Stevie Nicks To Tour With The Pretenders Starting In October
A joint tour between Stevie Nicks, 68, and The Pretenders will hit the road on Oct. 25 in Phoenix, Arizona, and will continue through Dec. 18.
STEVIE NICKS TOURING WITH THE PRETENDERS
The tour will be celebrating Nicks’s most recent solo album, her eighth, 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault. The album will feature newly recorded by previously unreleased tracks dating as far back as 1969. The Pretenders have not released an album since 2008’s Break Up the Concrete, though band leader Chrissie Hynde released her first solo album Stockholm in 2014 and a biography, Reckless: My Life as a Pretender in 2015.
“I just woke up one morning and said I have two years off before Fleetwood Mac comes knocking on my door [for another tour],” Nicks said. “Why would I want to sit around and do nothing?”
Nicks has been the frontwoman of Fleetwood Mac since 1967, and not without plenty of drama throughout the years. Her on-again off-again romance with bandmate Lindsey Buckingham caused strife throughout the bands lifetime.
“Fleetwood Mac is a team. When you’re on a team everybody has the same vote — except in this particular team Lindsey [Buckingham] has a little bit of a stronger vote than anybody else,” Nicks told The New York Times. “I love being part of a team. We argue all the time, but we always have. In my band, there is no arguing. I am the boss. My solo career is probably the reason Fleetwood Mac is still together in 2016, because I was always happy to leave Fleetwood Mac, and I was always happy to come back too.”
Tickets for the tour go on sale today for American Express Card Members, and to the general public the following Monday.
See the complete list of cities and tour dates below.
Oct. 25 – Phoenix – Talking Stick Resort Arena
Oct. 27 – Denver – Pepsi Center
Oct. 29 – Houston – Toyota Center
Oct. 30 – Dallas – American Airlines Center
Nov. 2 – Tampa – Arena
Nov. 4 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
Nov. 6 – Atlanta – Philips Arena
Nov. 7 – Nashville – Bridgestone Arena
Nov. 10 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
Nov. 12 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
Nov. 14 – Washington DC – Verizon Center
Nov. 15 – Boston – TD Garden
Nov. 19 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Nov. 20 – Philadelphia – Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 23 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Nov. 25 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov. 27 – Detroit – The Palace of Auburn Hills
Nov. 29 – Toronto – Air Canada Centre
Dec. 1 – New York – MSG
Dec. 3 – Chicago – United Center
Dec. 5 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Dec. 6 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Dec. 9 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Dec. 11 – Seattle – Key Arena
Dec. 13 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Dec. 14 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Dec. 18 – Los Angeles – The Forum
Watch one of Nicks’s most well-known songs performed live below.