heard numbers from her new A Vampire's Dream, Soldier's Angel.

The new songs featured Stewart on guitar and resonated with the Sydney audience.

If you were a Nicks, Stewart or even a McFadden fan, this is the place you had to be at tonight.

Promotional information secured by the Australia promoter of the tour reads: 

McManus Entertainment is thrilled to announce that Brian McFadden will be joining the legendary Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart as a special guest for the 2011 Australian tour. McFadden will join the bill for the entire tour. 

Celebrated musician and songwriter Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics will also be touring Australia for this very special show.

Joining Stevie for these special shows will be celebrated musician and songwriter Dave Stewart from Eurythmics, who co-produced Stevie's new solo album, "In Your Dreams". Fans of both Fleetwood Mac and Eurythmics will be thrilled to know that Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart will be performing their greatest hits from their respective bands as well as highlights form their solo careers.

"I'm so excited to bring Stevie back to Australia and give her the opportunity to play to her many fans across the country," said promoter Andrew McManus. "Stevie has one of the most unique and recognisable voices in the history of popular music and is also one of the greatest songwriters of all time. And I think there will be a whole new generation of fans due to the recent episode of 'Glee' based on the legendary Fleetwood Mac album, "Rumours."

Apart from Stevie's incredible work with Fleetwood Mac, she has also had an extensive solo career, collectively having more than 40 top 50 hits and selling more than 140 million albums worldwide. Just a few of her many solo hits include Edge of Seventeen, Leather and Lace, Stand Back, Bella Donna, Rooms On Fire and Stop Draggin' My Heart Around. Stevie will also be playing songs from Fleetwood Mac's extensive back catalogue. Some of their most loved songs include Rhiannon, Gypsy, Sara, Landslide, Dreams and Seven Wonders.

Joining Stevie on her Australian tour is Grammy and BRIT Award winning musician, songwriter and producer, Dave Stewart. Dave is best known for his work with Eurythmics and recently co-produced and co-wrote many of the songs on Stevie's latest album, "In Your Dreams". The album closes with the Stevie and Dave duet Cheaper Than Free. And Stevie sang a track with Dave on his 2010 solo album, "The Blackbird Diaries". His music career spans three decades and more than 100 million album sales. Some of Dave's biggest hits include I Only Want To Be With You (The Tourists) and Eurythmics hits Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), Missionary Man, Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves, Would I Lie To You? and Thorn In My Side.


It's was a wonderful night for music fans in Sydney and a concert that anyone who attended will remember fondly for many years to come.

Websites

Stevie Nicks official website - The Nicks Fix
www.stevienicks.net

Dave Stewart official website
www.davestewart.com

Brian McFadden
www.brianmcfadden.com.au

Sydney Entertainment Centre
www.sydentcent.com.au

McManus Entertainment
www.mcmanusentertainment.com

Flourish PR
www.flourishpr.com

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr
www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

Eva Rinaldi Photography
www.evarinaldi.com

Music News Australia
www.musicnewsaustralia.com
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Stevie Nicks, the iconic singer whose timeless hits such as “Rhiannon” and “Landslide” have left an indelible mark on music history and continues to resonate with fans around the world, is making a much-anticipated return to Ireland after a six-year absence from European stages.

On July 3, 2024, she will enchant audiences at Dublin’s esteemed 3Arena.

Nicks (75) has received 15 Grammy nominations throughout her career, winning Album of the Year for the Fleetwood Mac album Rumours.

Tickets for the Dublin gig go on sale this Friday, March 22, through Ticketmaster.

Stevie Nicks’ devoted fanbase in Ireland and beyond can rejoice as they are granted priority access to presale tickets for her upcoming Dublin concert on July 3, 2024. By registering with promoter MCD until 4 pm on March 20, fans will be able to secure their spots via the MCD presale on Thursday, March 21, at noon.

A Three+ presale is also taking place this Wednesday at 12pm.

Stevie Nicks: The Artist

Stevie Nicks’ contributions to Fleetwood Mac were instrumental in transforming the band into one of the most successful musical acts of all time. With record sales exceeding 120 million units, their influence on the music industry remains undeniable.

Renowned for her captivating voice and iconic songwriting, Stevie Nicks’s solo career has amassed an impressive following and critical acclaim. Her eight Grammy Award nominations are a testament to her artistic prowess, while her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019 further solidified her place in music history.

After what is expected to be an incredibly successful US tour, Stevie Nicks added further dates for her tour, including a stop in Europe. The legendary singer, famous for her hits “Rhiannon” and “Landslide,” will take the stage at Dublin’s 3Arena on July 3, 2024. This performance marks an exciting return to Ireland for Nicks, who last graced European stages six years ago.

Her full UK and European tour schedule includes:

Jul 03: Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena

Jul 06: Glasgow, Scotland – OVO Hydro Arena

Jul 09: Manchester, England – Co-op Live Arena

Jul 12: London, England – BST Hyde Park

Jul 16: Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis Antwerpen

Jul 19: Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome

In an earlier statement about her UK appearance, Nicks shared her excitement, stating, “Anything that draws me back to London and therefore to England it fills my heart with joy. And to be able to visit and make music… is always a dream come true.”

Stevie Nicks’ fans can look forward to hearing classic Fleetwood Mac hits as well as her solo material, such as “Edge Of Seventeen,” “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” and “In Your Dreams” during the show.

In 2023, a Barbie doll in Nick’s likeness was unveiled, paying homage to her iconic Rhiannon album cover, with a flowing black dress and tambourine in hand.

“When I look at her I see my 27-year-old self,” she said. “I am her and she is me.”

Stevie Nicks

Nicks introduced the collectible at Madison Square Garden during her performance and shared her emotional connection to it, remarking, “I have something very exciting to share with you a few hours before the rest of the world. I was very overwhelmed. Will she be like me? Will she have my spirit? Will she have my heart?”

The singer has been carrying the doll with her for the past three months and described it as “so precious” and stated that Mattel “helped her have my soul.”

Nicks joins the lineup of renowned artists performing at BST Hyde Park, including Kings of Leon, Robbie Williams, Shania Twain, Kylie Minogue, and more.

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