[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rod Stewart[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Stevie Nicks[/lastfm] stopped by the Ellen show today to talk about how they 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 unites two legendary forces for a series of arena concerts throughout North America, with performances already confirmed in such cities as New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Tampa, and Montreal.
Legendary musicians Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart visited Ellen to make a major announcement. Before saying what it was, they shared a few stories from their past.
The incomparable Stevie Nicks performed her hit song, “Stand Back.”
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The tour will feature both artists performing all rock & roll sets from their incomparable catalogs of hits and backed by an incredible band of musicians and stage production.
Said Rod Stewart: “We haven’t yet begun rehearsals but I can already tell you this, with Stevie on board our audiences are in store for an evening of pure rock & roll music. I’m already thinking about which of my old favourites to bring back and vocally, I think we’ve both begun thinking about which songs might be great fun and well-suited for a duet or two.”
In a career spanning five decades, with an estimated 250 million album and single sales, Rod Stewart is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and indisputably one of the most successful performers of all time. He finished 2010 at the top of both the touring and album charts – highlighted by his critically-heralded, sold-out first run of concerts at The Colosseum in Las Vegas, a “Boxscore,” chart-topping, 33-date European summer tour which included 4 sold-out dates at London’s O2 Arena. Throughout his prolific career, he’s garnered16-Grammy nominations, including his current for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album,” and sales of more than one million albums worldwide for his 2010 album FLY ME TO THE MOON…THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK, VOLUME V.
Stevie Nicks, Rock and Roll’s reigning queen, will be releasing her highly anticipated new CD “IN: YOUR DREAMS” on May 3, 2011. The new album, her first album of new material in a decade, was co-produced by former Eurythmic Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard. The new album is now available for fans to pre order at stevienicks.warnerreprise.com. Fans who pre-order the CD will receive an instant download of the record’s first single, the Nicks’ penned “Secret Love”. The official release date of the single is February 3rd. Nicks is a multi-Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and member of Fleetwood Mac.
Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks “The Heart & Soul Tour” Confirmed 2011 North American Tour Itinerary:
DATE: CITY: VENUE:
March 20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center
March 23 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
March 24 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
March 26 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
March 27 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
March 30 Boston, MA TD Garden
April 1 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
April 2 Toronto, ONT Air Canada Center
April 5 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
April 9 Chicago, IL United Center
April 10 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
April 15 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
April 16 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl