Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks have made a huge impact on so many lives and have been a part of our musical landscape for decades. Now these titans will entertain us in person! The two musical icons recently announced they will hit the road together for an incredible tour, hitting all parts of the country.
The tour kicks off December 19th in New York and rolls into town next year on March 10th at SoFi Stadium. They will hit Nashville on May 19th before they pop over across the pond.
What do these two sonic legends bring to the table? Billy Joel captured my ear with his 1977 album, “The Stranger.” Songs like “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song),” “Just the Way You Are,” “Only the Good Die Young,” “She’s Always a Woman,” and “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” reached me and so many others.
Of course, Joel already had enormous hits by then. Songs like “She’s Got a Way,” “Piano Man,” and “Captain Jack” had him on the map. Then he exploded worldwide with “Say Goodbye to Hollywood” and “New York State of Mind.” Depending on who you ask, “52nd Street” was another milestone for Joel. That album brought us “Big Shot,” “Honesty,” and “My Life,” and put Joel in a class all his own.
Since then, he’s become an icon among icons with more hits; “You May Be Right,” “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me,” “Allentown,” “An Innocent Man,” and his super hit, “Uptown Girl.” A song so prolific it’s been covered by just about everyone, including Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.
Joel’s fans span the globe, then again, so do those of Stevie Nicks. Just coming off her performances at Ohana Fest, Nicks has a fanbase that is loyal, and they show up to her events. Before her massive solo career, Nicks came to fame in the ‘70s with Fleetwood Mac. Singing alongside music partner Lindsey Buckingham, and Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Christine McVie, they created some era-defining music that has impacted lives worldwide. The hit parade for Nicks that she delivers on at shows includes “Rhiannon,” “Dreams,” “Gypsy,” “Sara,” “Landslide,” and “The Chain.”
It doesn’t matter how old you are, or what kind of music you identify with, good music is good music. Tickets are now on sale, and I would say get your tickets and check out this tour while you can. It is one of those bucket list shows where you can see two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers!