Stevie Nicks Tickets : Stevie Nicks Has Joined Forces For The Heart & Soul Tour

{flickr|100|campaign} Stevie Nicks is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums. She has been noted for her ethereal visual style and symbolic lyrics.

Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac on December 31, 1974, along with her then boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham. Fleetwood Mac’s second album after the incorporation of Nicks and Buckingham, 1977’s Rumours, produced four U.S. Top 10 singles (including Nicks’ song “Dreams”, which was the band’s first and only U.S. number one) and remained at #1 on the American albums chart for 31 weeks, as well as reaching the top spot in various countries around the world. To date the album has sold over 40 million copies worldwide.

Nicks began her solo career in 1981 with the 8 million selling album Bella Donna, and she has produced five more solo studio albums to date. Her seventh solo studio album, and her first in ten years, is currently in post-production with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame at the helm, and is due for release on May 3, 2011.

After the release of her first solo album, Rolling Stone deemed her “The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll”.Overcoming cocaine addiction, dependency on tranquilizers, and chronic fatigue syndrome, Nicks remains a popular solo performer. She has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards and, with Fleetwood Mac, won the 1977/1978 Grammy for Album of the Year for Rumours. As a member of Fleetwood Mac, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

In a July 26 interview for the Santa Barbara Independent, Nicks had mentioned a new song on the album, entitled “Italian Summer”, whichy she wrote in 2009 while on vacation in Italy.Later, in a July 29 interview with the Ventura County Star, Nicks gave an in-depth interview about her career, her new album, and the August “mini tour” she’s embarking on.She had this to say about the new songs:

There is an Italian love song I wrote when I was in Italy last summer. There is a crazy, wild rock ‘n’ roll song called “The Ghosts Are Gone”. There is a song about a novel called “Wide Sargasso Sea”, the precursor to Jane Eyre. It was a crazy movie in the ’80s that I loved. There are two tracks that Michael Campbell wrote that I wrote songs on top of, and they are just magical. There are love songs, hard rock ‘n’ roll songs, really contemplative songs and very Bob Dylan-y songs and there are lots of good poems.

She also mentioned that the series of shows she is doing in August (“it’s not really a tour,” she said) will not contain any of her new music, because she doesn’t want it to end up on Youtube. The Santa Barbara show will benefit a little girl she knows in Los Angeles with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer.

A documentary is being shot and will be directed by Dave Stewart, which may come packaged with the new album. On the subject of the album’s release date, Nicks said, “It is basically close to being done now. I can not really tell you, but I know we are trying to move fast because we have places to go and people to see.”

A handful of dates have recently been announced for a short 2010 tour. The official Stevie Nicks website has published details of shows which will take place in the US in August. Nicks has stated that none of the studio material recorded for the upcoming album will be performed at these shows because she does not want clips of the performances to be posted on Youtube.

Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks have joined forces for one of the most anticipated musical events of the year, The Heart & Soul Tour. Launching March 20, 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the tour will unite two of music most legendary forces for a series of arena concerts throughout North America with performances already confirmed in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Tampa, Montreal and more.

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