June 26, 2011
BELIEVE THE RUMOURS – STEVIE NICKS CONFIRMED TO TOUR AUSTRALIA IN 2011
MEDIA RELEASE Sunday 26th June
McManus Entertainment is thrilled to announce the return to Australia of the legendary Stevie Nicks, who will be touring throughout Australia in November and December this year. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 6th July.
Stevie's “In Your Dreams” tour will hit Australia in November. She will play shows in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Wollongong and Canberra. 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 from 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.
Stevie recently celebrated her 63rd birthday at a once-in-a-lifetime special event in Los Angeles. Here Stevie also celebrated the release of her first solo album in more than a decade, In Your Dreams, which was the week's highest-charting new album when it was released in Australia. The first single from the album, Secret Love, was originally written for the Rumours album.
The critics have raved about In Your Dreams, which is Stevie's seventh solo album. "The gypsy queen is in royal form on In Your Dreams," said Rolling Stone. "It's not just her first album in 10 years, it's her finest collection of songs since the ‘80s."
Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 Grammy Award winning Album of the Year, Rumours, stands as one of the greatest albums ever made. It has sold more than one million copies in Australia. The songs have stood the test of time and Rumours recently had a revival when it was introduced to a whole new generation of fans, thanks to a recent episode of Glee dedicated to this classic album. Following the episode, Rumours returned to the Australian charts at number two.
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 sings a track with Dave on his new solo album, The Blackbird Diaries (to be released on 26th August). 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.
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Tickets go on sale from 9am on Wednesday 6th July via the below outlets
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TOUR DATES: STEVIE NICKS AND DAVE STEWART
Saturday 19th November Melbourne Sidney Myer Music Bowl http://www.theartscentre.com.au/ 1300 182 183 or http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
Sunday 20th November Melbourne Mornington Racecourse http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
Wednesday 23rd November Adelaide Entertainment Centre http://www.ticketek.com.au/ 132 849
Saturday 26th November Perth NIB Stadium http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
Tuesday 29th November Sydney Entertainment Centre http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
Wednesday 30th November Newcastle Entertainment Centre http://www.ticketek.com.au/ 132 849
Saturday 3rd December Brisbane Riverstage http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
Monday 5th December Wollongong WIN Entertainment Centre http://www.ticketek.com.au/ 132 849
Wednesday 7th December Canberra AIS Arena http://www.ticketek.com.au/ 132 849
For further information please contact: For Dave Stewart interviews please contact:
Angela Ceberano – Flourish Public Relations
Dianna O’Neill - Dianna O’Neill Publicity
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