|Tue 7 Mar 2006|
Stevie Nicks And John Farnham
AND VANESSA CARLTON
General Admittance tickets only - Children aged 4 years and under will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by paying Adult.
Reserved Seated tickets – all patrons must purchase tickets, including Children.
Two musical legends will come together for two magical nights when Stevie Nicks and John Farnham perform a very special concert tour in March next year.
Stevie Nicks, one of the most enduring, influential and loved female artists in rock’n’roll history, is bringing her ‘Gold Dust’ concert tour to Australia and New Zealand in February and March. John Farnham is performing in support of his latest album ‘I Remember When I Was Young: Songs From the Great Australian Songbook’, a collection of timeless Australian songs from the past 40 years.
Together they will perform in Auckland, New Plymouth and Christchurch in what promises to be an unforgettable night of great music. The two musical legends jumped at the chance to share a bill, Nicks having recently played with Eagle Don Henley in the US, as Farnham did with Tom Jones earlier this year.
And to complete a very special evening, Nicks is bringing one of her favourite young American performers Vanessa Carlton to be the special guest.
Nicks will be in Melbourne for a week from October 31 to launch the tour and to attend the Melbourne Cup Carnival as a guest of promoter Andrew McManus. She was last in Australia out front of Fleetwood Mac on their February 2004 Australian tour.
Anyone who has seen Nicks live can affirm she is simply extraordinary, unquestionably still a vital and mesmerizing performer. Or as one US critic so aptly put it recently: “At a time when the women of pop music are too often stripper wannabes lip-synching to a song someone else wrote, Nicks’ classy and commanding presence felt like a revelation”.
The ‘Gold Dust’ tour had its beginnings earlier this year when Nicks received as invitation from friend Eagle Don Henley for a series of ten double-header shows. Nicks had such a good time, she decided to continue on her own playing a further 23 concerts through summer. And the US critics raved….
“One of the most magical rock shows in a long time” (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER)
“Nicks gave fans what they came for and also showed why she is one of rock’s great female icons,willing to both revel in her past and show she is a spirited contemporary singer.” (CINCINATTI POST)
“Truth be told, Nicks could have simply come out to the microphone, raised her arms and spun intoher signature twirl and the crowd would have been satisfied. She offered so much more. Nicks isas strong vocally as ever and her recent reunion with Fleetwood Mac has seemed to reinvigorateher passion for performing.” (THE REPUBLICAN)
After the phenomenal success of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks released her first solo album ‘Bella Donna’ in 1981, achieving five-times platinum status. Several successful solo albums followed yielding hits like ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’ (with Tom Petty), ‘Stand Back’, ‘Talk to Me’, ‘Edge of Seventeen’, ‘White Wing Dove’, ‘If Anyone Falls’, ‘I Can’t Wait’, ‘Every Day’ and ‘Leather and Lace’ (with Don Henley).
Nicks’ last solo album 2001’s ‘Trouble In Shangri-La’ featured friends Sheryl Crow, Macy Gray, Sarah McLachlan and Natalie Maines (whose band The Dixie Chicks went on to have a huge hit with a cover of ‘Landslide’).
Fleetwood Mac reformed for 2004’s ‘Say You Will’ album and world tour to phenomenal success, including a triumphant Australian tour seen by more than 120,000 people. On this tour, Nicks and her red-hot nine-piece band led by guitar virtuoso Waddy Watchel will perform her greatest hits from Fleetwood Mac and her incredible solo career.
The multi-awarded John Farnham is undoubtedly Australia’s top performing artist, with a career spanning almost four decades. During that time, his live performances have always thrilled audiences, whether it is solo or sharing the stage with artists such as Olivia Newton-John and most recently, Tom Jones.
Farnham listened to more than 150 Australian songs before recording his new album; “I Remember When I Was Young: Songs From The Great Australian Songbook” (release date November 14) and has brought new life to timeless tracks like Ross Wilson’s ‘Come Back Again’, James Reyne’s ‘Reckless’, Richard Clapton’s ‘Girls On The Avenue’ and more. It is a wonderfully memorable album, which Farnham can’t wait to perform live.
A then 19-year old Vanessa Carlton enjoyed a multi-platinum debut album ‘Be Not Nobody’ and a #1 US and #1 Australian smash with ‘A Thousand Miles’. Her gorgeous vocals also featured on the Counting Crows #1 hit ‘Big Yellow Taxi’. The classically trained musician is highly regarded for her riveting performances solo on the piano. After her success on Nicks’ US tour, she will make her first visit to Australia and New Zealand
Stevie Nicks, John Farnham and Vanessa Carlton – three magical voices and a very special concert tour!
PLEASE NOTE: TSB Bowl Of Brooklands show ONLY
1. All picnics are welcome.
2. No glass is to be brought into the venue.
3. No BYO alcohol - non-alcoholic beverages are welcome.
4. Food and beverage (including beer and wine) will be available for purchase at the venue.
5. We encourage the use of rugs and cushions or low sand chairs to help protect everyone's view.
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